Muni Long is booked, busy and blessed thanks to the whopping success of her hit single “Hrs And Hrs.” The singer-songwriter’s years of grinding as an independent artist have paid off, and she recently entered into a partnership between her label Supergiant Records and Def Jam. Expect to see and hear a lot more of Muni Long in the near future, but in the meantime, she was the latest R&B artist to join ELLE for a fun game of “Song Association.”
Despite being tired and not sure what her voice would sound like, Muni came out of the gate strong for her turn on “Song Association.” Before the game officially started, she began the video with a snippet of Destiny’s Child‘s remake of Samantha Sang and Bee Gees‘ “Emotion” to show us what she was working with and she had nothing to worry about.
After a quick explanation of the rules and plugging her EP Public Displays Of Affection, it was game on. The word “easy” led her into Adele‘s “Easy On Me,” while the word “after” had her singing Earth, Wind & Fire‘s “After The Love Has Gone” – as much of the track as she could remember at least.
One word after another, Muni pulled just the right song out of her mental Rolodex to sing or rap. She dug in the ’90s R&B crates for a number of her selections, singing jams by Total, Tyrese, Mya and TLC. She also showed her hip-hop chops, busting rhymes by 2 Chainz, DMX, Kanye West and even Saucy Santana. The “Song Association” producers threw her a softball with the word “time,” and she naturally launched into a verse of her current single “Time Machine.”
By the time it was all over, Muni ended with a perfect score and became the latest artist to top this season’s scoreboard. Watch Muni Long ace ELLE‘s “Song Association” below.