With RuPaul’s initial reign over drag came a hell of a lot of cameos in projects like Crooklyn and The Brady Bunch Movie as well as the breakout hit “Supermodel.” Sure there were some other major moments — hello MAC Viva Glam — but those projects did the vast majority of the work. And well into her second coming, it seems she hasn’t forgotten those origins.
Queen of Queens is Ru’s latest remix album — she’s done four other remix albums and 12 studio albums. Yes, a full dozen. Count them up. And though this new project is only eight tracks long — ok it’s variations on three basic tracks — Mama is still, clearly hoping to get some club play.
Of the songs there’s remixes of “Super Queen,” a track featured heavily in RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars season 4. You remember the one. The top four queens had to make their own verses and to them in the finale. While those verses aren’t present, the folksy maybe-but-probably-not Trixie Mattel influenced track is still sort of a bop.
What’s new for the project — the previously released songs “American” and “Call Me Mother” come with various remixes — is “Queens Everywhere.” Considering how many drag cameos we’ve seen in music these days, largely as a result of Drag Race … how pertinent.
“Is she a show or a no-show?” Ru says in the song. “You better let a bitch no.” Wow, a song from the most professional of queens about being a professional drag queen. We have to stan.
It’s definitely no “Call Me Mother” but an attempt was made!