So the VMA's happened. Yeah. Get over it.
Music video for Give It 2 U.
Give It 2 U is Robin Thicke's second single off of his Blurred Lines album, of which the single with the same title name cause massive stir and controversy at the VMA's that happened to include one of Disney's darlings: Miley Cyrus. But let's put the past behind the blocks and go straight for the jugular as Thicke tries to impress with his tuned vocals once again.
Now I'm all but okay with rappers appearing in pop singles, but it's probably a rap show to say the least for this one in particular. 2 Chainz is heard at the start as he spits whatever he does in most of his songs. Well, I've seen him twice in music videos now (Give It 2 U didn't feature him on the original), with the first time obviously in the video of Light Em' Up by Fall Out Boy. And I have to say I'm not on the fence with this one, and he is obviously better than he was previously. 2 Chainz is what he is, so there's no saying anything else here.
But most of the people are here to definitely going to hear either Robin Thicke, or Kendrick Lamar, undoubtedly one of the most popular rappers due to his verse in the song Control. So let's talk about Thicke.
Right off the bat, there's really nothing special to the song. Thicke's vocals contribute nothing to a whole lot of bass dropping and almost near-whole just music explosion. It was a totally complete opposite to what Blurred Lines was, this one maybe not as controversial nor even radio-friendly at all. More like a club song, Thicke expresses it in so many ways and pulls it through during the chorus, probably one of the better parts of the song and probably one of the two best ones on it. Other than it being just depressingly pop creative, there's not a whole lot to a pretty disturbing opening that grows on you only if you really try to inherit in.
Hey, girl, you know you lookin' so damn fly
Let's be real and honest. Did most people came for Thicke? Well, I'm guessing majority came for Kendrick Lamar, who obviously was now being made popular as said, due to his verse in Control. That wasn't only it, but previous songs I've heard have made me turn some of the things I have in mind on him aside. But this song obviously didn't fit a rap, in which both 2 Chainz and Kendrick did well. Kendrick's verse was cool, and offered something aside from Thicke's spotlight. However, the song's background stringing wasn't the best beat you'd bounce to.
You're like a needle in a haystack
Originality: 6/10 - The song tries too hard to make it really amazing, but there's nothing to differentiate it other than the song being born by most likely a DJ whirling his set around a pop procedure.
Sound: 7/10 - Clearly less orbital on the chorus, still it was the best part along with Kendrick's.
Lyrics: 7/10 - Lamar was the better out of the three, 2 Chainz was average, and Thicke is, well, Thicke. Did you expect much?
Overall: 20/30 - Give It 2 U is a club-banger, nothing more and nothing less. It'll gain views, it'll gain chart-building momentum, but nothing about it is lit on fire nor going to get caught by one. It's tremendously disappointing, and obviously sub-par compared to Blurred Lines. It's mediocre effort, and I don't think many can dance to this one.
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