Song of the Week (Revamped) #14-Nikki by Logic

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Song of the Week is a weekly meme of some of my current favourite songs or songs that I can’t get out of my head. Leave your favourite songs and I’ll be sure to check them out.

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Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

The first time I heard this song I assumed what you would. This is about a girl who stole this guy’s heart and how he’s ruined because of it. And in a sense, I’m right but I’m also wrong. Logic uses a unique and creative way to talk about his problems and struggles and I seriously respect him for it. But what makes him amazing is the way he explains the song and what it truly means. Seriously, listen to his explanation because it like opens your mind and shit.

Favourite part:

Goddamn, took me as young man
Everyday I wonder who I am, who will I be, where will I go
What will they write upon my grave?
A free man born as a king, who died as a slave
But everything he gave her was for nothing though
Oh no I can’t fade that shit I gotta let you go
You got me tripping like a flight to Vegas
All this shit you got me doing man it’s outrageous

Listen to the song here.

Lyrics are here.

Song of the Week (Revamped) #12-Weekend by mac Miller

song of the week revamped

Song of the Week is a weekly meme of some of my current favourite songs or songs that I can’t get out of my head. Leave your favourite songs and I’ll be sure to check them out.

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Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller, is an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman.

I work at a cafe and when I’m opening at 6 am in the morning, this is the song I am looking forward to when I need to get through the day. Although my ‘weekends’ are more like Tuesdays and Thursdays it’s still the same. I’m always waiting for the weekend not because I have those days off, but because I can relax and do shit. Weekend is an extremely mellow song and even if you’re not a fan of rap, you just might like this song. It’s that good.

Favourite part:

I got a little bit of money fillin’ my pockets
Roll around like I run this shit
I got a system filled up with toxins
Ive been broken-hearted, now it’s fuck that bitch
Getting high to deal with my problems
Fucking bitches, getting drunk as shit
But these bitches getting obnoxious
They nothin’ to me though I love this shit
Go long days, longer nights
Talk too much, the wrong advice
All the lights, and call my life
Doctor, doctor, will you help me
Keep me healthy, keep it low, this where hell be
Ain’t shit you can tell me now

Listen to the song here.

Lyrics are here.

Album Review: Postcards by Somnous

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Record Label: Independent

Genre: Hip Hop/Rap

Release Date: June 15, 2012

Songs: 6
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Somnous is a rapper/hip hop artist from Milwaukee Wisconsin  His real name is Sean Rogers and has been writing music for a long time now. Postcards is a collaboration with The Cinema and also his début album.

First of all, I would like to thank the Somnous (Sean Roger) for giving me this album to review. Thank you so much! Really appreciate it! All right, now for my review.

 

(My Opinion)

I don’t normally listen to rap or hip hop because I have such a hard time focusing on songs that generally have the same words and beat as  all of the rest. But there are some exceptions like, Thrift Shop and Mercy that I have an insane need to listen to every time they play on my Ipod. This same urge happens to me when I listen to this album. Although it still has that same, typical rap façade going on in, Here We Go with too much repetition and the main topic rappers like to rap about in their music, there are still things that keeps Postcards by Somnous different from the rest.

I like the use of techno in songs as much as the next person but in, Here We Go, there’s so many different sounds that it’s almost impossible to focus on just one. Because of the different types of techno being used, instead of sounding like one song, it sounds like there are multiple songs playing at the same time, trying to get my attention. For songs like, Rearview and Take Your Places, there’s an echo that really takes away from the songs as well. It sounds all right in Beautiful but for some reason not in the other two. Another thing I don’t like about the album is that the songs have, for the most part, the same song structure and tone. Even though a couple of songs do have bridges, I wish that they were different.

What I love about this is that it’s not entirely directed towards one audience. The fact that Somnous decided to collaborate with The Cinema proves that not only rap and hip hop lovers will enjoy this. Many people will, like pop and indie lovers and maybe even people who like pop punk too. Another thing I enjoy is his voice. Most rappers speak extremely fast and sometimes incoherently which is not the case with Somnous. He raps and sings at a smooth pace that is understandable and enjoyable. The Cinema compliments the direction Somnous is going with. Leighton’s voice is opposite of Somnous’s and they both easily bring out each others’ voices especially in Beautiful where the duet is smooth and sweet.

Postcards by Somnous has a way of staying in your head even after you’ve changed the song. With my favourite songs being, Beautiful, and Somewhere, Someday, I would recommend this to anyone looking for something new and a bit different from the average rap scene.

3.5 Treble Clefs

3.5 Treble Clefs

Songs On The Album (Click on the title to listen to them!)

1. Beautiful (clean)

2. Here We Go*

3. Beautiful (explicit)-3:45

4. Take Your Places-4:01

5. RearView*

6. Somehow, Someday-3:59

*Song couldn’t be found on YouTube. Sorry.

Song Of The Day#16-You Are Not A Robot Ft. Marina And The Diamonds By Hoodie Allen

In art class, we had to make up our own video and someone in my class chose this song. I swear, I had it stuck in my head for at least a month. The high-pitched voice you hear once you start the song is just so cute and the lyrics are catchy and its a jumpy tune. You Are Not A Robot is one of the rap songs I love to sing along to.

Hoodie Allen’s real name is Steven Markowitz and he’s 23. He grew up in a Jewish family on long island, writing lyrics since he was a child. You Are Not A Robot is off of his first album, Pep Rally. Even though Hoodie Allen has three albums, only on of them is on Itunes (his newest album, All American).

You Are Not A Robot Featuring Marina And The Diamonds is a song about being different and doing your own thing instead of following what everyone else is doing. It’s also about being hated for who you are instead of being loved for who you’re not. Whenever Marian sings,  feel the need to make my voice really high just like hers. Great song.

My favourite part is:

You’ve been acting awful tough lately
Smoking a lot of cigarettes lately
But inside, you’re just a little baby
It’s okay to say you’ve got a weak spot
You don’t always have to be on top
Better to be hated than love, love, loved for what you’re not

 

You can get a FREE and LEGAL download Here. (it’s under pep rally).

Lyrics are Here.