With their swooshing synths and stuttering, coked-out drums, Miami production duo Cool and Dre are the latest of hip-hop's metrosexual beatsmiths-turned-MCs (other offenders include the man in pink — Kanye West — and Gwen Stefani's new boy toy, Pharrell Williams). "Naomi," as you might have guessed, is their tribute to model Naomi Campbell, and while hip-hop may have gone from waxing poetic about hoodrats and 40-ounces to tales of supermodel tail and runway glory, it's nice to know that this brave new generation still appreciates the simple pleasures of "hitting it in the morning."

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