Posts Tagged ‘ Lyrics ’

Janelle Monáe – D’Jango Jane (Official Video).


It’s been over a week, and some people still can’t talk about Jangle Monae’s newest music video “D’Jango Jane”.  Filled with incredible choreography, amazing videos, and spectacular camera angles, this on is not to be missed.  Oh, and I forgot to mention that the song, the delivery, and the lyrics are top notch as well.  Check the method.

Throwback Thursday Video.


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The ‘Throwback Thursday’ videos have been off and on over the last two years, but this is only because they need to be the right ones.  I remember it was 2002, and I was in the back of a friends car, getting a ride home from school from some friends, when “I Know What You Want” came on New York’s ‘Hot 97’, and I screamed at the driver not to change the station.  The silky melody and sultry bass lines of the song had me instantly hooked, and the song has been literally my favorite hip hop song ever since.  Check the method and reminisce.

Fergie ft. YG – L.A. Love (Remix).


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Fergie’s career has one of tremendous accolade for creating music her way.  Her most recent release is a masterful collaboration with DJ Mustard, and YG, celebrating Los Angeles, and shouting out (almost) every other major city in the world.  Check out the newly released video below.

Mom-Song


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Old Spice is known for their ‘out of the box’ commercials that get people to talk about them more than they actually advertise their product.  However, the new “Mom-Song” commercial does both pretty effectively.  It’s spreading so fast online that the lyrics pop up on Google like it’s a chart topper.  Check the method below.

Lyrics: “Oh I didn’t see it coming, but it came in a can. Now my sweet son’s sprayed into a man. Mine too and hey we know just who to blame. When our sons have fun with women and misbehave. Old Spice! Old Spice sprayed a man of my son. Now he’s kissing all the women and his chores aren’t done. He was just my little sweetie, tiny fingers hands and feeties. Now he’s touching kissing feeling all the women because Old Spice sprayed a man of my son now he smells like a man and they treat him like one.”

Snoop Dogg Releases Smokeable Song Book


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Rapper Snoop Dogg is reportedly releasing a smoke-able lyrics book called “Rolling Words”. The book’s content is entirely printed on rolling paper, made with the help of San Francisco-based agency, Periera & O’Dell. The book features lyrics of Snoop’s classic songs from “Gin & Juice”, “Nuthin’ Like a ‘G’ Thang”, “Beautiful” to “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and many more. “Rolling Words” is packaged in a hemp-like cover with the spine that doubles up as a match-striking surface. The pages are also perforated for easy tearing. The Doggfather himself said that he created the book for one reason: “So people can always remember, you can roll with an expert or you can roll with Snoop.”

Check out more info about the book:

Jay-Z Spits (And Decodes) A New Verse At The London Paralympics.


Jay-Z and Coldplay got together for the closing ceremonies of the London paralympics to play the new track “Paradise” take a listen to what Jay said about his verse.

 

The thought behind the verse is, anyone with a disability, just wants a sense of normality – that’s why they’re competing in these games. That was the idea to make the verse as inclusive for as many people, and to make it as normal as possible. It’s influenced by so many different things. There are parts that are influenced by Gabby Douglas, there are parts that are influenced by Ryan Lochte, and by Serena Williams.

It can relate to everybody. ‘You can take everything,’ means whether through some tragedy you lost a limb, like an arm or a leg. Or, it could be something like you lost the mortgage to your house. That’s pretty much the idea.’

I deserve a gold medal, get on my level/
I deserve platinum plaques, to match my bezel/
I walk around with five rings [“five rings” being the Olympic Rings], so pimpish/
Welcome to the/
It’s paradise, this is the story of Gabby/
It’s paradise, it’s paradise/
Tears in her eyes, she sacrificed, he sacrificed, she paid the price/
This is everything, everything she ever dreamed/
She had nightmares she wouldn’t be here, she made the team/
From the projects to the podium, accepting awards with my Rollie on/
Gettin’ Gold medals with my grill in [Ryan Lochte, obviously]/
C-walking, cause all they see is a villain [Serena, obviously]/
More belts than Phelps, Merry Christmas, my presence is felt/
Gold medals around my throat/
You can take everything, except the hope of reaching paradise.

Busta Rhymes ft. Twista – Can You Keep Up.


The two mega mavericks of the fast spitting lyrical style, Busta Rhymes and Twista, have come together again on the track “Can You Keep Up”.   As you can assume by the styles of both lyrical dynamos, the entire track is performed in a ‘mile-a-minute’ style, while a bit hard to understand… is still very impressive.  Check the method below.

Lupe Fiasco – The End Of The World.


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It’s rare for me to post on a song that isn’t deeply embedded in my musical consciousness much less one I haven’t listened to thoroughly a couple of times, but the continuation of Lupe Fiasco’s Thanksgiving mixtape release tradition (inaugurated with the November 2009 release of ‘Enemy of the State: A Love Story’) is a special exception. For one, it’s Lupe Fiasco. In the aftermath of the career-boosting, reputation-destabilising ‘Lasers’ – whose ragtag compilation of autotuned mishits and austere political commentary has been blamed variously on an overambitious Lupe and an overcontrolling Atlantic Records – it’s good to know that he hasn’t taken its critical panning to heart and is keen to continue innovating and putting out new material. For two, the significance of this mixtape is readily apparent glancing down the track listing. Alongside ‘End Of The World’ which samples M83 (more on them in a moment), the mixtape (traditionally stacked with tracks featuring vocals layed over others’ original beats) features Justice cuts, SebastiAn tunes and Nero, Glitch Mob and Skrillex originals. Not your average hip-hop mixtape than.

T-Pain ft. Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa – 5 O’Clock (Official Video).


Former Auto-Tune maestro T-Pain returns with a mid-tempo groove and wanders the streets alone in the music video for “5 O’clock,” the first single off his upcoming album “RevolveR” which features Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen.  The video features an emotional T-Pain strolling the late night streets solo, looking like he’s about to cry, and struggling to get in contact with his music video girlfriend/booty call, Lily Allen. Allen herself looks distraught and worried about her R&B boo, texting T-Pain and glumly singing her sampled vocals as she waits on her love. Khalifa makes a guest appearance, with a confident, sexual verse that shows no qualms about showing up at your girlfriend’s place at 5 AM.

Visualizations of Your Favorite Music Lyrics.


Mico Toledo is a graphic designer who loves typography and music. Combing those two loves, he has started a project entitled “Music Philosophy,” in which he creates a weekly visual interpretation of philosophical song quotes. As Mico points out on his website, these poster designs look great as iPhone desktop wallpapers, and are available for free download on his site. (They also come as silkscreened t-shirts.)

Lil Wayne Taking Shots At Jay-Z?


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Weezy’s Carter IV album has prematurely leaked and the song ‘It’s Good’ is already creating a lot of noise due to Lil Wayne’s shots at Jay-z.  On Jay-Z and Kanye’s track ‘H.A.M.,’ Jay said ‘You got Baby Money.’ Now it looks like Lil Wayne is firing back with the lines:

Talkin’ ‘bout baby money, I gotcha baby money
Kidnap your bitch get that how much you love your lady money
I know you fake, nigga Press your brakes, nigga
I’ll take you out, that’s a date, nigga
I’m a grown ass blood, stop playing with me
Play asshole, and get an ass whippin’
I think you pussycat, hello kitty.

Drake and Jadakiss are also featured and the track and ‘kiss wants you to make sure he wasn’t aware of the diss:

Lady Leshurr Freestyle.


I work closely with many different types of musicians, and after spending so much time with some of the best, its rare that I get thoroughly impressed.  But after leaving one of my friends with my computer for too long, he put me up on a video that I’m fairly certain may put other lyricists to shame.  SBTV presents: Lady Leshurr in all her glory, spitting some of the dopest lines I’ve heard a ‘femcee’ spit since KJ.  Although her voice is a bit high pitched, and her accent makes some lyrics hard to hear, nothing can stop her true skill from shining through.  Check the method below.

The Evolution Of The Geek.


I’ve been called many different things in my day, and the two I get the most are ‘Geek’ and/or ‘Nerd’ (which are not necessarily untrue assessments of my personality when I’m not at work).  But as curious as I am, I decided to take a look into the term Geek while I was on break during a studio session.  My findings were quite interesting.  Check the method.

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Pusha T vs. Consequence: Biting Lyrics.


So lets begin from the start.  Pusha T dropped a song called ‘My God‘ a little while back (click the link to hear it) and long story short, Consequence took it to Twitter to accuse the Clipse member of biting one of his unreleased songs, ‘The Last Supper.’ Here is what he has to say.

Pusha’s response was as follows…

“He said that I stole his lines? Wow. Nah, I haven’t really heard much about it. Everyone who’s been hitting me up has been telling me how crazy this song is. I don’t know. I mean, I haven’t taken anything from Consequence, or anybody else, for that matter. Just for the record. I’ve been in the studio with Cons, and we’ve talked, and numerous days we’ve laughed, and…I don’t know. I missed that one. The way I’ve got to look at it now: I don’t even know if that’s for me. I can’t even believe anything like that’s for me, very honestly. I mean, until, you know, he told me something like that. I don’t know what everybody else has got going on, but ‘My God’ is an awesome record. [Laughs.]”

A few days later, Consequence caught up with Karma Loop TV to deliver a message to listeners about the entire ordeal.  What he basically says is that Pusha has a track on his computer that was unfinished, and Consequence has the remainder of that track, and will release it to prove that his lyrics (and Intellectual Property) were stolen.  Check the interview below.



Diddy Speaks on Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj.


So its a pretty widely known fact that Ms. Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim are engaged in a lyrical tiff. In her most recent release on the matter, Lil Kim may have had a line about feelings on Diddy. Diddy has been working with Minaj which some say is a reason for Kim to be upset. Diddy got on Hot 97 recently to discuss his feelings on the matter with Funk Master Flex, and had some relatively calm and insightful advice on the matter. Check the method below.