- Men’s ice hockey crushes Colgate, 4-1
- Men’s basketball falls to Brown in non-conference finale
- Fall Sports Awards
- Health center implements new policy for spring 2017
- Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey drops third straight, 4-1 to Princeton
- Serving up tradition
- Anne Dichele appointed as Interim Dean of the School of Education
- Got the finals freak outs?
- Dog Finals benefits students by reducing stress levels
- The Chronicle’s top ten news stories in 2016
Trey Songz disappoints with mixtapes
Just in time for cuffing season, R&B artist Trey Songz decided to give fans a treat and drop two free mixtapes, “Anticipation II” and “LemmeHolDatBeat2”. Unfortunately, they were nothing but a trick.
Ironically, “Anticipation II” is not worth the anticipation it received. In 2009, Trey Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, released the original “Anticipation” mixtape. Some question why Songz didn’t just release the “Anticipation” mixtape as an album because of its high quality music displayed throughout. Songs such as “Does She Know,” “Infidelity,” and “Scratchin’ Me Up” quickly became fan favorites. The newly released “Anticipation II” attempts to recapture the magic of the original mixtape with follow-up songs such as “Still Scratchin’ Me Up” and “Me 4 U Infidelity 2.” Unfortunately, the songs just fall flat.
“LemmeHolDatBeat2,” the better of the two mixtapes, is Trey Songz embodying his alter ego “Trigga Trey” and taking his hand at rapping. This mixtape contains remixes to popular current hip-hop and rap songs such as Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Paris” and Drake’s “Headlines.” While the new music’s versatility is appreciated, it’s safe to say that Trey Songz should stick to R&B.
Trey’s effort, however, is undoubtedly admirable. “Anticipation” still contains the baby-making music that fans have grown accustomed to, while “LemmeHolDatBeat2” is in fact decent workout music containing lively beats, catchy lyrics and great wordplay. As a Trey Songz fan and R&B lover, maybe I’ve put too much importance on these mixtapes. Mr. Neverson gets a pass this time because he’s extremely attractive, these are only mixtapes, and most importantly, his albums have never failed to impress.