Mr. & Mrs. Jones cordially invite you to a mistake . . . Blindfold Me.
Kelis is doing her yelling type quasi-singing thing again that seems to have recently been picked up by the likes of Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, a 2006 Nelly Furtado, and London Bridge's Fergie.
The beat is a cheap Timbaland rip-off. You could argue it will sound good enough in a club setting to be sweat-inducing, but that's a plea copped at any decibel level.
Subject-wise, with its sexual fetishism, Blindfold Me is a bastard child of N.E.R.D.'s Truth Or Dare, featuring Kelis, and a twin to the last Nas and Kelis collaboration, In Public.
Nas, on key, is back with an assured delivery and some freaky tales. He spits a decent double, a few internal rhymes, and a couple good pieces of verbal imagery, but pay attention to his last lines, "gonna surprise you like Hugh Grant in 8 1/2 Weeks." Uh, Hugh Grant was in a movie called Nine Months, and one called Two Weeks Notice. Mickey Rourke was in a movie called 9 1/2 Weeks, and I think that's the intended reference. However, neither actor, to my knowledge nor to imdb.com's, have ever been in a movie known as 8 1/2 weeks. Maybe the blindfold was still on at Blockbuster.
The last thing you get
Is a blindfold and a cigarette
You willing to bet
Like an ocean cruise, mommy
I'm so addictive
How long I've been stroking you
Gives you motion sickness
Grant your wishes
I leave you four senses:
Smelling, feeling, tasting, and hearing
One minute I'm gone - next, I'm reappearing
The bed is the Bentley, I'm doing the steering
I got your eyes in a veil
Let your hands fall over my tattoos
Like you're reading in Braille
Like my wine with a spicy aftertaste
Though you're fine, I like to cover up half your face
And you're blind and can't see, what I'm 'bout to do
Suspense so intense, won't allow you to move
Gonna surprise you like Hugh Grant in 8 1/2 Weeks
Kelis and Nasty
Kelis f/ Nas: Blindfold Me