It kinda seems like La Roux is having a resurgence right now. My buddy just sent me a remix to “Bulletproof” (via Feral Party Kids). Then, I recently heard “Bulletproof” on a trashy reality show (don’t ask). Finally, I stumbled upon Sugar Tongue Slim‘s “In For The Kill”, which surprisingly samples Ms. Eleanor Jackson aka La Roux.
Speaking of STS, Sugar Tongue Slim’s latest mixtape, Demand More 2 recently dropped and has been gaining worthy buzz (“Parachute”, “Dec. 5th” and “The People” are sure-fire standouts). His voice may get him comparisons to Stat Quo, but his versatile flow is more suited for T.I. fans. The interesting moniker happens to be fitting too. His wordplay drizzles over the beat like syrup. Slim even has a Black Thought co-sign (see “Ill Street Blues”).
Listen to Slim slide over the ominously dark reworking.
Sugar Tongue Slim – In For The Kills (samples La Roux)
I also hear he has an upcoming collabo with Kyle Lucas. Be on the lookout.