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Monthly Archives: March 2012

MUSIC WORLD: J. Cole x Missy Elliott “Nobody’s Perfect”

I’ve been a not-so-secret fan of Jermaine for quite some time now. I even included him on my “Top MCs of 2011” list when MTV didn’t. When his debut album dropped, the standout track for many listeners was the Missy Elliott assisted “Nobody’s Perfect.” A love song of sorts. Welp, after much adieu, the music video has dropped. Check it.

Who hasn’t been waiting for the day when Missy would reappear?

 

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MUSIC WORLD: T. Gaines “Everything Again”

If you truly know me, you know that new music doesn’t move me. Even if I know you, if I think you’re wack, I won’t be shy about sharing my opinion. So with reason, my homie T. Gaines hesitated to tell me that he even rapped. His apprehension is completely justified with every other homie from so-and-so thinking they can craft a rhyme or two and make it big. But, T. Gaines is different. Yes, he can spit. Yes, you can relate. What makes him amazing is the amount of time and energy he put into crafting his debut EP.  “Everything Again” relates to what’s hot in music without being expected. You think you’re gonna listen to some haphazard basement-recorded mixtape? Think again. Check out “Everything Again” by clicking the link below.

Download “Everything Again”

Since this is my homie, I felt it wouldn’t be responsible to present a full review. So instead, I’ll let you handle that. Thoughts? Start a discussion below.

The wonderful production was handled by The Innovatorz and Kyle Ellis. Show them some love too.

MUSIC WORLD: “Climax” by Usher

My fandom for Confessions-Era Usher is unparalleled. When he dropped that album (and the deluxe version which I also copped), I felt that Usher could do no wrong. Unfortunately, his situations changed. He fell in love, got married, Euro-Pop got hot. It ultimately resulted in a Versus, most recently, which we’ll act like didn’t happen. When I heard Usher was dropping a new track, I was the exact opposite of excited. But then I heard “Climax.” Don’t let the intro fool you, this is what we want to hear from Usher Raymond. If you haven’t heard it yet, enjoy.

Ahh… This song speaks to me in the same way that the entire Confessions album felt all to familiar. Is this the Usher you wanna hear? What do you think?