Saturday, May 11, 2013

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: Top 10 Favourite Kelis Collaborations

Kelis' latest single "Jerk Ribs", an astonishing retro-funk track produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, inspired me to create this list. Throughout her kaleidoscopically vibrant career that spans over the past 15 years, the American songstress managed (not an easy task!) to always remain artistically innovative and unpredictable, to gracefully balance the mainstream and the underground and all the while not being afraid to sample any genres. This very personal selection of my favourite of her numerous collaborations serves as a great example of how eclectic and versatile Kelis is. Have a look at these gems, some of which seem sadly forgotten these days...

10. "Digital World" - featuring Roscoe (taken from "Wanderland", 2001)

09 "No Security" - with The Crookers (taken from "Tons of Friends", 2010)

02-crookers-no security ft. kelis by CROOKERS

08 "Copy Cat" - with Skream (taken from "Skreamizm, Vol.7", 2012)

Skream ft Kelis - Copy Cat by SKREAMIZM

07 "Supa Love" - with Guru (taken from "Jazzmatazz, Vol.3: Streetsoul", 2001)

06 "Millionaire" - featuring André 3000 (taken from "Tasty", 2004)

05 "Finest Dream" - with Richard X (taken from "Richard X Presents His X Factor Vol.1", 2003)

04 "Help Me" - with Timo Maas (taken from "Loud", 2002)

03 "Got Your Money" - with Ol' Dirty Bastard (taken from "Nigga Please", 1999)

02 "Oceania (Radio Mix)" - with Björk (taken from "Oceania" single, 2004)

01 "Scars" - with Basement Jaxx, Meleka & Chipmunk (taken from "Scars", 2009)

Basement Jaxx ft. Kelis, Meleka & Chipmunk  Scars by Meleka Music