Release Date: Jun 22, 2010
Record label: Elektra
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With production from respected indie dance names like Feadz, Mr. Oizo, Mirwais, and SebastiAn, Uffie’s long-delayed debut looks to be filled with excitement, but rarely has an album sounded so unconcerned. If this is the dawn of Lazy Electro Hip-Hop, then the vocodered “Pop the Glock” is at the forefront, dragging its feet across the dancefloor while MC Uffie offers “Sound like Twista/Fast as hell,” setting off an irony bomb that could destroy half the planet.
Uffie's an interesting one. Despite having been banging around for years – including guesting on labelmates Justice's Tthhee Ppaarrttyy – Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans is her debut album. Pop the Glock first emerged a whole World Cup ago in 2006, yet it opens things here as a host of gilded MCs and producers including Madge-collaborator Mirwais, Mr Oizo and SebastiAn, who join Uffie's ex, DJ Feadz, in helping her bring four years' work to life.
When the history books are written about the years 2006 through to 2010, there’s one burning issue that will have to be addressed, the one thing that’s been on everyone’s mind for the last four years. Not the election of America’s first black President. Not the recession. No, it’s something much more important than that.
Never a dull moment, and never an irritating frat-girl with a “bottle of Jack”. Matthew Horton 2010 Uffie dropped the ball. The Miami-born, Paris-dwelling rapper made a deep impact with 2006 debut single Pop the Glock, mangling her distinctive US-Gallic vowels around a cocky slab of electro that cemented a quick reputation for this brash new female MC and her producer (then-) boyfriend, Feadz.