I will describe my feelings on this album with "love is blind," because I knew it would receive a positive review from myself regardless of how it sounded. That being said, I think No Ceilings was stronger, but I Am Not a Human Being is still decent. After all, it accomplished exactly what Cash Money wanted it to accomplish: a taste before C4 drops. "Right Above It" and "I'm Single" are good tracks, but they leaked a while ago so I won't really talk about them. "Right Above It" just puts me in a good for some reason, and more mysteriously, Drake doesn't bother me. "Bill Gates" is one of my favorite tracks, probably because Bill is a hometown hero, and the beat is sick. Plus "I used to be ballin but now I'm Bill Gatin'" is very catchy. The title track is my other favorite (new) track off this album, and in my nonhumble opinion, I think it really shows how he has transcended the limitations of being a "rap star" into the greater, more loaded "rock star." Maybe he's not a rap star, or a rock star, but he is certainly not a human being (sorry, couldn't resist). Only 34 more days!
Archive for September, 2010
Even though this song has been on the radio forever and plays about 4 times an hour combined on all the worthwhile Seattle radio stations, the video is just now dropping for "No Love" off Recovery. Poor little kid getting beat up. I bet that's how my cat Dante feels every day, too, because the neighborhood cats whoop his ass. Anyway, Just Blaze, producer of the track, makes a cameo in the studio. Between this song and "Drop the World," I think I still like "Drop the World" better.
If Beyonce is going to join a block party dance to "The Wobble," I'm going to guess that she's probably pretty cool to kick it with. Her and Hov are probably the best couple I can think of.
We probably disagree on just about every fundamental policy I can think of, but hey, I finally found something I have in common with the President of the United States: we both appreciate us some Weezy!I very quickly lost interest in the article because the POTUS was telling me, as a reader and Republican no less, what all Republicans are like. I did my usual routine of rolling my eyes, skimming a page, rolling my eyes some more, and skimming another page before just searching for the part where he briefly mentions Weezy (spoiler alert: it's on the last page). If you feel so inclined, you can read the article in its entirety here.I might as well take advantage of the situation and go in for one more zing: I'm glad, during the tumultuous times of our country, that the POTUS has enough time to be giving this lengthy interview to Rolling Stone. For the record, I think that Weezy's cover was more aesthetically pleasing; sure, Obama has that rockstar quality, but this could have been a way better cover. I mean, I barely have time to keep my blog up, let alone do fun stuff like interviews.I think...I should run for President. Julie for President has a nice ring to it. Whaddya think, Royce? A "Julie for President" remix a la J Cole and "Bun B for President?"
Here are the visuals for "Down On Me" (featuring 50 Cent), which is the second single off Jeremih's sophomore project All About You. I kind of don't recognize him without that falsetto voice, but this is definitely a good sound for him. For whatever reason, maybe the beat or the fact 50 raps on it, I find the song to be a little reminiscent of "Ayo Technology," which is actually a very positive thing to me. Word on the streets (ok, blogs) is that 50 bankrolled the video and paid the bill to make it 3D. Yeah, I'm probably the only person who didn't see Avatar, but if you have your glasses still, let me know how it goes!All About You is in stores September 28th, and I will be buying solely for how dope this video is.
Rihanna was snapped in NYC filming a music video for "What's My Name" off her upcoming album Loud. This outfit is certainly...loud. I was thinking about dressing up as (one of my heroes) Nicki Minaj for Halloween, but I wasn't really sure what to wear besides a pink wig. Looks like I can hit my local Salvation Army for my Halloween costume...and get a red wig instead of a pink one.I'm not really hating on her, ever since she took to twitter and posted this. Homegirl definitely has a sense of humor. And besides, it's not like I could pull off something like that outfit. Spotted at CL.
Today is Weezy's 28th birthday! To celebrate, you best cop that new I Am Not a Human Being off iTunes if you're like myself and have no time to go to the store. I tricked my mom into thinking that I was going to wear one of my Weezy shirts to meet Rudy Guiliani (who I ended up not seeing anyway) in honor of his birthday.
Apparently Ricky is the new face (and chain) of Nike. No, that's not a joke. Or a typo.
Times have a changed (yeah, I like talking like I'm character in a Steinbeck novel sometimes). Jacob the Jeweler went to prison a few years ago, and coupled with the recession, most artists have moved away from the gaudy jewels that inspired Weezy to coin the phrase "Bling Bling." Most artists, that is, except Ricky Rozay. See his new chain above. That's kind of funny, but at the same times kind of not funny. Good Wood NYC is a highly popular (and highly affordable) line. As you can imagine, they're made out of wood. Among many rap artists, The-Dream, Nas, and yours truly have all rocked them. My weapon of choice is, naturally, the AK-47, and yes, all puns intended....ha!And then we have the classiest of the classiest, Ricky Rozay, and his new chain (see above). Shoutout to Shawn Chrys for pointing this ridiculousness out.
Metaphorical shots were fired between fellow members of the Freshman Class of 09 Wale "a simple ass rhyme by a simple ass rapper" Folarin and Scott "there was no liquid in --that shit makes no sense" Mescudi, better known as Kid Cudi, in the new issue of Complex. I just wanted to use those quotes really bad, and I realize that they don't really make sense in the context I used them, but we'll all just keep moving.Cudi seemed really angry and semi arrogant throughout the interview, and I was a little put off by his tone. That doesn't help that I haven't been in love with his new music (exception being "Wylin like I'm Young") like I loved Man on the Moon. Basically, Cudi was addicted to drugs (coke and weed), his new album will be "like you're reading a novel" (I approve), he still seemed upset that he was kicked off Gaga's tour, and he has a daughter who was born last year. You can read the whole article over at complex.com, but below are some quotes.You're big on not having your music compared to anyone else's.Kid Cudi: Did you see that Wale interview that he just did, comparing us to sports? Let me clear this up: I'm incomparable to anybody. I don't care how people take that. No one can compete with me. I'm unfuckwittable; no one can knock me off my shit. I'm an unstoppable force, I'm a bullet. My trajectory is to the sky. Niggas got to do something really spectacular to fuck with me and my realm, and niggas be so bitter that you hear it in their voice.And part ...
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