As a result, it comes off as believable -- to the point that I was shocked when I enjoyed it -- with only a few unfortunate lines to muck things up "She gon' respect my sex" and "Promiscuous girl like Nelly Furtado" leading the pack. The female backing voices also help to provide balance, at least to show that Shine's amorous intentions are mutual. In the same manner, "She's Serious" carries a distinct "Uptown Girl"-meets-"No Scrubs" vibe that almost elevates the sista in the song to a classy level.
Never mind that the hook's way too repetitive, with Shine constantly saying "she's serious" and pronouncing "serious" as "seer-ious", like he's imitating the actress that plays Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy "Seeeer-iously, Izzy?
And never mind that the woman in the song only seems to be out of reach to would-be suitors if they don't have the requisite bank account to compete "If you ain't talkin' 'bout money, [the] conversation won't last" -- she nevertheless runs her own business, has her own car, and pays for her own place to live. Wifey yeah, she's just called "Wifey" makes a guest appearance to round out the song with a verse from the female point of view, a smart decision.
That's "smart" in the sense that a woman should have the opportunity to speak for herself, not in the sense of lyrical precision. So you see, Shine is at least trying to say something positive.
I realize the songs aren't the tightest you'll hear this year, but effort should count for something, shouldn't it? So what if a "brotha" can't "spit" ugh, how I hate that term like T. See, what had happened was, y'all didn't notice that the brotha said he was the "freshest" emcee, not the "best" or even the "greatest" emcee.
If, and I stress if , we extend "fresh" and "fly" to include more than one's emcee skills like, for instance, having a "fresh" wardrobe or, I don't know, being really good at Scrabble , then Kia Shine could very well be "fresh" or cough the "freshest". Whatever you think of all that, it must be noted that "Pre Season", "Bluff City Classic", and "Swag Music" feature Shine's strongest vocal turns on the M-I to the C, and this couplet right here is my favorite on the C to the D strangely enough, considering the content :.
That was actually kinda dope. As a side note, one of the things I love about hip-hop is the whole "not giving a fuck" attitude, so it strikes me as odd when rappers show that they actually do give a fuck by incorporating critic-hating lyrics in their songs. I'm probably biased on this point, but it seems like "critics" are too soft to be challenging targets for those who are raw and streetwise.
What's more, why acknowledge the excess hate on your own album? You're the one with the record deal; ignore the "haters" and concentrate on the art. And that's one to grow on. So what if a brotha's beats have "fuzzy synthesizers" and "tick-a-tick-a-tick" drum programming?
Who doesn't like synthesizers and beats? What the hell is a "fuzzy" synthesizer? Plus, such narrow reduction fails to embrace the album's musical highlights, of which there are a few, such as: "Krispy"'s Neptunes-like pop-hop think "Grindin'" or Redman's "Freestyle Freestyle" coupled with a sample of Beastie Boys' "Paul Revere"; the watery guitar sound that lays a bluesy backbone for Shine's anthem "Respect My Fresh" that title is also his favorite catchphrase ; the sample of Teddy Pendergrass's "Love T.
Even with my devil's advocacy properly entered into the mix, we can still say Due Season is lyrically weak and monotonous in production value. But doesn't that miss the point entirely? Some would love to declare that a release like Due Season or Due Season itself is the poster album for "crap rap". They would pinpoint southern crunk substitute "snap music" and "trap music" for "crunk", if you want as the source of hip-hop's decline. Alarm Clock Theory Due Season Explicit Version StreetWars, Vol.
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Sunday 5 July Tuesday 3 March Scrobble from Spotify? Imploding the Mirage marginally reinvents the Killers' sound, but the lyrics problematically redesign archaic ideology, resulting in a regressive album. Shine is also quite keen on reminding you to buy ringtones, particularly his ringtones, and references to them are scattered album-wide. You're just trying to justify the hour and 20 minutes of your life you spent listening to this album. I realize the songs aren't Kia Shine* - Due Season (CD tightest you'll hear this year, but effort should count for something, shouldn't it? View Album) trending tracks.
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