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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Keri Hilson Should Do More Songs Like 'I Like' And Ditch The Boring Ho Act

Keri Hilson's new song "I Like" is actually a pretty decent synth jam! So naturally, it's from the soundtrack of German film Zweiohrküken, and not her U.S. album In A Perfect World.

Keri's got that pop touch that's pretty evident in cuts like "The Way I Are" and "Energy"—but more often than not, it gets repressed.

It's a shame she's marketed as a R&B cookie-cutter hooker with interchangeable Rapper X stapled to her thong. Sometimes when I flip on the radio and hear "Turnin' Me On," it makes me want to put a nail gun up to my forehead. I think it's the way Lil Wayne sounds like a rubber-voiced pimp on the track.

So why do the Germans get "I Like," and we get snoozefests like "Knock You Down"? Fuck this, I'm digging out the Scooch CD.



  • At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I Like!

  • At 7:20 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Great jam. Ya know, I love her portions of "Knock You Down," but yeah, the rapper-stapled-to-thong phenomenon does seem to be holding back some great pop instincts here.

  • At 2:31 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    I don't like Keri Hilson (although I think she is bloody attractive!) but for some odd reason, I like "I Like".

  • At 5:04 PM, Blogger Michael said…

    Much better than the other singles.

    Am I the only one who read the name of the player as "Semen Tube"?

  • At 2:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There is no other choice but to like "I Like" its killing the air waves


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