- November 29th, 2012
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Ms. Grey‘s Eminem-featured single “C’mon Let Me Ride” made its official radio and lyric video debut Tuesday (November 27), and both the song and video have caused varied reactions among fans and critics alike.
Check out what some of the blogs are saying about the unexpected release from the two below.
It’s Dumb on Purpose | HitFix ::
“….it’s a joke…. no, really, it’s meant as a joke. It was written as a satire of “overly sexified music, media and the girls who try and imitate it.” Hence the tossed-off effect of the terms “slut,” ”bitch” and Em’s dragging-d*ck rhymes….For those who have heard Grey’s previous output and famous songs, then it’s immediately apparent that the song itself is the punchline….What makes “C’Mon Let Me Ride” into dark humor is the fact that you, I and our 14-year-old cousins hear this sort of ridiculousness daily. This anti-thought, anti-women exaggerated sexual nonsense is a norm, and Grey and her production partner are really very good at imitating it…. ”
Grey f/ Eminem | Complex ::
“….we’ve become accustomed to Skylar Grey singing over darker instrumentals with heavier song topics. But for her latest single, she tosses all that aside….”
New Music | MissInfo.tv ::
“….Grey is back with a new look and ready to hit the airwaves in 2013 with a bang….”
Poptropolis | Detroit News ::
“….last month we counted down Eminem’s 40 greatest guest verses, and now he’s got two more to add to the canon….Grey’s “Come On Let Me Ride” is an innuendo-laden dirty pop jam that’s unlike anything we’ve heard yet from Grey, revealing a playful, sassy side to the frequent ballad singer. Eminem makes like Pee-Wee Herman on the chorus and then drops a tongue-twisting verse that is also lighter than his recent output….”
Grey & Eminem | Idolator ::
“….Grey has been a favorite of ours for years now, so we were stoked to hear that she was coming for radio dominance with her provocative-sounding new single….the singsong chorus is infectious as a nursery rhyme, but we’re pretty sure she’s singing about riding something other than a bike.
As promised, Em sings the hook to Queen‘s “Bicycle Race” (in his Pee-wee Herman voice), although thankfully, he drops the shtick for his rap. Maybe it’s just us, but “Ride” feels a little dated, like a late-90s Sugar Ray song or something. Then again, the ’90s are back, so maybe Grey’s got exactly the right idea….”
Grey: “C’mon Let Me Ride” | Jon ALi ::
“….produced by Alex Da Kid, “C’mon Let Me Ride” was mixed by and features Eminem and is a playful pop jam which samples Queen’s 1978 hit “Bicycle Race”….I have to say, I really don’t mind this; it’s fun, catchy, and tongue and cheek…..”
Grey f/ Eminem – “C’mon Let Me Ride” | SoulCulture ::
“….since the blogs got wind of singer Skylar Grey and rapper Eminem getting in the studio together to work on her new album, we’ve been intrigued to hear what would come of the studio session….the playful song sees Eminem not only delivering a verse, but also singing the hook in an almost unrecognisable voice.
The Alex Da Kid produced track features Eminem singing the hook of Queen‘s classic “Bicycle Race” in a cartoon-like voice, but sticks to his usual sound when adding his verse to the end of the song. The radio friendly and catchy song is sure to put Skylar Grey on the radar for her new album release, Don’t Look Down, which is also executive produced by Eminem and will be out in 2013….”
“C’mon Let Me Ride” | DJBooth ::
“….Let Me Ride features a brighter and more pop beat than we’re used to from Alex as he uses Queen’s Bicycle Race for inspiration. Similarly Skylar’s vocals are lighter and more playful than we’re used to hearing…although a schizophrenicly humorous verse from Em is certainly nothing new. If this one has you down to ride with Skylar and Slim Shady you’re in luck….”
Grey featuring Eminem | HYPETRAK ::
“….Grey’s usually downbeat and melancholic ambience steps aside for a more spirited and poppy track filled with sexual innuendos. “C’Mon Let Me Ride” features rap legend Eminem and the Alex Da Kid-produced track samples Queen’s “Bicycle Race.” It’s a whole new look, new sound for Grey….”
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