Dot Rotten – “Are You Not Entertained?” [Rated Undecided – Potential Grower]

Posted: February 6, 2012 by Raider in Grime, Hip Hop, Music Artists, Music Video Review, New Single, Raider Music Posts, Song Review
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Whoops…Wrong Video!

I haven’t made my mind up about this song yet. Similar to how I felt about the DJ Fresh ft.Rita Ora newest track “Hot Right Now”, there are just some songs that you neither like or dislike upon first hearing them – they fall in the potential grower category, meaning it may eventually remain somewhere lost in your YouTube history, as opposed to blasting out of your stereo. For a track that has been criticised for being too mainstream, for the first 14 seconds the track is awesome, it has a very distinct grime feel to it and appears to be building up to an equally impressive chorus…but then the chorus kicked in (as opposed to the expected ‘drop’) and it was somewhat lost. After I heard the lyrics ‘are you not entertained?’, as you can tell from the above video, I was slightly distracted  by this reference to the Gladiator. Dot Rotten’s lyrics throughout all the verses are excellent and one cannot dispute his talent, I simply dislike the sound of the chorus, it has a ‘done before’ feel to it, and as such the overall song fails to keep up the hype grimey dub intro to the track. I am not surprised this track is popular in the radio charts at the moment and I must admit the more I listen to it the more I like it, hence the ‘potential grower’ rating. 

The new single from Dot Rotten is available to download on 5th March 2012.


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