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[quote="DaSmoov1"]Anyone got that new Calvin Richardson or El Debarge ?[/quote]

fuck Calvin...I'll be getting the new El this weekend.
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[quote="QTPie"]Thought since his MTV special is premiering tonight, I should do a review.




[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51693FL6CXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/img]

[u][b]Drake - Thank Me Later[/b][/u]





Ok, where do I begin? Overall, decent effort. I know that he makes entirely too much music though to excuse some of the songs on this album. I think some people will be bored because they don't listen to lyrics. Unlike other rappers, his shit is not about the beat. It's about him in this game, fighting haters and holding on to, or perhaps releasing the fame. Drake is lyrical. A lot of times you have to "know him" to understand his references. There's no Meyer Lanski or Eliot Ness references. It's not gangster. There's a lil bit of Chanel, Gucci, Louis V talk, but mostly done by T.I. Ain't no talk about drugs unless he's talking about the kush that he's rolling. Lots of songs about broads. Lots. The guest spots are supportive, not over bearing. He will never have to worry about getting killed on his own track if the other rappers keep this up.

The song I like the least is the one playing on the radio right now, what's that about? Laughing I think it's a crap song, but what do I know. IMO, he should have released this CD months ago, not a week before Eminem drops. Not that anyone is promoting Em right now, I'm just saying.









Ok, let me get to it:


#1 "Fireworks" (feat. Alicia Keys) - This is not the same version that was leaked months ago, there's a lot less (thank goodness) Alicia singing. Alicia, what happened to this woman's voice? She just doesn't sound the same to me. It's CLEAR that he's talking about Rihanna in this song (2nd verse.) This song is about wanting love.

#2 "Karaoke" - He's singing on half this cut. I like the groove. He's singing to a girl who left him because he was trying to get on. That he worked too much, etc and that the "spotlight made her nervous", so she bounced. Now, I don't know if this song has a hidden meaning, it probably does, but I haven't caught it yet.

#3 "The Resistance" - My favorite song on the album. I know many many guys who relate to this song ironically. I just like how smart he is on this song. He's talking about his friends who are upset because they think he's not the same. He talks about how he's changing the game and didn't realize that things were different, but people need to understand why.

#4 "Over" - Another joint produced by Boi 1Da (he's pretty much done all of Drake's singles except for Say Something which was done by Timbaland for his album.) One of the singles we've heard 5000 times already. This song took some getting used to for me. I like it now.

#5 "Show Me a Good Time" - A party cut. It's an obvious Kanye production.

#6 "Up All Night" (feat. Nicki Minaj) - I call this the Soulja Boi song because of the hook and the monotonous voice he puts on. I love this joint, it crank, the beat is dumb. Nicki, starts off strong, the middle is weak and stupid as hell, finishes with a small caliber bang. She needs writing help. One "metaphor" was "fuck I look like hoe, I look like yes, you look like no." SIGH! This is a Young Money anthem song.

#7 "Fancy" (feat. T.I. and Swizz Beatz) - This is the single I said that I didn't care for. It's on the radio, I'm sure I'll get over it. I think it's a cute song, but it's not my type of song. T.I. comes in like he's been locked up and held hostage from a mic. Laughing Appreciate it! Mary J is on this track, it's strange, I don't know if they credit her in the liner notes since I don't buy shit. But it's her voice on the hook.

#8 "Shut It Down" (feat. The Dream) - Stripper song fronting as a song to this sexy girl who he's impressed by. He's telling her that she's gonna shut the spot down because she's a bad chick.

#9 "Unforgettable" (feat. Young Jeezy) - I think 40 produced this one. He's again singing to a chick. I don't like this song. I don't like Drake's verses. I don't like how they sampled Aaliyah's voice, it doesn't make sense to me and it's off of the beat. Jeezy's verse was nice, trust and believe, but I still don't like the track. I'll have to listen to it a hundred more times.

#10 "Light Up" (feat. Jay Z) - One of the coldest cuts on this album. Jay Z is basically schooling Drake on the game. Drake kills his verses and Jay raps like he hasn't in a while. Owwww... "con edison flow, I'm connected to a higher power..."

#11 "Miss Me" (feat. Lil Wayne) - Another fave. Produced by Boi 1Da, it's another song about how great Drake is. LOL. Wayne comes in like he just happened to be in the studio, sippin yak, smoking boat and decided to jump on the mic and spit raw. He's so random but I love it. I am convinced that he wasn't supposed to be on this song at first.

[i]ETA: I just looked up 'Miss Me' to find out why he shouted out Trill and Bun B on this cut. And I was 100% correct. Bun B made that song. Wayne liked it and they took Bun out. I knew I wasn't crazy. [/i]

#12 "CeCe's Interlude" - Stripper soooonnnnng.

#13 "Find Your Love" - I don't know why some people don't like this song. Kanye KILT this fuckin beat. Someone tell Drake that no matter how much he loves this chick, doesn't mean they won't break up. LOL

#14 "Thank Me Now" - Produced by Timbaland. Hot track. Reminds me of Jay-Z's "Thank You." It's a play on the album title obviously. Drake says to thank him for breathing life into this game and he basically says fuck the haters who don't see the evidence. "Rappers hit me up, but I never know what to tell them, cuz they think that I can help them, get back to where they fell from."[/quote]

interesting. I'm still undecided about this dude, although I do like "find your love" (probably the beat more....i'm a beat junky, and would gladly blank out most of the lyrical content these days Rolling Eyes )

anyway.....you've made me curious. Is this CD or a link out yet?
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Been out since I reviewed it. His voice can get grating, but I love his main producer and I love that he's not mentally retarded. Laughing Laughing He doesn't rap about bitches, guns and drugs. He doesn't pretend to be hard or a thug. When he speaks, he sounds like a normal boy raised in a white neighborhood. LOL No pretenses. I LOVED his MTV special because he just seemed real without sounding like an imbecile.

It's refreshing.
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he's Rob Base Y2K10-11 Confused

you rip Kanye yet give this one props? boo.
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I rip Kanye because he wouldn't shut the frak up. Not even for two seconds. On tv crying and whining and sh*t. That mess was annoying as hell. I am a BG Kanye fan. I think that he's amazingly creative and knows how to create beautiful music. I appreciate that he doesn't put himself in a box. I loved 808s and Heartbeats. I got it 100% and I crank it.

I LOVE The Love Below (Andre 3000.) I love Drake. I love Jay Z. I love Ceelo Green. I love Florence and the Machine. I love Grizzly Bear. I love Solange.


I love anyone whose trying to change the concept of music and art. People not following trends.




FREE WEEZY!
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The Love Below was a masterpiece and I agree, Kanye shut the fuck up and put out the damn music, man!

Florence & The Machine, awesome. I actually thought that Solange was tighter than her sister on couple of tracks off her last album, T.O.N.Y. was one of them.
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[quote="OHbrotha"][quote="DaSmoov1"]Anyone got that new Calvin Richardson or El Debarge ?[/quote]

fuck Calvin...I'll be getting the new El this weekend.[/quote]

Don't sleep on the CR... I'll check out El too. Smile
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[img]http://www.chartattack.com/files/imagecache/content_image-680xauto/chart_global/reviews/kanye-west-my-beautiful-dark-twisted-fantasy-cover.jpg[/img]


Get it. Razz
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The Philadelphia Inquirer rated his album [b]4 stars out of 4![/b] Said it was his best album ever!!!! Shocked
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hmm... Yeh. I agree I guess. Late Registration is my sh*t though.
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Is this album more like his first three? or more like the last one? If its more like the last one, I will pass.
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I love the last one. But no, there's no singing. It's more like his first ones. But there's a lot more to it. To MEEE, it's multifaceted. I think it's really fantastic. Now can we get him to shut the front door, stay off of Twitter and stop going to award shows? Thanks.
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fondray, how was El's album? i was thinking of getting it, but i wasn't feeling the song with faith and i usually like faith. plus i know he's been working with robin thicke and unless there's a special debarge rendition of the theme song to Diff'rent Strokes...no thankums.
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Laughing Laughing


Get it anyway. El needs support!
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The whole cd is nice.
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[quote="Bootylicious"]The whole cd is nice.[/quote]

I agree. Nice.. Smile
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[quote="DaSmoov1"][quote="Bootylicious"]The whole cd is nice.[/quote]

I agree. Nice.. Smile[/quote]

Yes I agree as well. Also love the new Eric Benet CD.
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Anyone have that new Mint Condition cd 7?
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[quote="DaSmoov1"]Anyone have that new Mint Condition cd 7?[/quote]
http://depositfiles.com/en/files/v7u137cnh


Enjoy!
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[quote="Bootylicious"][quote="DaSmoov1"]Anyone have that new Mint Condition cd 7?[/quote]
http://depositfiles.com/en/files/v7u137cnh


Enjoy![/quote]

THANKS!!!
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