Normani is back in promo mode.
Two months after debuting “Motivation,” the R&B/pop sensation teams with rapper 21 savage for the official remix.
The Atlanta-based rapper opens the track with a firey verse. “Be my motivation / When I come home she gon’ cook (On God) / Took her from my ex, they like “Savage you a crook” (21) / I rap for a living so she know I’m off the hook (Facts) / Use to be a dog in the past, now I’m good (On God),” he raps.
Although the updated track is labeled as a “savage remix,” it still contains the same production, lyrics and vocal arrangment as the original version. It was certainly a missed opportunity for Normani to change more elements of the song to make it feel more ‘savage.’
Perhaps, she could have taken a page from Ciara’s playbook when CiCi released her upbeat single “Gimmie Dat” in October 2010 and followed-up with her infectious “Gimmie Dat (Slow Bass Remix)” two months later.
Listen to Normani’s “Motivation (Remix)” featuring 21 Savage below.