Tag Archives: T.I.

The Boss and The Beebs
Hot 100 Roundup—3/17/12

Far*East Movement featuring Justin Bieber—“Live My Life” #21 Bieber’s involvement in this record may be the main selling point to millions of teenagers, but his presence is a distraction. For that matter, so is Far*East Movement’s. It’s not that any … 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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Will the “Real” Ke$ha Please Shut Up?

It is the right, it may even be a requirement, of every generation to revise, or even reverse, the work of the generation before it, either through intention or misunderstanding. On those grounds I have no problem with Ke$ha’s version … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—10/22/11

Daughtry—”Crawling Back to You” #41 The hook sticks in your head, but only because you’ve heard it a thousand times already. Fans of this kind of stuff can probably sing along after the first two or three notes, which I’m … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—8/27/11

Drake—”Headlines” #13 Is this guy capable of doing anything but feel sorry for himself? Fame didn’t turn out to be as much fun as he thought it would be; no one understands him or how hard he works; and there … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup 12/19/10

T.I. featuring Eminem—”That’s All She Wrote” #18 No matter how much he brags, the events of the last couple of years have worn the sharp edges off of T.I. Even when he’s trying to be threatening he sounds ruminative, as … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—12/5/10

Enrique Iglesius featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E—”Tonight (I’m Fucking You)” #18 Thanks to Cee-Lo Green, “fuck” appears to be the word of the moment, and Iglesius has as much right to it as any, I suppose. But with his … Continue reading

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Hot 100 Roundup—11/14/10

Tim McGraw—”Felt Good On My Lips” #26 This sounds sexier than most country, and I like the way McGraw changes up the meaning of the title line as he goes along; all very professional. Like a lot of country, though, … Continue reading

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Money the only morality

How do you commit the most heinous fucking crime you can in full public view and still maintain the support of the top players in your game? Have a number one R&B hit, that’s how, and they’ll all come running … Continue reading

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The year so far, ctd.

When I was doing my half-year summation last week, an idea struck me that I didn’t have time to include. As I said there, the apparent greatness of the year overall hasn’t made much of an impression on the pop … Continue reading

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