@@@ Cardi B: Bodak Yellow (Atlantic, 2017) A mainstream single off the hot tracks section of Apple Music. Cardi B comes out swinging with a potty mouth, putting down the other bitches and shit. She don’t have to dance she makes money move. I like the skittery beats and that fat bottom bass but the star is Miss B. After a slow start she gets her spit on and she is filthy. You little bitch you can’t fuck with me! Her pussy glitters like gold, you go Cardi B!
@@@ QUIN: Sticky Situation (Fantasy Soul Music, 2017) More ladies on the mic off the Apple Music hot tracks. She only pursued you for the booty babe. She is drawing on some early ’80s disco/funk type of sounds though she’s got some updated beats for sure. The lyrics are not as full on raw as Ms. Cardi B but she’s stuck up in a sticky situation so there’s that double entendre going on.
@@@ Kesha: Hymn (Kemosabe, 2017) The last time we checked in with Kesha was all pro female and telling the menz to keep out of her weed bag dammit. This is a hymn for the hymn less. I might be hymn-less, I’m not sure. I think this is in the wake of Kesha’s public battle with her label and her producer. She’s gonna stick up for those folks who don’t have anybody to stick up for them. I give Kesha props for her voice as she can sing and I give props for her I don’t give a fuck attitude but the fact remains that these lyrics are borderline mental hospital. A hymn for the hymn less, kids with no religion, yeah we keep from sinning, yeah we keep on singing, flying down the highway, yeah we do it our way. It’s pretty much word salad from where I’m sitting. It may make sense if you’re baked. Lyric video for fuck’s sake! Enjoy!!!
@@@ Bebe Rexha: The Way I Are (Warner Bros, 2017) We are finishing off our mostly filthy ladies’ day listening show with this single. And what does this title mean? It means stay in school yo and learn ya grammar and shit! I kid. It’s hard to tell if I’ve heard this tune as it’s biting a lot of other songs that came before. This is a simple tune as she just wants to somebody who accepts her the way she are. I like Lil Wayne and they freak-a-fy his voice. This has a few body references but this is not like Cardi B.’s golden pussy this is a tune about longing. She don’t care who you are love me the way I are. The sounds are a mash of electro pop with some EDM pubes sprinkled over that. I would like the tune more if she didn’t ride that vocal hook mad cowgirl style.
YTD recordings listened to: 514
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 278
Not good music: 214
Honorable Mentions: 6
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