On That Note

"Men in Black" single artwork
This week was one for the books:  I can finally say that I like Rhianna's "We Found Love."  Furthermore, I realized Thursday evening that Will Smith's "Men in Black" is easily the song to most ineffectively use its instrumental (I had 107.7 on my way home from dinner when the station played the song...).

Sampled from Patrice Rushen's "Forget Me Nots," "Men in Black" is  the title track to the 1997 sci-fi blockbuster hit.  The lyrics are complete garbage.  Although used for film, I realized that night that this track could have been put to so much better use.  The bass is absolutely groovy.  The tempo is dance-friendly.  The track features Coko, a singer from SWV, with background soprano vocals and was winner of Best Solo Rap Performance at the 1998 Grammys.  It is the final track on Smith's Big Willie Style and was also on the film's soundtrack.  It topped most charts throughout the world in its day.

Take the lyrics out and you'll find me grooving with the beat (though honestly, I would with the lyrics...)

Until next time