Dame Vera Lynn, the legendary wartime singer, has become the oldest living artist to enter the UK album chart, with her eagerly anticipated R&B/Hip-Hop mash-up mix We’ll Bitch Again.
The album, which has been several months in the making, and shrouded in secrecy by its producer, Snoop Dogg, is set to once more set the profile of one of Britain’s most revered wartime figures. Best known for her role in keeping up the spirits of soldiers during World War II, Dame Vera – or Missy VL, as she prefers to be known – decided that now was the time for her re-emergence, and for a new generation of fans to appreciate her work, commenting:
“Yo, yo, yo – me and Snoop Dogg laid down some phat flavas and some bitchin’ beats. Nuff’ respect and ‘ting going out to all my homies for making this possible. Peace out.”
The album contains reximes of several of Dame Vera’s well-established classics. We’ll Meet Again, for instance, has been re-mixed into We’ll Bitch Again, while My Son, My Son has been altered to My Son, My Son (I’ll Stick a Cap in Yo’ Ass). The newly-remixed title for I’m In the Mood for Love however, can not be printed in this publication, as it is considered far too graphic.