NEW TRACKS: Robin Thicke ft. Kendrick Lamar - ‘Give It 2 U’

While Robin Thicke’s departure from his softly smoky early records may be brewing up some controversy, Give It 2 U, even in its raciness, does just the trick in distracting from the unhappiness trailing behind Blurred Lines. Weaving his signature falsetto with a series of expertly placed drops and the quick raps of emerging artist Kendrick Lamar, Give it 2 U is a toe-tapping, catchy as hell gem of a dance tune that is certain to make you bust a move by the second verse. Produced by Dr Luke, Cirkut, and Will.i.am, the track is minimalist considering the emphasis put on Thicke’s vocals and Lamar’s raps over an electronic base that could easy drown out the series of clever but less than subtle innuendos that drive the song. The tune is dynamic, with a varying tempo and beat throughout, with nods to dance legends like Daft Punk. Give It 2 U isn’t groundbreaking but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to run out to the dance floor the moment is starts, sing along to every word and wish for one more chorus just to spend a little more time with the long-lasting king of sexy, Robin Thicke.

-Alicia Farina

SETLIST: Robin Thicke 11.30.11

SETLIST: Robin Thicke 11.30.11

Freshly printed Robin Thicke posters…that’s a lot of handsome. 

Freshly printed Robin Thicke posters…that’s a lot of handsome. 

VOTD: Robin Thicke - ‘Lost Without You’ because hey, it’s been a long day. You have put in the time at the grind, and now it’s time to kick of those shoes, pour yourself a tasty beverage, and let the smooth and sultry sounds of Robin Thicke take away the stress of your day. 

Performing live at the 9:30 Club on November 30th.