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Non-dancehall songs I fux with

My blog's drowning in dancehall or dancehall by association right now.

Anyway, here's some bangers getting spun you're likely to hear in my presence

DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Ricky Rozay & Lil' Wayne - I'm On One

This song is ridiculous! I finally realised Drake raised the bar for what it takes to be a r&b artist. R&b isn't dead, the artists are doing it wrong



Kelly Rowland - Motivation

A few months back I tweeted that r&b needs to link up with hip hop again instead of this euro-house stuff. I'd say this is an example of what I meant. This could easily be the beat for the above song and the point about Drake raising the bar for r&b can kinda be seen. I won't spill the rest because the game is to be sold not told. Features Lil' Wayne spewing some horrible lyrics about rainforest and brainstorm. I'm sure you'll probably know this song by now.



The official remix landed today. Sounds alright.



Frank Ocean "Swim Good"

An example of someone following the blueprint of what I said about Drake is Frank Ocean. Please bear in mind, I could be talking complete nonsense, but at the moment I'm right in my head. I haven't succumbed to he hype and downloaded his mixtape yet. Will listen to it at some point because I am liking a few of his songs now.

This gets a lot of airplay on 1Xtra. Good song. Unofficial video by the way. And please don't ask me what he's talking about. Have no idea.



Cherri V - Greedy Eyes

Another gem I've tweeted is "I don't understand why artists try to make pop when they haven't established an underground fan base". I'd just like to say I do understand why it's done, I just think it's a route many take like urban crowd is something to bypass. I can go on that point a bit more, can't be bothered to. I mentioned Cherri V in the tweet. Can't remember how, possibly a "Someone let Cherri V know" type point.

However, this is a song I feel is one that is a step in the right direction. Easily relatable and r&b over the 4x4 dance or middle of the road pop stuff she put out previously. The video is really effective. Really like it. Like, a lot. Goes to show, a story does more than a big budget.



p.s. I know someone from Cherri's team will Google to find results of where the vid is posted. If you stumble across this spot, pass on my feedback and email me her number please. We can go Nando's to discuss music and hopefully create a relationship that will help with some material. Win-win I say.

Ms. Dynamite - Neva Soft

Lady Dynamite is back! This is a monster of a track. Labrinth absolutely beasted on production duties. Mainly centres around a drum & bass sound. If the end of Tinie Tempah's "Pass Out" was a song, it'd be this.

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