Every week, Hollywood Prospectus editor and masochistically devoted mainstream-radio listener Emily Yoshida will pick an aging Top 40 hit that she has heard enough times to render the song meaningless, and thus likely to inspire otherwise inaccessible epiphanies.
So, I have to admit, I'm straying from formula today on the OSOTW. "How's that?" you may be asking. "I mean, sure, as summer hits go, 'Call Me Maybe' dwarfs Miss Rae Jepsen's collaboration with the man who gave us 'Fireflies,' but 'Good Time' is doing its part to hang on to its version of relevancy long after the leaves have turned."
To which I would say, yeah, but this morning was the first time I actually forced myself to listen to it all the way through. So in my experience, as personally curated by myself, "Good Time" is still freshly horrifying.
Here's 2 Chainz, telling Complex about his relationship with his new mentor Kanye West: "I’m not officially signed, paperwork-wise, to G.O.O.D. Music. But I have a great rapport with 'Ye. He called me before Watch the Throne came out. I’m an only child. I've got trust issues. So I don’t have a best friend, a brother, sister — nothing. Stuff was happening in my life that I couldn’t tell nobody. I didn’t have anybody in my life that I could tell, like, "'Ye just called me." Okay, reality show pitch: 2 Chainz's My New BFF?
This video starts off with plenty of promise: After a long day of music-video shooting, a robotically cheery Katy Perry retires to her dressing room to try to shake the weight of pop stardom off her shoulders. She removes her wig and stares longingly in the mirror, as sure a sign as any that we’re about to get into some "this is what the real KP is like" shit — and then she runs away to a mythical fairy land to pal around with her supernatural 10-year-old self?!! I was just kind of hoping we’d get to see her sitting around drinking chai and playing Mario Kart.