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Solange and Oliver Sim Bring Retro Cool to Already Retro ‘Make It Hot’

solange knowles, oliver sim, nicole wray

Looks like Solange Knowles isn’t just fond of deep Brandy cuts. While performing in London last night (January 17), the True singer covered “Make It Hot,” the Missy Elliott- and Mocha-featuring first single from ’90s R&B starlet Nicole Wray. To help with the Timbaland-produced track, Solange called up the xx’s Oliver Sim. “Me and Oliver have bonded over our love for ’90s and 2000 R&B,” Solange says after introducing the Coexist vocalist. Sim isn’t really a stand-in for Missy E, but his monotone suspicions play well enough off Solange’s plush boasts. Watch the crowd-shot footage up above (via the xx’s Facebook page) and head below to compare with Wray’s 1998 original.