Find Me On:
2:54 + 30 (seconds to mars) – (4 + 5 seconds) – 4 (horsemen of apocalypse) = 3:11
YOU DO THE MATH.
If this isn’t ryan hemsworth on the beat he should get tom petty’s legal team on it.
But like, what is real and what is superficial?
It’s like, you know, I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious… After nine years… you know what I realize? …
Ignorance is bliss.
My hatred of big shawn johnson is well established in the literature, so I’m biased, but I try to listen to every new verse with an open mind.
The content of his verse on this track is no doubt miles above most of his output to date. But, technically, he has got to be one of worst rappers today. Even when dudes are mumbling absolute bullshit on a track, they can generally still ride the beat appropriately. Yung Lean can do this for christ’s sake. Sean COMPLETELY loses the flow between 0:57 and 1:03 of the song – so vinylz just drops the beat out? Come on. How easy is it to tweak and re-record a portion of a verse. At first I wondered if it was due to the drum programming, which is supposed to be all fucked up and that’s sort of cool, I guess. But, no, he just fucked it up. Again, the content of the verse is WAY up from the past, but he’s stumbling in the middle of the verse? He’s driving a nice car in and out of the goddamn road lines. It doesn’t work – makes me pause every time i hear it. It’s not as bad as his flow on I don’t fuck with you, which is totally unforgivable. He RUINED that beat, and not in a good way, he ruined it like pissing on a freshly cooked turkey (unless you like that). I digress.
He does it again slightly on the “shaq and penney” line. There’s no excuse for this shit at this level. It’s not a live recording, like “oh shit, well THAT HAPPENED AND WE CAN’T REVISE THE PAST JUST ONE OF THE UNAVOIDABLE CONSEQUENCES OF LIVE RECORDINGS, BOYS.” No. Everybody sat in the room and was like, “Yap – great. That’s totally acceptable, B.I.G. Not only that, it’s acceptable in a context with two of the best popular rappers currently working.” And THAT my children is why this keeps happening. If everyone around you lets this kind of shit pass, wouldn’t you think you’re doing okay? Especially when you’ve got Kanye giving it a pass?
Anyway, thanks for letting me get all that out. In conclusion, the Montessori reference is tight.
I can chip in a buck
-4 well fuck me
Guess Tom and his camp never heard “Last Nite’s American Girl?”
I honestly don’t hear the similarities between Won’t Back Down and Stay with Me.
omg I just opened my copy of the latest hold steady cd that was released and found this under the cd tray like the pinkerton map. what does it mean?