Ice Spice Finally Drops Pretty Girls Featuring Afrobeats Star Rema

BY JO Mensah October 14, 2023 12:16 AM EDT
Ice Spice and Rema
Ice Spice and Rema have a new song out Photo source: Instagram/ @icespice, @heisrema

The much-anticipated collaboration between US rapper Ice Spice and Nigerian Afrobeats sensation has just dropped online.

Titled Pretty Girls, the song was released on Friday, October 13, 2023, as earlier announced by the American rapper. Already, it has captured the hearts of fans worldwide.

Ice Spice and Rema’s Pretty Girls is catchy

Pretty Girls is a fusion of Ice Spice’s American hip-hop influences and Rema’s Afrobeats vibes. The song has a catchy rhythm and danceable beats that are impossible not to groove to. Both artistes brought their A-game to the tune. Delivering powerful verses, they showed their talent and unique individual styles

The song’s lyrics celebrate the beauty and confidence of women, sending a positive and empowering message to all the “pretty girls” out there. Ice Spice and Rema’s verses complement each other well. They created a captivating narrative that’s both fun and empowering.

The collaboration has been a topic of speculation and excitement among fans for days and it seems to be living up to the hype. “Pretty Girls” is anticipated by fans to amass millions of streams and views on various music platforms, as it features two of the biggest heavyweights in music currently.

Ice Spice and Rema on the rise

Both Ice Spice and Rema have had an outstanding year in the music scene. Ice Spice, who recently received the prestigious Best New Artist award at the MTV Video Music Awards, is undeniably making her mark in the music world. Her lyrical prowess and unique style have gained her a growing fan base.

Rema, on the other hand, has been making waves on a global scale with his unique blend of Afrobeats and pop. His collaboration with Selena Gomez on the Calm Down remix became a global sensation, earning him an award at the 2023 MTV VMAs. Featuring on Pretty Girls, Rema again proved his versatility and ability to easily cross cultural and musical boundaries.

MTV EMA 2023: Davido, Asake, Ayra Starr, others nominated for new Afrobeats category

Meanwhile, Rema and other Afrobeats artistes will have their shine at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA). The genre has been added as one of the categories for prestigious awards for the first time.

Organizers of the prestigious event announced the introduction of Afrobeats as they released nominations for the awards.

The nominees in the maiden edition of the category are French superstar, Aya Nakamura, and Nigerian singers, Asake, Arya Starr, Burna Boy, Davido and Rema.