Rita Ora

"Party & Bullshit"

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February 27, 2012

What would Biggie make of the way Roc Nation's latest signee repurposes the chorus of his gruff 1993 debut single into a fizzy Top 40 jam about getting trashed? Who knows – maybe he'd race for the dance floor, pump a fist to the glossy guitars and shout along with the huge, ridiculous hooks ("When the sun sets, baby, on the avenue / I get that drunk sex feeling, yeah, when I'm with you"). But he'd probably just laugh.

Listen to Rita Ora's "Party & Bullshit":

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