“Teqkilla” (Remix) f. Nicki Minaj

    The word “remix” is kind of a misnomer on this track, as there’s very little musically different between this song and the killer break-in alarms and thunderous tribal percussion of M.I.A.‘s original “Teqkilla.” The only thing added is in the wicked breakdown, where Young Money starlet Nicki Minaj pours her trademark seductive snarl all over. It makes a really interesting counterpoint to Maya’s abrasive sing-speak. With this and the Jay-Z version of “XXXO,” is anyone else hoping for a version of /\/\ /\ Y /\ where guest rappers eat up the breakdowns with quality verses? Seriously, M.I.A., make this happen.