Tarik Tuesdays- #1: ‘Can’t See Me’

Kicking off Tarik Tuesdays is the brash ‘Can’t See Me’. Building off of the momentum from his mixtape The Tryout, Tarik seems to have found new grounds for confidence, which he explicitly boast on ‘Can’t See Me’.

The song shows growth for the rapper, both in writing and style. The melody of the chorus is like that of ‘Hands to the Ceiling’; it’s very catchy and ready for the radio. It’s Tarik’s delivery though that makes the track even more addictive. Continue reading

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Song Premiere: ‘Alone Tonight’- Tarik

Tomorrow Tarik will make his stage debut performing his first live show St. Thomas Aquinas College Ramano Center. In celebration of the first of many milestones, Tarik wanted to treat all of his fans with another single from ‘The Tryout’.

‘Alone Tonight’ is the most revealing track that Tarik has released to date. Throwing his doubts and fears on the line, Tarik is giving listens a direct look inside of his mind. As always his lyrics are on point, and are easily Continue reading

‘We Can Do It Now’- Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson & Common

Rating: B

‘Empire State of Mind’ was such an epic collaboration because you had two of the biggest names from New York on a track together. ‘We Can Do It Now’ put Chicagoans Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, and Common on an track dedicated to their hometown. To top it all off up-coming Chicago producer No I.D. produced the track, making it an official city affair. Created for the Gatorade documentary, the artists collaborated to create the musical backdrop for the film. The fact that I’m currently living in this great city left me no other choice than to cover the song.

The song is a testament to an inspirational Chicago mentality. The beat is perfect crafted to reflect the city. The blue inspired guitar in the beginning reminisces the blues legacy of the city, while Jennifer nails her vocal performance. Directly following the beat adds heart-thumping drums over the guitar. I wish No I.D. took out the Continue reading

‘The Time (The Dirty Bit)’- Black Eyed Peas

Rating:B/B-

It’s difficult to explain my relationship with the Black Eyed Peas, because I really do love most of their music, but I get sick of their songs faster than any other act. After releasing ‘The E.N.D.’ in June 2009, the band has achieved world wide success, with millions of albums sold and 3 number 1 US hits. While the band was popular before, ‘The E.N.D.’ thrust them unto a whole new level creatively and publicly. Rather than take a break the band is about to release their new album ‘The Beginning’ later this year, which is set to have a more futuristic sound.

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Single Premiere: ‘Hands To The Ceiling’- Tarik

After the overwhelmingly positive response of his first single ‘Bad Timing’, Tarik is releasing his second single less than a week later. ‘Hand To The Ceiling’ is a certified smash in every sense. From the ridiculous beat to the lyrical performance, the song delivers strongly. This could easy be the song to thrust Tarik from a mixtape artist.

Out of the preview I hear, this was one of the strongest track on the tape, so I am more than pleased premiere the single here first! Fill out the poll below on the song and give your feed back below: Continue reading

Single Premiere: ‘Bad Timing’- Tarik

Its finally here. The first official single from Tarik’s debut mixtape is titled ‘Bad Timing’ produced by Christopher Molfetas. This is the first offering from the mixtape and the first original track to be released from him.

Not only is there a new track, but to also a new promotional picture as well. Currently ‘The Try-Out’ is tentatively expected out by the end of the month. ‘Bad Timing’ should hold fans over until the mixtape hits the streets. Turn your speakers up and blast the song below:
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