|2 Chainz and Jason Derulo|
|Derulo and friend in the song's video|
As much as might I enjoy "Talk Dirty" I can't help but rip it apart a little, too. It was written by Jason Derulo, 2 Chainz, Eric Frederic, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Ori Kaplan, Tamir Muskat, and Tomer Yosef. Did it really take eight guys to put together inane lyrics like these:
"You know the words to my songs
No habla inglés
Our conversations ain't long
But you know what is
I know what the girl them want, London to Taiwan
I got lipstick stamps on my passport
I think I need a new one"
Doing a little further research, what I really like about the song turns out to be a sample of the song "Hermetico" by the Israeli-American pop group Balkan Beat Box. The sample on the track was provided by Wallpaper's Ricky Reed.
|Balkan Beat Box|
Looks like I need to check out this band now. And to answer my previous question about songwriting, to be fair, the last three names listed on "Talk Dirty" I now know are all members of Balkan Beat Box, so credit was given where credit was due. I guess I've got Jason Derulo to thank for not just entertaining me as I drive around, but pointing me towards some new music. 2 Chainz, not so much.