The GOP and the Democratic Party, like many couples, are constantly bickering. Last week, the former’s intransigence over Obama’s health care reforms led to a full-blown government shutdown, which is now in its second week. I think I speak for the whole of America when I say, “We Need a Resolution.” For a nice change of pace from the ongoing political fracas, we turn to Aaliyah‘s 2001 hit, which depicts the late, great R&B singer maturely working through her difficulties with her man. Part of the singer’s self-titled third and final album, the record is built on a classic Timbaland beat, featuring a clarinet sample from film composer John Ottman’s Tricks of the Trade layered over a halting mid-tempo drum pattern. In the spirit of reciprocity, the heavyweight producer steps out from behind the boards to offer the male perspective in a rapped closing verse. Paul Hunter‘s futuristic video saw heavy rotation on BET and MTV, who awarded it 77th and 30th place on their respective year-end lists.
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Enough Said" (2012)
Total DJ Booth Features:
Member Reviews and Ratings
- FL (of The Foodchain) - Young Amsterdam
- Win an Exclusive Vinyl Version of De La Soul’s “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” [CONTEST]
- DJ Drama x Don Cannon x Trendsetter Sense - The Boondocks Mixtape (Season 4)
- Mick Jenkins - Steam
- Top Hip Hop / R&B Music Chart (April 14, 2014)
- Future - Honest LP
- Dizzy Wright - State of Mind EP
- Locksmith - A Thousand Cuts
- 25 Most Popular Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of March 2014
- The Best Hip Hop Songs & Albums of 2013!
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.