Jay Z is one of my favourite rappers. I recently stumbled upon a playlist with his greatest hits and came across this classic. The song reminds me of back in the day in my childhood when it used to play on the radio. Pharrell compliments the song beautifully. My favourite line would have to be towards the end when Jay Z says “But, before I jump out the window, what’s your name”. I don’t know why I find that line so funny even to this day 😂😂.
OK so this song is pretty big and popular at the moment. However I was shopping in Zara one day and stumbled upon this version. It’s the Don Corleon remix featuring Seyi Shayi. Her voice is beautiful and fits the song so well.
My favourite line “Memories don’t live like people do, baby I will always remember you. Everytime the dj play that tune I wanna make it to September real soon”. This sums up how I feel about music. Everyone I hear a song I am reminded of a memory.
Definitely a song to be playing in the summer as this remix has a very nice vibe to it.
Another song by JP is his cover of “Ex Factor” by the legend that is Lauryn Hill. Of course “It could all be so simple but you’d rather make it hard” is a classic line.
If you haven’t heard this version, I suggest you check it out.
JP Cooper is someone I have only discovered recently but I am a fan of his music. This particular song has beautiful words. You can’t help but feel warm inside when you hear it playing.
In particular the lines “The only reason God gave me eyes was to see you…the only reason God gave me ears was to hear your voice”. Such beautiful words to hear which match his sensual voice. I will definitely be looking forward to more music from him.
I once saw someone tweet “She’s an Andre 3000 verse in a world of mumble rap.”. That statement couldn’t be more accurate in this song. Andre’s verse in this song is so beautiful. He has the ability to make any song sound poetic.
My favourite line would have to be “Everybody has an addiction; mine happens to be you & those who say they don’t, souls will later on say to them that ain’t true”. You can deny all you want but everyone has a weak spot. Sooner or later it will be apparent.
I love the fact Drake let the song end after that verse and didn’t continue it with the chorus. Really, after Andre’s verse nothing more needed to be said.
Listen. I am the BIGGEST Usher fan EVER. My biggest wish is to attend a concert where he can perform every song from his classic ‘Confessions’ album.
This particular song is just a casual underrated song he previously released. My favourite line/bit is actually towards the end around the 3 minute mark where he sings “You gonna wanna tell everybody ’bout how I got you all”… where the beat changes and his voice gets deeper. The song is classic Usher. He sings about pleasing his woman in all the right ways.
I recently stumbled upon a debate about whether Rick Ross is one of the best. I never considered his discography before but I must admit…he is a living legend. He actually is one of the best lyricists we have in rap at the moment.
This particular song is based on Rick Ross’ rise to success.
The lyrics that stick out to me; “Biggie Smalls in the flesh livin’ life after my death”. This line resonates with me because Ross is often compared to Biggie and I think it’s because of the physical similarities. While they both have amazing flows…Biggie is definitely one of a kind. Another line; “Lookin at my Rollie it’s about that time…white man had a problem with mine
And we suppose to be shy?”. <<<<<< THIS LINE IS SO RELEVANT.
There is a stereotype associated with Black men and their love for fancy things. A prime example of bias is the MMA boxer Conor McGregor and the boxer Floyd Mayweather. They both talk and mention money…however Floyd is constantly criticised for his mention of it. Similarly the black Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton is also criticised for his love of fancy things. Rick Ross is simply saying why should black people keep quiet about their fancy things? Simply because ( some) white people have a problem with it.