UK BLACK MUSIC: ASHLEY WALTERS, HARVEY AND ROMEO – ‘EXCUSE ME’

UK BLACK MUSIC: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

A friend brought this track/video to my attention last week.

As most of you will know, I pledge my allegiance to the US Hip Hop/R&B flag and rarely pay much attention to the UK scene ( I know I should be a shamed of myself … lol),  so I’m a little late posting this new collaboration from former So Solid group members, Ashley Walters, Harvey and Romeo.

In my opinion this track sounds dated. It sounds like something So Solid would have released back in ‘2000/2001’ (in their heyday).

It’s almost as if they went back in to the vault, dusted off an old unreleased track and attempted to revamp it.

But in 2009 a track of this nature just sounds tired, weak and empty… at first. Then when you listen to it more than once, it starts to grow on you. The beat is actually quite catchy.

As for the video – Its standard UK fare! I say no more!

‘Excuse Me’ isn’t particularly good… it’s not particularly bad and its not ugly. I will therefore put it in to my ‘hmmmm… so so’ file.

Your thoughts please….

15 replies »

  1. I’ll buy Taio Cruz first, then Tynchy Stryder, then JLS and wait for other black male artists to come up before i touch Harvey’s music. Sorry those other artists got involved, but harvey will have to be the last black male artists music i touch.

  2. I remember these guys, they once felt the wrath of the Abuser for their promotion of guns and violence though I must say that these 3 seemed the more intelligent men out of the group.

  3. That and Cheating on his wife and using the same bed to do it, nah, nah. He could have taken her to a hotel or bed and breakfast, or wherever, not in his missus’ bed. All of you, do not tell me that all men are like that, that’s no excuse.

  4. Be4 i get on the high horse, whose bed were they caught in, Alesha’s or Javine’s boyfriend’s? Confused here. No excuse though.

  5. it’s ok, sounds dated though, but asher d goes for it i think the others Ha. call it day init, lol

  6. Fool A: I’m making a video, errrrm any good ideas ?
    Fool B: I dunno I can’t think….errrrrm…
    Fool A: I know, I know… lets get lots of girls ( specifictions: dumb lookin and can’t dance ), a couple bottles of Krystal, some bling and hire out a club….
    Fool B: Yeah yeah thats a wikidly original idea

    KMT & WTF !!! Thank god Ashley is a talented actor !!!

  7. Me no likey! But I have a crush on Ashley so I tolerated the video and song just to see him.

  8. What’s with these low budget crap from the uk? wtf is he saying.ahh to be an american.flossing is played out

  9. I see.As much as uk artist look up to americans you’ll think they’ll attempt to outdue us but I digress. the wardrobe, the choregraphy,the outcome of the video looks like it was directed by a 300 camcorder you buy at the swapmeet. Is this a group? I’m so lost. No wonder you love jim jones.atleast his videos are two times better with HD quality.

  10. At least they have women from all backgrounds in their video!

    LOL I love that accent he had me at: Excuse me!!!… LOL

    Yeah the song is tired … did he call the girl a hoochie??? LOL But I also love the fact that they are wearing suits …….. interesting indeed.

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