Destiny’s Child “Nuclear”

While the out-of-nowhere decision to suddenly, if only briefly, reunite Destiny’s Child reeks of cheap, cash-grab opportunity–Really!?! All of this hullabaloo to pimp another Destiny’s Child compilation, this time one that features only ballads?–the idea of American’s last big girl group coming back together, even with each member busy with their A+++++/ B/ C-level solo […]

Stalley “Everything New”

The back beat to longtime buzzing Ohio rapper/ MMG signee Stalley‘s “Everything New”, an ear-grabbing loop of rapid fire piano and thumpety-thump drum knock brought to life by Neptunes half Chad Hugo, carries a bare-boned pound that makes it sound like the past decade or so in hip hop production never happened…and in a musical […]

N.E.R.D. featuring Asher Roth & Nelly Furtado “Hot N Fun (Remix)”

When last referring to N.E.R.D.‘s latest single “Hot N Fun”, we called out the record’s “hypnotizing bassline” as it’s greatest asset, with the so-so vocal work from band members Pharrell & Shay and featured guest Nelly Furtado feeling like unnecessary distractions. So credit must be thrown Asher Roth‘s way for helping bring some lyric-based worthwhile […]

Kelis “In For The Kill (La Roux Cover)”

Shattering the (admittedly, foolish) notion that having one female pop star known for having great hair cover another female pop star known for having great hair would result in something mind-blowingly amazing (yeah sometimes we don’t understand how our mind works either), Kelis becomes the third artist in the past year to take on La […]

N.E.R.D. featuring Nelly Furtado “Hot N’ Fun”

When it comes to “Hot N’ Fun”, the first single from N.E.R.D.’s June-set fourth release Nothing, it’s all about the record’s “hypnotizing bassline”. The perfect getting-ready-to-go-out accompanier, it’s one of those naughty, low-rumbling grooves that makes you feel a thousand times more confident and sexy when you hear it, filling your head with the notion […]