This is not a review. I don’t do reviews. Reviews are just glorified opinions. We all hear and see things differently so who am I to suggest someone like or not like something based solely on my opinion? That would be kind of arrogant wouldn’t it? So here are my scattered thoughts on the new Jay-Z & Kanye West release Watch The Throne
still using the n-word
no defending ya
sing-songy in spots
obligatory beyonce hook
watch, listen, no
kayne so wishes he could sing
current affairs, but no lisa ling
broken and abbreviated
some like it
some hate it
otis had too much sample
that’s right go on and feel it
reflections of fatherhood
hova sealed it
yet another “it’s a new day” remake
beats are heavy
can make your car shake
biblical, lesbian, dick, & michael jackson shout-outs
biggie, civil rights and momma kudos
not too much mention about cars, clothes and hoes
saturated with imagery
not sure it lives up to the throne’s destiny
merged minds with money can build a mountain
wish instead they had created a fountain
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I love Kanye. Hova? I love to hate him but I can’t help but marvel at his skills. His book Decoded is a wonderful read. So far all I’ve heard is Otis, but that beat is to die for. I like how you put your thoughts in poem form, very nice. But I don’t think reviews are arrogant. It’s interesting to hear what other people have to say.
Hey there Sweepy! I love both of these dudes. It’s been cool to see them evolve over the years. They both have given us moments to not like them, but they definitely are two important voices of our hip-hop generation. I agree that reviews are platforms to hear what others think, but some reviewers (not all) make their words the end all and be all and some of us buy into it without making up own own minds. Happy Sunday!
I’m not a fan … and I can’t understand what they say…geez. Perhaps, another,reread and re-listening will do 😉
On the topic of re-views…I totally agree that one’s review of something doesn’t make his/her words an authority on the subject…hmmm….
Hip-hop is simply poetry set to music. It’s not for everyone. It’s okay to not like it! LOL! There is certain music that doesn’t appeal to my taste either. I do love a broad range of music though. Anything that has passion, whether it’s in the voice, the lyrics or delivery of song is something I can relate to. Hugs dear Melissa!