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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."

THROWBACK: The Definitive Top 10 Michael Jackson Videos

THROWBACK: The Definitive Top 10 Michael Jackson Videos

"In Bad Michael got the chance to show us that although, yes, he is doing the equivalent of a jazz routine in a subway station while trying to act street, he was going to be THE VERY BEST PERSON TO EVER do a jazz routine in the middle of a subway while trying to act street!"

DA FUQ Did I Just Watch: The 2016 MTV VMAs

DA FUQ Did I Just Watch: The 2016 MTV VMAs

"Mind you, MTV already gave Beyonce a 15 minute showcase a few years back when they handed her the Video Vanguard award (like they were intending to do with Rihanna last night), but then it seemed like somewhere in the middle of planning this year's music event the just kinda said, 'you know what, fuck it, if Beyonce wants to come to do the show, we'll let her do and say whatever she wants.'"

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."

Why Are We Not Talking More About Adele (Allegedly) Passing On The Super Bowl?

Why Are We Not Talking More About Adele (Allegedly) Passing On The Super Bowl?

So inviting her to the Super Bowl seems like a no brainer, right?

Well, kind of.  Her songs are usually the type you eat your feelings to with a bowl of ice cream alone at night, rather than with a group of individuals looking to pass the time in between helpings of chicken wings.

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."