NEW VIDEO | VIBE ::
“….join Skylar Grey on a ride through the neck of the woods you’re definitely not familiar with. It gets weird but fear not, Eminem brings assurance that we’ll make out alive. Helmets not included….”
First Track From Solo Album | Young Hollywood ::
“….Skylar’s second studio album (her first under her current stage name), Don’t Look Down, is set to drop in the Spring, and it has critics and listeners alike buzzing, anxious to see this artist, who heretofore has been best known for supporting OTHER artists – get her shot in the spotlight. Produced by Eminem (and also Alex da Kid), the first single off the album, “C’mon Let Me Ride”, has just been released, and it’s certainly a long way from “Love The Way You Lie” and “I Need a Doctor”.
In the music video, Skylar takes her tongue-and-cheekness to the deep south, where she attempts to prove that her rough-and-tumble style is way more appealing than the overly made-up and plastic surguried beauty queens (are there many of those in the middle of the Ozarks?). Eminem is along for the ride, spitting his clever rhymes and busting out his Pee-wee Herman voice. Oh, Slim, how we’ve missed you….”
Editor’s Video Pick | SheKnows ::
“….Grey grabs our attention with her quirky jab at our hypersexual culture.
Ms. Grey has a valid point, and she makes an amusing music video that makes light of an otherwise depressing situation.
Music is expression and everyone is entitled to making it the way they want — but it’s always entertaining to watch an artist make fun of what we’ve all grown accustomed to.
Why shouldn’t she?
Could there be a moral of the story underneath all this sarcasm?
Grey wears booty shorts and has a bod that would make a grown man cry, yet she still had to compete with other beautiful women. Lesson, maybe? Or even the fact that they live in a trailer park, yet somehow make a way to afford surgery (Priorities, anyone?).
With the funky spirit of a No Doubt song, the addictive chorus also features the beloved Eminem. Who better to make jabs at an irritating norm than Slim Shady? The video goes as far to remind me, if only briefly, of Mr. Shady’s earlier days, and Rolling Stone apparently agreed, saying the track “reconnects with his goofier side.“
Skylar and Eminem have an unusual chemistry, and she ends up being the perfect “ying” to his “yang,” which makes me wonder why they don’t ride off into the musical sunset and continue on as a duo.
Need I say more?….”
Song Review | Inquirer Entertainment ::
“….in her lead single “C’mon Let Me Ride,” her resemblance was more of a white trash figure, pardon the term. But listen to the lyrics, watch the music video, and you will see that she has chosen this direction freely and willingly, or that she was trying to portray that image to a “T”! Either way, she does well. But despite her outward appearance, it doesn’t take away anything when it comes to her capabilities as a singer and songwriter. Her most recent transformation may make her look cheap and trashy, but her talent is still there. What talent exactly? Her lyrical skills and how well she puts together her lines….
….Grey even has Eminem providing the verse and helping out in the chorus for her lead single “C’mon Let Me Ride”. This single was originally planned to incorporate vocals from the late Freddie Mercury from Queen, but the way Eminem provided the chorus was funnier and fit in more with the song. Eminem is more ‘Slim Shady’ here, than he has been for the last few years. He has likewise gone back to becoming a “character”. His style here is reminiscent of his older studio releases like “The Eminem Show”….“
Skylar Grey ft. Eminem | XXL Magazine ::
“….Grey, who’s earned notable hook slots as writer/singer on some of hip-hop’s biggest hits in the past three years, looks to release her own solo effort Don’t Look Down. The first single—a jaunty lovemaking metaphor—is pretty straight forward on she wants to do. With support from Eminem, and a comical video, Grey looks to stand on her own two….”
Skylar Grey Feat. Eminem | Cranium Fitteds ::
“….this poppy cut is loosely based round an old Queen favorite and blatant innuendo, made more interesting by the fact that the multifaceted Wisconsin singer/songwriter appears in a more light-hearted perspective when compared to some of her previous works with Em.
However, on the other side of the coin, lies a legit radio record with a verse from one of the biggest names to ever grace this industry. Many may not actually understand the road travelled by Skyler Grey or who she really is and will just be content to jam to whatever bubblegum pieces the FM brings forth….”