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    Default Artists Who Put Their Names In Their Songs

    I get it. It's a form of advertising, and allows peeps to instantly know who the artist is behind the song. I find it a rather cheap tactic, because it has nothing to do with the music or the song. (I can only forgive this kind of thing in the remixes because the name dropping in those cases promotes MJ. :P) Why must we be subjected to advertising all the time. Like there isn't enough advertising in our daily lives; we have to have it in the music we hear as well?

    Here are some guilty parties-

    Sean Kingston
    Akon
    will.i.am

    There are many others.

    Other artists guilty of using 'trademark' vocal techniques-

    Kanye West
    Timbaland

    Are these techniques really necessary when they do next to nothing to enhance the music? (Imo of course.) For example, Nelly Furtado's Say It Right. Do Timbaland's vocal additions make the song any better? Do they have anything to do with the song whatsoever? Meh.

    Of course then one could argue that MJ uses 'eehees', 'woohoos' and so on and maybe those are trademarks too. But I think not. MJ's singing is so instantly recognizable, I don't think he needs to use 'trademarks'. But I could be wrong.

    If I imagine MJ singing say, Earth Song without the 'woos', I feel something would be missing. They fit the music. But if one were to remove the 'yeah, uhn' by West in his BJ remix, I personally wouldn't miss them at all, and the song would not suffer imo.

    Am I just biased, or what? :P

    What are your opinions?


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    Default Re: Artists Who Put Their Names In Their Songs

    Darkchild does it too.

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    Default Re: Artists Who Put Their Names In Their Songs

    Do you mean names in their songs when they are actually singing it? Or what? Cause as soon as i read the title i thought...

    "Hips don't lie" - Shakira
    "Ana Haifa" - Haifa Wehbe
    "Dear Michael" - Michael Jackson

    " " A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life."
    I like that thought, the last one I have before my eyes close. With a smile, I melt back into the music myself" - Michael Jackson

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    ohh i like haifa wehbe but she seems smug to me so im not surprised with that song.

    'Beautiful Liar' Beyonce with Shakira
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aLFmVwbxro

    saying their names a million times. get over your names damn.

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    Hmm, like Fergie with Fergalicious?


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    well..i think it's kinda cool. the most clever one, where the guy doesn't mention his name, is Janet's possible husband....when he says..

    'yall know who this is'
    In Love of Money Land(Branca,sony,mainstream media), it's always a pride and snowy day.

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    Default Re: Artists Who Put Their Names In Their Songs

    i think the producer shout-out thing all started back in the new jack swing days with Teddy Riley and co.

    The Characters too had to be mentioned on anything they produced or remixed,,


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    Default Re: Artists Who Put Their Names In Their Songs

    Prince has done it too, at least with "My Name Is Prince." It's not really the same thing, though, because his song had a message. Also John Lennon had done it a few times, too.

    Usually, though, I find it a cheap way to sell yourself.
    Last edited by FinalEyes; 23-02-2008 at 06:18 AM.

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    Nice to hear what others think.

    I guess bottom line is if it enhances the song, if it has to do with the song (like in Dear Michael) then it's fine. Otherwise, it's just cheap advertising. Bleh. Me no like, lol.


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    Default Re: Artists Who Put Their Names In Their Songs

    Janet uses her name in her interludes...does that count?

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    Default Re: Artists Who Put Their Names In Their Songs

    and despite the rampant akon hate, you gotta give it to him for using a slamming prison cell gate as his signature. at that point he doesn't have to say anything at all, and you know who it is. i think it's a stroke of brilliance.
    In Love of Money Land(Branca,sony,mainstream media), it's always a pride and snowy day.

    And, remember when the king of pop fired John Branca?

    https://t.co/dm3MFQdbzd

    http://imgur.com/a/gdU5v It doesn't just... go away.

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    Default Re: Artists Who Put Their Names In Their Songs

    Does hammertime count?

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    guess it depends then,
    i dont like how producers or whatnot have to be announced in a song, that recks the whole song. makes me think of a whitney houston, i think.. and michael too and others in a song where it sounds like they are saying 'dogchow' in the beginning of a song. is that a producer? ohwell im not looking into it.

    to me thats like if you watch a movie and lets say a producer wants you to shout his name in a movie line.........would that make sence??? nooooo. it recks the movie. although alfred hitchcock had to be in a scene in his movies. but he didnt shout his name in it tho. lol but. yea ahhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Monroe View Post
    guess it depends then,
    i dont like how producers or whatnot have to be announced in a song, that recks the whole song. makes me think of a whitney houston, i think.. and michael too and others in a song where it sounds like they are saying 'dogchow' in the beginning of a song. is that a producer? ohwell im not looking into it.

    to me thats like if you watch a movie and lets say a producer wants you to shout his name in a movie line.........would that make sence??? nooooo. it recks the movie. although alfred hitchcock had to be in a scene in his movies. but he didnt shout his name in it tho. lol but. yea ahhh.
    lol I think its Darkchild
    Last edited by Cruzin247; 25-02-2008 at 01:46 AM.


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