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thebanishedone

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I Hate U Court room scene problematic? cheesy?

I have read some reviews where journalists call the courtroom part of I Hate U "problematic and cheesy.what is your opinion about it? For me that part and guitar solo are the highlights.The way Prince was singing was simply amazing during that part.
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Reply #1 posted 07/21/21 10:36pm

SoulAlive

Nothing cheesy about it.That part of the song is really unique and creative biggrin
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Reply #2 posted 07/21/21 10:37pm

SoulAlive

When a lover breaks your heart,you sue them.I really like that concept,lol.
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Reply #3 posted 07/21/21 10:54pm

billymeade

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What reviews?
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Reply #4 posted 07/21/21 11:32pm

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thebanishedone said:

I have read some reviews where journalists call the courtroom part of I Hate U "problematic and cheesy.what is your opinion about it? For me that part and guitar solo are the highlights.The way Prince was singing was simply amazing during that part.

Which journalists? Sadly in 2021, the line between "interneter who writes articles for obscure sites" and "journalists" are all but blurred lol

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Reply #5 posted 07/21/21 11:36pm

thebanishedone

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ForceofNature said:



thebanishedone said:


I have read some reviews where journalists call the courtroom part of I Hate U "problematic and cheesy.what is your opinion about it? For me that part and guitar solo are the highlights.The way Prince was singing was simply amazing during that part.

Which journalists? Sadly in 2021, the line between "interneter who writes articles for obscure sites" and "journalists" are all but blurred lol


Music journalists .you can find more than 1 review talking about that part in a negative way
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Reply #6 posted 07/22/21 12:39am

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Cheesy, sleazy, problematic, but it's emotionally authentic.

I vote a big yes.
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Reply #7 posted 07/22/21 1:26am

TheEnglishGent

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thebanishedone said:

ForceofNature said:

Which journalists? Sadly in 2021, the line between "interneter who writes articles for obscure sites" and "journalists" are all but blurred lol

Music journalists .you can find more than 1 review talking about that part in a negative way

I can't , perhaps you can link to them?

RIP sad
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Reply #8 posted 07/22/21 7:38am

leadline

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That part of the track is absolute perfection, well exectued, just like the rest of the track. Cheesy lol, ridiculous. If there is any doubt as to what Prince was feeling with the lyrics, all one has to do is listen to the music. That guitar solo especially, chaotic, angry, frustrated, etc, only Prince could deliver something like this.


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Reply #9 posted 07/22/21 8:21am

Mintchip

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I like it because of how intense the singing gets, so it makes a nice climax (ha) for the song. On the other hand, there's something about the lyrics on The Gold Experience in particular that makes me cringe a little. I'm 41, so it's not so much about being "problematic" in the modern/woke sense, as being...kind of dorky? There's "P Control", the "Endorphinmachine", the dolphins with the chopped off fins, "Gold", and even "Shy", it's very earnest and blunt and a little overbaked.

It's weird though, because a song like "International Lover", with it's extended airplane metaphor, gets a pass from me. I love that song. Maybe because it's got more of a sense of humor about itself than anything on the Gold Experience. A sense of humor goes a long way.

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Reply #10 posted 07/22/21 9:47am

thebanishedone

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https://en.m.wikipedia.or...i/I_Hate_U check the critical reception part
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Reply #11 posted 07/22/21 12:53pm

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thebanishedone said:

I have read some reviews where journalists call the courtroom part of I Hate U "problematic and cheesy.what is your opinion about it? For me that part and guitar solo are the highlights.The way Prince was singing was simply amazing during that part.

I think it works for the song. The only time that style didn't work is on the song Tambourine. That was and is cheesy.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #12 posted 07/26/21 3:44pm

steakfinger

It's both.

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Reply #13 posted 07/26/21 5:43pm

SoulAlive

are you guys referring to the line “I’m gonna cover your ass with this sheet….and I want you to pump your hips like you used to…and baby,you better stay on the beat”?

That’s the only part that might offend some people.
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