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In 2020, City Girls released their second studio album City On Lock through Quality Control Music, Motown Records, and Capitol Records and featured artists such as Doja Cat, Lil Durk, and Lil Baby. However, “Twerkulator” is not on the project.

The pair dropped “Twerkulator” earlier this May following its initial leak and TikTok fame in 2020. City Girls’ last full-length release dates back to last year’s City on Lock, which peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard 200. (Source: hypebeast.com)

Bambaataa

Composer: Arthur Baker, Curtis Alan Jones, Ellis Williams, Emil Schult, John Miller, John Robie, Afrika Bambaataa, Ralf Hütter, Robert Allen

Afrika Bambaataa, Arthur Baker, Caresha Brownlee, Ellis Williams, Emil Schult, Jatavia Johnson, John Miller, John Robie, Ralf Hutter, Robert Allen (Source: www.deezer.com)

Built from two dance floor classics — "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa and "Percolator" by Cajmere — City Girls' latest single, "Twerkulator," bounces between sensually whispered hooks and bombastic verses guaranteed to induce a twitch of movement in even the grumpiest of grandfathers. From gaining traction through TikTok's "Twerkulator" challenge to a publicized behind-the-scenes sample clearance issue, the song has been subjected to months of social media discourse, creating a mythos that extends beyond two minutes and eighteen seconds and turns Yung Miami and JT into de-facto mascots of Hot Girl Summer. (Source: www.npr.org)

The video comes after the single’s May release and the months of anticipation that preceded it, heightened by the popularity of the song on TikTok. It was held up by sample clearance issues —specifically arising from the song’s use of Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock.” (Source: www.rollingstone.com)

Few tracks released this year have made as simultaneously convincing and concerted a push to become "the song of the summer" as "Twerkulator" by City Girls. It debuted as a snippet on TikTok, where it exploded on the platform as the soundtrack to a viral dance. Its momentum was briefly stymied by clearance issues for the instrumental (Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock") but the song eventually saw an official release. Today, we get the "Twerkulator" music video from director Missy Elliot, the rap legend whose music videos are among the best ever. Her clip riffs on Godzilla with lots of vibrant colors, a creepy hair salon, and one very funny Big Ben reference. Watch above. (Source: www.thefader.com)

Few tracks released this year have made as simultaneously convincing and concerted a push to become "the song of the summer" as "Twerkulator" by City Girls. It debuted as a snippet on TikTok, where it exploded on the platform as the soundtrack to a viral dance. Its momentum was briefly stymied by clearance issues for the instrumental (Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock") but the song eventually saw an official release. Today, we get the "Twerkulator" music video from director Missy Elliot, the rap legend whose music videos are among the best ever. Her clip riffs on Godzilla with lots of vibrant colors, a creepy hair salon, and one very funny Big Ben reference. Watch above. (Source: www.thefader.com)

Afrika

Composer: Arthur Baker, Curtis Alan Jones, Ellis Williams, Emil Schult, John Miller, John Robie, Afrika Bambaataa, Ralf Hütter, Robert Allen

Afrika Bambaataa, Arthur Baker, Caresha Brownlee, Ellis Williams, Emil Schult, Jatavia Johnson, John Miller, John Robie, Ralf Hutter, Robert Allen (Source: www.deezer.com Built from two dance floor classics — "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa and "Percolator" by Cajmere — City Girls' latest single, "Twerkulator," bounces between sensually whispered hooks and bombastic verses guaranteed to induce a twitch of movement in even the grumpiest of grandfathers. From gaining traction through TikTok's "Twerkulator" challenge to a publicized behind-the-scenes sample clearance issue, the song has been subjected to months of social media discourse, creating a mythos that extends beyond two minutes and eighteen seconds and turns Yung Miami and JT into de-facto mascots of Hot Girl Summer. (Source:www.npr.org))

The video comes after the single’s May release and the months of anticipation that preceded it, heightened by the popularity of the song on TikTok. It was held up by sample clearance issues —specifically arising from the song’s use of Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock.” (Source: www.rollingstone.com)

Few tracks released this year have made as simultaneously convincing and concerted a push to become "the song of the summer" as "Twerkulator" by City Girls. It debuted as a snippet on TikTok, where it exploded on the platform as the soundtrack to a viral dance. Its momentum was briefly stymied by clearance issues for the instrumental (Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock") but the song eventually saw an official release. Today, we get the "Twerkulator" music video from director Missy Elliot, the rap legend whose music videos are among the best ever. Her clip riffs on Godzilla with lots of vibrant colors, a creepy hair salon, and one very funny Big Ben reference. Watch above. (Source: www.thefader.com)

Few tracks released this year have made as simultaneously convincing and concerted a push to become "the song of the summer" as "Twerkulator" by City Girls. It debuted as a snippet on TikTok, where it exploded on the platform as the soundtrack to a viral dance. Its momentum was briefly stymied by clearance issues for the instrumental (Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock") but the song eventually saw an official release. Today, we get the "Twerkulator" music video from director Missy Elliot, the rap legend whose music videos are among the best ever. Her clip riffs on Godzilla with lots of vibrant colors, a creepy hair salon, and one very funny Big Ben reference. Watch above. (Source: www.thefader.com)

 

 

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