So let me start off by saying I am usually not the biggest fan of current rap right now. I’d rather listen to Jay-Z or Dre or Tupac than what most major rappers are putting out right now. However, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Rick Ross, and I honestly don’t know why. It can be the way he barks, his svelte physique, or his huge beard.
Actually, I do know why I like home more than many of his contemporaries. He can rap, which some other people in the game right now can’t. He’s got some sexy sexy beats. He gets some of the biggest names to get on tracks with him. And with the release of his newest album, “God Forgives, I Don’t” he continues to rap about his routes as a working his way from nothing to making more money than alot of others and having his weight in gold….which is a lot of weight.
I really am a fan of this album. He’s got some club hits, some smooth jams, and some great verses. He also brought some friends along, having some of music’s best being featured in tracks. This includes some old school (Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Nas), up and comers (Meek Mill), some guys past their prime in my opinion (Usher, Ne-Yo, Andre 3000), and some of the biggest in the game (Drake, Wale).
I’m starting to think Usher and Rick Ross might be a power duo (Usher Rozay?). Usher’s crooning tenor vocals and Ross’s signature baritone are perfect complements of each other. And despite Ross getting lots of flak for his weight, I don’t think anyone can deny that he’s got an appealingly rich voice that is so fitting for the boss image he portrays. I would even go so far as to say that Rick Ross may very well become the Barry White of ‘rap’ if he continues with these love ballads. You can quote me on that! The video incorporates the elements of old-school R&B videos–slow motion movements of the female (here, played by the beautiful Lashontae Heckard) to emphasize her mystique, an outdoor pool scene, scenes of intimate moments at home–that I fondly remember from my childhood. Great song! Great video!
Usher and Swedish House Mafia just put out a track the other day called Euphoria and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better they put out another track! Numb is definitely going to be a huge summer song this year. Anything Swedish House Mafia instantly turns to gold. This collaboration is really well done and by the end of the summer you are probably going to be sick of it, after its played out on the radio. So download it now and enjoy it before the radio engraves it into your head!
Here ya go, the 3rd and final single from Usher’s upcoming 7th studio album, Looking For Myself. This song is probably the second best out of the 3 released so far. Climax was by far the best, a great showcase of Ushers vocal talent, this falls in the middle, thanks to a guest verse from Rick Ross and a dope beat, and Scream, which seemed manufactured for a club coming in third. Regardless, it will be interesting to see what the rest of the album contains and which way the music trends, whether it be more club songs, or more of the introspective R&B joints that Usher shines on.
PS This is sure as hell going on the playlist of “get it in” songs along with countless others, most notably Neighbors Know My Name
Usher is back with another new track from his album. Where climax was a true R&B song, Scream is more in the vain of Ushers previous hits like Yeah and DJ Got Us Falling In Love. Regardless, this one is going to be huge on the radio and you will here it countless times in the club, so go ahead and check it out here first.
Alex Syse, aka mashup artist, Basic Physics, has literally made one of the craziest albums I’ve heard so far this year. By combining his vast musical inventory and some beautiful creativity, Basic Physics manages to synthesize samples ranging in variety from producers like Avicii and Daft Punk (heavy influence in this album), to artists and groups like Usher, Jay-Z, and Breathe Carolina. He also manages to throw in a few lines from the movie, Inception, as well as Brian Wilson’s “I’m feeling like I wanna rage…” quote. This album is designed to get the party started and keep it going. It’s not rocket science (despite what the album cover might suggest)—head over to Basic Physics’s Facebook page to download Liftoff now! It’s free!