I enjoyed writing what you’re meant to read : The Shuffle Day :). Personally, this is my favourite day. I don’t have an iPod so I used my BB (all na shuffle). So without further ado…
1. Payphone by Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
I really like the concept of the video but the song makes itself. Adam Levine is a great singer + the fact that he knows that there’s still sun in paradise made me question my sanity when I started the shuffle and I was dancing around my friend’s room.
2. Ghetto Dreams by Dagrin ft. Sossick
The man who made rapping in yoruba cool, just like Drake made rappers singing cool as well. Here, he raps about the aspiration of kids from the ghetto, and he was supported by a great chorus by Sossick
“Sometimes when I sleep and I’m dreaming, I just don’t wanna wake up”
3. Power Circle by MMG ft. Kendrick Lamar
Hardly do you ever find a song with 6 rappers and you can’t just decipher which one you liked the most. Kendrick Lamar took it for me mainly because the way he started his verse was unique and he stated some very deep facts. However, the members of MMG went HAM on this song. The verses had one thing in common: they related to the beginnings of rap and how they elevate to the top with their hustle. That is the point of the whole song, and that makes it the best rap song released in 2012.
4. The End Where I Begin by The Script
Basically, any song that’s on FIFA is very good. The fact that I started with that sentence belittles the greatness of this song. The first time I heard The Script was when my friend recommended “Break Even” and I loved it. The first time I heard this song I was playing an old version of FIFA. The song is quite old, but the depth of the lyrics combined with the strings & the piano makes this song a classic in my view.
5. Sote Remix by The Pulse ft. Busta Rhymes
The sounds of hope and faith with motivational lyrics combined with gritty, street wise feel of Busta’s verse sends a great message to the government to stop being thieves and start doing what you’re meant to do. I love the story that the lead singer used as the first verse, about not going to school and bombing.
6. Circles by B.o.B
This song actually inspired a poem I wrote on this blog. It’s about a guy who loves a very popular and famous girl so much, but she had a crush on another person instead of him. Virtually the best of B.o.B, and I recommend the album to anyone who wants to hear the best of versatility in a musician. Whisper it softly, there’s a part in the song where I can do etighi…
7. Roll It by Wizkid & Banky W
It’s funny how this is the only Wizkid song that came out of the shuffle though. He makes listening to “okay” lyrics sound nice with a nice voice and great delivery, combined with the beats. However, I prefer Banky’s verse; it was very straight to the point and he probably doesn’t care about your boyfriend. Swag pass Swag….
8. Ridiculous by M.I ft. Hench and Boogey
When M.I released Illegal Music 2, he said he wanted to promote other rappers. In this song, he virtually took the backseat with his second verse and allowed Hench and Boogey to….*sigh*….let’s just say the beat had a fitting burial. Watch out for those guys!
9. Ambition by Wale ft. Meek Mill and Rick Ross
Pure inspiration. Meek Milly kicked it off with a flowing and conscious rap verse and Rick Ross slaughtered the beat before Wale buried it.
A simple tale of the ambitions of the MMG members: from Meek Mill selling dope to Ricky Rozay “hustlin” to Wale rising above haters. – Rapgenius.com
“You know you real, you don’t say it
You know you real, we gon feel it – Wale”
Could he have said it any better? I doubt…
10. Omo Tena by Solid Star
I disagree with his first video. I’m not a fan of girls without hair on their head; baldness is for men and men alone + I didn’t really like the song. Even short, boy-like hair on girls gives me the creeps, but my sister made me like her. She’s probably the exception…..
That being said, his star shone on this song. I almost have to wear sunglasses when I listen to this song. There aren’t many songs in Nigeria that combine great meaning to a song we could dance to. This song is the exception to the rule…
This is my music. One word: Inspiration
I’m way behind schedule on the challenge but I promised myself that I will finish it. I don’t break promises…
I thought school work would be kind, but a literature teacher giving me 12 pages to read and calling it a short story isn’t exactly generous…..*lazy man’s sigh*
Impossible is Nothing