The real reason I don’t wear Gucci, Prada, or Louis. And its not because I’m broke.
First I thought this was terrible, but now I like. It is kinda funny though. Rappers gotta step up their game. These white girls are in it now. lol
This is a review on Kanye’s album, not my own beautiful dark twisted fantasy. That would more than likely interest you, but thats not something I would put on a blog. Maybe Kanye would. Actually I know he would. No need to discuss that.
So the album is amazing and everyone else is talking about it, so why would I? No one wants a blog that says what everyone else says cuz that would be instant death.
So here goes: the album is amazing because it combines the old school with the things of today. And the craftmanship in the production is astounding. Its got the old skool hip hop feel, but with autotune and plenty of rap (of course). This album reminds me of Curtis Mayfield actually. Not when he was with the Impressions, but afterward when he started doing Funk.
And if you haven’t seen the Runaway video watch it. Its what Kanye shows that he believes to be beautiful, well at least while making this album. I can’t say he thinks or feels the same way for long, its just that this vid shows for at least a moment what he feels to be beautiful. It is not a waste of your 35 minutes. This vid is Kanye’s version of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker and it’s got a tribute to him in it. Its very minimalistic, has Selita Ebanks, and a lot of ballerinas. Its definitely at least a little twisted, but it goes well with his Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Mash-ups and remixes are spectacularly crazy and much of the time people are doing them in their own homes and getting them out to the people via youtube. Sometimes the remix is even better than the original. It’s not just professional djs anymore not that the pros are slacking. Here are some of my favs pros and not.
SoBraLiajdyjonkt Shakira/Ciara/Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga/Pitbull
I have a few more I’m going to talk about soon. Tell me what you think about these and name some of your favs.
The 80s really seem to be back and not just in fashion, but musically and mentally as well. I’ll talk about the fashion in another post, but there has been a lot of reworking of 80s songs recently.
Katy Perry did a cover of Outfield’s Your Love, but retitled it Use your Love. I see this as her showing us some (good) music that she enjoys. Also I think she wants to show that her guitar is not a prop. Near the end of Katy’s song you can hear Rob Base and Dj EZ Rock’s It takes two.
Flo rida used Dead or Alive’s You spin me round (like a record) for the song Right Round. You spin me round actually makes for a good rap song. I was pleasantly surprised, although at first I didn’t like it. It took me a little while to get used to, because although it obviously used You spin me round its totally different.
What do you think about the sampling, covers, or otherwise use of 80s songs now? And What’s with using some lyrics for the chorus for the name of the song?