Sex, Dreams and Denim Jeans
Ed Banger Records
After being pushed back numerous times since 2006, this American-born Parisian wild child finally drops her first album, teaming up with her Ed Banger label-mates Feadz, Mr. Oizo and SebastiAn.
Last time she left us, Uffie was partying it up on the underground club scene in barely-there outfits and tracks like "Pop the Glock." Her crazy tour schedule, divorce from street graffitist Andre and first pregnancy all sent her into hiatus without ever putting out an album. This time around, Uffie's all grown up and, frankly, tired of all that unwanted attention. "You wanna talk about it? Uh, let me talk about it," she commands in the song "NeuNeu," surrounded by the kinds of samples that are so hip you didn't even know they were samples. "Art of Uff," heavy on the bass, is there to remind everyone that Uffie is still the HBIC of Paris. It's one of those early tracks every rapper drops, gritty and statement-making. "ADD SUV," Uffie's collab with Pharrell, is perfect for doing 90 on the freeway at midnight. Her delivery, somewhat slow, but purposeful, just adds to the aura — like little Uff could spit rhymes around you with her hands tied behind her back. If she wanted to. Maybe it was a good thing we had to wait half a decade?
Worth a listen: "Art of Uff" & "Difficult"