Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Get Into It: New Music Tuesday
There is a lot of new music dropping today. One R&B project, one R&B/Pop and one Hip-Hop/Pop project. All different in their own rights. Good music nonetheless. Let's get into them. First up is Rihanna. She is back after barely a year after "Talk That Talk." Rihanna's "Unapologetic" is dope. I have a new favorite song. It is her "Pour It Up." It is the perfect strip club song. The beat is intoxicating to me. I also love "What Now," "Jump," "Phresh Off The Runway," and "Diamonds (remix)." I can play it from beginning to end. It's not a deep or conscious project. It's just feel good music. And, I can enjoy it purely for that reason. "Lost in Paradise" and "Stay" get me into my feelings but in a good way. "Loveeeeeee Song" features Future an artist I do not get the appeal of. The song would be better without him and the auto-tune in my opinion. I fast forward through him and I like it much better. "Unapologetic" is Rihanna's 7th cd. Who knew the "Pon De Replay" girl would have staying power? I know I did not. Anyway, I like it.
Keyshia Cole is back with "Woman To Woman." It is a vast improvement over her "Calling All Hearts." It is a clear R&B cd which is what CAH should have been. I love the title track which is a duet with Ashanti. I really like it. I also love "Trust & Believe," "Signature," and "Zero (feat Meek Mill)." What I really dig is the fact that the cd just flows. I don't skip any songs. I just vibe all the way through it. Keyshia is back. She sounds like her debut self. A little older, little wiser and in love, Keyshia shines throughout this project. I truly enjoy it. I was a little apprehensive about it at first because of the last one. I am glad I was wrong.
Also, dropping today is Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up." First off, the title is too long and silly. Secondly, I think it is very wack of artists to add a few songs to a project and re-release it. I think they are taking advantage of their fans. Thirdly, she added 8 songs to it. I believe she could have added a few more songs and released a totally new project. With all of that being said, I like the new songs. Love "Up In Flames," "The Boys," "I Endorse These Strippers (feat. Tyga)," and "High School (feat. Wayne)" the most. "I'm Legit" featuring Ciara makes me want to dance. I can see myself listening to this while getting dressed to go out. I do not think that this project will move major numbers for that reason alone. The songs are cute but not really hard hitting Nicki. But, I am also not her core audience. Music truly is my thing. I cannot think of anything else that moves me as much. I do not think that I will ever get tired of hearing it, talking about it, loving it. I cannot foresee that day in my future. As long as it exists, I will be discussing it. Get into this new music. Enjoy!