Song of The Day for August 15, 2012: 2 Chainz featuring Mike Posner, “In Town”

  Mike Posner definitely gained some street cred with the hip-hop faithful with his celebrated feature on 2 Chainz‘s new album, Based on a T.R.U. Story. Let me just say that “In Town” is one of my new jams for late summer.  Posner’s unique voice rasps sensually and successfully in the trash-talking slow jam.  While you would never put Posner/2 Chainz together by any means, the collaboration … Continue reading Song of The Day for August 15, 2012: 2 Chainz featuring Mike Posner, “In Town”

2 Chainz, Career Revisionist

Yesterday, I penned the review for 2Chainz major-label debut solo effort, Based on a T.R.U. Story.  For those who don’t follow music detail for detail or beyond the songs/recordings themselves, you may be surprised to learn that 2 Chainz is not ‘new to the game.’ A member of Playaz Circle  (yeah, you probably remember them for the Lil Wayne assisted “Duffle Bag Boy”) formerly under the moniker … Continue reading 2 Chainz, Career Revisionist

Lupe Fiasco, Lamborghini Angels – A Review

I usually add my reviews either to sites in which I contribute reviews or my page.  Since “Lamborghini Angels” has only been released to iTunes and not yet, I have decided to share my impressions of the single here. Lupe Fiasco – Lamborghini Angels [Audio] Lupe Fiasco releases another single (the third) from his forthcoming fourth studio album.  “Lamborghini Angels” is well produced, … Continue reading Lupe Fiasco, Lamborghini Angels – A Review

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K. Michelle Is Angry on “Kiss My A**” Single

Kiss My Ass – Single

There is something dangerous about a woman scorned, even if it is nothing more than an R&B song. Melanie Fiona had little faith in her man on “4 AM” where she sang “It’s 4AM and my lover won’t answer/probably somewhere with a dancer…It’s 4 AM and I think I might lose it/this mother fucker thinking I’m stupid/he must’ve bumped his head…” Yeah, all of us who had a crush on Melanie definitely took a step back.  While K. Michelle doesn’t go as far to call her man an “MF,” she almost might as well…

The R&B singer is one mad lady on her new single, “Kiss My Ass.” While “Kiss My Ass” avoids the incredibly overt path of say #2 Billboard Hot 100 Single “Fuck You” (“Forget You” in its edited form) by Cee Lo Green, it has the same  effect. Opening with upper register piano and a rather optimistic sound, K. Michelle anthem begins  in true ‘black woman scorned’ fashion “I’m tired of your shit” – two times in fact. She closes the sung introduction with just as much ‘class’ as she tells her man, “You ain’t shit and I’m leaving.” Wow, K. Michelle is “mad as hell” as Madea would say (oh yeah she name checks Tyler Perry later in the outro…)

So, K. Michelle means business.  While “Kiss” should probably just be a cuss-laced R&B cut to garner listener’s attention with it’s overt tone (aka publicity stunt for a relatively unknown singer), it is actually an enjoyable, stand-out cut. I mean as I dude, I was kind of scared of K. Michelle’s motives, but I still nodded my head…while looking over my shoulder!  The sound of the production contrasts Michelle’s angry message, as if Michelle is ‘killing with kindness.’ Filled with 808 thuds, touches of organ, and synthetic horn punches signaling separation between verse and chorus, “K.M.A” is well produced and certainly different from the crossover-R&B that characterizes the genre today. 

K. Michelle doesn’t hold back, even if the production is a mix between classic and contemporary: “Cause you know who you are/and all you’ve put me through/raise your glass I hate every man/you can just kiss my ass..”  Yeah, you get the idea – sista girl is about to ‘set-it-off.’  Oh yeah that outro: “You and your mama, and Tyler Perry drama/even that baby/is it yours baby I don’t know…” 

So guys, this is not your jam obviously – if you do listen to it, listen to it without the wife or boo. For any woman ever scorned, this maybe your new national anthem to compliment taking off the earrings before you beat somebody down.  Men, beware… K. Michelle coming for you, but not in a good way… 


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What New Music Artists Can Learn From The Classics

I’ll be the first that I have had some choice words (in my head of course) for people who have tried to point the finger about experience and inexperience.  Often for the younger upstarts, experience often serves as a hindrance in their employment and general experience.  Those who are ‘seasoned’ are often considered to be better models and an easier, more sensible fit in the … Continue reading What New Music Artists Can Learn From The Classics

2012 Rap Tracks You Shouldn’t Miss (You Be The Judge!)

“Accident Murderers,” Nas featuring Rick Ross (Life Is Good) Killer Hook (no-pun intended): “Accident murderer, act like you killed on purpose/liars brag, you put work in/you ain’t mean to murk him, your gun’s a virgin/streets are full of them read the bulletin/accident murderer/you just an accident murderer…” “What It Look Like,” Curren$y featuring Wale (The Stoned Immaculate) Why It’s So Good: Lush, soulful production; laid back … Continue reading 2012 Rap Tracks You Shouldn’t Miss (You Be The Judge!)

New Songs Release 6/5/2012

So Tuesday means new release day. Several new singles graced the music world in all their glory.  I have decided to highlight a few…    Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, “All Around The World” (POP): Unsurprisingly, tween superstar Bieber releases another ‘tease’ for his upcoming Believe album. This one, like his mentor Usher’s “Scream” delves into electro-pop territory, contrasting the soulful-pop of “Die in Your Arms.” … Continue reading New Songs Release 6/5/2012

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Bobby Brown’s ‘Masterpiece’

So Bobby Brown, the King of R&B released a new album this Tuesday, June 5, 2012, entitled The Masterpiece.  There are a lot of things wrong with this picture.  The first is that Bobby Brown is ‘The King of R&B.’ That is a title that has been far over-attributed to an artist who hasn’t truly ‘had a run’ successfully in the industry for years.  Sure, you … Continue reading Bobby Brown’s ‘Masterpiece’

Nelly Furtado’s “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)” is Not About Earrings…

There is something uncannily irresistible about Nelly Furtado’s single “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)” from her upcoming album The Spirit Indestructible due September 11, 2012 (The Spirit Indestructible (Deluxe Edition)). The question is, do you really know WHAT you are listening to and singing along as you are driving in your car and this sick beat starts your head a nodding?  While the title of “Big … Continue reading Nelly Furtado’s “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)” is Not About Earrings…

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“Lemme See,” Usher featuring Rick Ross – Single Review

Usher urges his girl “don’t talk about it, be about it, lemme see” in this slinky cut from Raymond’s upcoming June album.  The production is superb unsurprisingly considering Jim Jonsin produces (T.I. “Whatever You Like,”Kelly Rowland “Motivation”). The hip-hop drums are in full effects alongside mysterious, restrain synth-driven sound.  Usher’s vocals play a bit much into auto tune – I mean, why does Usher need … Continue reading “Lemme See,” Usher featuring Rick Ross – Single Review