Download New Album: The O’Jays – The Last Word
The O’Jays dishes out a brand new smashing hot and dope studio album, packed with 9 amazing and solid tracks entitled “The Last Word“. Eddie Levert and Walter Williams– original members of the legendary R&B group The O’Jays – sat down with Buzzfeed Cocoa Butter to give their opinion on today’s popular music artists.
After hearing “Bodak Yellow,” Levert, 76, seemingly commented on Cardi’s feud with Nicki Minaj, who he referred to as “this other girl.” Regarding the song he said, “the young people, they like that [but] the lyrics are just a little bit too explicit for me. I think young people need to tone it down just a little bit on the things they say,” he concluded.
Although Williams, 75, agreed that the Bronx rapper was “an extremely good-looking girl,” he had a differing opinion on her graphic language. If she’s over 21, basically she can talk like she wants to talk,” the 75-year-old countered. “That’s what they do and that’s who they are. So, if she’s able to sell the product the way she sang it and the way she’s going about it, I’m down, I’m all for it.”
The singers did not exactly see eye-to-eye on Wes’ single “Mo Bamba,” which Levert called “buffoonery” due to the rapper’s use of the N-word and lyrics about sex and money. While Williams agreed about not liking the context of the song, he added, “he has a right to do it the way he’s doing it.” With The O’Jays putting the finishing touches on their upcoming The Last Word album, which is slated to drop next month (April 19), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees unleash the soulful single “Stand Up (Show Love).”
The empowering tune’s visual features live instrumentation and premieres with Billboard on Friday (March 22). The clip goes behind-the-scenes of The O’Jays’ recording process, as the lead trio are assisted by backup vocalists and a luscious combination of guitars, drums, and keys.
“‘Stand Up (Show Love)’ is our response to what we see happening in the world today as well as the ignorance and hatred we feel is coming from the Trump administration,” O’Jays frontman Eddie Levert explains. “It is a great example of what The O’Jays are all about, message music that make you think while you dance. With this video we wanted to invite people into the studio with us and get them excited to stand up, to take action.” Walter Williams also believes the right approach is to lead with love. “It all starts with us. The news can be overwhelming and this track serves as a reminder that we have the power to change things by choosing to put more love into the world. That is what it is all about. It is a message we have always shared and is just as important today as it ever was,” he states. “I hope people enjoy watching the video and feel inspired to spread love. We are all in this together. This is the kind of song(s) you wouldn’t want to miss on your playlist.
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