audio review : Xxplosive ( song ) … Kurupt + Six-Two ( featuring Nate Dogg + Hittman )

The odd song structure, which starts with a hook never heard again and separates two rap verses by what itself sounds like a Nate Dogg song demo, isn’t as off-putting as it should be. In fact it works, mostly because it all sounds good. The best part, aside from Nate’s splendid vocal melodies, is the beat; a pimped-out funk-guitar loop that sounds like it was made to smoke weed and fuck hoes to.

my rating : 4 of 5

1999

audio review : Chronic 2001 ( album ) ... Dr Dre

audio review : Something To Feel ( song ) … Tinashe

Tinashe’s rap is cute; she should do it more often; but the concept of it sort of contradicts what came before it. She goes from feeling sad about being played “like a symphony” to bragging about the guy’s sexual attraction toward her. “This shit got him so whipped,” she says, in reference to her pussy, “slurping it up like a snow cone.”

It’s a strange juxtaposition. She even acknowledges that he’d “wife it if I let his ass, for sure”. I guess her point is that the sex is Something she also enjoys a lot; the way she exhales on the bridge makes my dick stand up to see what’s going on; and, though she refuses to be his other girlfriend, she’ll let him keep coming around in order to get it.

my rating : 4 of 5

2015