It has been a way of measuring achievement and acceptability of Musical Artistes for God knows when, what are my talking about? Party track some call it Club banger.
So many great artiste that have been into music or that are still in music have one time or the other release Club records for their fans.
We have two major types of fans: those that are interested in the level of intelligence in the lyrics of a music and those that are only moved by the beats on a record. Few people still get entertained with both lyrics and beat and the absence of either doesn't make them feel the record is a garbage.
Great Artistes like Tupac Shakur, Nas, R. Kelly, Talib Kweli etc have released party tracks in their careers but, What I've noticed is that not all the party tracks were felt enough to the extent of some their 'dull' tracks were felt.
Below are some of the lists of records that can't be classified as party tracks, yet accepted by fans:
Tupac - Dear Mama, Thugs Mansion, Ghetto Gospel, Brenda's got a baby, etc.
Nas - Bridging the gap, One Mic
Talib Kweli - Momma can you hear me
The Game - Dreams, Big Dreams, My Life, etc
R. Kelly - I believe I can fly, Trapped in the closet, I wish, etc
Asa - All the tracks in her debut album
Tuface - African Queen
Modenine - Cry
Mary J. Blige - Be without you
Ruggedman - Ruggedy Baba
OJB Jezreel - Searching, Shitta Anthem, Beautiful as you are
Some tracks were party favourites but never help the Artistes to blow.
So my question is, should we really judge Artiste based on the beats or lyrics on their records? Definitely our answers would vary but, I think those that stick with the latter alone shouldn't be ignored or termed dry 'cos some love it like that and, artiste that focus more on beats are not all whack, some of them make more sense if only we could listen for once.