Raiche - New York, New York [Official Video] | Rating & Review by Mistah Wilson

Starts off good. Raiche is definitely eye candy. I found myself trying to study her beautiful appearance while tha scenes of tha music video cut. I haven't been to New York yet, but this video only makes me want to go even more. I'm a big CITY guy so I loved watching tha different scenes representing daily life in tha big apple. From performing on stage, enlarged crosswalks, and pizza-by-tha-slice, Raiche was able to incorporate so much of what makes New York so great. 

This song proves that R&B never died out. Sometimes, you just gotta know where to look. She has a very sexy voice that matches her iconic look. I can't say I'm crazy about tha song itself, but I'm definitely feeling tha vibe. And vibe is important when it comes to music and tha artists we resonate with. Overall production feels more like a commercial than a music video. The song could've easily lasted another 60 seconds at least. Nonetheless, it doesn't take away from tha quality of this production for both tha song and video. 

Raiche, to me, is like Erykah Badu meets Keyshia Cole. I look forward to checking out more of her stuff to gain more contrast on her general style. Personally, I think tha game needs more songs like this in tha mainstream. As I've grown older, I appreciate more smooth, instrumental, vibe-type music. I would say this song can pass for mood music. I give it a moderately low replay value because it also has a generic feel to it that doesn't set it too far apart from similar sounding songs.

Rating 7.4

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