Fergie’s comeback is in full swing with the latest visuals for “You Already Know.” The former leading lady of The Black Eyed recently teamed up with Nicki Minaj for the clash of queens “You Already Know,” off her upcoming album The Double Duchess. The track itself calls back to the days of Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison,” and Fergie wears her old-school influence on her sleeve with a dope reference to Big Daddy Kane’s classic “Warm It Up Kane.” “Come get some, you little bums,” raps Fergie, donned in a revealing, yet classy leather outfit. And while she’s been gone for a minute, she certainly hasn’t lost any of charisma. In fact, it almost seems like the rejuvenation has made her more badass than ever before.
The clip is shot in black and white, and features some solid choreography and costume design. Despite a rather questionable chorus, the actual verses are surprisingly on point, with Fergie in particular embodying the spirit of her primary influence. I think this is one of those times where a video adds a welcome layer to the song, as her physical performance really enhances the whole listening experience. I always knew that Ferg could spit some bars, but she surpasses expectations on this one, holding her own with one of hip-hop’s dominant “queens.”
As for Nicki, there’s no denying that her contribution on both the song and video are a welcome addition, especially since some of her more radio-friendly features have been hit or miss. Overall “You Already Know” is a radio single at heart, albeit a refreshing one, featuring two star-powered performances from two veterans in the game.
Fergie’s Double Duchess drops September 22nd, and features appearances from Rick Ross and YG.