DIRTY DIANA, "GET RIGHT/CLIQUE FREESTYLE" I didn't have much hope for this one, since she didn't bring her own beat to the party, and "Dirty Diana" sounds like a mean high-school nickname from the '70s, but it's not so bad — Diana can flow just fine, and the Clique beat doesn't suffer from losing that Big Sean "Clique . . . Clique . . . Clique . . ." chorus. Or maybe I just dig it because a decent jacked beat is easier on the ears than another low-budget Lex Luger rip-off.

The lyrics need work, but Dirty Diana's got charisma and twice the rhymes of T-Hussle and Dew Hi combined. I might even advise — if you happen to be near a computer — maybe checking this one out.

BEST RHYME "I heard this bitch sick but I got the antidote/keep playing I'ma crack a fuckin' cantaloupe." It was even better the first time, when I misheard it as "I'ma crap a fuckin' cantaloupe."

WORST RHYME "I'm gettin' money gettin' money like a A-rab/niggas got ya gassed up like a A-rab/till ya get your head wrapped up like a A-rab/put a dot on your head like a A-rab." Pretty dire, but I swear the song's slightly better in general.

CHOICE WORLDSTAR COMMENT Rodney Stokes says: "refreshing, bars no gimmicks I fucks wit it." Rashad1 isn't so nice: "She is a witch of Dathomir." Or maybe it's a compliment, but I'm not going to Google whatever nerd shit that is to find out.


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