As you have noticed I do generally try and keep my reviews positive around here. If I don’t like something I just ignore it and move on. That may change one day because, well frankly, you are hear to read my opinion about music I am blogging about. I am just sorta accepting that philosophy. So anyway to the point of this short post.
I haven’t listened to much Hip Hop lately so I wanted to work in a new CD review. Listening to Hip Hop isn’t exactly a chore for me because it is hard to beat a great hip hop song. I don’t listen to it all the time though. I am a much darker individual so I really have to be in the mood for the fake world of hip hop riding on the coat tails of brilliant producers.
Anyway before I get to far off topic I decided to listen to Usher’s new CD Here I Stand. “Love in This Club” has really been growing on me and I am really feeling it when I hear it. So I fired up the CD on Rhapsody and started listening.
The intro comes and goes, I hear my favorite song come along, and then I start getting pretty bored. I mean bored like wondering if that itch in my nose is a stray hair and I should go check in the mirror. Then I remember I am listening to a new CD to tell you fine folks about.
There isn’t much on it I really like. I kept listening to it waiting for that Usher hit. It was pretty disappointing. The second best song on Here I Stand is probably “What is a Man to Do”. Although it needs to lose the rancid whale mating sounds that chick is trying to make. I mean what is that? If that is suppose to be a middle eastern flair? You need to go back and listen to Sting and “Desert Rose” to see how it is done.
The other notable song on the CD is notable because of it’s absurdity. Your honor please allow me to enter these lyrics in as evidence.
Stay struggling with the part of me that wants to run the streets,
My Mac is in my backpack, I’m surfing on the sites,
I’m chatting, this ain’t cheating, jus telling myself a lie,
And it’s almost like I’m caught up and living another life,
Man I’m hungry for something, I need to feed this appetite
Did he really say he is struggling with the streets, he has a Mac in his backpack, and is cheating on his wife by having cyber sex in one whole verse? I don’t think they are gonna let you back in the ATL bro. I am just keeping it real.