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A$AP Rocky ft. Pharrell - "Hear Me" (Singles Going Steady)

A$AP Rocky is undeniably talented and has a number of rewind-worthy tracks, but this one’s a decent candidate for the dustbin.

Timothy Gabriele: I’m guessing Pharrell’s major contribution is the beat, which is unspectacular, but this is a lyrical exercise anyway, a talent showcase. I usually don’t fall hard for these types of tracks unless the backing track is also pulling its weight. It can do so in a minimalist way (The Roots’ “Web” springs to mind), but I need something other than “Hey, this guy’s got a good flow.” A$AP Rocky is undeniably talented and has a number of rewind-worthy tracks, but this one’s a decent candidate for the dustbin. [4/10]

John Garratt: Perhaps it's just me, but it sounds like this track was recorded with a budget of $0. Where's all the flash and style? Where's the enthusiasm to make up for the lack of flash and style? How much does it cost to have Pharrell on your track? [5/10]

Steve Horowitz: Yeah, life is a what? Well never mind A$AP. You’re spouting the same b.s. you complain about. In general, everything here is something we have heard before. Originality can be overrated, but more of it is needed here. [4/10]

Jedd Beaudoin: Doesn't really do anything for me. That's the best thing I can say about it. [4/10]

SCORE: 4.25

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