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Monday, October 12, 2015

Verbal Jint x Sanchez - Favorite!

Much of k-pop owes its sound to a heavy Michael and Janet Jackson influence, which is part of the reason why I love it so much. But while most of the genre is clearly inspired by the amazing Jackson family, Favorite is pure Prince. Actually, I don't think I've ever heard a "non-Prince" song that sounds so much like classic 80's Prince. From the vocals to the slinky, minimalist beat, it would fit right alongside Kiss or When Doves Cry. In other words, it's amazing. I almost missed it, too, as Verbal Jint isn't a rapper I really follow. I love Sanchez's group Phantom, but he doesn't exactly cause a media splash whenever he releases solo material. Unfortunately, the EP itself isn't nearly as punchy as this track, but at least we have this brilliant single to enjoy.

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