How Did Billie Eilish Beat Lil Nas X?

So, let me start off this post by saying that I’m actually a bigger fan of Billie Eilish than Lil Nas X. However, I also take great pride in being objective, son. With that being said, I have NO idea how Eilish beat X at this past Sunday‘s Grammy Awards. The way the see it, there’s no way in hell that “Bad Guy” should’ve beaten “Old Town Road” for Record of the Year.

Ok, if I’m being transparent, my previous assertion isn’t based on which song I like more. If that were the case, then I would’ve picked “Bad Guy.” However, “Old Town Road” was fucking ubiquitous last year. I mean, it was EVERYWHERE, man! Like, I literally couldn’t go down the street without hearing that cotdamn song, fam. For God‘s sake, my youngest son was still singing that shit yesterday, bruh. So, as big (and great) as “Bad Guy” was/is, there’s no way that it should’ve bested X’s song, son.

To be clear, “Old Town Road” is one of the biggest songs ever. Like, EVER, man! Fam, we’re talking about a diamond-selling joint that broke damn near every Billboard record in existence. Now, I know that sales don’t factor into this (*wink wink*), but the song became a behemoth because it touched so many different age groups. Listen, if “Bad Guy” simply won Song of the Year, then I wouldn’t have a problem at all. Like I said before, I truly believe that “Bad Guy” is the better-crafted song. But, we have to factor in a track’s impact, bruh. From that point of view, “Bad Guy” isn’t even in the same stratosphere as “Old Town Road.” So, the Committee should’ve just given X his moment, son.

In the end, none of this matters in the slightest, man. Ultimately, both of these young people won, fam. By and by, I have nothing negative to say about Billie Eilish or Lil Nas X. Hopefully, they both continue to do their thing, bruh. Anyway, despite the subject on this entire post, I’m about to go play some “Bad Guy,” son. It just is what it is, brethren. That is all. LC out.

Nah, This Album Ain’t It, Justin Timberlake

So, let me begin this post by saying that I’m a Justin Timberlake fan. Now, I’m a fan despite the fact that he dissed Prince (my hero) on Timbaland‘s “Give It To Me.” In addition, I’m a fan despite the fact that he left Janet Jackson out to dry after Super Bowl XXXVIII. In any case, regardless of his occasionally egregious behavior, I’ve always jammed out to his music. With that being said, I’m disappointed with this Man of the Woods album, son. All in all, I know he wanted to go for a specific sound on this new record. All I can say is, it ain’t really work out too well, man.

Ok, look, let me explain my beef with this album, fam. Now, based on the record’s production, it’s clear that JT tried to mix genres. On a lot of the songs, he mixed Country and Blues-inspired guitar riffs with 808‘s. Anyway, in theory, this may sound like a cool experiment. In actuality, I don’t really think the textures go together, bruh. Look, in my opinion, a bunch of these songs would’ve benefited more from real bass lines. However; producers like The Neptunes and Timbaland tried to substitute those bass licks with 808’s. For me, a lot of it didn’t work, folks.

Now, with all of that being said, I’m not insinuating that this album doesn’t have bangers, son. Keeping it a buck, my assessment of this record is only based on JT’s past music. Sonically, this joint is better than a lot of the shit out there in the zeitgeist. However; based on his own discography, this album is kinda lacking, man. In any case, I do have a few favorites on here, fam. In my eyes, “Filthy,” “Higher, Higher,” “Wave,” “Montana,” “Breeze Off the Pond” and the bridge on “Supplies” are all gold, bruh. Side note, I’m only taking the bridge on “Supplies” because the lyrics to the rest of the song are silly, people. “The world could end now, baby, we’ll be living in The Walking Dead“? Cut it out, JT!

In the end, it doesn’t really matter if people agree with me or not, son. Ultimately, I expect the best from Timberlake and he didn’t quite pull it off this time. By and by, this doesn’t really diminish him as an artist, man. I mean, he does deserve some credit for trying to cultivate a new sound, fam. Now, while I don’t think it necessarily worked, it did generate a few jams. At the end of the day, I’ll take it, bruh. Besides, I’m just happy that him, Pharrell and Chad Hugo are working together again. That is all. LC out.