While you're listening to her new disc in its entirety via Hear Music First, you can also get an idea of what other artists Kelis is into. The mistress of the milkshake busts out a list that stretches from Biggie to Bowie.
Gnarls Barkley, "Crazy"
"I love this song; it's one of my new favorite records. It just feels good. It gets me going in the morning."
Madonna, "Hung Up"
"I also listen to this song in the morning. I turn it on and bounce around my house and get ready to go."
Notorious B.I.G., "I've Got a Story to Tell"
"I was in Africa for about two months, and I brought a bunch of CDs at the time -- this was in, like, '97 -- and when I got there, I didn't have a CD player. So I had two tapes to listen to for two months, Wu-Tang Clan's Wu-Tang Forever and Biggie's Life After Death. And I just remember driving down a remote road in Zimbabwe at night, and I remember thinking 'Oh my god, it's so dark out here,' and that song came on. Ever since then, when I hear it, it's a special moment for me. But I'm a huge Biggie fan in general."
"I also like 'One Mic' and 'One Love.'"
Scarface, "On My Block"
"Scarface sampled Roberta Flack's 'Be Black for Me' for this song. Plus, I'm a huge Scarface fan."
Muse, "Hyper Music"
"I love them. He uses these melodies that he's kind of consistent with on all of their records. It's kind of odd. It's, like, melancholy, but it's not. I just like it."
Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
"I'm not big on heavy metal. I'm more of a grunge girl myself."
David Bowie, "Young Americans"
"Great song. It's also got a phenomenal video."