The Grammy's isn't over yet, but I just watched my favoritepart, the performance of T.I.'s "Swagga Like Us" featuring Kanye West, Jay-Z,Lil' Wayne and the pregnant M.I.A.
"Swagga Like Us" is my favorite song of 2008 and from themoment I heard it I thought it was a great idea to pull the "swagga like us"sample from M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes." M.I.A.'s high-pitched melodic voice, themilitaristic track and rhymes from four of hip-hop's biggest MCs had no chanceof failing.
How appropriate to have the former rapper turnedOscar-nominated actress Queen Latifah introduce the performance and dub themthe Rap Pack, a fitting comparison to the Rat Pack.
Shown through black and white lenses, the set opens with apregnant M.I.A., whose due date is actually today, dressed in arguably the mostinappropriate outfit a performing pregnant mother could ever wear-a black sheerbodysuit with polka dot circles covering her chest, belly and backside. Onegood verse into her hit "Paper Planes" the curtains behind herRead More »from The Rap Pack Brings “Swagga” To Grammy Stage