It’s time to give the classic crew track a 2018 remake.
Waka Flocka wants to hear a 2018 remix of classic all-female crew track, “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix),” and he’s already got a lineup picked out. As Vibe points out, Waka shared photos of Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Lil Kim, and Remy Ma, tagging each of them, and writing, “For hip-hop!!! redo ladies night song…” If Waka’s wish were to be granted, Kim would be the one artist returning to the song. The original appeared on her 1996 debut “Hard Core,” with the remix appearing on the Nothing To Lose soundtrack, and adding the talents of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Da Brat, Missy Elliott and Angie Martinez. Though it’s no longer a common practice, the remix also came with a new instrumental, flipping “Ladies’ Night” by Kool & the Gang. On top of the large collection of artists involved, there were also cameos from Mary J. Blige, T-Boz, Queen Latifah, SWV, Xscape, Blaque, Changing Faces, Total, and Maia Campbell. The song hit No. 6 on the Hot 100.
It seems unlikely that Waka’s Instagram post will inspire the artists involved to fulfill his request. There has been tension between a few of the women mentioned in the past, particularly between Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, and Remy Ma. Nicki has exchanged disses with both Remy and Kim at different points in her career. While the feuds are not necessarily active, there has not been much of a resolution; at least not enough to warrant a song together. It would be a pretty incredible thing to see though. But why limit it to just these four? CupcakKe, Rico Nasty, Bali Baby, Asian Doll, Megan Thee Stallion, Tink, and Dreezy are just a few of the immensely talented women in rap that come to mind. Here’s hoping it happens in some form in the future.
Until then, revisit the video for the original track below.