DJ Cruze Reviews Cassidy’s ‘Surfboard’

Last Updated February 19th, 2014

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Guess Who’s Back?

Since our last posts, “So, Everybody’s Drunk In Love Now,” and “DJ Cruze Reviews ‘Drunk In Love,’ Remix” it seems that literally, everyone is Drunk in Love.  When was the last time a song was remixed so much?  We knew Drunk in Love was going to be a radio banger ever since it’s release in December, but who knew it would inspire the entire Rap Music Community?  Not only has Rapper T.I. made his version, but Philly Rapper Cassidy is back with a legitimate track  – not just another Meek Mill dis – titled “Surfboard.”


Cassidy Surboard, Image courtesy of cdn.rtny.uproxx.com

DJ Cruze says, “He completely remade the beat to fit his style. The running snares…simple kick with minimal bass. The producer still used the same vocals with additional vocals from im guessing an upcoming singer.”


DJ Cruze admires Cassidy for this remix attempt, he’s followed his music for some time now and can truly say one good thing about Cassidy and it’s that he remains consistent.  He continues, “I like how this rapper doesn’t change his swag on rapping; however, his flow still the same.”  DJ Cruze feels that Cassidy’s metaphors and rapping style is redundant and this isn’t enough to make it on the current music scene, “I think that’s why this guy hasn’t had much success in the recent years… he hasn’t recreated himself.”

This track will; however, get him some positive attention in an attempt to rebuild his image.  Compared to the other remixes, the track had a fresh beat, at least.  It is something new compared to what was released this weekend, although still using the “flashing lights,” “watermelon” and “surfboard” lines as the chorus; each artist kept with the theme of the song and it’s raunchy undertone…some more obvious than others.  Beyonce’s message was subliminal; however, the artists have used this as their chance to express their sexual freedom.


Overall, DJ Cruze rates the song as a three-out-of-five.  DJ Cruze says, “Cassidy is just short of a four rating due to his style.  If he was to be a little more descriptive and less lyrical, perhaps it would of gotten more of my attention.”

With Love, Mya

Last Updated February 16th, 2014

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Did you keep it “sexy and simple” this Valentine’s Day?  R&B Superstar Mya’s mantra is just that and this Valentine’s day, the Washington, D.C. Native released what she calls a “laid back collection of four grown and sexy, R&B/Soul cuts that set the mood.”

The singer released the gift just in tie for the holiday weekend as she says, “a simple Valentine’s Day gift to her fans.”

Tracklisting:
1. Space
2. Like A Woman
3. House Party
4. Do It

Check out the personal messages for her fans and snippets of each song via Souncloud below.

Listen and purchase Mya’s “With Love,” via iTunes or Amazon.

Check out Mya on social media:

www.twitter.com/missMYA 

www.myamya.com

www.instagram.com/kissmya

 

So, Everybody’s Drunk In Love now?

Last Updated February 16th, 2014

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Follow up to Beyonce & Kanye West’s “Drunk In Love” Remix released for Valentine’s Day, 24-year-old artist The Weeknd has his R&B rendition hitting social media aggressively.

Check it out below and let us know what you think!

DJ Cruze Reviews: Drunk in Love, Remix

Last Updated February 15th, 2014

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…The first thing I heard was an “Arab” intro; it kinda gave me the feel of Jesus Walks by Kanye West.  Not too long after, did I realize this was a rendition of “Drunk in Love;” it had the same beat, but with a few more synths.  This new version of “Drunk in Love” is like the “Ish I Don’t Like” by Chief Keef.

Ahhh…here’s the key difference, Yeezy’s on the track!

Continuing with his love manifestation with Kim Kardashian, Kanye delves back into his happy place…talking about himself along with his “perfect” relationship.  This time, ‘Ye gets very explicit.  We were so shocked when Beyonce spoke on “Surboard” and “Watermelon,” but wow, music symbolism is seen yet again.  In his verse, Kanye gives us a window into their life “messing up sofa’s” and even discloses a few personal secrets of his lover, such as “impregnating Kim Kardashian’s mouth” and the idea that Kim always wanted her own reality show, separate of that of her and her family seen in “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”  Kanye made it very clear that he didn’t want to live his life, nor did he wants his daughter paraded in front of the reality show cameras, but could this be any hint at a change of heart on Kanye’s part?  I guess we’ll have to keep watching and listening to find out.

Finally, we get a more human side of Kanye, or has he been completely transparent with us this whole time?  [sidenote] Makes me wonder if his speaking on the drug Molly can be taken literally as well.

The composition of the beat is pretty much the same, nothing really special.  Listen closely, a few more instruments are added to the simplistic beat, like a clap here and there in addition to a deeper key kick to the rhythm.  You’ll notice a few differences in B & Jay’s lyrics, a drop from Kanye’s “Flashing Lights” B’s a little chopping and a “church echo” on Beyonce towards the end of the song.

To be honest, I’m not really shocked of this remix. I pretty much expected this from Kanye; however, rather than add to the track, I believe he ruins the overall feel of the record.

DJ Cruze Workout Mix

Last Updated February 14th, 2014

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20 Minutes of all of your high-energy, Top40 hits… Can you handle it?

Diddy confirms #MMM hashtag as upcoming album name and French Montana as Executive Producer.

Last Updated February 12th, 2014

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Image Courtesy of Vibe.com

For those that don’t know “Frenchy” or French Montana is set to executive produce Diddy’s New, Upcoming Album.

French’s album, for the most part, was considered in magazines as a three-out-of-five star rating and listed number one on the Billboard Charts. Featured on multiple songs by other top artists, such as “Paranoid Remix” by Ty $ and Chinx “Feelings,” and most famous for his club banger “Pop That,” using the sample Pop That by Luke “I Wanna Rock;” it seems that this collaboration with French could be a strategic, well-thought out move by Combs.

DJ Cruze says, “I actually like the idea of French having complete control of Diddy’s CD. Not only is French younger than Diddy, but he knows what rings in the clubs and what the younger crowds are into. I’m actually surprised Diddy would give control to a man who hasn’t been on the scene for a long time.”

Diddy is most known, not only for his music career, but that of building many artists during the 90s and through out the 20s era. DJ Cruze continues, “But Diddy’s style is not relevant to this kind of hip hop that’s out today. Meek Mill, French and Rick Ross have a voice for those types of records; it appeals to a younger demographic. Also, Diddy has that New York sound, while the other artist are from the south.”

Lastly, Cruze states, “Combs should sit back and continue to work the background scene such as ‘A&R’ing and working on albums such as “Mastermind” with Rick Ross. Diddy’s reign is over, but I’m sure French can resuscitate a Diddy come back on the current hip-hop scene. We’re all waiting.”

Stay tuned to Diddy’s social media and usage of the hashtag #MMM; although a name has not been officially announced, both he and French have alluded to the “MMM” being associated with the album release.

DJ Cruze Trill Mix

Last Updated February 6th, 2014

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HOUSTON…Stand Up!!!!

DJ Cruze brings you another free music download; a trill, houston hip hop mix.  Houston-bred artists from Beyonce to Slim Thug; enjoy this mix of Houston’s classic and most popular Rap Hits!

FOOTBALL FASHION WEEK- COGNAC TASTING SOIREE with DJ Cruze

Last Updated January 23rd, 2014

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FBFW

Join DJ Cruze on Saturday, January 25 at VB3 Restaurant (Jersey City) to kick off New Jersey Super Bowl XLVIII celebrations!

JCFW

Jersey City Fashion Week, in association with BK Style, hosts Football Fashion Week beginning January 23, 2014.

Super Bowl Stars, Supporters Celebrities and Sports Enthusiasts celebrate in style with a three-day series of special events.

On January 25, “Mister Cognac, Paul Jones of JTE Spirits, will present a collection of the world’s finest Cognacs alongside dinner at VB3. Cigars sponsored by Martinez Cigars.”  In addition to special cameos by Celebrities, Professional Sports Figures and Athletes from 8 to 10 that evening, guests will enjoy spinning by celebrity disk jockey DJ Cruze, receive a special crystal cognac tasting glass by Riedel and hand-rolled cigars!  Ticket Prices are set at $85.00 per person and available on Eventbrite.

To follow, DJ Cruze, JCFW Models, Designers and More will culminate the night’s event with an after party beginning at 10 pm; five dollar cover charge to enter.

TO VIEW THE ENTIRE JCFW CALENDER, CLICK HERE.

DON’T FORGET TO CONNECT WITH JCFW ONLINE, ON TWITTER & ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES!

Dj Cruze Radio Mix

Last Updated January 23rd, 2014

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This week, DJ Cruze brings the hottest chart toppers…the most requested, most played, most popular songs across the R&B, Pop, Hip Hop and Rap genres.  Download & Enjoy DJ Cruze’s “Radio Mix;” featuring the most buzzed about artists, RIGHT NOW, compiled into one mix!

Don’t forget to check us out on Instagram & Twitter; we’ll take you to the hottest parties and keep you in the loop on the latest entertainment headlines!

DJ Cruze West Coast Mix

Last Updated January 8th, 2014

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Today’s Weekly Wednesday Mix is all about the West Coast, from the classic songs we love the best to the newest artists and chart toppers. Enjoy & Tell Us What You Think!

 

 

 

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