Roxanne Shanté or Tone Lōc : Whose Fatal Attraction song is better?

Roxanne Shanté or Tone Lōc : Whose Fatal Attraction song is better? Roxanne Shanté or Tone Lōc : Whose Fatal Attraction song is better?

These songs were inspired by Fatal Attraction; the 1987 movie starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. Roxanne Shanté’s came two years later and Tone Lōc’s two years after that. Both are first-person accounts of romantic allure turned violent; the former playing the maddened mistress while the latter serves as a heartless casanova.

Roxanne Shanté tells her story in a more interesting way; her raps/verses are better composed and I prefer the vintage effect on her vocals; but her song gets rather lonely during the breaks. Tone Lōc’s (breaks) are enhanced by “baby” ad-libs and bits of said movie dialogue, which help make his (song) the more Attractive of the two.

my vote : Tone Lōc

audio review : Fanatic Of The B Word ( song ) … De La Soul ( featuring Dres and Mike G )

They shouldn’t have changed the style of the chorus at the end and Dres should’ve followed Posdnuos/Trugoy’s flow/echoes in his verse. Otherwise everything about this song, from host Mike G’s introduction to the random shoutouts at the end, is just right. Kudos to Prince Paul for the funky beat and quirky “ball” samples.

my rating : 4 of 5

1991

audio review : De La Soul Is Dead ( album ) ... De La Soul

audio review : Bitch Betta Have My Money ( album ) … AMG

audio review : Bitch Betta Have My Money ( album ) ... AMG

The title, based on the album’s lead single, is silly, but perhaps that’s appropriate. AMG is a rapper who likes to have fun. That fun comes almost exclusively in the form of sex with, or at least sexual attraction to, Bitches. It’s an obsession I can relate to, though I prefer the small Booty ones. Best songs include Nu Exasize, Jiggable Pie and Vertical Joyride.

my rating : 3 of 5

1991