Discussion in 'The R&B Haven' started by Hpnotiq, Jan 23, 2005.
Destiny's Child foolishly lauds 'soldiers'
A wonderful read. Ollison hits the nail right on the head.
I'll agree with some of the stuff, but at the end of the day the people that likes this kind of stuff will say, "So what?"
Agreeeeeed with everything she said. I always thought it was a stupid fuckin song and it still is.Maybe one of the dumbest songs of 2004. This is sadly what r&b came down too. Great article.
D. C. has always been the epitome of hyprocisy.
They don't want "soldiers" (who are they fighting for anyway?)... they want the image and the bad attitude.
I tell ya... urban music is the new minstrel show.
Excellent points, I was wondering if any journalist/writer would make a point of the song. It's based on bullshit.
great article, i haven't heard the song, but just seeing those cornball lyrics makes me glad i haven't.
soldier is hands down, word for word, one of the stupidest songs in awhile. just listen to the lyrics, it's terrible. nobody would even care about it if lil' wayne and t.i. werent on it. they knew that and thats why they got em.
Destiny's Child defines "pseudo-style."
Striking a buncha cheesy poses in bourgie ass fashion is NOT style.
Their subject matter has always been shallow and uppity.
Did you actually listen to the lyrics behind "no, no, no" or "nasty girl" or anything for that matter?
They're lucky they can sing. But nothing they say in ANY of their songs should be taken seriously, especially this latest effort at reaching a new audience.
I've always been a DC fan... the song is catchy and fun... that's about as deep as I read into it. Then again I don't necessarily see the word "soldier" as having a negative connotation... not every brotha in the hood is a thug, and I don't think that's what they're saying. God knows I can't stand gold teeth, but if that's what they're into... so what.
The British press butchered this track about 2 months ago in an interveiw with DC.
Kelly and Beyonce were speachless... whilst Michelle tried to excuse the track branding it 'growth' and expressing 'their people'. After realising she made no sense she tried to amend the statement but was interupted by the interveiwer who pointed out that they all grew up in 'white' neighbour hoods... They left.
I love the way this writer contradicters herself within the artlicle...
(I need a soldier)well you got it i'm the hottest around, and youll know it when you see me rollin impalas around ( I need a soldier)
wit da top down, feeling the sounds quaking and vibrating ya thighs
ridin harder than guys with the chrome wheels at the bottom white leather inside
when the lames be spitting at you tell him don't even try it
to shoot at Michelle, or kick it wit Kelly or holla at B
ya gotta be G's, you way outta ya league...please
that shit set it off on fire...best part of the song
I think the journalist is a little bit too harsh. It's a song with a catchy melody by the most popular women vocal group today. So of course people gonna enjoy the song both psychologically and sonically. Now the contents of the song is no deeper or shallow than 99.99% of what they play on most R&B/hip hop stations. Plus most girls, no matter what their economical, ethnic, or racial background is go through a phase or have a sexual appetite for rough and rugged guys (thugs). Their just singing a song that majority of their fan base (young girls) can relate to. Plus, by DC singing the song it didn't ignite this desire...this is old, the idea is nothing new. And if she wanna talk about DC, then she has to speak on majority artist, because most artist in the music industry portray that the character of what it means to be a black man and masculine is being a thug or thuggish. No girl wants to be with a punk, but just because you ain't a thug doesn't mean you're a coward. But I'm really not feeling the song either.
hahahah they got owned.
damn...funny but mean.
Owned And Thats A Beautiful Piece Whered You Get It From?
lol @ homo soldiers
bwuhahahahaha@white neighbourhood..muhahahahaha sonnage .
Thats what I love the british for..their press.
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