got me doing the dishes!
I've been having trouble writing this post, so I'm lean on that crutch (manufactured by Post-Modern Cliche Medical Industries) and write about having trouble writing the post. I've wanted to do a 'serious music writer/somebody-give me a job' post on the emmergence of reggaeton, and I've also been thinking about a Belle & Sebastian indie rock kid thing about how winter break is tuff. Neither one is really working out, so I'll split the difference and write about this unreleased T-Pain/ Pitbull collaboration. T-Pain's orignal, with its strung strings, handclaps and candy vodocoder sweetness, shared some of the production trends of the biggest reggaeton hits this year. The handclap comes on the downbeat, giving it that head-nod hip-hop rhythm, while reggaeton tends to emphasize the offbeat and creat more a hip-shake salsa feel. T-Pain just nails it the hearfelt/goofy thing-these are the sort of embarrassing but liberating lyrics that are perfect for the shower, the hairbrush mic, or the club. Pitbull adds some charming, PG-13 sex raps, but he's best over faster tempos (see "Shake" by the Ying-Yang Twins.) The whole thing reminds of Four Weddings and a Funneral
or something. It's like a musical romantic comedy, except dudes are allowed to like it (right?).T-Pain- I'm Sprung (Feat. Pitbull)
ps- I didn't draw that picture, though I really wish I had.
pps- Bonus! Here's a baile funk remix by the guy who did Kevin Federline's album.
T-Pain -I'm Sprung (Disco D remix)