So in line with that, here are my thoughts of the today
1st thought inspired by Pinboard Blog
Marsha Ambrosia (that is rice pudding/custard company, not actually her last name) has lost weight. When you see the video, you'll see that she's wearing some mini shorts (showing off some nice legs, but that isn't why we are gathered her). Last fat... sorry slightly overweight according to the
This song is an example of good writing. "Hope She Cheats On You (With A BacketBall Player)". Oh and she has one of the best voices in music.
Click here for the studio version
2nd thought inspired by Soul Culture
The remix of Willow Smith's 'Whip My Hair' features Nicki Minaj. I think I've reached the point where I'm underwhelmed when there isn't a little twang of Patois or at least a Jamaican reference (as heard on Monster with Rick Ross, Kanye and Jay-Z). I can't embed the song so click the Soul Culture above to hear it.
3rd thought inspired by DJ Semtex blog
Related to Nicki Minaj again! Besides her curvaceous back off (check the swing at 1:32), Will.I.Am's ridiculous hairstyle, clothes and, well, him innit, this song has to be a joke. Ironically, she twangs in this song. Is she the female Drake with the singing and rapping then yeah?
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4th thought inspired by SB.TV
This tune knocks! Good to hear Giggs back on something I'm feeling. But that isn't why this is here. Who'd have thought in 2008 when Talking Da Hardest and Ard Body mixtape had the streets gassed that he'd be performing at festivals with people singing along and have sexy white chicks bang on him (you thought it too, don't lie)? He couldn't even perform at Lil Wayne's show. Probably for the best really. What a night lol. Yes, I was there. People (not me) wrote him off as a one-hit wonder. For the record Walk In The Park > Lem 'Em 'Ave It. This sounds Walk In The Park-esque
5th thought was a random one
Tinie Tempah's album was released on Sunday/Monday and moved 30k copies by the end of the fist day! I forgot to purchase yesterday but I will buy it. (If my memory serves me correctly) He's sure to be the first MC to sit at the top of the album charts EVER! Well I know Tinchy, Dizzee and Chipmunk all missed out. I'm not sure if So Solid or Oxide & Neutrino made it to #1 BUT they aren't solo artists so that may be the loophole.
Which then lead me on to Tinchy Stryder
I watched that yesterday, remembered he released a song called Second Chance with Taio Cruz
Not sure if the Karaoke style video helps to be honest. Lyrics read quite basic, but hey, it's pop music. Anyway, this is the same Tinchy style from before. Chipmunk isn't releasing anything until November, Tinie Tempah has proved credible music works, I wonder, has the game moved on from this...
In my head right now?
Still haven't heard the original, and to be honest, I'm not actually that interested. May check it out in a sec. Out on iTunes now
Is better than the official video (can't embed) even though the official is more artsy and is a better video in terms of creativity and direction... if you get me. The unofficial one fits the cause in my opinion. Either way, the song knocks hard
Final thought inspired by my iPod selection last night, plus thoughts on the decline of hip hop
To think Prodigy from Mobb Deep was only 19 back then. To think Havoc didn't even like the beat that much. One of my all-time favourite hip hop songs ever, and I wasn't even a fan of hip hop then (too young). The Infamous is a classic. It's funny that most of my fave hip hop albums were before my time.
Only a badman/ooman or deaf man/ooman can resist wheeling when the piano sample drops
A lyric on the album that jumped out to me was "It's not about where you're at it's about where you're from". I don't think that saying has a place in hip hop anymore. Everyone's too busy bawlin' with their bawse lifestyles
Then I read an interview with Talib Kweli (really good interview over at MTV Wrap Up):
TWU: How has the New York hip-hop scene changed since you’ve been in it?
Talib Kweli: Even your battle MCs on the street are trying to make club records. When I first started out you would battle anyone in the park, on the train, but now people are more interested in getting their records placed on radio. An up-and-coming rapper these days will have a club record on the radio before they’ve established their name on the street.
That's real talk. Also shout out to NeYo too spitting that real talk, even though he's a moist r&b singer
I think I'm going to copy and paste that last thought to make a FlashBack Friday one day. Don't be surprised when you see it again