Sunday, December 14, 2008
#23) Lil' Mama feat. Chris Brown & T-Pain, "Shawty Get Loose (Remix)"
Her album spent too much time arguing why she should be Voice Of The Young People instead of earning the title with more tracks as fresh as "Lip Gloss" and this, the only reason the album actually got released. Only wish the remix included both her excised verse full of hair advice ("you wash, set, blow and then you wash, set, blow") and the T-Pain rap that replaced it (a gregarious glimpse of what he'll do after autotune). She's young enough that I hope she'll learn how to make her anguish as striking as her confidence. When she does, I'm sure the world will under-appreciate her as much as it does MC Lyte.
#24) Colby O'Donis feat. Akon, "What You Got"
Don't get me wrong, Kanye fans! I'm not saying unchecked misogyny doesn't have a place in pop music. I love to hear this douche tell cutie to stfu on this underappreciated teen pop jam. I even dig it when Akon advises him that, yes, women are selfish vipers and that Colby is wise to keep them at arm's length. I just think being a clueless jerkface benefits an "Under My Thumb" more than a Blood On The Tracks. Big points for casting Colby as a sales assistant at a women's clothing store in the video.