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RD - Do It Like Me

I've seen the name about on Twitter but I don't know who the hell they are so I'll quote the video description

"Ruff Diamondz are London-based trio -- vocalists Troy (20), Martika (18) and MC Chronz (19) -- who are bringing some much-needed flavour to the urban scene. Following on from their street-heater 'Allrite Stillll' which dropped earlier this year, the girls are now back with a scorcher of a track called 'Do It Like Me' out November."

Moving on, their new video premiered exclusively on "Yeah yeah/ yeah yeah/ ess bee/ tee vee-ee-ee" (sidenote: if you haven't greeted Jamal with that, you haven't lived)

Currently on 301 views

First thought: "What the hell are they doing using Dead Prez's classic 'Hip Hop' beat? Who do they think they are? Don't they know they're going against the meaning of the track?"

Second thought: "Hmmm... this isn't bad you know. I'm feeling the video, girls have a nice vibe"

Third thought: "Feeling the additional production on there. I'm no longer offended because it feels like a new song."

Final thoughts: some of you may be thinking they aren't the best singers, don't have the best rapper, the choreography is quite basic but to me that's irrelevant. They're good enough at all for a pop group, songs really catchy and the dance is something mere mortal can dance along too. I'm feeling this a lot. Troy has a sweet voice, Martika has the mainstream look (you know what I mean) and MC Chronz (can't help thinking of Crohn's disease) bars are simple by lyricist/F64 standards, but I think they're fit for the market. At least give her credit for not dropping any #DrakeBars. Is it me or does she sound like Mz Bratt before Mz Bratt started sounding like everyone else?

Good introduction to me. Think there's potential there. I look forward to hearing more from them. They're like talent show winners with a good budget behind them. That isn't a diss, that's what I like about them. Music and image's are too complicated, too contrived, over thought, and don't feel genuine to me. Simple yet polished. Guessing by its premiere on SBTV that this is a street single/promo. Wonder what they have lined up commercially. I think because I see them as pop with a street edge like, say, a Mis-teeq, I am impressed. I will download their mixtape.

Question: how did they manage to dance in those boots with untied laces?

p.s. this reminds me of something so I thought I'd share. IT IS NOT A COMPARISON. Don't care what you want to tell me, Total, TLC and 702 weren't that good at singing. Don't get offended, listen to them and tell me they were singers. Don't get it twisted, they sounded good, but they weren't "good singers" on solo levels.


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