Producer: Remo the Hitmaker

Jeremih is busy: Not only did he run the summer with “Don't Tell Em,” but he had the single best track off Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint in this writer's always-correct opinion. He's also got an incoming smash with newcomer Natalie La Rose, a Mustard-type record that interpolates Whitney Houston's melody from “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” But perhaps his best record—and it really is his by a ratio of like 70/30—is French Montana's “Bad Bitch.” Perhaps I'm projecting in part from the newsroom's portentous mood, but the production here feels like a dark turn from the sunny L.A. party vibes of My Krazy Life-era Mustard to a slightly more paranoiac, anxious atmosphere. The melody, if not written by Ty Dolla $ign, certainly sounds indebted to him, and the beat, by Reemo the Hitmaker, is an odd little synth-symphony, in which keyboard lines descend in threatening little circles.