When most people hear the words "New Jersey," "club," and "dance" together in a sentence they might picture the cast of MTV's 'Jersey Shore' drunkenly beating the the beat up in some random club but real heads know that Jersey Club is dance music genre that has nothing to do with stereotypical "guido" mating rituals.
Is 'I-69' the highway to heaven? Well, it's something like that. This Roman GianArthur song isn't about an interstate to eternity but it is about two-way streets. Confused? The song's topic is oral sex ostensibly, but it's really a metaphor for relationships and reciprocity 'cause Roman likes to get deep like that.
His name is Roman. Roman GianArthur to be exact, and the budding talent from Wondaland Arts Society is the truth. Need proof? Check out his performance of his original song 'Canopy' for The Boombox's Live Bytes performance series.
Don't think "conscious" rappers can turn up? Well, Talib Kweli's here to prove you wrong. 'Turnt Up' is a tribute to Eric B. & Rakim's money-making jam 'Paid in Full.' Despite its admittedly unfortunate title, 'Turnt Up' is a light-hearted song about getting fly, going out, and having fun. Later for all of the soapboxing and soap operas. Turn up!
When Run of Run-D.M.C. proclaimed himself the “King of Rock” back in the days, he made a bold statement. Now, decades later, rap has arguably usurped rock as the most popular sub-genre of pop music -- but that doesn’t mean that hip-hop heads don’t have anything common with their head-banging counterparts.
Few artists can say that they wrote a hit song and even fewer can say that they created a bona fide anthem. Talib Kweli’s got both of those bases covered with ‘Get By,’ a motivational soundtrack to the lives of strugglers and strivers the world over.
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