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: I know, Flo Rida is not an artist I willingly listen to, either. But his collaboration with Robin Thicke, “I Don’t Like It, I Love It,” kinda knocks in that good-bad, picking at a scab way. In that inescapable summer song way. Flo Rida still raps goofy, tho. [Idolator]
Y: Best Coast's garage-band style performance video for "Heaven Sent" is as minimalist as their lo-fi surf sound; just floating rose petals against an all-white background. [Pitchfork]
N: Love Jess Glynne, but her “Earned It" cover is shaky, plus no one can pull off emo creepiness like the Weeknd. [Idolator]
N: Chris Brown is featured on a remix of Beyoncé's "Jealous" and his verse is fine on its own, but as a duet this throws me off. [Complex]
Y: Jamaican producer Krs made an ethereal version of Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.” It floats a lot more than the original and takes some of the edge off (not that it needed to), but the vocal chopping is shoddy. [Idolator]
Y: Pairing Ludacris with the Roots for an acoustic version of "What's Your Fantasy" is a cool, subtly freaky thing, who knew. [Miss Info]
N: This is "We Ain't Worried." Christina Milian is really trying to make her turn-up persona happen. That's all I have to say about it. [Bossip]
Y: Dej Loaf's video for "On My Own" is basically a dramatized, black-and-white humble-brag of her rise to semi-fame and it's great. [Miss Info].
Y: Future ventures on a fun-looking, fucks-free outing in his video for "Fuck Up Some Commas." I want almost everything he's wearing. [Complex]
N: Nick Jonas is at a carnival or something in his video for “Chains," which features costumes and street dancing. Nick looks like he's barely tolerating this whole scene. [Billboard]
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