You Better WORK!

by Eliza C. Thompson

Making the rounds at the BUST office this morning is this video by the Get ‘Em Mamis, a kickass rap duo from Baltimore who deserve some space on your iPod. So stop everything and listen right now — whatever you’re doing can wait till after you’ve heard the Mamis.

In case you’ve never heard of them before, here’s a little tidbit they proudly display on their MySpace page: last year Rolling Stone ranked their song ‘Cold Summer’ higher than Lil Wayne’s ‘A Milli’ on the Singles of the Year list. Are you skeptical? Don’t be ashamed, so were we. But not for long — if the Mamis don’t have you dancing at your desk within five seconds then maybe you should just stick to Kenny G.

Their motto: Greatness is our destiny, success is our mission. You can download their debut album TerAwesome at, and check them out on tour in a city near you this fall.

They also happen to be MySpace friends with Missy Elliott — Top 16, even. Does that mean there’s some sort of collaboration on the horizon? We can only dream.

video courtesy YouTube

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