Monday, October 04, 2004

you gotta love N.O.R.E. because he drink like a sailor, he curse like a 6th grader

N.O.R.E. f/ Daddy Yankee, Nina Sky, Gem Star and Big Mato - "Oye Mi Canto"
So apparently now before his next rap album Nore is putting out a reggaeton album called Norminacle. It's coming out on November 16, but it's kind of unclear whether it's actually going to be on Roc-a-fella, I somehow suspect it's going to be on the low on a smaller label while he waits for the Roc to get their shit together and give the rap album a release date, like the metal album M.O.P. did earlier this year. Anyway this is the new single and it's alright.

N.O.R.E. f/ Nature - "4 A Minute"
The b-side to "Oye Mi Canto", produced by Timbaland. Which is the same move LL just pulled, going from Neptunes in '02 to Timbo in '04 (presumably because Nore decided that Pharrell is a straight Flagrino), which as much as I like Tim seems to me somehow like a step down, although not as steep of a step down as it would be to Neptunes in '04.

N.O.R.E. - "Get Down"
Another Timbaland beat, kind of cool with some guitar squeals on the chorus. But both these tracks remind me of Tim's beats on Blueprint 2, which were all similiarly manic but somehow kind of muffled and unexciting.

Nicole Wray f/ Peedi Crakk and N.O.R.E. - "If I Was Your Girlfriend" (remix)
New version of the hi-hat-crazy club banger (no relation to one of my favorite Prince songs ever) from Roc-a-fella's R&B division Roc Music, featuring the Niggarican tag team! Peedi starts it off with his wonderful slinky bilingual flow but when Nore picks up the back end his voice pushes too hard against the swing of the beat talking about making her butt spin. There's also a Nore/Peedi remix of "Goodies", but it's kind of bogus, Peedi's verse is just recycled from "Niggarican" and I think the Nore verse is from somewhere else too, and they don't sound good at all grafted onto that shitty beat.

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