First song is “No You Girls” by Franz Ferdinand. You’ve probably heard the song if you’ve seen those new iphone apps commercials. I want to know how those deals work. To advertise the iphone and it’s applications, Apple probably has to pay the people who own the apps and the people who own the rights to the songs in order to use them in the commercials. But the apps and the songs sell much more copies after the commercials come out. Everyone involved wins- Apple sells more phones, the app owners sell more apps, and the people who own the rights to the songs sell more music. Apple knows how to make itself look good. Most of the time. I think a lot of that is because someone from KCRW must be picking the music for those Apple commercials. They’re always playing the same songs on KCRW.
Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls
Second song is Knaan’s “Take A Minute”. I wrote about the Somalian born, Canadian MC K’Naan in the earlier post about Coachella. He’ll be playing on the Sunday. I don’t like all of his tracks, but there are a bunch that I like a lot. Here’s another one… (And check out other K’Naan tracks in the earlier post)
Knaan – Take A Minute
Third song was just leaked recently. It’s Dr Dre, Nas, and TI and it’s called “Topless”. I don’t even know if this is a final cut. The quality isn’t great but you can get an idea of what the end result might sound like. The beat is a little redundant but Nas still kills it. I wish he had the first verse on the track and maybe a third thrown in again after TI. If anyone knows what this track’s going to be on or what it’s from, let me know!
Nas and TI with Dr Dre – Topless