Thursday, June 02, 2011

"And Now All I Wanna See, Is a Sky Full of Lighters"

Not exactly a cameo I thought would ever happen, but you're not gonna hear one complaint out of me that @BrunoMars got together with @Eminem & @therealroyce59 on a track that'll be on their new album Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel. It'll be hitting shelves and iTunes on June 14th, but like any "In Demand" Hip Hop album it probably won't last the week before it leaks. Just like the sun coming up every day it's become a predictable part of Hip Hop culture and in my eyes having (presumably) the best track on the album NOT leak until less than two weeks before it drops, it's too bad. Glad to see Royce isn't getting all bent out of shape about it at least...
The lyrics are aggressive and quippy all around with lines from Royce like "Cause what goes up must come down, You going down on something you don’t wanna see like a hairy box" and "Ya’ll are doomed, I remember when T-Pain ain't wanna work with me, My car starts itself, parks itself and autotunes". I was glad to see The Smeezingtons were behind the production on the track too, proving yet again they're much more than just Bruno's production team...#AskCeeLo

Sure it's a little more pop than you'd expect, but Eminem has legitimized Hip Hop being pop because he still refuses to have a filter on even the most bubble gum sounding tracks. It'll be hard to top this one, but between Fast Lane and Lighters, the album as a whole looks to be chalked full of thought provoking vulgarity over stellar production. Just wish it was more than 9 tracks...#InAPerfectWorld

Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce da 5'9) feat Bruno Mars - Lighters (prod by Eminem, The Smeezingtons & Battle Roy)


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