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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Man Down - Rihanna

tempo: 78 bpm

The DJ's Take: Don't really know what to make of this track. On one hand, you get the feeling Rihanna can do no wrong on the charts, and an island vibe is good for summertime. On the other hand, while I'm no expert, the reggae beat sounds contrived to me. Also, when she goes rum-puh-puh-pum a couple times, it makes me think of Dave Chappelle's imitation of Dylan from Making the Band and I have a hard time keeping a straight face.

DJs - turn on key adjust and mix with: 70-75 bpm: Obsesion - Frankie J ft. Baby Bash, Give Me A Try - Sizzla, Bottoms Up - Trey Songz, BedRock - Young Money, Got Your Back - T.I. ft. Keri Hilson, All The Above - Maino, Boyfriend #2 - Pleasure P, Crank That - Soulja Boy, Say My Name

75-80 bpm: This Is Why I'm Hot - MIMS, Turnin Me On - Keri Hilson, You Make Me Wanna - Usher, Rockin That Thang - The Dream, Power - Kanye West

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