Song of the Day #5,024: ‘Big Energy’ – Latto

Rapper Latto comes in at #14 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 with the song ‘Big Energy.’ The song was recently remixed as a collaboration with Mariah Carey, whose ‘Fantasy’ uses the same Tom Tom Club sample, so it might find its way into the top ten soon.

I didn’t think I’d ever heard of Latto, until I realized she shortened her name from the controversial Mulatto. I’m passingly familiar with her under that moniker, thanks to my daughter.

Latto is one of a crop of sexually frank female rappers who have stormed onto the scene in recent years. It’s fascinating to see women staking out ground in the same raunchy arena that male rappers have occupied for decades.

This is a catchy, disco-infused track that owes almost all of its success to that Tom Tom Club ‘Genius of Love‘ sample.

[Intro]
I got that big, big energy
Got that real big energy
Hey, daddy
When you gon’ stop playin’?

[Chorus]
Bad bitch, I could be your fantasy (Yeah)
I can tell you got big dick energy (Uh-huh)
It ain’t too many niggas that can handle me (Yeah)
But I might let you try it off the Hennessy (Uh)
Make ’em sing to this pussy like a melody (Make ’em sang)
And if your bitch ain’t right, I got the remedy (Ooh)
It ain’t too many niggas that can handle me (Ayy)
Bad bitch, I could be your fantasy (Ayy, ayy)

[Verse 1]
Tell me how you want it (Huh?)
Three, two, one and I’m on it (On it)
Feel good, don’t it? (Don’t it?)
Hood bitch, fuck you in a bonnet (Yeah)
I’ma bust it on a pole like Onyx (Ooh)
I’m just bein’ honest (Uh-huh)
Pussy juicy, Minute Maid (Oh)
But can’t do it one minutе, man (Hell no)
Not a side or a main
I’m the only bitch hе entertain (Yeah)
Spendin’ his mine in the bank (In the bank)
I like what I see (Yeah)
A boss like you need a boss like me (Uh-huh)
Daddy from the street, so he move lowkey
Tryna ride that mic’ like karaoke (Oh)

[Pre-Chorus]
On the count of three, bad bitches, get money (Money)
Broke niggas to the left, we don’t want it (We don’t want)
I’m the one these bitches hate but they can’t get past (Uh-huh)
Pretty face, no waist and a big ol’ ass, ha

[Chorus]
Bad bitch, I could be your fantasy (Yeah)
I can tell you got big dick energy (Uh-huh)
It ain’t too many niggas that can handle me (Yeah)
But I might let you try it off the Hennessy (Uh)
Make ’em sing to this pussy like a melody (Make ’em sang)
And if your bitch ain’t right, I got the remedy (Ooh)
It ain’t too many niggas that can handle me (Ayy)
Bad bitch, I could be your fantasy (Ayy, ayy)

[Post-Chorus]
Got that real big energy
Got that big, big energy (Big dick energy)
Got that real big energy
Got that big, big energy (Big dick energy)

[Verse 2]
Yuh, tell me how you want it (Want it)
Three, two, one, camera rollin’ (Ooh)
Do it slow motion (Uh-huh)
Real bitch, them other hoes phony
All that big talk, Latto put ’em on it (Latto)
I’m just bein’ honest (Yeah)
Lingerie Dolce (Ha)
Blindfold (Yeah), tie me to the bed (Yeah), while we roleplay (Yeah)
Can’t skip foreplay, kill the pussy cold case (Uh-huh)
I’m a boss bitch but tonight we do it your way

[Pre-Chorus]
On the count of three, bad bitches, get money (Get money)
Broke niggas to the left, we don’t want it (Hell nah)
If you ever see me broke, I’m probably rockin’ a cast
Pretty face, no waist with a big ol’ bag, ha

[Chorus]
Bad bitch, I could be your fantasy (Yeah)
I can tell you got big dick energy (Uh-huh)
It ain’t too many niggas that can handle me (Yeah)
But I might let you try it off the Hennessy (Uh)
Make ’em sing to this pussy like a melody (Make ’em sang)
And if your bitch ain’t right, I got the remedy (Ooh)
It ain’t too many niggas that can handle me (Ayy)
Bad bitch, I could be your fantasy (Ayy, ayy)

[Post-Chorus]
Got that real big energy
Got that big, big energy (Big dick energy)
Got that real big energy
Got that big, big energy (Big dick energy)

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #5,024: ‘Big Energy’ – Latto

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Catchy, but, while I may sound like Tipper Gore, I am concerned with young kids being exposed to these type of sexually explicit lyrics (with the n word dropped in for good measure).

    • Clay says:

      Yeah, and meanwhile we have the legislature passing laws to prevent teachers from discussing sexuality with the same kids listening to this song in their headphones.

      I do think it’s a small sign of progress that after decades of equally explicit songs by male rappers that portray women as objects (or worse), the women are now given speaking roles in this genre.

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