Sister duo Chloe x Halle have brought some star-studded guests onto the remix of their hit, “Do It.” They have invited the queen of Tik Tok, Doja Cat, another iconic duo, City Girls, and winner of Lifetime’s “The Rap Game,” Mulatto. These features bring the empowering, fun anthem to a whole other level.
The remix starts with Doja’s verse, which certainly sets the tone. Doja Cat has had an unbelievable year due to the success of her Tik Tok hit, “Say So.” It makes sense to start the remix off with her verse, because it immediately grabs your attention. As usual, the verse is full of quirky one-liners and confident energy.
After Doja, the remix goes into the first verse of the original track and then the chorus, accompanied by vocals from Doja Cat. It seems like instead of replacing parts of the song, Chloe x Halle decided to add in each feature instead of erasing the original structure. Production wise, there are some added elements, but the simplicity is still there.
Verse 3 and 4 belong to the City Girls, Yung Miami and JT. They sound good, but it doesn’t quite flow with the original track as well as Doja’s verse. Regardless, the lyrics go well with the subject of the song: female friendship and empowerment. Yung Miami confidently delivers lines like, “I be cute, how we look settin’ trends (Period) / These my queens, these my girls (Girls).”
The last feature, Mulatto, follows another chorus from Chloe, which seems a bit unnecessary. Moments like this indicate that the remix might have benefited from a better structure. But, the redeeming quality is that her verse is a highlight of the track. The beginning references the iconic, recognizable tune of “My Neck, My Back” by Khia. Mulatto also addresses a current hot topic, the celebration of female sexuality. She raps, “Rappin’ ’bout that pussy power got the whole game intimidated,” which is relevant to the release and criticism of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP.”
The song ends with new verses from Chloe x Halle, which rival the original lyrics. They ooze confidence with sharp lyrics that add to the overall vibe of the track. To add to the female empowerment theme, Chloe sings, “Here’s to the pretty young thing with the big ol’ goals.”
Mulatto’s verse followed by the new Chloe x Halle lyrical content is worth the wait of listening to a bit of a messy song. Having these iconic acts all on one song is exciting no matter what, but it could’ve been executed a little cleaner. Despite that issue, the song is enjoyable and full of girl power. We wish they could all star in a music video together, that would break the internet!
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