December 5, 2009

Two at a time

Sometimes when music artists collab, they either make it or break it. In this instance, here are some videos where big names in the industry namely
make semi-related songs and one just makes it but the other one just fails!

Beyonce ft. Lady Gaga - Video Phone

Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce - Telephone

And the verdict? I think both songs has a tune that give you a bit of a groove, but Beyonce's version is a fail yet again for many distinguishable reasons:

1) The lyrics doesn't make sense. Seriously, did you even listen to it?
2) Which brings me to the point where in the sounds of the actual video gets an inconsistent volume decrease and increase. Is that really supposed to be part of the whole video phone?
3) And lastly, the video is just a huge "???". I get the whole let'ss-try-a-new-concept thing but it doesn't really work in this video! Beyonce trying to be Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga trying to be Beyonce (Pulleaaze! I hardly got to recognize Lady Gaga without her over-the-top fashion) ...not a fun mix.

Lady Gaga's rendition was better, clearer and I can't wait to see the video despite the expected eccentricity that's bound to be seen in her vids.

Next collaborations are for NBA superstar LeBron James's upcoming movie "More Than A Game" which follow his life's tribulation and journey to fame while having a lot of interesting OST's. I've only picked two out of those to feature but you can check out the rest of the track here.

Ester Dean ft. Chris Brown - Drop It Low

Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem - Forever

(Unfortunately video is not available for embedding so just watch it here.)

Now for these set, i don't really think I have a problem with them. The songs were wonderful and would fit the idea of LeBron's movie. I could only point out Chris Brown and Kanye West who are given a second chance to redeem themselves after their own issues, hoping they don't fail this time.

Just my two cents.

(Oh I almost didn't get to mention Eminem was so good looking here! *laughs*)