Weekly-ish, a pre-approved, snap-judged music guide based on our very scientific, non-subjective Yes/No rating system. There’s really no debating this, come on stop.
Y: Continuing his tradition of singing odes to bad chicks in the most loving and trappiest ways possible, Fetty Wap made a song about how fine and wonderful his shorty is, singing, “Right after sex, I don’t leave/ I just hold her” (Nice gesture). And, “When I tell her I’m hungry, she say, ‘Boy get on your knees.’” Aw, sweet. [Miss Info]
N: Maroon 5’s “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” sounds even worse with the addition of a crescendo of siren synths. [Idolator]
Y: There’s no need for this “Cheyenne” video to be so gothic and melodramatic and yet it is and it’s cool. From the dead broken ballerinas to the pale ghost seductress, it’s a bit much for a song about being roped into love but there’s also a clear “Thriller” inspiration. [Idolator]
Y: Robin Thicke’s two-step jam “Morning Sun” is simple smooth soul, like a late-night record that would play on Quiet Storm radio, especially with that sax breakdown. [Idolator]
N: Diddy and Pharrell premiered this collaboration at the BET Awards on Sunday and thanks, but I never need to hear it again. [Rap Radar]
Y: Cody Simpson says, “I wrote the song about a girl I met on the street in Venice Beach. She had this whole bohemian look to her. After sharing some conversation with her, I realized that we shared a lot of the same views on life, and on the world.” It’s cute and cheesy, whatever, leave me alone. [Billboard]
N: This very atypical Jeremih song “Angel” has strong shades of Chris Brown’s “Forever,” and he’s really flexing his vocal skills over that dance beat. But I can’t with this. [Miss Info]
Y: Big Sean did a dope tribute to Martin for his “Play No Games” video that includes a Bruh Man cameo. It’s enough to make you a little verklempt for the olden days when TV shows had theme songs that looked like music videos... That said, Big Sean is a bad actor. [Miss Info]
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