Song review #2.5 - Taymarion, Toine Jackson & RipJacub - Part 2


Taymarion - Beautiful Lies (9.40)

We fell in love with Taymarion's Beautiful Lies! We thought the vocabulary he used was refreshing and made it feel very personal. His voice is strong and beautiful, and we would love to hear this song get on the radio.


What do you want the listeners to feel when they listen to Beautiful Lies?

"I want anyone who’s been in a one sided relationship to know that they’re not alone. A lot of times we play the fool in a relationship and then try to act all hard like it doesn’t bother us when it ends tragically. But it’s ok to admit that yes I was stupid for love. Sometimes it’s easier to accept a beautiful lie then it is to accept the ugly truth. "


What inspired the song?

"Back in 2013 I was dating a guy. Neither of us were in the best situation financially. So I decided to enroll in the army. The plan was for me to join the military and upon completion of basic training, we’d get married and bring some financial stability to our lives. We as soon as I left for training I was immediately ghosted the entire 18 weeks I was gone and when I got back, this dude literally greeted me with an entire new boyfriend on his arm. Like literally introduced the boy to me… TO MY FACE. They broke up a couple weeks later and of course he came back to me only for the same thing to happen again a year later while I was deployed in Afghanistan. He attempted to come back a third time and I considered it. My peoples called me stupid and I just couldn’t explain to them why it was so hard to let him go. So I expressed it in a song."


What key lyrics do you want people to hear?

"I may be to numb

To call you on your lies

There’s no one to blame

Cuz I keep giving tries "

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9.50

9.50

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9.50

9.40

Toine Jackson - Cheat Codes (9.00)

Toine Jackson unlocked boss mode with his track "Cheat Codes." Toine's got a rich deep voice that delivers insane and metaphor-heavy bars. The beat has a bounce to it that had our heads nodding, and a really catchy hook!

What is "Cheat Codes" about?

"It’s about this guy meeting this girl who’s hesitant to see anybody new because of past situations and so he’s trying to reassure her."


What do you want people to feel when they hear "Cheat Codes?"

"I want people to feel like problems are always going to be there so you just have to find cheat codes to this game of life. Whether that be “recreational” like this song, working out, or just simply ignoring whatever it is that’s bothering you."


What key lyrics should listeners pay attention to?

“No negativity allowed because it’s just another voice in the crowd”. Just a line saying that negative comments are a dime a dozen so you shouldn’t pay them any attention.

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Total Average Score

9.00

8.67

9.33

9.00

9.00

9.00