Something Really Bad

Album: The Fifth (2013)
Charted: 10

Songfacts®:

  • This song features Black Eyed Pea will.i.am on guest vocals. The American hitmaker also co-produced the track. Dizzee told Digital Spy about the collaboration: "I just sent him the track, we spoke about it and he sent it back, so it was pretty smooth," he said. "We have worked [together] before that though. We sat in the studio last year and he sat me down and said, 'I'm not the type of producer who starts the track, then leaves the room'. We started the track and then he left the room and started working on something else! We never finished that track. Will is a good friend of Jean Baptiste who I've worked with on the album."
  • The other co-producer was will.i.am's frequent collaborator DJ Ammo. The Los Angeles-based music producer other credits include The Black Eyed Peas singles "The Time (The Dirty Bit)" and "Don't Stop The Party." DJ Amno also produced Kelis' hit tune "4th of July (Fireworks)," which was released on will.i.am's label via Interscope.
  • Dizzee enlisted one of Jean Baptiste's friends to sing the chorus. The rapper told Digital Spy. "He wrote the hook when she was in the studio at the time, so got her to record it. I liked the sound of her, so I was like, 'We might as well keep it.'"
  • The raunchy video features Will.i.am on a video screen performing his verses, leaving Dizzee to rap his verses surrounded by a number of barely clothed female dancers. A number of people have criticized the clip's objectification of scantily clad women in submissive poses, comparing it to the "Blurred Lines" visual.

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