I'm pretty sure no American male between the ages of 14 and 21 would ever listen to this shit.
: "Don't Let Up"
Here’s another submission from Hillary
, this time Akon
’s "Don’t Let Up"
. So is this guy the Des’Ree of rap, or something? From the two songs I’ve heard, he’s definitely parent-friendly and age-appropriate for eleven-year-olds, which are not at all bad things. I’ve always been pretty down on rap, largely because it’s so unrelentingly disgusting most of the time. On these two songs, at least, Akon eschews the rough-neck idiocy of most popular rap, so good for him. And even though he’s probably just this decade’s Skee-Lo, Akon’s done a good job with this and "Mr. Lonely". I’m sure he’s too unbearably cute for most true rap fans, or even for most people who aren’t either in middle school or the parent of somebody who is, but, being the massive puss that I am, I’m pleased by both of the Akon songs I’ve heard, and would be interested in hearing some more.