Watch Solange And The xx’s Oliver Sim Cover Nicole Wray
Recently, Solange set off a minor Twitter shitstorm by calling out the writers who big-upped 2012’s avant-R&B renaissance (a renaissance that includes, among others, Solange) as being insufficiently steeped in and reverent of R&B’s recent history. As a litmus test of sorts, she mentioned Brandy deep cuts, but her affections, it turns out, also run toward brilliant ’90s one-hit wonders. While playing a show last night in London, she invited the xx’s Oliver Sim, coolly sheepish as ever, to the stage to help her cover “Make It Hot,” an absolutely wonderful minor 1998 hit, a Timbaland/Missy Elliott production for Nicole Wray. Watch fan footage of them doing the song justice below.