ILLUSIONS OF GRANDUER – And we’re back! (Music Update)

After a long MuthaF#@! in’ hiatus, I dusted off my ass and got to writing. The music geek is back. Back with the little news I can pilfer off the airwaves here and there for your informational pleasure. Now hoping that your eyes reach a climax from the news and opinions you’re about to read, I’ll make it long enough to entertain you and short enough to not bore you.*wink! Well, without further ado, let’s get started.

I’ve had a wonderful year so far, from LMFAO’s “Sorry for Party Rocking” to Pitbull’s “Planet Pit”. Both filled with music to get you off your feet. And I thought I was done until David Guetta stepped in the room with “Nothing but the Beat”. All crazily good albums for that laid-back dance mood we all crawl into every once in a while. Dev, finally dropped her long awaited album, “The night the sun came up”, and well, she didn’t disappoint me nor did The Cataracs, with music for every mood but done in their own special way.

Speaking of different moods, “Watch the Throne” dropped and all the anticipation was not in vain. The collaboration from the rap Supers, Jay-Z & Kanye West was epic, though not too deep lyrically, it whet the appetite of any type of music listener. “Otis”, the first flamboyant single sampled the legendary Otis Redding and spurred the re-emergence of Hip Hop artists back to the traditional sampling and veered its course off from the Pop, Euro Dance trend that was underway. We thank them for their menial effort to the longevity of the art. Nonetheless, some have come up to say that Lil Wayne “Tha Carter IV’ is a much better album than the 10-track masterpiece that is “watch the throne”. I beg to differ.

Lil’ Wayne is a great rapper and artist in general. But, his newest release is an average album. He crossed new frontiers production wise and sound wise but the album is more of a haphazard collection of good concepts of which most were not delivered to optimum standard even. Needless to say, that a number of tracks are just a juxtaposition of good punch lines, lyrics and empty messages not meaning anything at the end of the day. Rumor has it (not the Adele song oh!) that he may retire after this album but I honestly think that this isn’t good enough to bow out of the game with.

So, on a final note, I’m on the edge of my seat in anticipation for Roc Nation’s finest, J Cole and Wale, whose albums emerge on 09:21:11 and 11:1:11 respectively. To be honest, I’m more excited about J Cole’s “Cole World: The Sideline Story” than for Wale’s “Ambition” but who knows? Anyway, I can go on and on about what new stuff is out but monotony kills the thrill of this affair. I’ll end with this.

Music Geek

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