Common: The People (not to be mixed up with this or even this)
There isn't a great selection for a new music video this week. 50 cent released his new video for "Ayo Technology" featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland which is God-awful. Check it out:
Awful, isn't it? The intro is pathetic: "So special. Un-forgettable. Fifty cent (cent). Jus-tin (tin). Timba-land (land). Damn (Damn)". And then "super-producer" Timbaland comes in with his "Block Party" ringtone sample which he stole. The rapping by 50 is diabolical, which might explain why his last three singles "Amusement Park", "I Get Money" and "Straight To The Bank" made no impact at all in the charts when they were released. Curtis might as well have stolen a full verse from Ice Cube or someone since he's paying too much of an homage to his work and to every other artist associated to Compton. He sounds like he's repeating everything he's said before in his hundred mix tapes. He's definitely no Talib, Jigga, Mos Def or Common when it comes to wordplay.
On a related note: I also hate you Tay Zonday! You, with your fake voice and 12-year-old-like freaky face. Learn to sing and stop posting songs on youtube. That bastardo is everywhere these days. Chocolate Rain is being copied and remixed to no end. Some of the remixes and spoofs are actually quite good. Others... not so much. I don't know what to make of the following though...
Another "song" making the rounds is Spiderpig. Check out the full song here. Apparently, it's number 13 in the Irish charts, which goes to prove the theory I had two weeks ago about the Irish buying into fads as soon as one stops they buy into another. Expect it to knock Journey (of Sopranos fame) from the top spot in a week. There's even a real life version of Spiderpig here. It's got web-slinging action between buildings and everything. I'm sure the Spiderpig was funny in the film at one point. Now it's getting played on the radio.
This is the weekly lazy post with my favourite song of the week. Here are my last Sunday song posts: 29/07/07, 22/07/07, 15/07/07, 08/07/07. I went on a bit of a rant in this one so it wasn't as short or lazy as I would have wanted it to be. Sorry for making you read.+