Another edition of Notable Tracks. This could either signify a lull in the website’s content or me just wanting to discuss a selection of three to four songs instead of just one (honestly, I’m not sure of the case this time). Regardless, let’s dive in.
MIZ – “1942”
I don’t have much information about Calesha “Bre-Z” Murray, apart from her roles in TV shows like Empire and All American (I never watched All American). I definitely wasn’t aware of her music. Either way, I have been waiting on “1942” to drop ever since I saw this teaser come across my Instagram timeline.
Why is Calesha portraying a man from the 1980s who is a player named MIZ? Way is this song good? Why is the music video good too? Could The Miz potentially take legal action, similar to Triple H’s past threat against The Game? I like “1942” a lot. I guess that’s all that matters.
50 Cent feat. Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks – “Southside”
A couple weeks back, your boy actually got out of the house and went to a 50 Cent concert. And I actually had a good time. Curtis had a LOT of hits and he performed most of them. While I still wish he would have just done his verses/hooks from the songs with The Game (“Hate It Or Love It” and “This Is How We Do”), one song I was surprised he performed was his part of “Southside” (Tony Yayo was his hype man but Lloyd Banks was replaced by Uncle Murda).
To be honest, I’ll probably like any songs that uses the Pace One “I Declare War” instrumental; that includes this song, Sean Price’s “Figure Four”, DMX’s “Hood Blues”, and the theme song to the now abandoned FROCAST podcast.
Outkast feat. T-Mo & Khujo Goodie – “Mainstream”
This past Sunday (8/27) marked 27 years since Outkast dropped their best album (In my opinion) with ATLiens. I ain’t gonna say too much because we have already made a post calling it a classic as well as a whole video ranking all of Outkast’s album (Which I’ll embed below). I’ll just pick one of my favorite songs off the project that we haven’t spotlighted yet: “Mainstream”. “Y’all know what it is”