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Back on it again

So I took a week break from blogging. It wasn't anything like a sabbatical or anything along the lines of some deep spiritual "finding myself". What started out as let me let the blog breathe actually turned involutary. I didn't really find the time to get to blog. But I'm back up in this BLOG!

Flashback Tune of the Day: Tyrese 'Sweet Lady'

What started out as hearing something on the telly that sounded similar to 'Signs of Love Making' took me on a slight journey in my mind. I think Jamie Foxx makes the type of song Tyrese did. Both were better known for something previous to singing (Tyrese = model/actor, Jamie = comedian/actor). Strange coincidence don't you think? Well that's if you agree they share a similar style

Anyway, I ended up on Sweet Lady. Remember Tyrese as the dude from the Coke advert on the bus? Did you know Johnta Austin wrote this at 16? Yeah, a 16 year-old wrote this tune you fiddled to. Feel slight paedo? Nah, me neither. Disclaimer: I didn't fiddle. In case that's the conclusion you arrived at.

Usher get's jup dup dorjit about Trading Places

Week old but I didn't blog last week. Imamgine how hot she must have felt when he boot heel landed in his face. Not many people get up on stage. You know she most probably fancies him, dreamt of being that close to him then performs a fail in front of thousands of people watching

If you don't recognise "Jup dup dup dorjit", we can'y be friends. Ryu and Ken move on Street Fighter

Go to 00:14

"Yeah luv, your hair's on fire, still"

Another week old video, but funny as shet. Not that her hair was on fire. Just the situation. Like can you imagine, like being there, yeah, and like... yeah, jokes innit? *nervous look* Yeah...

Hugh Jackman fail

Lifted from Mad News

Yeah, you may have seen this too but it is jokes.

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Tune of the Season: Skepta 'Mike Lowery'

I tweeted about this tune when it dropped and still rinsing it now. It's like a hip hop based beat with a reggae tinge.

Too many quotables on this track:

"See I've got more heart than Tony Hawk's but when I'm riding I ain't ramping
I'm ready for all out war dem man are lying on the floor camping"

"When I say that I gotta stick it in a pu**yhole it ain't no sexual innuendo"

"When it comes to the bedroom ladies better know I'm so x-rated
I met her on Monday and made love on the same day 'cos I ain't Craig David"


If you heard it and thought "Where's the reggae in this?" you don't know reggae. A bar is made up of 4 beats (count 1-2-3-4). The pattern of the synths (durr-durr-durr-durr that sound)in conjunction with the clap (pretty self-explanatory; the clap sound of the snare drum) is reggae. Listen to the instrumental: it goes "Durr clap - durr durr clap - durr durr clap - durr durr clap..." also known as third beat. As far as I know, before reggae, they didn't work around the third beat. Ska was on two and four like rock n roll. Anyway, too technical

Here is an example of how it was before reggae/the clap on the 2 and 4.

Then reggae

So ANYtime you hear the snap on the third beat, know it's reggae that set it.

Speaking of reggae

Real Badman Never Afraid: Ace of Base 'The Sign'

This pop reggae tune by Swedish outfit Ace of Base is a quality tune. Rinsing this recently. Proper vibesy.

The End.


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