November 01, 2005

Mike Jones hits Carson Daly tonight, so set your TiVos or drink your RC Cola to stay up or do whatever it is you do in order to watch late night television. In the meantime, we're going to take this opportunity to wax poetic about Mike Jones' verses on the remix to Marques Houston's R&B sugarfest "Naked".

It's a bit of a change-up for Mikey: no lines about candy paint, the state of Texas, or his own name, just PG-rated sex rhymes that are at turns heartwarmingly straightforward ("so if you wanna moan, girl hit up my phone"), sweet ("let's fill the crib up with candlelight") and unintentionally hillarious ("don't know what you heard, but my sex is great" - repeated twice for emphasis).

Instead of the skeev-fests that have been passing for rap pillowtalk as of late, Mike Jones comes off more like a cheerfully horny Ninja Turtle. It's adorable - and perfect for a slowjam where Roger from Sister Sister asks if he can see you "butt naked." Cop yours on DJ Smallz latest edition of Dirty R&B, quickly becoming one of our favorite mixtape series - not just because the tracklists prove that Smallz is an FTPing internet mp3 nerd just like the rest of us (how else to explain the import Ms Dynamite/Lil Weezy track?)

Posted: November 01, 2005