British pop starlet Lily Allen plays the sexy female guest vocalist role — quite stunningly — on a new, dub-influenced single from up-and-coming rapper Professor Green. Listen to the single, “Just Be Good to Green,” below.
Allen’s hook is a play off “Dub Be Good to Me,” a 1990 No. 1 hit on the British charts performed by Beats International, who were led by a young Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) — hear it here. Taking things to an even greater meta-level, the Beats International song riffed on the ’80s R&B hit, “Just Be Good to Me,” originally performed by the S.O.S. Band.
“Just Be Good to Green” is off Professor Green’s debut album, Alive Till I’m Dead, which is due for a summer release in the UK. The record’s debut single, the INXS-sampling “I Need You Tonight,” already reached No. 3 on the British pop charts, and the MC has been bigged-up by groundbreaking Brit MC Mike Skinner of the Streets.
LISTEN: Professor Green featuring Lily Allen, “Just Be Good To Green”
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