I am NOT a JayZ fan, and while I don’t hate on Beyonce, I wouldn’t consider myself apart of the BeyHive by a long shot. But they cool. I’m kinda indifferent, about them.
I rarely purchase rap songs/albums, but upon sampling “Magna Carta Holy Grail” I stumbled upon this track, which jams so hard I can’t get the beat and chorus out of my head. I’ve literally had it on heavy rotation for about 3-5 days now. Part 2(On The Run) is quite literally part 2 of their duet “03 Bonnie and Clyde.” While that song was cool, this is WAAAY better(to me)…by far my favorite song on Jay’s album — I’m not disputing or discussing the entire album or where it ranks because, again, I’m not really a Jay Z connoisseur– but if this was the only good track on the album, I’d be good.
Note: This is NOT the official video, nor did I create this video
My laughter was on the tip of my tongue but didn’t quite make it out of my mouth.
While I was trying to just keep it moving I can’t let this go without voicing what was missing from Kevin Hart’s latest box office effort LET ME EXPLAIN. It was cool, it wasn’t side-splitting but I expected to actually laugh more. What I found was happening was I was saying “Oh, uh uh this fool crazy” or “oh no he didn’t” to myself a lot but I wasn’t ACTUALLY laughing.
One thing that didn’t help was this one part where he was telling this joke that was supposed to be hilarious once he go to the punchline. The problem: he starts laughing uncontrollably before arriving to the punchline. While he did ultimately get it out, the thrill was gone. Him laughing at the joke was actually funnier than the joke itself…to me.
That part and the last joke had me wondering if he actually wrote his jokes/stories this time around because he usually doesn’t laugh super hard at his own joke like he’s never heard it before. Like, that’s like when I’m trying to tell a funny story over the phone and I have to actively calm myself down so that I don’t laugh the punchline out…and I get on MY OWN nerves when I do that…so imagine paying for a ticket to the comedy show and the comedian is laughing his jokes out(like Mike Epps does). You’d be annoyed. That and how short it is, like his set feels as though it abruptly ends, like he was tired of telling jokes so decided to just go home. It was odd. I mean coming off of “LAUGH AT MY PAIN” I expected something on the same level at the very least.
Honestly, the vibe and overall takeaway I got from the movie which I gather would be the same takeaway i’d get from a live show, was that he KNOWS he’s funny now. Not saying he didn’t know before, but it’s almost like he’s more aware of how funny he is which ultimately makes him come across less funny. Some might say: “he’s Hollywood now.” I’m trying to stop short of going that far, because to me he was always famous, he isn’t some new cat on the scene who suddenly got famous and is looking and acting like new money. He’s been doing this for a minute and put in work to get here-which I’m certainly not mad at- so I wouldn’t call it “Hollywood,” because folks who turn “Hollywood” on somebody start acting brand new, this isn’t the case here.
Here, Kevin Hart has clearly arrived, I just wish his stand-up was still waiting on its flight because maybe then I’d have laughed at “LET ME EXPLAIN” as I have all of his other stand up performances.
My point: while I really wanted it to be funny, almost funny is as far as I could get, but as Brandy so plainly points out, “Almost Doesn’t Count.” Perhaps he could explain, what was up with that
I know, I know I’ve been gone for a minute. My blog doesn’t have a steady schedule mostly because I’m more quality over quantity. While I do write everyday everything written doesn’t need to be posted; that coupled with I don’t always feel like posting random musings all the time…But I’m going to do better. It’s been too long.
So Ciara released a song called “Body Party.” Okay, Fine. It wasn’t until I stumbled across the enticing headline by Atlanta blogger Funky Dineva, which pointed out that this track sampled Ghost Town Dj’s “My Boo,” that I finally felt compelled to listen.
Why I’m gathering us here today to discuss it? I truly can’t decide how I feel about it.
The beat is a banger; done by my current flavor-of-the-month MikeWillMadeIt (Bandz A Make Her Dance). BUT anytime I hear this baseline or melody to “My Boo” I ONLY want to hear: “At night I think of you, I want to be your lady baby!” being sung along to it.
It’s funny because one of the comments on Funky Dineva stated how they liked it, it had an old 90s R&B feel to it. I’m over here like: “well duh! They sampled a 90s song? What else could it feel like?!” But I digress..
Clearly, I am truly biased and deadlocked when it comes to deciding if i’m rocking w/ CiCi’s “Body Party” or not so I need a second opinion.
What say you?
Ghost Town Dj’s
I was scrolling through some of my favorite videos on YouTube and came across this 90s jam by Zhane. It feels like a fitting Friday song so I just had to share this quick hit with you.
“I am Sending…sending My Love to Ya…”
I was on my train home PARTYING, jamming to Stevie Wonder’s “All I Do.” I’m in an old skool soul kind of mood today.
I don’t know why but this song randomly started playing in my head the other day so I downloaded it instantly. Every once in a while I go through these song phases where all I have a taste to hear is one particular song on repeat. Today, Tag Mr. Wonder you’re it.
I feel like dancing down the aisles…that’s how good I feel. I don’t know why I just feel like dancing and I wanted to share this joy with you.
Live Performance Circa 2012…and it STILL jams!