Released last November, Omarion’s “Post To Be,” featuring Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko, has been picking up steam as a spring/summer jam. Currently sitting at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, it is Omarion’s most successful solo single since “Ice Box” back in 2006. Obviously, with poetic lyrics such as “All facts no printer, cold n***a turn a summer to a winter,” and the adorable, “gotta eat the booty like groceries,” is anyone surprised? With that said, you know they had to do a remix. The former B2K front man has assembled a bevy of stars, including Dej Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign, and Mr. Maybach Music himself, Rick Ross, for the “Post To Be Remix.”
If you’re wondering how Omarion could possibly follow up the enchanting and bewildering lyrics of the original song, have no fear. Dej Loaf sets off the party by letting you know, “If your n***a come close to me / I’ma make him eat this p***y appropriately.” Yeah, she went there. Dej Loaf pretty much destroys the track from the beginning and leaves only scorched earth for her male co-stars. Trey Songz takes inspiration from the original, incorporating some of the now classic lines and even samples Aiko’s voice for good measure. Dej and Trey are trying their best to match the hot line that made “Post To Be” into a hot song, but fall short.
Ty Dolla $ign takes his inspiration from Chris Brown’s verse, delivering adequate enough lines that match the former’s rhythm. Rick Ross, thankfully forgoes the sexual innuendos and delivers his standard braggadocio rap, leaving us with the politically inspiring final thought, “Free Gucci Mane!”
Omarion has delivered the most exciting R&B remix posse cut since Brandy dropped the “I Wanna Be Down (Remix)” back in 1995. Actually, no he didn’t. Omarion and company have taken a song that was so bad that it was good and pushed the envelope even further with lines that are trying to top the audacity of the original. If you were a fan of “Post To Be” the first time around, this remix might be for you. If you weren’t, then stay far, far, FAR away. As soon as you hear, “Mustard on the beat, ho,” run. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Leave your little read wagon and your friends behind. Nothing good will come from this.