“My name is Marshall Mathers I’m an alcoholic, I have a disease and they don’t know what to call it..”
This track is devoid of any reasonable, sensible message that can be passed on to the listener. Needless to say, if you’re looking for something demented, random, full of psychotic lines and still feverishly entertaining, here you go.
Maybe I exaggerated some point but still, this song gives that side of hip-hop that isn’t about blings, swags or hoes but about blending words to bring up stories that can freak and entertain you almost at once.
Busta Rhymes’ repetitive word tongue-twisting and sudden quick sentence strings coupled with Estelle’s rosy voice brings forth this beauty for the ears. The beat is a quick succession of cymbals, claps, drums and techno. You could say it’s Electro-Hop (it probably is).
This is evidently one of those songs that would make you appreciate the existence, value and bass filter of speakers. With earpieces/headphones, it’s a musical heaven of background xylophone additions, backup singing and colourful instrumentals.
Apart from the party mood/relieving calm from this, the song also gives the message that money isn’t the only thing that makes the world go round. Ain’t that something?
When it comes down to it, Lil’ Wayne is a really good rapper. And when he’s not on about ‘out of this world’ talks and dick pleasers, he’s on of those few artists who would string words in such a way that you can’t help but wonder at his lyrical power. And he knows how to use it judiciously and wisely.
Couple that ability with Eminem’s tactical delivery and you have a masterpiece to behold. Dedicated to those that claim they’re there for you and leave then come back to apologize, the song is based on you being a stronghold for yourself.
Agreed no man’s an island, still if you take that and interpret it to mean you should always rely on others you’ll keep getting your ass handed to you. If you decide to stand on your feet and hustle on, you’ll get to chase the bullies away;like the boy in the video.
From thanking your haters, to questioning their motives, wondering what problem is and even challenging them to come over, this song has it all (besides the thanking part).
Personally, I love fast tracks. Not just any fast track, but a fast track with depth and feeling. To go so fast and question the motive of your haters should leave some of them wondering if it’s a good idea to get at you. The instrumental is a combination of medieval trumpets, sinister piano playthroughs, drums and a soft lady’s voice… mix this with Twista’s flow and an entertaining song reaches out. On top of it all, Twista asks his haters if they even know where he is despite threatening to kill him. In the end, it’s a simple note to them… Come and Get Me.
(As strange as this may seem,no links for this song yet.I’ll update when one comes by)
There are Rock bands, there are Alternative Rock bands, and there’s The Academy Is… (note the ellipsis, it’s part of the name). Sometimes you have to just wave away from the tongue-twisting and breath-sucking rap and slide into something decent and entertaining.
The Academy Is…’s album Almost Here is ripe with songs that grace your inner being and put you in a state of pure calm, as the Rock parts of the album even have moments of calm where you can reflect on what the song is about. Skeptics And True Believers is no exception to that wonderful formula. This song helped retain my sanity when things got kinda topsy-turvy… might do the same for someone else too
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