Musiq – Radio (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 14th, 2008 by Hyphen

Musiq – “Radio”

This is so wack.  Not only is the song awful, but it’s such an obvious attempt to pander to the dumbed down radio audience.  Horrible beat, horrible melody, horrible lyrics, and a blatantly moronic hook.  I know some of y’all thought this song was a joke of some sort when I first posted it up, but it looks like Musiq is really going to put all of us through this.  I’m looking forward to hearing the album (apparently titled Aijuswanaselle), but if there’s any more crap like this on it, I’m taking him off my list of favorite singers.  “I’m not mad Musiq…I’m…I’m disappointed.”

And just cause I can’t leave you with that atrocity, peep a flashback to the better times.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-30-08

Posted in Joints, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 30th, 2008 by Hyphen

WB Frog

“Put you in a mansion/Somewhere in Wiscaaansin”
–T-Pain, “Can’t Believe It”

This has always been one of my pet peeves.  If you reeeeeally have to twist how a word is pronounced to make it rhyme, it doesn’t.  The only dude who pulls it off reasonably well is Wyclef, but that’s often questionable too.  This particular indiscretion by T-Pain just makes me cringe.  Peep for yourself, 31 seconds in:

T-Pain ft. Lil’ Wayne – “Can’t Believe It”

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-24-08

Posted in Artists, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 23rd, 2008 by Hyphen


“If the truth is in the puddin’/Your Jello Pops are Cosby”
–Dwele, “A Few Reasons (Truth, Pt. 2)”

The Jello line rarely works man.  Dope album though.  Dwele’s really consistent, though I’ve heard complaints that he doesn’t stray out of his comfort zone enough.  I agree he could be more experimental and vary his sound, but then again, we just saw what happened when Musiq tried that.  I’ll take that signature Dwele sound all day if that’s what he’s comfortable with, even if there’s a wack lyric here and there…

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-23-08

Posted in Artists, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 23rd, 2008 by Hyphen


A new Cam’Ron track hit the net last week, and sure enough, Cam promptly shows up with 2 nice lines for WLotD.

“Your girl a no-no/call her Joe, her ass is sloppy”
“All these boogers on my ass, yeah, I’m rather snotty”
–Cam’Ron, “My Aura”

If you’d like to check the new joint, here you go:

Cam’Ron – “My Aura”

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-20-08

Posted in Wack Lyric of the Day on June 20th, 2008 by Hyphen


We’re going with a classic today.

“I say what’s next, what’s next, what’s n-x-e-t”
Warren G, “What’s Next”

I’m pretty sure spellcheck existed when Regulate…G Funk Era dropped, but maybe I’m wrong.  Either way, classic wack lyric and classic dope album.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-19-08

Posted in Artists, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 19th, 2008 by Hyphen

Sorry for no WLotD recently, things have been hectic. Here’s one that I heard in the gym yesterday:

Perhaps he does

“F**K The Source”
–The Game, “Don’t Need Your Love”

Not a wack lyric really, but just a nice contradiction since he’s on the July cover.  Like I always say, hypocrisy is the forgotten element of hip-hop.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-16-08

Posted in Artists, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 16th, 2008 by Hyphen


Weezy fans must hate me for using him as a WLotD entry so often, but it’s kinda like the car theft statistics: Honda Civics are always stolen the most because they’re so many of ’em. So yeah, Wayne clearly has talent…but when you’re releasing 5 new verses a day, and you’re already starting to enter your Eminem Encore phase, it’s just a perfect storm. Sorry.

“Never been a sucker, metal in the duffle/I’m all about my chips, I gets my Ruffles”
–Lil’ Wayne, “Ain’t Sayin’ Nothin’ (Remix)”

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-13-08

Posted in Artists, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 13th, 2008 by Hyphen


(…too easy)

Another day, another puzzling, rambling, pathetic verse from Wayne leaks to the net. Take your pick:

“Sittin’ in the Caddy/(W)right like Betty”
“Hip-hop addict, hip-hop at it/Man I swear I’m on top like the attic”
“We stay clean but we get dirty like Harry”
“I am hotter than the sun day after Saturday”

–Lil’ Wayne, “La La (Remix)”

Third grade similes like what. Even Erick Sermon is cringing. Weezy, what did I tell you about celestial references?! Dammit.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-12-08

Posted in Artists, Joints, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 12th, 2008 by Hyphen


(what happened?)

Man, labels are making my job easy. I don’t even have to search for these, they come right to my inbox every day. LL may be a legend, but he manages to fire off multiple wack lines in his new single featuring The Dream, the creatively titled…”Baby.” Sigh. Here’s a sampling:

“Hot sex on a platter, no need to cook/I let her steal my heart like a horny crook”
“My pulp ain’t fiction, it’s an addiction/To see your booty clap on the floor in the kitchen”
“Nasty girl, taught me all the lingo/Mama played bingo/She ride mandingo/She don’t give a damn if I’m married or single/She makes me tingle!”
“She lookin’ for a man that could give her a break/Like Usher or Justin Tim-ber-lake/I’m really not sure if her breasts are fake/Cause with whipped cream on ’em, they taste just like cake”
“Bought her some dessert, give a damn if it’s early/Head spinnin’ around like roller derby”

And in the last verse he breaks out the stale Nelly impression and fires off a depressing string of “surrre/currr/hurrr/everywurrrr” rhymes.

Oh, I can’t forget The Dream on the hook too. In stirring lyrics that evoke the complex emotions of love and heartbreak that only classic soul music can provide, he channels a young Stevie and sings:

“I’m your baby, I’m your baby, I’m your baby, I’m your baby, I’m your baby, your baby, your baby, your baby/I’m your baby, your baby, your baby, your baby, I’m your baby, your baby, yeah, yeaaaah, yeaaaaaah, hell yeaaaaah”

Epic. [Hov] Do you fools listen to music, or do you just skim through it? [/Hov]

Anyway, listen…if…you…dare.

LL Cool J ft. The Dream – “Baby”

In much doper LL related news, Info posted up an ill segment of Tony Toca‘s radio show where Eminem (still alive!?!) prank called Touch and LL. Definitely a much better listen than the single. Wow @ that ish getting 30K downloads in a day. Anything Em touches blows the hell up.

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Wack Lyric of the Day, 6-11-08

Posted in Music Videos, Wack Lyric of the Day on June 11th, 2008 by Hyphen


I was working out & listening to Harlem World yesterday and while the album is a personal classic, I heard this line I had apparently erased from memory:

“Girl, I wanna give you carats, till you feel you a rabbit”
–Ma$e, “What You Want”

I remember this dropping when I was a sophomore in high school, and I loved damn near every track. I ain’t ashamed. This is still my JAM:

“Boo, you know how many he meet with no panties?”…ah, good times.

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