Underappreciated

Underappreciated: SWV's "Right Here (Human Nature Remix)"

Underappreciated: SWV's "Right Here (Human Nature Remix)"

"Thankfully Riley had the foresight to push the song in an entirely new direction.  Combining it with the soulful sounds of Jackson's hit (likely getting his permission after working with the megastar on his Dangerous album).  

Gone were the unnecessary fast beats, oddly placed harmonies, and weird rap solo.  

In was a trademark MJ falsetto, a short guest rap hook from Riley protege, Pharrell Williams (yes, THAT Pharrell, who provides the memorable 'S-Double-U-V-V' refrain), and a cameo from Keiko the Killer whale in the video."

Hello, I'd Like A Moment Of Your Time To Talk About The New DJ Shadow And Run The Jewels 🔥 Track

Hello, I'd Like A Moment Of Your Time To Talk About The New DJ Shadow And Run The Jewels 🔥 Track

 "Listen, good music is hard to find these days -- and good hip hop music is even more rare. So when you find it, you gotta hold on to it, hug it, and tell it "thank you" when it happens. Because real shit like this feels like it happens with the regularity of a unicorn sighting."

Underappreciated: A Lighter Shade Of Brown's "Hey DJ"

Underappreciated: A Lighter Shade Of Brown's "Hey DJ"

In many ways their integration of old school records with a new school style was ahead of their time. They knew the importance of a party record with a hook. And in many ways the duo is best exemplified in this song, a throwback (before doing throwbacks were cool) entitled "Hey DJ."

Underappreciated: Usher's "She Came To Give It To You"

Underappreciated: Usher's "She Came To Give It To You"

The curious case of She Came To Give It To You marked the first time the singer failed to chart a lead single in the Top 40 since his 1993 debut. 

That's just odd for one of the handful of artists go have a diamond record in their catalogue.

It also marked the first time Usher had to license his song to breathe some life back into it.  And that partnership was with... the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee?