If you’re a fan of Royce, is this really how u want him to get on?

This shit is straight up ass cheeks. It sounds like something that B.o.B would have passed on for his album because it was too poppy for his fanbase. All it needs is a hook from a stupid indie rock bitch so the emo kids will buy it. Oh, wait… They got Bruno Mars instead. Marshall has been headed in this direction for a while, dropping christian rap tunes where he sings some inspirational bullshit on the chorus, sells a few milli, knowing his reputation in the game is intact because the white kids will always cop his albums and defend him to the death of them. Standard Marshall. Nickel Nine tho? I’m ashamed of you. I guess you got bored murdering imaginary MC’s with the rest of the 2nd string squad and decided that it was a good idea to do the same over a Matchbox 20 song. I mean, you fell the fuck off anyway (anyone remember BarExam3? no ? k.), so why not sell out too? At least get paid to be shitty. Seriously tho, if Royce is willing to do an album that almost definitely has other songs like this one, you have to wonder what other kind of fuck-shit he would do to remain become relevant. And really, after some bullshit like this, what else is there ? A song on the High School Musical 6 Soundtrack? You’re gonna do a verse for Lindsay Lohan’s next single ? A special surprise performance at Perez Hilton’s birthday party? And if you think I’m over reacting for comedic purposes, you’re right. But seriously, go listen to this song again, and tell me if it’s really a stretch that someone on a song like this wouldn’t do a stadium tour with Miley Cyrus.

So yeah, maybe Royce deserves more recognition, and no one is mad that he wants some major label paper, but at what cost ? Em has him on this Wiz Khalifa+B.o.B type shit, and they’re gonna pass it off as the fabled Bad Meets Evil that the fans have been wanting for over a decade? Can you imagine if Nas and DJ Premier finally ended up releasing an LP together, only for it to be full of bubble gum pop singles and party girl hipster hooks sung by Ke$ha? That’s what this is to those who have been waiting for this album forever. (don’t laugh. allegedly, there are people out there who have been waiting for this)

Of course, there’s always the off chance I’m wrong. Perhaps it’s possible, back when the 2 Detroit MC’s were on the battle circuit in the D and still trying to get signed, that they envisioned a terrible pop-rap album that would ultimately make them both come off as a couple of sell-outs who would rather have their music played on the radio between a Katy Perry and a Daughtry song, than use their respective talents to craft a classic. *needle drags across record* Whoa… hold up… Classic ? Ok, so maybe that’s a stretch. But these 2 trying to one-up each other for an entire album could have been insane. I suppose when you get down to it, that’s what bothers me about this. The consistently delayed collab album from Em and Royce is finally dropping, but instead of it being something for the fans who originally gave a fuck about these 2 working together, they felt like they had to have some ready-made singles custom crafted for the pop charts, complete with a Bruno Mars hook so that the kids who were born after 1996 will have something to identify with. Shit’s disgusting, B.

So it’s safe to say, I’m probably over-reacting. I mean, it is just one song. But my disgust upon hearing this was on a hundred thousand trillion, and it refused to be contained. So if that makes me a hater, then so be it. Doesn’t change the fact that this is an awful song that would only fit on the opening credits of some inspirational movie about AIDS. But the payola is about to flow and I’m predicting you’ll be hearing a whole lot of this bullshit ass song this summer.
SMH…

*steps off soapbox*

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Comments on: "Bad Meets Evil Meets Bruno Mars “Lighters”" (14)

  1. MAVERICKSSSS!!!!!

  2. “Doesn’t change the fact that this is an awful song that would only fit on the opening credits of some inspirational movie about AIDS.”

    ^^^^^

    lmao Yeah, this is horrible.

  3. So I should clarify, I’m not really a fan of em or Royce..

    But I was secretly hoping that working with Royce would bring the “nail in the coffin” type Marshall back..

  4. let him get his money up, heyzeus christ – the man still lives in detroit

    eminem >>>

    goat rapping white man

  5. So I should clarify, I’m not really a fan of em or Royce..

    ^^
    so why you mad

    you not really a fan but you mad?

    i despise bruno mars, but its not even as bad as i thought it would be

    royce da 5 9 will be on mainstream rotation – applaud him

  6. RNC Chairman Michael Steele said:

    Harlem World said:
    June 3, 2011 at 9:04 am

    let him get his money up, heyzeus christ – the man still lives in detroit

    eminem >>>

    goat rapping white man
    ——————————————————————

    Yup.

    Love or hate his music, Eminem works hard at his craft and actually cares about his MCing more than any other mainstream rapper.

    And he strikes me as being extremely loyal the way many others aren’t. He’s still trying to put Royce on.

  7. RNC Chairman Michael Steele said:

    I actually like the hook of the song….I’ve never really had a problem with Bruno Mars. *shrugs*.

    BTW this song will be a big hit, think Top 10.

  8. I think I was clear on why I was mad.

  9. royce been grinding on the underground since the 90’s

    he dont have to please nobody, he paid his dues

    and hes making an ep with mr highest selling rapper ever???

    well respected emcee eminem??

    i dont see the fail in this, please explain

  10. your mother.

    HA!

  11. Obviously you already have some predisposed dislike for these two so it seems as if you jumped on the first thing that could go against Em and Royce’s supposed philosophy of doing solely “underground” or not mainstream songs.
    Ever since the “Eminem Show,” Em has come out with a couple songs per album where he decides to sing or lay down some “inspirational bullshit” on his songs, which I think only cements his legacy as one of the best. He can do mainstream songs without hurting his image, and not because “his reputation in the game is intact because the white kids will always cop his albums and defend him to the death of them,” but because every true fan knows Em’s lyrical ability to slaughter every single track. In “Recovery,” there were a lot more of these types of choruses, partly because this is how Em has evolved as a rapper. He survived a drug addiction and we can obviously no longer expect him to put out the type of music similar to those from the “Marshall Mathers LP.” That doesn’t mean the songs now are worse. You have to consider Em’s personal life and how he, unlike the majority of the rap game out there, uses his experiences as inspirations for his song, as opposed to putting up some fake persona.
    So pretty much, you’re a huge hater and will find any little thing to attack Em or Royce.

  12. Doesn’t this all come down to the terrible taste in beats?

    This is the biggest reason, even including Bruno, why the song is completely bent.

    You don’t have to be a hater to hate this bullshit with good reason.

  13. 11. Meteor Hammer (feat. Ghostface, Action Bronson and Termanology)

  14. Batreeka said:

    “But seriously, go listen to this song again, and tell me if it’s really a stretch that someone on a song like this wouldn’t do a stadium tour with Miley Cyrus.”

    Well, if you remember, back circa 2000 Royce did a song with Willa Ford! Been there, done that.

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