Yukimi Nagano interview (and photoshoot) with Content Mode.com

Follow this link for a Content Mode.com interview with Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano, as well as four beautiful shots.

What would be on a soundtrack to your life story?
“Mahler [Symphony No.] 5. Beautifully lost and haunting.”

Audio: Little Dragon remix Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)”

Little Dragon and Unknown Mortal Orchestra

@LittleDragon New LittleDragon Remix of umo “Swim And Sleep Like A Shark” http://rol.st/VfhPKl @rollingstone http://instagr.am/p/URVDgOjq9c/” Click on the above cover to stream the new remix. Little Dragon previously (and brilliantly) remixed Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Little Blu House” in the summer of 2011. What are your thoughts on “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)”?

“UMO is what we in Sweden call ‘grymma.’ [Their tracks] have been spinning frequently at our studio,” Little Dragon singer Yukimi Nagano tells Rolling Stone. “[We] saw them live in Portland last year at MusicFest NW and their show is amazing.” Little Dragon originally imagined a different remix, and the clubby reworking was an accident. “[Bassist] Freddy [Källgren Wallin] was inspired to make a choir arrangement for the remix,” says Nagano, “but got stuck on the first verse and ended up making a house jam.”

Little Dragon’s writing credits for the Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors LP

Big Boi – Descending (feat. Little Dragon)
Written by Antwan Patton, Chris Carmouche, Andy Slagle, Gary Fly, Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin, Fredrik Wallin, Hakan Wirenstrand
Little Dragon appear courtesy of Loma Vista/Republic Records

Big Boi – Higher Res (feat. Jai Paul & Little Dragon)
Written by Antwan Patton, Chris Carmouche, Jai Paul, Anup Paul, Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin, Fredrik Wallin, Hakan Wirenstrand
Additional drum programming by Chris Carmouche, Erik Bodin
Little Dragon appear courtesy of Loma Vista/Republic Records

Big Boi – Mama Told Me (feat. Kelly Rowland)
Written by Antwan Patton, Heron Ward, Ricky Walker, Chris Carmouche, Ricardo Lewis, Shelton Oliver, Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin, Fredrik Wallin, Hakan Wirenstrand

Big Boi – Thom Pettie (feat. Little Dragon & Killer Mike)
Written by Antwan Patton, Chris Carmouche, LaMarquis Jefferson, David Brown, Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin, Fredrik Wallin, Hakan Wirenstrand, Michael Render
Additional percussion by Erik Bodin
Little Dragon appear courtesy of Loma Vista/Republic Records

Lyrics to Big Boi’s “Thom Pettie” (feat. Little Dragon & Killer Mike)

“Thom Pettie”
Words written by Big Boi, Yukimi Nagano, and Killer Mike
Note: Taken from album booklet.

Thom Pettie that hoe
Free Falling, Thom pettie
Thom Pettie that hoe
Free Falling, we out all right

Yeah, I rock one chain, one medallion
With a whole lot of muthafuckin’ diamonds
It’s astounding like when I be rhyming
Always shining like the sun and moon
Like a hot air balloon requires fire
No methamphetamine but nigga we get higher
Big Boi throw a mean, I mean
I’m dope and nah one these niggas can even come close
Except for fat saxxx been a serial killa
Oh nice to meet you best believe that like Ripley’s
Boy don’t tempt me I like fuck around
And leave ya kool-aid glass half empty
Your time is running out just like the sand in it been jamming
And half of you niggas know you can get it
That’s right it as in I.T. we like the apple
On your iPhone you niggas always biting

Oh, you’re shining like the sun and moon
All of your wishes follow through
They’re chasing after you
And climbing up the room
And climbing up the room

Motel Hotel Intercontinental all cause of a nigga push a pencil
This a $550 not a rental
Bitch, I don’t even ride Lincoln Continentals
In the rear seat, is a fat black nigga wit a smile like Denzel
Pretty model bitch wit me movin’ bout as graceful as a gazelle
Skinny as a pencil fold her like a pretzel
Hit her with the XL
Just in case this funky ass bitch was doin’ intel
Ima give her news she can go tell
Snitchin’ ass bitches get evicted no bus fair
Grown ass women ride a Bentley that’s so playa, I’m so playa
Spottieottiedopalicious mama forty but I swear to God
The pussy dope and she delicious
One time for my wife and my mistress gone

Oh, you’re shining like the sun and moon
All of your wishes follow through
They’re chasing after you
And climbing up the room
And climbing up the room

Lyrics to Big Boi’s “Descending” (feat. Little Dragon)

“Descending”
Words written by Big Boi and Yukimi Nagano
Note: Taken from album booklet.

If ya don’t know me now
By now
You will never know
If ya don’t
If ya don’t

When I think back, I’m glad I lived it all
The pain when I’m thinkin’ bout it, Dad
I will not fall
Even tired and all
Grandmamas
Great grandmama they gone
My daddy’s gone

Hey, even with a storm to face
I still stand tall
I take beyond
The city I was born and raised
Lights
Lights turn off
Running along my own way
My body lift up
Even when I go stray
By now you should know us

From the bottom of my chest to my stomach
God damn it, my daddy is gone

From the waves that rock, I listen for you
I’m listening through

Lyrics to Big Boi’s “Higher Res” (feat. Jai Paul & Little Dragon)

“Higher Res”
Words written by Big Boi, Jai Paul, and Yukimi Nagano
Note: Taken from album booklet.

I wanna get in higher res
I wanna see it on the sick screen
I wanna get it now anytime, anywhere
I wanna put it on the five point one
I just want to get it on
I wanna get it now anytime, anywhere
I wanna get it higher res

1080p
Now what can be clearer when you’re vision is blurry
Well, I say wipin’ away the steam up off the mirror
And bathin’ in the fog, dog
She about this lumberjack so she gonna get this log
‘Cause I’m a get that thundercat when I get up under that thang
her natural habitat is a bang bang
Surrounded by the jungle
The sea
The tundra
B I G stay cooler than the pussy on a penguin in the summer
Niggas in slumber but we been runnin’ this bitch and never fumbled fumble?
Fumble!
Hot tomato wake up

Turn on
Burn out
It’s all about
How you wanna give it to me
I’m up
Online
Press send
Don’t rush
I know you wanna get it in