Tag Archives: Snoop Dogg

You Only Live Once, But You Can Make Bad Pop About It Forever
Hot 100 Roundup—10/4/14

Jennifer Lopez featuring Iggy Azalea—“Booty” #18 Note the use of the third-person: it isn’t her own booty Lopez is singing about, it’s some nameless object of male attention. She sounds more like a madame, a famous courtesan herself once upon … Continue reading

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Hungover
Hot 100 Roundup—6/28/14

PSY featuring Snoop Dogg—“Hangover” #26 The main thing wrong with “Hangover” is the thing that takes up the most space: Snoop Dogg. It’s not that his rap is bad—it has a couple of decent moments—but Snoop’s blunted, laid back flow … Continue reading

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Remember When Iggy Meant Pop?
Hot 100 Roundup—5/17/14

Arianna Grande featuring Iggy Azalea—“Problem” #3 Produced by Max Martin, and in the great Swedish pop tradition this is catchy as hell while making no sense whatsoever. Or, to put it in the form of a question: why is the … Continue reading

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Pineapples and Swimming Pools
Hot 100 Roundup—8/18/12

50 Cent featuring Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys—“New Day” #79 Another uplifting chorus from Alicia Keys (“Empire State of Mind” it ain’t), a familiar-sounding snare drum beat from her hubby, and 50 Cent at his most mush-mouthed, lying to us: … Continue reading

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WTF?
Hot 100 Roundup—7/14/12

Owl City & Carly Ray Jepsen—“Good Time” #18 Adam Young, better known as Owl City, should not try to be David Guetta (especially if he’s going to sing), and Carly Rae Jepsen, who, despite “Call Me Maybe”, still needs to … Continue reading

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Second Tier or Below
Hot 100 Roundup, 2/25/12

Meek Mill featuring T.I., Birdman, Lil Wayne, D.J. Khaled, Rick Ross & Swizz Beats—“Ima Boss” #51 His brief change in style having flopped, at least when compared to his earlier singles, DJ Khaled goes back to the bank on this … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/29/11

Snoop Dogg featuring Bruno Mars & Wiz Khalifa—“Young, Wild & Free” #10 Half good-time dope song, half, thanks to Khalifa, public service message on behalf of marijuana as a mood stabilizer, all charming in its way, but too sleepy and … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—3/26/11

Glee Cast “Landslide”, #23 “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”, #57 “Animal”, #62 “Kiss”, #83 Eli Young Band—”Crazy Girl” #59 I like the sound of this, especially the steel guitars, which go for timbre and intensity rather than the … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—3/12/11

Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull—”On the Floor” #9 Anyone with any sense knows why this debuted in the top ten. Lopez’s presence on American Idol may, in fact, be the only reason this record was made at all. Some people have … Continue reading

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Bubbling Under—2/21/11

Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels—”Country Boy” #102 It would be easy to write off this unbelievably horrible record as proof that Tea Partiers know even less about music than they do about American History and the Constitution, … Continue reading

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