So it’s been a minute, but And The Beat is back and bringing some of the better beat snatches and song-stealing antics of the previous few weeks. It’s been about that long since that last column so were going to get right to it. There Is much to cover. First up is Herman Cain.
Who knew Mr. 9 could sing? I guess this is a bit of smoke and mirror to deflect the attention from all that alleged secretary goosing he was doing when he worked at Sal’s Famous. Anyway, this is Cain’s rendition of “He Looked Beyond My Faults.” It’s an interesting selection to say the least.
Next is this “Hard White” Remix with T.I. and Slaughterhouse. This song is probably the reason people are still looking forward to Radioactive. Lord knows that track Yela did with Kid Rock isn’t. This is just dope. Really. You can’t even say well umm so and so ripped it because they all did. Take a listen.
Now we have T.I. using Drake’s “Headlines” to again make sure y’all really believe he rolls with criminals because .. well.. that’s important. Funny thing is… it isn’t, but when you deal yourself a hand, you have to play it. Poor T.I. He’s still quite the capable emcee. Damn shame it gets overshadowed so often in his career.
I have no idea who Joyride is. However, he covered Frank Ocean’s “Novacane” acoustic style and it’s not bad. This is a few weeks old, but hell, so is a lot of stuff. You probably haven’t heard this anyway. Enjoy.
This is pretty old too, but I’m purging folders and if it gets downloaded it gets uploaded. Cassettes Won’t Listen took Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” and stuck really close to the script. They do amp up the digital ambiance to fog it up a bit, but this is a great song that didn’t need much tweaking. Nicely done.
Trigga is rapping again and he slid “Nightmares of the Bottom” from under Wayne and dropped a few bars on it. My favorite? “I’m big shit… elephant turds.” SMH. I honestly didn’t hear anything he said after that. This track is still great though.
Jon Connor is next with Drake’s “Make Me Proud.” It sounds like Connor is a victim of his own assumptions on this one. Can’t win them all playboy. Dude is nice though.
Last, but not least, we have Seal. He has a new album coming, Soul 2, which is a handful of soul covers. It’s very similar to its predecessor, Soul, which was a handful of R&B covers. Anyway, the first single is Seal’s take on Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” Tina Turner he isn’t, but it’s such a great song you can’t go too wrong.Seal-Lets-Stay-Together.mp3
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