Song is a time-based medium, so naturally musicians will have toat all times exist living in the moment.
On her newestunmarried "Star Wars," released Dec. 18, South Korean rapper Cheetah and winner of closing year's reaity display "Unpretty Rapstar," lives that maxim to the hilt. "Star Wars" is some of themaximum singularly fresh pieces of father music in recent memory.
It's very 2015, whilst simultaneously being rather 2016, as well.
Born Kim Eun Young, Cheetah has been in the public awareness since 2010 as a member of the duo Blacklist. Having currently emerged victorious on last year's "Unpretty Rapstar,"a factprove of competing feminine MCs, she has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the Korean hip-hop scene.
When discussing this song's generalclutch of the zeitgeist, the most logical point will be the title. Whether or now not J.J. Abrams had any awareness of Cheetah's song, let by myself synergistic intentions, continues to be seen. Cheetah smartly slips onto the coattails of the blockbuster movie franchise and who can blame her? Regardless of the case would possibly be, it's not anything if not timely.
With that out of the way, we will go down to the trade of discussing the music itself. While here's short even by way of popular music standards, not even lasting two minutes, there is brilliance in that brevity.
Not best is the listener denied the opportunity to get bored, the quick duration of "Star Wars" distills the song's excitement to its core, instead of padding it out with pointless digressions. It assists in keeping the listener attentive, lucid and "in the now."
Cheetah's personality is widescreen-huge. In 2007, when she used to be 18, the rapper turned into left in a transient coma after being hit by a bus while crossing the street. The coincidence left her without the abilty to sing on account of her prolonged fourth dimensionthe use of a respirator. Yet it's challenging not to interpret the vigor and lust for lifestyles Cheetah projects in her rhymes although her fierce, uncompromising start equally a birthday celebration of life and her choice to persevere. The MC sounds utterly unconcerned with her painful past, and unworried about our shared doubtful future. She is, in a word, present.
Her toughness has some precedent in the new bravado displayed by Nicki Minaj, but Cheetah's go with the flowcontinuously skids off the rails, showing a boldness hardly exhibited by her American counterpart. While most often an unhinged shipping is anchored by rock-solid backing, the music on "Star Wars" is in all places the place. Yet, somehow, it works.
While rapid-fire trap hi-hats rub shoulders with EDM "special effects," that is just the end of the iceberg. At the verses of "Star Wars," the percussion takes on a gadget gun-like quality, spraying the track with off-kilter accents. It combines the largest trends of the beyond year, while sounding each and every bit like it's riding the wave of recent musicmaking that could not accept emerged anytime except for now.
Overall, it's an outstanding piece of pop music modernism.
Watch the music video for Cheetah's recent single "Star Wars"RIGHT HERE
Jeff Tobias is a composer, musician and author currently living in Brooklyn, New York. As of late, he has been reading arcane systems of tuning and operating on his jump shot.
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