Do you remember watching Mike Tyson come out in to the boxing ring and end fights before they ever started? In 1988 he knocked out then-undefeated Michael Spinks in 91 seconds. A minute and a half to obliterate a a grown man, a professional, and a really good professional at that. PJ Morton and Busta Rhymes followed a similar mold on this track, Never Get Over You: in a little less than a minute and a half they essentially play the role of Tyson bullying the audience in to submission, forcing the listener to recognize their talent. Its one of those songs that doesn't beat around the bush, it goes for the jugular from the opening beat and doesn't slow down.
Occasionally, I am struck by the sentiment of basketball coach Jim Volvano's famous speech about life, suggesting that if you laugh, think, and cry in a day, you've had an amazing day. Sometimes I feel the same way about music. If a song has the power to make you laugh, think, and cry, that song is limitless and infinite. If art is anything that makes us reevaluate our position in the universe, what do you call something that makes us dance at the same time? I don't know what Dali or Monet would have said, but PJ Morton and Busta Rhymes decided to call it "Never Get Over You".
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About The Curator - Jake Greenstein
Jake Greenstein is a student, a rapper, a basketball lover, and an avid music fan. He loves movies, books, stand-up comedy, and would be happy to debate Jordan versus Lebron, the top five rappers dead or alive, The Beatles versus The Stones, Veganism versus the Standard American Diet, or basically anything else. Jake was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.