To paraphrase British poet Lord Tennyson, “Tis better to have dropped a number one called Birthday Sex than to have never hit at all.” Ok, so that’s a very, very loose interpretation of Tennyson’s words, but the sentiment still holds true on Jeremih’s latest effort to recapture that b-day booty-knocking magic on new single Down on Me (which miraculously isn’t as dirty as the title may suggest). In typical Jeremih fashion, the beat, from producer Mick Schultz, is minimal, centered around bouncing percussion, and the young singer’s vocals are auto-tune tinged, melodically catchy and, of course, bedroom-centric. Perhaps most notably, he continues his trend of recruiting major rappers for guest verses. Following Ludacris’ inclusion on previous effort iLike with what can only be described as a Magic Stick-esque verse from none other than 50 Cent. It’s a catchy combination, but is it enough to propel Jeremih back to the top of the charts? We’ll find out soon in the comments below. At this rate, we should expect at least one more big-name single by the time Jeremih’s sophomore album All About You drops September 28.
Written by Nathan S. on 08/30/10
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