51a Rich & Famous feat. Sean Paul Average: 7,57 Highest scorers: 10x1 (@RUNAWAY), 9x4 (@lalaclairi_, @Weslicious, @Sprockrooster, @Music Is Life) Lowest scorers: 3x1 (@Yeziirl), 5x1 (@V3RYP05H) My score: 8,5 I wanna be rich and ahahahfugassdyh. Produced by Toby Gad (you know the guy), Ty Dolla $ign (yes, the rapper), Lady G (a dancehall deejay) and Tulisa Contostavlos (yup, the one and only) and written by Kumi and Sean Paul, the track is definitely something else. The concept of "re(CORD)" was that one of the re-invention and updating apparently, so in order to connect this theme with her latest release at the time, they decided to sample "CHANCES ALL" from "DNA", which, as you guessed it, was produced by all those people I mentioned in the first place. What kind of a demo reject? I'd think that the original song was supposed to be for Tulisa with Ty being a feature, but we just might never know. As for the track in question, the Japanese wiki says that Kumi once said that without it the album wouldn't have happened? I wonder what is up with that, huh. This one is also the second time Sean Paul is featured on one of Kumi's songs, with the first one being "LOADED" from "Bon Voyage". Anyway, this is great. Personally, this take elevated the whole track for me, since they took the lovely melodies of the original song and only improved on them. Looks like the JPop purist side of me hasn't died out yet, since I once again prefer the Japanese chorus to the English one. Somehow it sounds to me like the Japanese words just lay smoother on that gorgeous melody. Sean Paul is always a welcome guest feature as I don't ever remember a time when his presence made a song worse. Overall this song is a good time. The main take away from the track is that one should try living they lives to the fullest, since there might not be tomorrow. A sentiment most accurate in the current trying times. I can't forget the tonight called today There'll be no end No regrets either 'Cause a time may come when tomorrow doesn't come (c) @otenkiame The "rich & famous" part is kinda iffy in that context then, don't you think? @Yeziirl (3) tries to blame his score on the technical aspects of the track, "again some weird mastering problem and vocals sound muffled, are we really in 2019????? It sounds very amateurish. We already had Chances ALL which was kinda better overall. Looking at the lyrics I can only say what the hell even? Sean Paul sucked here, sorry. I wanna be rich and famous part is random as fuck, but was probably the highlight of the song. You can hear how his voice track is mastered properly and doesn’t sound muffled. And when they sing “No there ain’t guarantee” they sound different which sounds very disturbing. People might say that I’m picky about this, but why shouldn’t I? Most tracks from 2015-2017 had better mastering than here… Hire a sound engineer!" I don't hear anything you're talking about, dddd. Also, I just realized that this sounds a lot like one of the faves of yours - "EX TAPE" - so it's weird seeing you giving this one a score that is that much lower. @otenkiame (7,5) knows when to accept his shortcomings, "I actually like this more than "CHANCES ALL". Kuu's English sounds freaking great, as does her delivery. Sean Paul's inclusion is totally fit as well. The sudden switch from slow R&B to trap track is a bit jarring, to be honest, but I'm also the same person who doesn't mind the bridge in "SHAKE IT"." My lovely back-up host @Weslicious (9) prefers the other song, "I prefer Chances All, but the melodies are all still here so this is hardly bad." Guess people did decided which one is better in terms of the rate, but how much time does it have to live, hmm? @Sprockrooster (9) is a bit of a stan for some Sean Paul, "I do not know why, but I unironically stan Sean Paul and this is no exception. The man sets my inner flame alight." He's a great choice, if you ask me. And to no surprise at all @RUNAWAY (10) loves both songs, "Sean Paul’s feature here is really great, and I absolutely ADORE the new chorus. Chances All is a mega-bop no matter what." Your stannage always makes me smile, hun. As of yet, this one hasn't had the chance hehe to be performed live.