Friday, 25 October 2013 21:37

“Give it 2 U” - Robin Thicke

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Robin Thicke has always been the poor man's Justin Timberlake. Both are shining examples of blue-eyed soul; Robin just hadn't created a formula to reach the top of the charts. That changed this year with “Blurred Lines,” retro-soul at its finest, it topped the charts before finally descending into tedious overplay. Can't blame Robin for that. More plays = more money. He has since released his follow up. It's called “Give it 2 U.” While the disc isn't retro-soul, it is souful. Unfortunately, tt's also not nearly as playful as “Blurred Lines” and 2Chainz (the guest rapper this time) isn't TI.

It's not that I don't like “Give It 2 U.” It's actually not bad. I just wish he had given it to us without the rap. Or maybe he needs to get back to Justin's roadmap. You won't hear Justin partnering with 2Chainz. He got's the “Holy Grail” and Jay-Z in his camp.

The quality of a song can be measured in lots of way – writing, production, vocals. Or sometimes it's just bad rapping that kills it.

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