The 2 best rap posse songs I’ve heard this year, Sanctified and Move That Dope feel contrived and lack momentum/staying power. Granted, everything on paper sounds amazing (that Pharrell verse, that gospel sample) but there’s no energy to either to them.
I don’t know. I think it’s time we hung up posse tracks.
They need to mix ASAP Rocky’s vocals better. Like, come on now.
I wish I didn’t like rappers that look like Lakutis.
Dope mixtape doe.
Going off on how she nailed the melody in the verses, I was kinda disappointed in how anticlimactic the chorus was. Probably could’ve benefited from more vocal effects and swelling synths as opposed to just the live version of it. Atleast a better vocal performance by Lauren although I haven’t been too impressed by the covers. They definitely do benefit from a polished studio session.
Just patiently waiting for another “Recover” or “The Mother We Share” moment…
Does anyone get the feeling that Drake is pulling some sort of publicity stunt for his next upcoming album?
Sounds way too much like Versace bruh.
Come on Zaytoven.
There are too many moments on this mixtape where I wish this was just a Young Thug mixtape.
It took a bit to grow on me, but I love Jersey/Baltimore club tracks sprinkled in the sets I go to (as much as I found it a challenge to dance to in the beginning). Shouts out to every bed squeak ever.
Footwork on the other hand is another beast and I understand why people don’t like it. Most of it has been so raw, un-danceably uptempo, and tongue-in-cheek that I forget its musical objective of dancing altogether. It’s transcendent stuff though, the kicks, the samples, the high-end frequency snares are so rapid-fire and off-kilter that the whole percussion end becomes this abstract zone out session. That’s what clicked for me.
Nothing was better on New Years Eve than getting turnt and loudly bumping Drake like “NIGGA WE MADE IT.”
Great idea for an article!
At the end of the year, The Bling Ring soundtrack just really stands out to me. There’s something so terribly iconic about starting the movie off with Sleigh Bells.
As for Breaking Bad, I have 5 seasons to burn through. Missed a whole lot.
This article reminded me of a better time when Harlem Shake used to just be a legitimate banger in the club.
Truly where worlds collide this year.
Tons of blogs and critics love Kanye. What are you going on about, yung wun?
Also credibility is the word you’re looking for.
There is a severe lack of G-Dragon.
I’ve been desperately avoiding these Kanye interviews like the plague, but I will give this one a go.
You will hear from me in a few.
Why is the world like this.
In terms of K-Pop, Tom, you really dropped the ball on forgetting to include this ridiculously awesome black and white T.O.P. video. A must watch for the weirdness factor.
I just sent a really long reply, but I don’t know, it’s not showing up on the comments.
To sum it up:
You’re sending flak to the wrong guy. I defend gay rights all the time. The media has conditioned just about most people. It’s not so much a perception as it is just what we grew up with. The fact that I’m on the internet and I’m on your side listening to what you have to say means we have gone a long way in supporting gay rights. I’m sure Tom’s tone didn’t imply any mal-intent or bigotry.
Yes, because it was 2 guys making out. Even though I support gay rights to the highest degree and I pretty much have a superhero complex whenever any gay person is being bullied, doesn’t mean that I didn’t feel uncomfortable. You don’t have to be so transparent about a thing happening right in front of you just because you objectively stand against it. How often do you see two guys kissing each other?
A part of me is also just very fidgety about any sort of intimacy or PDA, but I guess that’s just how my environment affected me.
I thought just the concept alone was the main focal point and was funny in itself. The fact that they would faithfully re-do the whole video in contrast to anything that makes sense for them doing it in the first place….. That’s the socially nuanced point of the comedy isn’t it? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!
But also, I did find it hard to watch though.
Am I a bad person?
“To everyone really upset about us asking people to dress up at our shows… please relax. It’s super not mandatory. It just makes for a more fun carnival when we are all in it together. So far these have been the best shows we have ever played.
See you soon.
But in short, I basically realized that a hefty majority of Stereogum commenters have sticks up their asses.
o look at me double posting.
Are you always on your period or something?
I bet you hate cake and babies and pillows.
I bet you hate cake and babies and pillows.
Jhene Aiko instead of Future? I’m super fine with this.