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June 30, 2005

We interrupt our programming for a discussion on hip-hop

I love ‘Wait’ the whisper song by the Ying Yang Twins, particularly the remix with Missy Elliot, but I have to admit I can see it getting old quickly. Plus, this is one of the few songs where the clean radio version is so much better than the dirty original. Trust me, you don’t want to hear the original. He’s saying what you think he’s saying. It’s just better not to know.

Still, I think ‘Wait’ is on track to be in the top 3 songs you hear playing out car windows this summer. My other two picks are ‘So Seductive’ by Tony Yayo, mostly because it’s catchy as hell and everything 50 Cent touches turns to gold these days, and ‘Diamonds are Forever’, with Kanye West and Jay-Z, which despite having a political message, something I normally hate, is a fantastic song. Sure, Jay-Z’s retired from rapping but he’s back here with a great verse that includes the excellent line ‘I’m not a businessman, I’m a business man‘.

Now back to our regularly scheduled right-wing politics.

Posted by Karol at 03:07 AM |
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I know the clean version of Wait is so much better!
I was just talking about that yesterday and I couldn’t agree more!

Posted by: Rachel at June 30, 2005 at 8:38 am

Dude, Jay-Z’s done more recording and performing since he “retired” than most non-retired artists do in a lifetime.

Posted by: Steve at June 30, 2005 at 11:09 am

I love it when there’s one overwhelming summer song, like “Get ur freak on” the first summer I lived in New York. Some summers there are too many competing songs and no definitive summer song. Like last summer. What was it? Lean Back? I think so. Now that’s a weak summer. All three of your choices are pretty irrefutable here. I would also add the new Pharrell Williams-produced Slim Thug track which I heard for the first time yesterday. I’m a sucker for any Neptunes production, but this one was particularly good. Also the new Missy Elliot song with the video game sounds.

Posted by: Eric Deamer at July 1, 2005 at 12:16 pm
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