Maroon 5 have established themselves as a constant chart presence over the last ten years, warping their sound with the times just enough to keep the momentum going. "Sugar" has brought them almost full circle, bringing them back to the nu-funk and dico's in the Pharell-informed pop world, fitting cleanly next to "Get Lucky" or Katy Perry's "Birthday".
Of course, a rap remix is a sure way to give another boost to a single that may have hit its peak, and Nicki Minaj fills that slot. A proven pop-rapper, Minaj gets back in "Super Bass" mode over the synthy intro, starting with a slick double time before experimenting with melodies and self-sustained call-and-response in the latter half of her 16.
I got them Now and Laters, and Jolly Ranchers too
It ain't a question , but I got the answers too
These shoes is Cavalli, and the pants is too
When I see 'em, I'mma strip like the dancers do