B.E.T. You Haven’t Heard This: Keyshia Cole & Lil WayneDecember 8th, 2008
Keyshia & Weezy revisit a classic, but do they REDELIVER? Ok, so like I previously stated in my last Keyshia Cole blog, I’m not one of her biggest fans, but seeing how you guys go APE SH*T when her material is posted, I figured you guys would get a kick out of this lil diddy featuring Ocho time Grammy nominee, Lil Wayne. Hip hop history shows that when you remake a classic tune, it doesn’t always turn out as crispy and timeless as the original piece and I’m not going to sit here and name all the joints that failed at this task because I’m pretty sure most of you have an idea on what those tracks are.
And today, I’m sorry to say, Keyshia and Wayne’s remake of Mary J. Blige’s, “I Love You” might have fell victim to that scenario. In MY opinion, and this is TOTALLY my opinion only, I think the attempt fell directly on it’s face. Now don’t get me wrong, Keyshia has a beautiful voice, however, on “I Love You 2K8″ her vocals, along with the cheesy production, sound pretty lifeless (harsh???).
Furthermore, I believe the addition of Weezy also takes away from Keyshia’s attempt to remake the classic tune. Throughout half his verse/rant, I had no idea what he was rapping about, but that’s normal anyway, right?. No I’m not a hater, because a hater wouldn’t post it, he’d let it catch dust on his hard drive.
Alright, you have my opinion, now let’s hear yours……………..NOW!
Did she kill it or did she actually KILL THE SONG?????
Low “I wonder how MJB feels about it” Key