by Mistah F.A.B.: I was listening to a mixtape earlier and heard this song. I thought my ears were playing tricks on me because it sounded like Blame It by Jamie Foxx. I hit the back button for the track to start over from the beginning. Sure enough – Hit Me on Twitter – was the name of the track and the lyrics suit the title. The track starts off “I follow you, and you follow me, we can get get like one of the homies.” You may think the song is lame, but I like the song because I think it’s real. Dude says he’s “sending updates straight from [his] phone….What’s your government? I see your screen name? Is this really you? People playin teen games.” That line is the truth as people follow celebrities and assume they are the person because their handle says so. People have learned that is not always the case! More than anything, this track lets me know that Twitter is way mainstream. NOBODY has made a track about MySpace or Facebook, although both networks are mentioned in this song. While MySpace is mostly used for artists and models trying to be discovered and Facebook is mostly used for those educated and trying to network, I feel as though Twitter brings together the best of both networks + more. Now that there is a song about it, I wonder how long Twitter will really last!?!
April 20, 2009
December 15, 2008
by Jamie Foxx ft. Kanye West & Dream: I was listening to a mixtape earlier and this song came up in the queue. I like the background music, but I don’t think I have really listened to any words other than Kanye’s. This should have been Kanye’s track! I’ve tried repeating the track several times and the other artist’s just don’t make the song a hit for me. Rather, I think the track is too mainstream and requires you to overlook the lyrics to focus on the beat, melody, etc. until Kanye comes back up on the closing verse …I stated earlier on @6inchvinyl (one of my Twitter accts) that I didn’t know Jamie Foxx has a new album, Intuition, to be released THIS Tuesday. I knew he had a single out with T.I., but I thought the track was T.I.’s and didn’t make it to Paper Trail. I must say that this a perfect example of HORRIBLE marketing. When Jamie Foxx’s first album was released, he was everywhere! I practically knew the whole album before the tracklist was officially released. This brings an interesting point: Is it better for an artist to release half of his/her album before it is released to get a following? Or, is it better to leave fans guessing until the album drops? P.S. The track is Song of the Day because Kanye’s production and lyrics are hot, but it is also Wiggity Wiggity Whack because Jamie’s verse’s are below par for this to be his song!
September 10, 2008
by Ne-Yo ft. Jamie Foxx & Fabolous: You know you have a hit when there are like ten remixes to your song before you ever release an official one! This is the official remix and I can not wait until I listen to this album! I received a copy of Year of the Gentleman a few days ago but I have not had time to really listen like I want to. I have been waiting on this one for a while and I am sure you have also! Soon as I jam to every track I will be sure to give my two cents that will inform you to ‘cop this album’.
August 7, 2008
by Plies ft. Jamie Foxx & The-Dream: Plies first captured my attention during a 106 & Park interview. I expected him to say “baaaby this” and “lil mama that”, but surprisingly he spoke rather eloquently. I have never considered myself a Plies fan, but I am feeling his newest single. It’s definitely not “new” by any means, but I have been waiting for a release of this video for some time now. I’m glad Jamie is on the track, although I feel as though The-Dream should have been cut from the line-up. I’m not impressed by The-Dream (I will detail why in a following post) but Plies gets two thumbs up from me!