This week’s track is Bright Lights Bigger City by Cee Lo Green off of The Lady Killer. This entire showing by Cee Lo is fantastic, the album holds its own from start to finish. It’s also apparently done quite well in the charts, and been reveiwed well by music critics, so perhaps I’m a bit late to this one, but the album stands out as an incredible hip-hop/soul/funk album.
This track, Bright Lights Bigger City, starts with a huge synth line all alone before it builds in to percussion, and then vocals. Cee Lo’s distinctive brings the song together, and soars (remixed in) through the chorus. This song stands out to for me, but the album has no shortage of good music.
This week is a two-for-one. Also in the mix this week is Dr Dre’s theoretical first song leaked from Detox, named Kush. Featuring Akon and Snoop Dogg, it’s a classic West Coast banger with signature Dr Dre piano lines and thumping beats. If it’s a sign of what we can expect off of Detox, it may have been worth the wait.