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MUNI LONG

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Originally Published on: PaperMag.com

By: Justin Moran

Muni Long, formerly known as hitmaker Priscilla Renea, is gaining some serious momentum. Fresh off the release of last year's "Build a Bae" with Yung Bleu, the rising R&B musician returns today with another fiery collab: "Thot Thoughts," alongside rapper Sukihana, is the newest single off Long's forthcoming spring EP.

 

Much like her play on words with "Build a Bae," Long's "Thot Thoughts" is clever and undeniable. The two talk about desire for a secret lover 'cause "that side dick it hit different" and, on the chorus," narrate a night when Long's man is gone and she's having second thoughts (with "panties off," of course). "So help me take my mind off/ These thot thoughts," she sings. 

In the "Thot Thoughts" music video (styled by Joe Exclusive), Long and Sukihana are soaked in a sexy red light and dance on stripper poles. "The video for 'Thot Thoughts' was a chance for me to explore being more open about the sensual side of myself," Long tells PAPER. "I love that I got to express such a historically taboo subject in a fun and casual way lyrically, melodically and visually."

Prior to this new project and moniker, Long co-wrote a ton of major pop songs, from Rihanna's "California King Bed" to Pitbull and Kesha's "Timber" and Fifth Harmony's "Worth It." As Renea, she released in 2009 a solo debut album, Jukebox, before focusing more on songwriting and, now, reentering the spotlight with fashion direction from celebrity stylist Jason Rembert.

Photo Credit: Orin Fleurimont

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A FEW SONGS WRITTEN BY: MUNI LONG