Artist: Tiawnee feat. Mr. Splif
Song: “School Girl Crush” (from the CD Young Love)
Heard By: William, San Diego
Personally, I can respect hip-hop and rap music, but that song didn’t really have a lot of composition to it. The beats were poorly made, and it was edited together a little rough. The vocals seemed a little amateur, and the lyrics were kind of ridiculous, to be perfectly honest. They were about having a schoolgirl crush on a guy, but it wasn’t catchy at all. The rapping didn’t match up with the beats. My cousin’s a rapper, and he makes the beats himself, so I can understand the composition that it takes to make a good song, and that song was super-duper amateur. I’d give that song a 5 or 6 out of 10 just because they did put work into it.
Artist: I Vomited a Rainbow
Song: “You Always Break My Heart” (from Djinni Demo)
Heard By: Enzo Jardel, National City
The song had a mellow feel to it with a kind of retro-Beatles sound. It was very relaxing. It just sets you in a good mood. There was a lot of strings and synthesizers. It was very echoey. I know the lyrics were about love and romance, but as far as trying to describe what he was singing about, I couldn’t quite get it. There was too much reverb. I could see that song being a part of a commercial or a soundtrack. That would be a good song for long drives to clear your mind. I would rate that song at an 8 out of 10.
Artist: Hello Drama
Song: “Here She Comes Again” (from myspace.com/hellodramaticmusic)
Heard By: Bob Pratt, Golden Hill
It’s pretty catchy. I really liked it. I like that style of techno. It’s kind of like the Chemical Brothers or Paul Oakenfold. It’s not all just beats; there’re words to it and whatnot. It was a song about chicks. I think 94.9 might play that because 91X has gone too commercial. They’re the only ones playing anything decent nowadays. If they pick [this song] up it might go big. That would be a good song for exercising. Techno and exercising always go together. It was a pretty up-tempo song. I’d give that song a 7 or 8 out of 10.