By Chris Yuscavage
She may only be 9 years-old, but Willow Smith already has a full-fledged hit on her hands.
Her debut single, “Whip My Hair,” recently reached No. 17 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. She just dropped a video for the song, which features the offspring of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith whipping it real hard and boasting a sick fashion sense. And a ton of celebrities, including pop singer Katy Perry and Snooki of Jersey Shore fame, have publicly embraced the song for its catchy chorus.
But we fully expect the song to get another boost this fall when a whole bunch of rappers turn up on the “Whip My Hair” beat. Of course, not everyone can rock it. If you’re sporting a baldy (sorry, Jadakiss and Young Jeezy!), you’re banned from this one. Same to those who got rid of their braids (what up, Ludacris and Slim Thug. But there are still a ton of eligible MCs so RapFix hatched a list of rappers who should hop on Willow’s wacky song ASAP.
We thought this was a done deal when a song that sounded like a “Whip My Hair” remix popped up on the Internets a couple weeks back. Turns out, it featured an old Nicki verse. A remix with these two (along with every wig Nicki owns!) is almost inevitable at this point, though, right?
What up, Mr. #8 on MTV’s Hottest MCs list?! How you livin’? Pretty good, we imagine. Why don’t you celebrate by hopping on the “Whip My Hair” remix and shaking those dreads all over the place? FLOCKA!
Now that his little beef with Kid Cudi seems to be dying down, Wale sounds like he’s ready to start terrorizing other peoples’ instrumentals again (anyone catch “Mike Tomlin” over Wiz Khalifa’s “Black & Yellow” last night? No? Go listen to it now!). It’s only a matter of time before he lands on this one.
Yeah, yeah, we know. Busta trimmed his locks off a couple years ago, right? But, doesn’t he still have ’em tucked away in a plastic bag somewhere? We know he does! And is there going to be a better occasion than a “Whip My Hair” remix to pull them out for old times’ sake? Yo, Busta: Put your hair where our eyes can see!
Because Kanye must be running out of G.O.O.D. Friday tracks by now…
Somehow, we get the feeling Snoop knows how a real gangster would whip his hair—if real gangsters did that sort of thing.
Okay, so T-Pizzle isn’t technically an MC. But, come on: Don’t you want to whip your hair … in Autotune?!
Didn’t Fif say he’s not cutting his hair until his next solo album is finished? Hmmm … Sounds like he could a perfect fit for this song anyyyyday now. Plus this is hotter than YG’s “Toot It And Boot It”—a remix we also appreciated.
Hey, white boys know how to whip it, too!
Oh, you think this is too soft for Weezy? Long hair don’t care!
Which MC do you want to hear rap over Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” beat? Tweet us at @MTVRapFix, tell us in a comment below or VOTE!