Video Review: Jennifer Lopez, ‘I Luh Ya Papi’

Jennifer Lopez is back with new music and her 10th studio album. Now personally I am a fan of her Jenny From the Block Days, but her music now? Eh, not so much.

First off, kudos to how FAB she looked in this video. I will say this time and time again. There comes a certain point in an artists career when they make the music they want and not so much the music that’s current. That is how I feel about the direction of this J. Lo project. Her first track ‘Same Girl’ was ok. I got the video concept, I just personally didn’t like the song.

Now on to ‘I Luh Ya Papi.’ The video really had nothing to do with the song, but the intro in the beginning explained it all. Guys ALWAYS have the videos with the half naked chicks on a yacht or in a mansion FOR NO REASON! So in the video she flipped the script and had half naked dudes on the yacht while prancing around on a yacht, in front of a pool, and in a mansion for no reason. Sounds about right to me. It was just a fun concept with choreo here and there and an appearance from French Montana. Also, peep J. Lo incorporating the ‘Nae Nae’ in her choreo. I guess it works since videos have no messages now. In a way this video did have a message showing that what’s out right now makes no sense. The video concepts and the choreography are boring and bland.

Do I expect to hear this track on the radio? I don’t know, but the hook (I luh ya Papi, I luh ya, luh ya, luh ya papi) is stuck in my head. So I guess my answer is maybe.

 

Shakira, Shakira

shakira-cover-510March 27th marks the release of Shakira’s 10th studio album. I remember when I first heard her voice and saw her on MTV in the video ‘Whenever, Wherever.’My mom fell in love with her music as well that my youngest sister was named after her. Shakira is beyond a Latin sensation and has showcased that she can do just about anything. She’s a global sensation that shows no sign of slowing down.

Shakira has done just about every genre of music and with her upcoming self-titled album she’s going Country with fellow “Voice” judge, Blake Shelton.In her recent Billboard cover story, she discussed the process of this album:

It’s been two-and-a-half years of making songs, trashing them, doing them again, doing eight versions of each song, having a baby, doing “The Voice,” coming back to the studio, reconnecting with my songs.

shakira-fathers-dayIn her career, Shakira has steadily climbed the charts, experimented with all aspects of music, and has started a family. In 2013 she gave birth to her son, Milan Piqué Mebarak with boyfriend/’soccer’ player Gerard Pique. She met Pique on the set of her ‘Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)’ video and has a song for him on her new album titled, ’23.’

At 37 she’s done basically everything. She has 10 albums under her belt, won over 200 awards including 4 AMAs, 6 Billboard awards, 2 Grammys, 8 Latin Grammys, and 5 VMAs. On top of music she’s balancing family and her new gig as The Voice judge and in my personal opinion she and Usher are my favs alongside Adam and Blake.

Her new album, Shakira, is available for pre-order on iTunes and hits stores 3.25.14.

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Enjoy the playlist below of some of Shakira’s best-selling songs: