Friday, October 20, 2006

The Debate

So for about the last week or so I have been having a debate with myself over a particular song. Now what makes the debate so hard is the fact that I LOVE this artist...one of his biggest fans because I just think that he is lyrically capable of doing something totally beyond this new single.

I think my man MikeSee said it best though with This letter as his #1 Fan.

If you haven't figured it out by now, I am talking about Mr. Jay-Z himself and his new single "Show me what you got"...off first listen I didn't like it...and really lyrically I am still disappointed, the truth is Mr. Justin Blaze totally outshines Mr. Carter on this track...the production is FIRE and that is why I think I am starting to appreciate the song now...

Much of what hip hop is is one part lyrics and one part production...if you lyrical ability is out of this world crazy you can get away with ok production and vice versa...so the lyrics are alright, but the production is CRAZY HOT...so that's what brings the single together...then to be honest I think the video is cute...

I just want Jay to do what he does, but at HIS BEST...don't come out with some Change Clothes Part II (which I think he is) I mean talk to me Jay, give me something that is beyond a head banger...use your status to do something...you can't call yourself the Savior of Hip Hop and NOT bring the real HIP HOP...but I disgrese...don't make me wish you was still just the President of Def Jam with your new album...


7 comments:

miKeSee said...

Good look ;-)

Anonymous said...

Right now, I'm mad at Jay, what the hell was that? LOL

Kiana

BrillD said...

What up t.c.? For starters , I've
never been the big Jay-Z fan. I
can admit that he has talent. But
I think his true ability lies in
his flow.

There have only been two real stand
out moments in Jay -Z's career as
far as I'm concerned. I'm referring
to "Like That" from the disc
"Soundtrack To The Streets" by Kid
Capri ('98), and "Why We Die" from
Busta's "Anarchy" disc ('00). These
two songs show Jay-Z at his peak
lyrically. I've never heard him this
good before or after this time.

I started listening to Jay-Z back in
'94 , just before he dropped his
"Reasonable Doubt" album. Back then
he sounded like he was tryna catch
Twista's rapid-flow. Later.

The Sarccastik Variable Why said...

i will say this...i expected more of a "banga" since this is your "coming out of retirement" album....don't get me wrong i'm not a huge jay-z fan..but i'll check out some of his tracks and songs...just thought it would be more of a "fire track" than this...

NegroPino™ said...

oh I LOVE ME some Jay.....I wish he would step his video game UP but this song is HOT....

blkbutterfly said...

i've never really been a fan of jay-z, in the true sense of the word. i mean, i liked his music, but i never purchased any of it.

anyway, i was listening to him on The Steve Harvey morning show a few days ago, and i was fairly impressed. it's always cool to hear someone saying things of substance, esp. hip hop artists. one thing he said about this album is that he was trying to show there are so many things hip hop artists can rap about and still be successful. so, "show me what you got," may not be the best he can do, it'll still be a hit, and then there are other singles that he'll put out that appeal more to others.

T.C. said...

@negropino-YES the video could have been hotter...BUT I guess by it being OUTSIDE of the box, that makes it OK..whatever...I don't know, I DO know that the girls be jamming...

@blkbutterfly-I agree its good to hear them say something other than the usual and do something other than...so Imma get the album because I am a TRUE Jay fan...I just hope its what I know he can do...