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Nov 8, 2013
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blairdow:

Yes, this song is old now. But seriously, how can anyone deny the power of pop music for good when something like this tops the charts?

Bout to get real analytical.

If the power this song and its exposure holds in our society is not apparent to you, chew on this. What are the first songs you remember hearing? Do you remember the ones that had a real impact on you? It was either something your parents played or something from the radio. There is a whole generation of adolescents right now who are hearing music through young, hungry ears, and this, as a #1 song, is one that they are all hearing. (Remember how impossible it was to escape the Backstreet Boys?) And not only are they hearing it, they are hearing it all the time. The implicit message they get from hearing it all the time is that it must be popular. And therefore, what he’s saying is also popular.

A whole generation is coming of age with things like this. Thank god.


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Oct 4, 2013
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whenwhitegirlslovehiphop:

It’s been a while, but who other than Queen Ri could inspire me to come back? (Hi Katie!)

Speaking of, it’s been a WHILE since this single was released too. But I guess when you’re Rihanna you can do whatever the f*ck you want.

I have two thoughts:

1. Miley, this is how it’s done. We all know you’re just trying to be Rihanna and honey, it ain’t gonna happen. WE ALL REMEMBER HANNAH MONTANA DAWG. No matter how much of yo ass cheeks we see on the TV. Plus, no one can be Rihanna like Rihanna can.

2. I don’t even remember what my second thought was now. Oh yah… Can you straight up see one of her nipples when she’s wearing that rhinestone semi bra thing that honestly looks kind of painful, or am I trippin’?

I liked the blue chick with the gold bikini too.

I just wrote this whole post without once mentioning twerking. HA. May the general public’s obsession with twerking die just as quickly as Miley’s career will. (I hope.) (She will never have another song anywhere near as good as “Party in the U.S.A.”)(miss you kind of old Miley?)


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Oct 3, 2013
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What did I just watch? Was I in 1999 for a second there? Also this sounds like a Die Antwoord song.


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Oct 3, 2013
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It’s been a while, but who other than Queen Ri could inspire me to come back? (Hi Katie!)

Speaking of, it’s been a WHILE since this single was released too. But I guess when you’re Rihanna you can do whatever the f*ck you want.

I have two thoughts:

1. Miley, this is how it’s done. We all know you’re just trying to be Rihanna and honey, it ain’t gonna happen. WE ALL REMEMBER HANNAH MONTANA DAWG. No matter how much of yo ass cheeks we see on the TV. Plus, no one can be Rihanna like Rihanna can.

2. I don’t even remember what my second thought was now. Oh yah… Can you straight up see one of her nipples when she’s wearing that rhinestone semi bra thing that honestly looks kind of painful, or am I trippin’?

I liked the blue chick with the gold bikini too.

I just wrote this whole post without once mentioning twerking. HA. May the general public’s obsession with twerking die just as quickly as Miley’s career will. (I hope.) (She will never have another song anywhere near as good as “Party in the U.S.A.”)(miss you kind of old Miley?)


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Sep 12, 2013
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Drake – Wu-Tang Forever »

So it’s like an angrier version of Marvin’s Room…

Nice little taste of Nothing Was The Same.

-KT


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Sep 12, 2013
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Cody ChestnuTT

 

This past weekend, Portland hosted the annual Musicfest Northwest . 6 Days of constant shows in all genres at every available venue in the city, it was paradise. To be honest, I had heard of probably only 3 out of the 165 shows going into the festival, but let be real, that’s the best situation. You get to fall in love with new music and new artists. WIN.

 

I was lucky enough to hit up about 5 shows and by far my favorite was Cody ChestnuTT who has been featured on Dave Chappell and played with the Roots. He was such an engaging performer/entertainer and his songs just made you so happy to be there with that $8 whiskey ginger in your hand.

 

And his bass player, Jeffrey Bass Gaines, was a kick to chat with after the show.

 

Definitely check out his soulful Al Green/Marvin sound. You will NOT regret it.

 

-KT

 

**shown above are a few friends with the man himself.


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Sep 12, 2013
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KT on Kiss Land »

Hi Blair. So, I’m bringing us back to life… ha, HEY!

…Anyway, if you know me at all, you know that only The Weeknd has the power to resurrect my blogging. Aaaaaaand Kiss Land dropped yesterday, so my mind has been in trippy-R&B heaven for the past 24 hours. YEEE.

Overall, the album is what you probably expected. Nothing strays from his usual sound. Even Drake has his default cameo. But if you are like me and love his soulful, brokenhearted, come-down sound, then you’re a happy kid. And we can always appreciate that one song with an extra MJ vibe, (like D.D.) which this time around is Wanderlust and will be the soundtrack to my life for the indefinite future. 

If I were to change one thing, I have to say that I wish there were a few more guest appearances. Though Abel’s voice is amazing and we can always count on Drake, it’s good to spice up the sound. Even hearing the Juicy J say 2 sentences at the end of Same Old Song on Echoes of Silence was welcomed. 

So ya, provided is the full stream and track list provided by the beloved Hypetrak.com. Go dig.

-KT


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Mar 5, 2013
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Ciara- “Body Party”.

Produced by Mike Will Made It (obviously). Another jam from him. His ad lib is so fun to say! He really just needs to make it the hook to a song already. And where have you been Ciara? “One, Two Step” was my ish in 2005. ish.

Please excuse me, I’m gonna go listen to this three more times in a row. I just wish it had a verse from Future. The sample is such a tease! BTW, recently realized I’m totes on Team Future.


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Feb 19, 2013
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"N the Traffic"- Droop-E ft. Nite Jewel and J. Stalin

An excellent new track from Droop-E, son of E-40 aka 40 Water. Definitely not what I was expecting when I clicked play, its a lot more slowed down, refined, softer, than his father’s ultra hyphy party shit. Not that a little E-40 doesn’t have its own time and place. This beat has a trippy, Clams Casino vibe going on. No comment on J. Stalin’s questionable name choice.


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Feb 19, 2013
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"We Up"- 50 Cent ft. Kendrick Lamar and Kidd Kidd

First of all who is Kidd Kidd?

Second, isn’t it strange that we now live in an age of two music videos? Artists have started releasing a “lyrics video” along with the single, then following up with the official video later. However, the lyrics videos are usually just that, stylized words on a screen. This is the first one I’ve seen that features the actual artists. I mean, this is a music video in itself! Honestly, I didn’t realize that it wasn’t the actual video until it said “Official Video Coming Soon” at the end. (Note: I really like this video. The whole world should be in black and white with red and gold accents. Plus, cool shots of champagne bottles poppin!)

I mean the two videos approach makes sense, in a time when a shit load of the music we listen to is on Youtube. It used to be fans who would make their own lyrics videos and post them before the official video was released. Music labels had the annoying habit of shutting those down, so there were always a million for any given song, and it was always a crapshoot which would work and which wouldn’t. Well, at least the labels recognized the demand and started making their own. Touché. Guess they aren’t all evil.

I’ve only listened to the song once and I feel… just ok about it.


-B