Chicago MC Bebe O’Hare has been back on the grind since returning from a year-long hiatus last November with a “No Telling” freestyle. She’s been dropping freestyles and tracks every #everydamnMonday since then, showing off her versatile skillset. This week, she dropped “Like” right in time for Valentine’s day—sort of.
Over a breezy flip of the Debarge classic, produced by frequent collaborator Jay iLLa, Bebe rhymes about spotting a potential fling in a club. The man who caught her eye is with his girlfriend, but Bebe is still about her mission. “Is you with it or nah, tryna’ hit it or nah?” she bluntly asks him, before the conversation turns and someone’s bubble gets burst.
The track is a clever piece of storytelling and pointed commentary on how people deceive for their selfish gains—no matter who they hurt. “Like” isn’t the most ideal tale for Valentine’s day, but it’s probably why more than a few people aren’t celebrating today.
You can listen to “Like” below.