Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Just Cause They Try, Doesn't Mean They Can Be Us"

Lavish lifestyles have surrounded the core of Hip Hop since it's inception. Although the genre has evolved leaps and bounds from the beginning in the 1980s, money, cars, women and expensive champagne continues to dominate the alpha lyrical content of most Hip Hop artists. I bring this up because One of Those Nights touches on just about all the mainstream material, but does so in a way that would make @TQtheTrojan proud. For those of you who don't get the reference, TQ was one of the first artists that I remember back in the early 2000s who could actually pull off the vocalization of raw Hip Hop lyrics.

The logical comparison to TQ in the song below is @TheWeekndxo. His dramatic and emotional delivery bleed out deeper meaning behind what he's saying, which draws you into his music. While I'm on the compliment train, I'd be remiss if I didn't dish out some dap to @therealjuicyj for continuing to evolve and adapt the way he makes music, while still keeping it trill. Dude couldn't resist the temptation to throw in his trademark "Yeeeaa Ho!"s throughout the track, but I'd argue that with a little bit of editing and it has the potential to land on the radio. It's all about marketability because that leads to the mighty dollar and if I had this track in my lap, I'd feel pretty confident I could push some weight on iTunes with it. Matter of fact, while we're on the subject, Juicy's new album Stay Trippy is supposed to land on iTunes sometime in the next month, so keep an eye out for that...#StayTrippy

Juicy J feat The Weeknd - One of Those Nights


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