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TKO

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We need more songs like Black Sweat and Sticky Like Glue!

Honestly, never liked Black Sweat that much, but after re-discovering my appreciation for some of this latest material, i must say it definately sounds like he was trying to do something else and different with some of his jams. There is a lot of interesting tracks.

I would like a full album with dope beats and more minimalistic r&b sound. lol

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Reply #1 posted 04/09/20 12:34pm

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TKO said:

Honestly, never liked Black Sweat that much, but after re-discovering my appreciation for some of this latest material, i must say it definately sounds like he was trying to do something else and different with some of his jams. There is a lot of interesting tracks.

I would like a full album with dope beats and more minimalistic r&b sound. lol

I wasn't able to get into Black Sweat either... even live Black Sweat didn't do it for me...

But Sticky Like Glue... wow... that's a jam!

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Reply #2 posted 04/09/20 1:19pm

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Both are great songs. “Sticky” is such a genius compact and precise distillation of Purple Funk. And “Black Sweat” sounded great on piano.
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Reply #3 posted 04/09/20 3:45pm

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TKO said:

Honestly, never liked Black Sweat that much, but after re-discovering my appreciation for some of this latest material, i must say it definately sounds like he was trying to do something else

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He was trying to copy The Neptunes cuz they had so many hits.

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Reply #4 posted 04/09/20 5:52pm

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Both are good, but Sticky is something else.

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Reply #5 posted 04/09/20 7:20pm

TKO

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BartVanHemelen said:

TKO said:

Honestly, never liked Black Sweat that much, but after re-discovering my appreciation for some of this latest material, i must say it definately sounds like he was trying to do something else

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He was trying to copy The Neptunes cuz they had so many hits.

Sonically? Yes. But it still had his signature sound if you know what i mean

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Reply #6 posted 04/09/20 7:35pm

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TKO said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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He was trying to copy The Neptunes cuz they had so many hits.

Sonically? Yes. But it still had his signature sound if you know what i mean

Yes. He was "copying" their sound, but their sound was already a direct xerox of his own minimalist 80s electro-funk sound. I feel like this is why MPLSound is such a blatant throw-back as well; in 2009 radio sounded identical to that 80s synth/linn combo anyway.

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Reply #7 posted 04/10/20 4:17am

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He was trying to copy the Neptunes for sure but the Neptunes entire shtick is copying other people, and often Prince, so i'm hardly gonna hold it against him. I've always thought Black Sweat was a fantastic song, i'm always surprised how much people drag it on here, calling it a Kiss rip off and the like.

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Reply #8 posted 04/10/20 4:59am

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I really like Sticky Like Glue but still can't get into Black Sweat smile
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Reply #9 posted 04/10/20 5:33am

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WhisperingDandelions said:



TKO said:




BartVanHemelen said:



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He was trying to copy The Neptunes cuz they had so many hits.




Sonically? Yes. But it still had his signature sound if you know what i mean



Yes. He was "copying" their sound, but their sound was already a direct xerox of his own minimalist 80s electro-funk sound. I feel like this is why MPLSound is such a blatant throw-back as well; in 2009 radio sounded identical to that 80s synth/linn combo anyway.



Exactly. More of a reclaimation than anything else.
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Reply #10 posted 04/10/20 7:34am

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MIRvmn said:

I really like Sticky Like Glue but still can't get into Black Sweat smile

I much prefer the more organic feel of the Versace version.

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Reply #11 posted 04/10/20 8:31am

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jaawwnn said:

He was trying to copy the Neptunes for sure but the Neptunes entire shtick is copying other people, and often Prince, so i'm hardly gonna hold it against him.

OperatingThetan said:

Exactly. More of a reclaimation than anything else.

Bingo. I'm sure even Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo would admit how indebted they are to Prince for their sound...


In fact, I believe Pharrell said exactly that:

https://www.youtube.com/w...s6N3XR5bMQ

"He was a huge inspiration. Many songs of mine.., um, are like the children, of like, his songs."

[Edited 4/10/20 8:34am]

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Reply #12 posted 04/10/20 9:29am

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2 great songs!!
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Reply #13 posted 04/10/20 11:58am

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WhisperingDandelions said:

jaawwnn said:

He was trying to copy the Neptunes for sure but the Neptunes entire shtick is copying other people, and often Prince, so i'm hardly gonna hold it against him.

OperatingThetan said:

Exactly. More of a reclaimation than anything else.

Bingo. I'm sure even Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo would admit how indebted they are to Prince for their sound...


In fact, I believe Pharrell said exactly that:

https://www.youtube.com/w...s6N3XR5bMQ

"He was a huge inspiration. Many songs of mine.., um, are like the children, of like, his songs."

[Edited 4/10/20 8:34am]


Frontin' was supposedly "for Prince".

They've actually also said they wrote songs to be Prince songs, both in a "what would Prince do" way and a hoping to produce Prince, dream collab way. And in a bit of likely revisionism, Pharrel claimed songs they wrote for a potential Michael Jackson collab that totally sounds like they should have been MJ hits, were also originally supposed to be for Prince.

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Reply #14 posted 04/10/20 12:57pm

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Put on Love from Night 3 of Montreux 2013 and try not to dance.

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