Music Review

CASE STUDY #1 Chris Brown~ See You Around

In this article, and in many future posts, I just want to share how I’m interpreting the song. Why? My line of thought is:

Every individual is different. Experiences and Perspectives belongs to none other than self. Therefore, like many things, music could have been  interpreted  or could bear meaning that is as unique as oneself. It can be something you could relate to, a stress reliever, something to set the mood or express a feeling.

So I want to take the time, when school isn’t weighing me down, to ask you what songs mean to you?


This song expresses the perplexed emotions of a man who must let go of a woman that he loves simply because of the fact he does love her and she has a chance to be happy, which was something that he could not do. In my mind, I see a couple that has been on-and-off, and they’re having one last meal together. He’s giving her his blessings and at this point he’d be telling her that he’s “sorry” and ” I do love you” and ” you deserve better” and “It’s my fault”. But when you look at the core of what he’s feeling, he’s feeling bitter-sweet because he has no choice in the matter of her moving on and he must do the same.


Why Haven’t there an Audio Push?

There is something coming from the west and it think it’s Audio Push. Audio Push is a Cali-rific rap group based in the west coast. Yes they can do they dougie and yes they can reject and the jerk. I’m not really into the whole hip-hop scene  but they make want to think it over again.

What I like about them:

  1. They are cute.
  2. They have charisma. When you watch their videos you can’t help but to dance with them and sing along. When they smile, I smile. When they joke, I laugh…You get it.
  3. They don’t curse. At least the music from them, that  I’ve heard, they don’t.
  4. They are lyrically in tune. I love the creativity  in their lyrics. They are mature and I would say that they are the older brothers of New Boyz.
  5. The last reason why I like them is because they can dance. I love guys that can dance. Why? I don’t know. The other day my friend and I were trying to figure out why we love it. Is it the confidence? The freedom that they express? The moves that they can do? All I know is that it’s sexy. 🙂

To end this short post let me say this: They are an awesome group and they need to be signed, if not already. They need to be on every states radio, if not already. I’m just so passionate about them and I hope they do well and keep posting videos on Youtube. Here’s some videos:

New Boyz~Tie Me Down …Upsetting

You know what? You ain’t gonna tie me down!!!!

I’m not gonna lie and rip apart New Boyz~Tie Me Down~ from the start. So to begin, let me begin by saying that it is not a horrible song. Even though I say that, I have to strongly say that I believe that their lyrics do females wrong (in my opinion) and I can’t help but to lightly jerk to it while shaking my head from disappointment…in myself (lol).  However, I love the creativity and simplicity of the video. The majority of the video is black and white, with only loud colors sticking out. Ray J looking sexy and the New Boyz….young but cute. The vocals on the track ( especially Ray J) just works; it’s flowy, catchy, and laid back and the same with the beat; which is sick!!! Ray J’s part did it for me.

But anywho, has anybody listened to the damn lyrics??!! It’s sooooooooo upsetting. Yup, you know dis!

‘What is NcMerci talking about?’ is what you probably thinking right? Well then let’s go through the lyrics together then, shall we?

But first let me give you an overview. Basically, They (Legacy and Ben J) are saying they don’t want to be in a committed relationship (with respective girlfriends), which is completely fine. BUT… My issue  lies in the fact the lyrics express that ‘he’ as though he  suddenly became tired  of being together with his girl and so decided on being a ” Jerk! Jerk!Jerk!Jerk!!” about it. Have some class boyz. Okay let’s begin.

Verse 1:

Know we been together for a minute,
But uhhh, its kinda been forever since we been in,
The kinda situation not involving other women

[Uhh maybe because you decided to make a committment. It’s takes 2 people to do that becuz it would be crazy if it didn’t. Plus a relationship aren’t suppose to involve other people i.e. family,”lovers”, and etc.]

And its pretty obvious that your kinda tripping,
Like who the hell is this b****?,
Lookin a hot mess,
What you fell for this chick?
You know we got problems and you failed to fix it,
I’m like, you need to go somewhere else with this s**t,
Because I aint gone put up with you,

[By this part of the lyrics you could tell that this couple is in trouble. Also, he is strongly demonstrating that he doesn’t care anymore whether it works out with her, while immaturely putting the failure of the relationship on her. I would also like to say that I understand the mentality of the girl who is ‘tripping’.  Can you imagine being in a crumbling relationship with a “jerk” of a guy who is keeping a tight lip about wanting to break-up, while in-turn making you think that you can indeed save  ‘us’ and deal with his cheating?.]

Talkin bout how she make you uncomfortable,
Like I mean, shit im only seventeen and uhhm ahh Perfect couple is
only in a dream,
And right now im pretty much away for this Relationships?,
I think you should wait for it,
I mean later we could try things out but not right now,

[Uhh, don’t use age as a factor becuz they are a lot kidz wanting 1 person. That’s just a excuse. Just say ” I’m not ready for a commitment because I’m going to be out on the road alot and I want to be with different people.” because either way it’s gonna hurt; but if it’s real and honest, the hurt will heal without bitterness.]

I’m not even gonna get into Ben J part of the song because he demonstrated strong male piggness.

[check out the rest of the lyrics if you want, go here: New Boyz Tie me Down]

The whole point of me commenting on this is to ask you guys ” Is this is your mentality?” If it is then, it’s very immature.

Why is commitment such a bad thing at any age? At least to those that you love and love you back. Why do we have to go out into the world and be with a lot people, especially if you found the “one”?

Why is the common theme in the songs that we vibe to is to have sex, to get drunk, to get drunk and have sex, having many partners, and unfaithfulness? Is it because as human beings our morals decrease for that dollar bill b/c artist want to make money? Why do I have to do the things that GOD hates?

You may say that this is nothing new but isn’t it sad?

I say it’s sad because Iknow that I would want commitment but if he wasn’t feeling us anymore…just say it. Don’t get me upset by being a butthole. I just want you to tell me what you are about: you’re either in it to win it or if you want to hit-and-run (because I may or may not be down with whatever you choose). But my hypothesis is this: the longer we stay together in a negative relationship, it is more than likely that the bad memories will accumulate…and therefore the chance of me hating you will increase. But if you tell me straight up then i’ll eventually forgive you and move on.