You know the best part of “Tanya-takeovers”? I can do what I want! That means there are TWO tunes of the week this week, just because I can. Don’t get my wrong… I love B1A4, BEAST, and Henry, but Dynamic Duo+DJ Premier and Lucky J killed it!
I have this huge love and respect for Dynamic Duo. Consisting of Choiza and Gaeko there is never a dull moment with these two. They both sing and rap flawlessly. I have been lucky enough to see them live twice and both times the amount of energy they have is AMAZING! I get tired just watching them.
Their songs always have an old school air about them and it’s something I appreciate. The skillful raps are broken up by the vocals of the chorus, which keeps either element from being truly overwhelming. While they have use DJs in the past, I love that DJ Premier highlighted when needed a boost and didn’t overly mix this song. It was kept simple, as was the video that accompanies it.
The video simply features them singing/rapping in a room with DJ Premier that is also full of mannequins. This could be boring, but there is a lot of different types of shots, as well as solos from a handful of dancers that are used to break it up. I love that the dancers were viewed as individuals because dancers in groups tend to be overwhelming, which would have taken away from the song.
Moving on to Lucky J, “Can You Hear Me?” is their debut song. The trio group is basically two rappers, J’Kyun & J-Yo, and one vocalist, Jessi, but all three seem to be very skilled. I have read a little bit of disappointment in the comments of this video because this song in particular does not showcase a lot of rap, however with it being a debut, all groups generally keep things on the lighter side.
What blew me away was the vocal intro to the song. Being as there is only one vocalist in the group, you would think she would be overshadowed, but Jessi’s voice is powerful…. like Alicia Keys powerful. The rappers are not to be excluded, because at least one of them also sings which we witness in the video. The track itself is very melody heavy, leaving the bass of normal R&B/Hip-hop groups behind. The hook, which Jessi sings, is infectious.
The video for this one is also pretty simple as it showcases the group. I do love that there are some sci-fi aspects to it, like the metallic objects that move around with the members, but it really just focuses on the trio. I appreciate that the members seem to be in their elements and comfortable despite it being their first video as well.
So what do you think of this week’s tunes? Leave me comments below!