By Carter Maness
It was bound to happen. Carly Rae Jepsen’s surprise summer jam “Call Me Maybe” has received the full music industry meme treatment since its release, including a cover by The Roots, Barack Obama mashup and about a billion think pieces. Today, it gets its first major rap remix from Florida’s Kitty Pryde.
The teen rapper, who is mostly known for her Internet-famous track “Okay Cupid” and referring to herself as the hip-hop version of Taylor Swift, flips the poppy original into “Give Me Scabies.” She repositions the viral hit as a love-addled dedication over stretched smooth-jazz loops that sound more muzak than music. “I wouldn’t play you, cause I believe in fate,” she raps.
The remix is included on a new free EP entitled haha, i’m sorry, which was released today. In addition to her take on Jepsen, there’s also a feature verse from Riff Raff and production from A$AP Rocky collaborator Beautiful Lou. Since “Okay Cupid” caught on last month, the video has received more than 300,000 views on YouTube.