I understand Mimi is trying to be relevant but this song isn’t a step in the right direction. This sounds a track that didn’t make the Self Made Vol. 2 because it simply wasn’t good enough. This is NOT a lead single from a new project - and the poor video doesn’t help. Mariah Carey needs to call JD, The-Dream & Kanye West ASAP. She’s been hanging on by a thin thread for a while now but she seems to be readying the nails for her coffin.
On a positive note, it seems she may still have access to the whistle register.
*Update* Urgh. Just read that this vid was directed by Nick Cannon. Excuse me whilst I throw up. Marian cans be serious about her career any more.
GOOD Music // Mercy; (Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz)
I love getting new Kanye, so I was pretty amped when I got home from the Belfast meetup yesterday to find the lead single from Kanye’s GOOD Friday label album had been released.
Kicking off with a dancehall sample courtesy of the late Fuzzy Jones, “Mercy” is a slightly off kilter Hip-Hop banger of the high quality we havecome toalways expected from Yeezy. The beat is hot, reminding me of slightly more unearthly version of “N***as I Paris”. I’m already imaging a dark video with 90s cars driving through tunnels and people hanging about the LA docks at night - basically the video I imagined for “N***gas In Paris”, but without the whole Paris element. Not that it’ll happen, but it’s nice to get those images in my head nonetheless.
2 Chainz & Big Sean go hard with their verses, with Pusha T going that little bit further with his rhymes. But it’s Kanye’s verse that really caught my attention on this track. Along with the references to Lamborghini’s throughout the song (they need to be in the video too), Kanye cleverly mentions everyone’s favourite big girl Precious and his recent hit with Jay-Z - all this is given through a surprisingly quick delivery making it the highlight of the five and a half minute song. While 5 minutes may seem quite long, there’s so many elements to this track, so I doubt you’ll be bored while listening anytime soon.
My favourite artist goes in!!! He had a few things to get off of his chest & a track that is as of now unclear where it will end up. It could find a place on Khaled’s upcoming Kiss the Ring album or the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation album.
So the brand Theraflu weren’t too happy with their name and logo being used so the track will now be titled Way Too Cold and the album art has been edited so as not to feature the over the counter flu medication. The song will always be Theraflu to me, living in the UK I hadn’t heard of the medication ‘till now.