Now I've been meaning to do this, but life gets in the way, my cat gets sick, I have to take my cat to the vet, I look at Italian real estate in Tuscay, blah blah blah. But I'm finally picking apart the lyrics of Nicki Minaj's mess of a first single, "Massive Attack."It’s Barbie (barbie, barbie, barbie) Yeah, she likes to compare herself to a plastic doll with body measurements that are impossible. Trying to be sly about that ass, Nicki?We got Tom tom’s over here bigger than a monsterBla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla BlaWe got Tom tom’s over here bigger than a monsterBla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Is it really necessary for me to comment about the hook? I guess your mom didn't tell you, Sean, but monsters, in the tradition fairy tale sense, don't exist. Rapists, murderers, etc exist.[Nicki ...
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Big Sean's track called "Made" featuring Drake was leaked today prematurely (supposedly). True to form, Big Sean bitches about it on twitter, thusly reminding the world that he does indeed belong on his mentor's record label. It never ceases to amaze me that Kanye, and his proteges, whine so much.Anyway, the song is a little bizarre. Actually really, really bizarre. Why the hell is Drake saying "oooooooooooooh?" That caused me to bust out laughing, and I kept listening to his verse on repeat because it is so entertaining to me. It must not be the final version, since you can barely tell when Drizzy stops and Sean starts. To me, Sean's verse gets a little lost in the beat, despite the simplicity of it. As a result, I must conclude that this is not the final version, but it is amusing as hell. Foor good looks, here's that Big Sean tweet:
MTV ShowsPreviously, I noted that Ricky Ross was basically the J Lo of hip hop because he's never toured before (you can read that post here). Recently, Rick Ross spoke to MTV News about Diddy, among other things, including how he has never headlined a tour in his career (but it doesn't bother him).
Drake's second single called "Find Your Love" leaked at midnight last night. Kanye produced it, and accordingly it sounds like a leftover from 808s and Heartbreak (that doesn't mean it's not dope). I love the instrumentals and was dancing to it within seconds. However, I find it a little troubling that Drake is singing the entire song; based on my experiences of seeing him in concert with Weezy, and that Grammy performance, to name only a few examples, Drake can't sing. He ends up shouting into the microphone, so I hope he can magically sing now. Drake the rapper, holler at me when you decide to come back!!!!
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11234786&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1Waka Flocka Flame "freestyles" down at BET's Spring Bling. Lame (typo and it stays) sounds just like his mentor, Gucci Mane, mumbling unintelligibly. The few things I can understand, however, make absolutely no sense, such as when he attempts to rhyme "Snoop" (how dare he utter his name?) with "troops." In my English Lit days, I learned about all types of rhyming mechanisms in poetry, against my will I might add. Graduation requirements and whatnot. But anyway, that is one lame attempt at a rhyme, and I'm pretty sure my poet English teacher would have chastised me in front of the class, and I probably wouldn't have cared. Maybe I would have spared one of my famous eye rolls. And then Lame starts talking about how he has shooters? Obviously, he doesn't even have a body guard, or if he does, he needs to be fired. How many times has Lame been beaten up and robbed? When he showed off his chain, I wondered if his other ones looked like that, and more importantly, why anyone would take the trouble to rob him at a car wash. The only good part about this video is him constantly looking around, as if he's making sure no one is sneaking up on him to steal that chain.
Eminem's freestyle, called "Despicable," is over Drizzy's "Over" and Lloyd Banks' "Beamer Benz or Bentley," and he puts both artists to shame. The segueway between the two instrumentals is reminiscent of Game's "400 Bars" off the Red Room Mixtape (which I will review one of these days). I don't really listen to Eminem, I must confess, but this track makes me want to. Last I heard, Eminem's next album Recovery will be dropping sometime around June. It is just not fair to Drake or Lloyd, but especially not fair to Drake if their albums happen to drop on the same day. And, yes Eminem, I will keep bloggin while you're mind boggling.
Here is Lupe's video for "I'm Beamin" how many months after it was released? Oh well, at least we finally have some visuals. The concept is rather interesting. I know I use "interesting" fairly excessively, but there is a lot that interest me. Who would have thought to juxtapose cardboard cut outs with CG lasers and pretty lights?
Yesterday, to coincide with the release of the album (I'm guessing), the video for the second single "Bet I" featuring T.I. and Playboy Tre dropped as well. Since it was my favorite song off May 25th, I'm really excited and I've already watched it 3 times. Honestly I could have done without Playboy Tre, but if he gives me B.o.B and T.I. then I guess I'll take him. The visuals are cool and I think it is cute that B.o.B is dancing.
After listening to May 25th, there was little doubt in my mind that I wouldn't love The Adventures of Bobby Ray. In fact, I was so excited for it that I preordered the Jetsetter package, wasting (investing?) almost $50 to get the album, some downloads, an "I Got Haterz Everywhere I Go" shirt that I'm actually wearing as I type this, and an autographed poster that I screamed like a Twilight fan for when I opened it. Oh, and I got the album on Monday--I can't even begin to describe how special I felt, getting it a day early.Needless to say (I'll say it anyway), B.o.B's debut effort didn't disappoint although it lacks the street flavor of May 25th. He can spit, he can sing, he can do everything, but I found myself wishing for more rap at the end of the day. I really like the album, but I also really like May 25th. I do think it's great he can sing the hook and rap the verses, thus avoiding the pitfall of having too many features while blending the different genres seamlessly. Maybe he does have a lot of features; I don't really consider the non hip hop artists to be features, probably because I don't recognize them. One of my favorite songs is "Don't Let Me Fall," which is the first track. While I am super excited to see how it is translated into a live show,. Other notable songs include "Past My Shades" featuring Lupe, "5th Dimension," oh yeah and that other song you might have heard ...
http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/e/16711680/wshhCJPuc68b51752OvjThe Most Attractive Member of Young Money is either working closely with C Breezy, or they're doing a mixtape together. Either way seems good to me. This is their official video for "G Shit." If this was a Weezy video, all the girls would have been circled by Weezy, dancing trying to get in the video (or any other rapper for that matter) but no one really notices Tyga, except Chris. Speaking of Chris, I'm probably one of the few people who don't mind him rapping.
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