Music Monday: The Roots

June 14, 2010

So we’re gonna try something new over here at DefGlam. While there will be additional news, pics, thoughts and views, there will also be set segment days Monday – Friday. We already kicked things off with Fetish Friday, which got a lot of good feedback. Today is Music Monday. We (most likely just I) will pick a song (new or old) that iWould like to share with u. So saying that here we go:

 

Today’s selection is The Roots. While they may not have alot of mainstream success, they are definitely among the elite in the underground universe. iMyself have my share of  Songs by them that iLike. There album How iGot Over is due out on June 22. For all of you hip hop readers, make sure u support  them by buying (or legally downloading) the album!

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Eminem's Won't Back Down Featuring Pink Leaks

June 4, 2010

The second single from Eminem’s forthcoming album Recovery, Won’t Back Down, was released online yesterday via RapRadar.com. The track, produced by DJ Khalil, features Pink and finds Eminem firing off a slew of lyrical punch lines. “Listen, garden tool/ Don’t make me introduce you to my power tool,” the Detroit native raps says. “You know the fuckiing drill/ How you douche bags feel?/ Knowing you’re disposable, Summer’s Eve, Massengill.”  Thats actually kinda funny but ne way Eminem spoke about his Recovery collaborations while in France on a promotional tour. Pink, Rihanna and Lil Wayne are all featured.  Pink was  actually added to the track after it was completed. “When I did the song that I did with Pink, I laid my parts first and kind of heard her on the record and felt that she would smash this record,” Em said. Pink certainly delivers a fiery warning on the chorus. “You can sound the alarm, you can call out your guards/ You can fence in your yard, you can pull all the cards/ But I won’t back down, I won’t back down,”. iReally like this song. Pink sounds great (as usual) and there’s a great chemical balance between the two of them. Why wouldn’t there be? Pink is a white woman who sings RnB like no other and Em is a white male who’s known to some as one of the best rappers of our generation.  Not to mention that the two of them have had some rocky moments not only in their careers, but also in their childhoods. It’s like a match made in musical drama heaven. The song follows “Not Afraid,” the first offering from Recovery, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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