By Beth Johnson
July 20, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)

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There’s both a retro Cotton Club vibe and a postfeminist lesson (if your man is straying, get to Neiman Marcus and max out his credit line!) on R&B singer Cantrell’s debut single. And that’s what makes this witty Dallas Austin-penned and -produced revenge anthem so catchy and compelling: the contrasts. Vintage-sounding horns rub up against modern hip-pop, and Cantrell’s roller-coastering vocals and get-his-cash toughness are feisty counterpoints to her soulful keening over love’s betrayal.

Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)

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  • Music
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