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Musical Prozac: Nicki Minaj, Regina Spektor, Far East movement and more

Posted on October 22, 2012 by
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“Rum and Raybans” – Sean Kingston ft. Cher Lloyd

One again, Sean Kingston has a hit on his hands with “Rum and Raybans,” the new single off his latest album Back 2 Life. The premise of the song is simple: All Mr. Kingston needs to have fun on the dance floor is a glass of rum in his hand and Raybans on his face (you know, to protect his eyes from all the bright lights and such). And all I need to have fun is this song pounding on the speakers…and some rum would be nice too. There’s a ton of synth, a robot voice, hard beat, Kingston’s signature reggae type vocals, and the one and only Cher Lloyd lending her sauciness to the mix. If you’re looking for some new party tracks I definitely recommend this one.

“How” – Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor gets dark and emotional in her new single “How.” The somber track is about breaking up and wondering how she can ever live without her ex-beau. It’s all quite heartbreaking and Spektor’s powerful pipes will give you chills. The beauty of the song shines through the video, which is shot with a combination of animation and live action. Directed by Margo Weathers, Spektor is impeccably styled with quirky violin-inspired makeup, feathers, and butterfly wings. Spektor’s new album What We Saw From the Cheap Seats is out now.

“The Boys” – Nicki Minaj ft. Cassie

All righty people. If you’re at work right now I would suggest turning your laptop away so your boss can’t see you computer screen because things are about to get pretty raunchy. But what else can you expect from a collaboration with bombshells Nicki Minaj and Cassie right? The track itself is catchy as hell alternating between fast rapping from Nicki and then slowing it down with an acoustic guitar and slow singing from Cassie. The ladies strut their stuff in leotards, hang out in a very pink barbershop, and pretty much just remind everyone that they’re sexy and they know it. Then things get a little weird and Nicki kills everyone. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

“F**kin’ Problem” – A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar

It’s about time we heard a new song about life issues…I was getting a little tired of going on about the 99 problems I had, courtesy of Jay-Z. But contrary to Jay-Z’s 99 problems that didn’t include women, A$AP Rocky and the gangs’ problems all involve women. The topic of concern here is that Rocky, Drake, 2 Chainz and Lamar all love wild women way too much and that’s a real f**kin’ problem for them. They definitely don’t have any problems musically, as they all bring their best rhymes to the track. It’s catchy, it’s full of obscene language, and I love it. A$AP Rocky’s new album LongLiveA$AP drops on Halloween day.

“Little Bird” – Far East Movement

Bottle Poppin’ party boys Far East Movement show their serious side with the video for their new track “Little Bird,” which features samples from Feist’s “Caught a Long Wind.” The video is about a young woman getting caught up in the drug and party scene and losing control of herself. It’s nice to see this different side to FEM and shows the boys don’t promote alcoholism and addiction even though most of their songs are about partying and drinking.

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