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"Shameika Said" - Shameika and Fiona Apple

The best love story in this otherwise dumpster fire of a year is not even about romantic love. IMO, it's the story of Fiona Apple and Shameika. 

ICYMI, Fiona released "Fetch the Bolt Cutters" at the start of the pandemic, and it was an instant success - and critic's darling overnight. The standout track - and Fiona's first charting track in years - was by far "Shameika," an ode to a classmate of Fiona's who stood up for her in grade school. In case you haven't heard the song, it more or less explores how Fiona wished she could thank this girl who made such an impact on her in her formative years, and how that related to her self-worth over time. 



Well, thanks to an old schoolteacher of Fiona and Shameika's, the two were reunited - which is the feel-good story 2020 needs. Turns out Shameika Stepney is now a rapper, and she and Fiona teamed up together to reinvent/remix the song. You can read the full story here (and I fullheartedly recommend you do). 

I'm not a big hip-hop or rap person, but "Shameika Said" is super chill and reminds me vaguely of A Tribe Called Quest. Jazzy beat, Shameika's flow is superb, and Fiona is going off in the background (at one point, she's def screaming her head off.)

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