Thursday, December 23, 2004

Ying Yang Twins - "Wait Til You See My"
Nothing but tom toms with that downward sliding sound echoing off of them like the Neptunes used to use a lot on stuff like "Slave 4 U", only a faint hint of click-clap on the upbeat, Kaine whispering in his usual flow but whispering, only whispering, for the entire song, and it's so hard to make out what they're saying that it sounds even filthier than it probably is. On the radio they couldn't say the whole title and had to blank out a lot of lyrics, so you don't know what it is he wants her to see, but he's gonna beat that _____ up with it, so you can kinda guess.

Trick Daddy f/ Cee-Lo and Lil Kim - "Sugar" (remix)
New single version (with a split video with "J.O.D.D."!) with Luda's verse swapped out for an actually good Kim verse. All the people who were up in arms about the "Crazy Train" jack on the last single are going to be even more freaked out about the follow up being a Talking Heads interpolation (the relatively obscure "Sugar On My Tongue"). Actually, Thug Matrimony is full of weird appropriations, like that song that lifts the melody from that Smokey Robinson song that Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis charted with a few years ago, and New Edition's "If It Isn't Love" re-done as "If I Ain't A Thug".

Juelz Santana f/ Young Ja - "S.A.N.T.A.N.A."
"Juuuuuuuuuuuuelz" is the new "Snoooooooooooooop".

Nivea f/ Lil Jon and Youngbloodz - "Okay"
My history with 'crunk & B' or 'bubblecrunk' or whatever horrible name you wanna put on it has not been a happy one so far, but this is pretty wonderful. It even makes better use of the best part of "Ghettomusick" ("feelin' good feelin' great" etc). I guess all that remains now is for Lil Jon to make a song called "What?" to complete the trilogy.

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