Lil Mama returned to the musical spotlight in 2015 with “Sausage,” a fun, high-energy track that became a viral success. The moment clearly set things in motion for the New York rapper, who drops her first project in seven years today with Take Me Back.
The mixtape features Lil Mama putting her own spin on several classic hip-hop tracks, including the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Kick in the Door,” Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice,” and Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s “It Takes Two.” The combination works well here as Lil Mama delivers her own distinct style while paying homage to the greats before her.
“I am really proud of the work that I did on Take Me Back,” Lil Mama told COMPLEX via email. “It was a journey to complete, as I emptied my heart into the music. I infused older tracks and beats and paired them with new content and lyrics.” Stream Take Me Back below.