Professor Green ft. Ed Drewett - 'I Need You Tonight'
The first and most obvious thing to point out is that this is the song which samples the chunterfunky '80s hit 'Need You Tonight' by INXS. That is how you will already know it even if you think you do not.
It's not the most interesting thing about the song though, that's the good Professor's voice and demeanour. He raps like some kind of helium duck, and yet, possibly in order to compensate for this, he puts on a very confident front. He's a living, breathing, quacking example of the idea that if you walk tall, people will act as if you are tall.
It's just as well he has chosen a career in UK hip hop, really. I doubt he'd get much call-centre work.
(Here's the video. Good neck-tatts, fella.)
Now, about that sample: it's entirely appropriate that a song about naked lust by a very randy rock star should be sampled for a song about the sheer nerve of some women in turning down the advances of an extraordinarily sexually-attractive (according to him) rapper. It's that combination of the brilliantly cocky old school rock star attitude, undercut by a little bit of nowadaysy self-depreciation. A most intoxicating cocktail. Arrogant, but funny.
And you just KNOW he doesn't really mean the humbleness, especially once you've experienced the amazing thing that happens in the fadeout - AKA The Bit You Possibly Won't Hear On The Radio.
We've got past the fact that a disgruntled Profgreen cannot understand a world in which he's into a girl that is not into him, and then, in the dying seconds of the song, he suddenly squeals: "it's just a song, in real life this would never happen to me. I am a pimp. Women chase me, I do not chase women!"
Luckily for the Prof, the song disappears before he can finish the rest of his impassioned rant, which presumably goes something like this: "...and not just ugly women either! Really hot women! Like I can go into a club, right, and all the hot women will be all over me and all the munters and the boyfriends will all disappear suddenly like magic. It's amazing, I've even seen CCTV footage of it happening, I was on this desert island, right and all these hot girls in bikinis started running towards me like I was magnetic and stuff, and then I put on these glasses and oh no hang on that's a Specsavers advert spoofing a Lynx advert. Dammit!"
There is, after all, a fine line between clever and stupid.