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Rihanna – Hard ft. Young Jeezy

Okay, so in all honesty I have not paid the most attention to Rihanna’s return, simply because I want everyone to silence all the talk regarding her personal life, concentrate on the music. I heard Russian Roulette and I felt like I knew that was coming, however I came across this song and found myself listening to it over and over again.

This was different, I did not expect this, it feels inspirational, I can actually feel Rihanna’s honesty in this record, she wants everybody to listen, she has her own style, its grown, its sexy, its confident and still it remains fun rather than serious, produced by Tricky Steward and the Dream, this is another hit for sure, with the added feature of Mr Inspiration himself Young Jeezy, the song manages to appeal to a broder audience, it has the feel of Run This Town which you all heard and saw how successful it was.

The production is important as it possesses such a powerful feeling to it, the hard drums are kept subdued…so you feel them without them having to stand out, the guitar takes a lead but it blends with synths creating a lazer like melody racing over the beat, as Rihanna comfortably maintains her composure and dominates with her vocals (effortlessly). Young Jeezy delivers a typical emphatic verse, with accompanied adlibs, he makes his presence without overshadowing Rihanna, it gives the track more depth and increases it’s raw appeal.

I hope a good video is created to accompany this to the top of the charts, as an even stronger Rihanna returns to elevate her career to new heights.

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Mariah Carey – Obsessed

This song has been around for a while, promoted as an apparent ‘diss’ to Eminem, it gained a lot of interest, however for me that was taking it away from what it truely was, I don’t jump on band-wagons, so once the interest died down, I gave it an actual listen. Mariah’s recent album E=MC2 was a good album, collaborations with artists such as Young Jeezy and Damien Marley really gave the album and Mariah that urban edge, Mariah like Justin Timberlake is one of those artists who already has a large mainstream following, predominantly Pop, they manage to maintain satisfying the urban audiences.

‘Obsessed’, the first single from her forthcoming album ‘the Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’ is a good song, it is catchy, it could be considered generic, however, it seems to stand out, one for the ladies without a doubt.

Mariah Carey as everyone knows has a presence, the vocal talent is undeniably great and so she gives the track that extra ‘umph’ (there literally is not a word for it), it is a combination of the presence, the fact that it is a well known artist and the experience of being on record. Production is provided by none other than Tricky Stewart and the lyrical genius that is The-Dream, the track is co-written with Mariah herself which is why MC manages to put so much soul into it dispite the the auto-tune like effects on the voice. A music video has been filmed, directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) and will feature Mariah playing both herself and her stalker.

Obsessed looks set to be another hit for Mariah Carey, who appears set to take off from where she left, at the top.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

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Busta Rhymes – Conglomerate

You have all heard this I’m sure, well there are two versions, the original with Young Jeezy and the released version (video version) featuring Lil’ Wayne…

Busta Rhymes – Respect My Conglomerate ft. Young Jeezy & Jadakiss:

Busta Rhymes – Respect My Conglomerate ft. Lil’ Wayne & Jadakiss:

I want to know which version do you prefer??

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Kanye West – Amazing ft. Young Jeezy (Video)

A good song from a good album, been waiting for a while since I found out that this was the next single to be taken from 808’s & Heartbreaks.

Kanye West has been raising the bar in terms of standard for music videos of late, his video for Welcome To Heartbreak ft. Kid Cudi had people in a frenzy (and confusion until they realized that it was meant to distorted). This video, far different from the last, but just as much of an impact, it perfectly represents the track, with dark shots, exotic locations, basic effects yet the end product is a joy to watch.

Visually, it speaks more and uses minimal shots, the jungle theme fits the sound effects in the song, with both Kanye and Young Jeezy at their best. Not much has to be said as the video speaks for itself but it is just as inspirational as the song and undoubtedly another classic by Mr West.

Fáris’ Rating:
8/10

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Something BRAND NEW from Trey Songz

Trey Songz has not had the kind of success that was expected of him when he first came in onto the scene, but that does not mean he has not been successful, an undeniable talent, Trey returns with his third album READY.

The first release from READY is Brand New, which shows Trey and his swagger on point.

The track is actually catchy, it is clear that the ladies are in his sights as he goes in on this one.

Video, features live footage from a recent performance so expect cameos from Jim Jones, Fat Joe, Shawty Lo, Angel Love, Drake, B. Cox and Young Jeezy, It’s more of a promotional single and actually creates the buzz he needs as he prepares to unleash his new album.

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Young Jeezy – Don’t Do It

One of my favourite tracks from Young Jeezy’s latest album ‘The Recession’, Track 15 ‘Don’t Do It’, has Jeezy’s portrayal of his battle with ‘selling out’, looked up to by the streets, over the past few years with his three albums, Young Jeezy has become a voice for the streets, however, many have been in his position and sold out for fame and fortune, this is where Young Jeezy say’s he wont. “Jeezy Don’t Do It, Never ever, Never ever”, that line there says it all. The track is Jeezy assuring those that depend on him that he won’t go that route.

The video is a good look, it is dark yet entertaining at the same time, following the lyrics about Jeezy visiting his friend in jail. Director Gabriel Hart understands the tracks instrumentation as he has the violins being played in the video, it is cleverly contrasted and really emphasises the track itself for all it is worth.

For me the best thing about the video is the profile of Young Jeezy himself, he has come along way since his first tapes under the name Lil’ J, even as Young Jeezy, from Soul Survivor (his first official single) to this current track, he has come along way, many rappers, many artists even have come and gone yet Jeezy remains a prominent fixture in today’s hip-hop. towards the end of the video, quite the statement is made as we see posters of Nas – Illmatic, Jay Z – Reasonable Doubt and Tupac – All Eyez On Me (All 3 undeniable classics), there is an empty space between Jay n Pac and Jeezy’s poster for the recession is put up between them, solidifying Young Jeezy and the album The Recession’s status among hip-hop’s legacy.

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