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“Shutterbugg”

Big Boi feat. Cutty | 2010

"Shutterbugg" marked OutKast member Big Boi's first solo work, seven years after the chart-topping double-disc album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. The bubbling electro beat features a low-end, voice-like bassline, and singer-rapper Cutty buttresses Big Boi's nimble rapping on the chorus. The concept is "capturing the moment," according to Big Boi, "whether it be your kid's first steps or you got a Polaroid and you with your lady somewhere...It's a funky, get-down, slap-your-sister-in-the-mouth jam."

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“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

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