Recently, Nelly released a new track entitled “Champ”. It’s been playing a lot on ESPN since it has become the college bowl anthem. Tired of hearing the same two lines over and over again on SportsCenter, I went online to finally listen to the full track.
And jeez, does it suck.
To reiterate what I’ve already said: What the hell are you doing Nelly??? This song is sooo bad. Is this really what you’ve been reduced to? Granted, I haven’t heard you release anything in a long time before this. Seriously dude, if you’re gunna make a comeback do it the right way, please. You were an icon to my generation during middle school. Don’t embarrass yourself further.
And let’s be honest, Nelly’s best song is always going to be “Ride Wit Me”
P.S. What’s with all the editing?? You really suck, Vevo
P.P.S. There is an eleven year difference between the two videos here and it doesn’t look like Nelly aged a bit. Just got rid of the grill. That’s pretty damn impressive.
So, every December DJ Earworm puts together a mash-up of the top songs from the entire year. It’s usually pretty good and this years is definitely one of the better ones, I will give him that.
However, besides this…what does Earworm do? I never see other tracks from him, granted I don’t look very hard. But how do you release a track like this every year, get almost 5 million hits in only a week, and do nothing else with that momentum? I don’t even know.
P.S. Super Mash Bros > The White Panda > Team Teamwork > Girl Talk > Earworm
Ranking Super Mash and White Panda was tough. After those two, there’s a significant drop-off. Girl Talk is way overrated, dude’s stuff gets beyond annoying.
Anyways, here’s the track
Welcome back, self. It’s about time I started posting more music on here. I mean, it is a music blog…
It’s just about 2am as I type this and I realize I picked a pretty interesting time to get back into this…so I’m just gunna go with an easy choice right now.
Swedish House Mafia are straight blowing up. They’ve been pretty big for a while, but their recent show at Madison Square Garden put them on the map for a lot more people. “Save the World” is one of their most well known tracks and has a ridiculously awesome music video. I think I knew about this song a good six months before I even knew there was a video for it. If you like dogs, crime fighting, awesome beats or a combination of all three, then I suggest you take a look at it.
“Tebowing for a cure…with his stuffed puppy affectionately named “Tebow”.
**Nathan has mitochondrial disease. His stuffed puppy, “Tebow”, has been through thick and thin right along beside Nathan through his entire life. He takes his “Tebow” as comfort to help through all the hardships he endures.”
“Continue to sign petitions, continue to wear black goatees, send a few to NBC, and you know, uh, let’s save Community.” - Yvette Nicole Brown
Every once and a while, I like to take a break from music and post something else. This is a speech I just finished writing for my Effective Speaking class and before I give it on Monday, I’d love to hear feedback. There was so much more I could have written because I’m so passionate about this subject. However, I had to stop to fit it within my time limit for class. My conclusion is pretty weak, but that’s not really important in a speech.
Here are a couple of links to where I got my research from if you’re interested in reading more about this subject
Oh also, if I do somehow get some responses to this and you disagree with me, please be respectful. You’re entitled to your opinion and I to my facts ( heh heh).
Effective Speaking—Persuasive Speech
From Columbine to Virginia Tech our country has faced quite a few tragic school shootings in the recent years. After each of the horrible incidents, many people from psychologists to lawyers have tried to explain why these events occurred in the first place. Whenever tragedies such as these shootings occur, video games are usually one of the first things to be associated with the instability of the shooters. Many people believe that video game violence causes actual violence and leads people to do things like the school shooting incidents. While there is no denying that the Columbine shooters played video games such as Doom, I’m here today to tell you that video games do not directly correlate to real violence and aggression and that they face unfair criticism in comparison to other forms of media.
Many people like to cite studies that “prove” that video games cause violence. However, the truth is that these studies are inconclusive and many have been criticized on methodological grounds. In these studies, media images are removed from any narrative context and subjects are asked to engage with content that they would not normally consume and may not understand. Most studies found a correlation, not a causal relationship, which means the research could simply show that aggressive people like aggressive entertainment. Essentially, no research has found that video games are a primary factor of real life violence or that violent video game play could turn an otherwise normal person into a killer. In fact, there is even new research from many places, including Harvard Medical School, which shows that video games do not cause violence and in many cases even DECREASE aggression, as games are used as an outlet to vent.
Videogames are branded malicious, mind warping, and (my personal favorite) “mass murder simulations.” Jack Thompson is an infamous lawyer who spends much of his time “crusading” against the “evil” that is videogames. Mr. Thompson likes to point out that in almost every case of extreme violence, the guilty party has played videogames and he believes that these games led the person to their violence. However, in response to Mr. Thompson’s statements, I have a few facts of my own that are very easy to find on the Internet. The first is that the current estimated population of Earth is almost 7 billion people. The second is that 70% of Earth’s population plays videogames. My response to Mr. Thompson, therefore, would be that the odds of ANY criminal having played videogames is already high and more than likely, relates to their crimes or violence in only the slightest of manners.
Many people like Jack Thompson question why there are even violent videogames in the first place. Clearly, everyone who plays videogames is a child, right? Wrong. 62 percent of the video game console market is age 18 or older and the average gamer is 37 years old. I believe someone who is almost 40 years old should be allowed to play whatever type of game that they want…
But the fact still exists that a game that a 37 year old plays can be bought by a child, right? Wrong again. The Entertainment Software Rating Board, better known as the ESRB, is a self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings for computer and video games. The ESRB rates every video game on a scale from E (for everyone) to AO (Adults Only). For starters, all major consoles prohibit any game with an AO rating to be sold and the games must be toned down. Essentially, the highest rating is M, for mature. No person under the age of 17 is allowed to buy a game rated M and in many states, such as New York and California, it is even a felony to sell an M rated game to a minor. What this means, is that the only way for a child to get their hands on a violent video game is for someone of age, who is most likely their parent, to buy the game for them.
Despite all of the facts that I have stated, video games continue to unfairly receive more criticism than other forms of media. There are plenty of movies, television shows and songs that are just as, if not more, violent than video games. It is my belief that this is because videogames require active, hands-on attention from the user, while the rest do not. It is a shame that more people don’t see this as a positive though. Video games increase your hand-eye coordination and can improve brain function.
I hope that I have changed your mind about video games and their relation to real life violence. If I haven’t, I hope you at least hold all forms of media at fault for violence in society and not put the blame solely on games anymore. Thank you.
I just heard this song in a D.VELOPED mash-up earlier today and went and listened to the original afterwards. I wanted to post this track for a couple of reasons. A) That it’s such a throwback and I haven’t listened to it in forever and B) while I’m studying for midterms, this is the way I WISH I lived…sigh.
D.VELOPED just killing it once again with another sick mash-up. Featuring tracks such as “This Is The Way I Live”, “I’ma Playa”, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, “Soul Survivor” and more, this mash-up just flows greatly.
Yea, you read that right. FINAL FANTASY VII REMIX!!!!
OK, maybe I’m a little more excited about this than most people will be, but combining one of my favorite artists with one of my favorite video games? Absolutely classic.
Team Teamwork is the real deal. If you’ve never heard of them before, you are really missing out. Their most popular album is definitely their Ocarina Of Rhyme, a mash-up album of rap songs with tracks from The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time in the background. This new album, Super Nintendo Sega Genesis, is similar in nature. It features songs from rappers such as Childish Gambino, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah and more, sampled with tracks from classic videogames such as Sonic 3, Donkey Kong Country 2 and Street Fighter 2. It’s definitely worth checking out, especially because all of their albums can be downloaded for free at their website here —> http://tmtmwrk.com/downloads/