Music Recommendation – Single – Kelly Rowland ft. Future and Bei Maejor, Need A Reason

Take a walk through the Museum of Music History (Thank you Google for interpreting my original “musaem”) and take a left in Movie Soundtracks. One of my favorite soundtracks is Think Like A Man, which had an all-star class of singers and some huge hit RnB hits. I actually have yet to watch the movie, which is on my large list of “unnecessary things to do.”

I loved the track Think Like A Man by Jennifer Hudson with Ne-Yo and (unfortunately) Rick Ross. That Rick Ross verse puts that song just shy of my Top 50 this year, but without him it is easily up there in my favorites. Of course you did not click on this article (or used the Home page like a normal person, seriously why does no one just do that?) to read about Jennifer Hudson’s song. So you want to know: Is Need A Reason good?

Well, obviously if I am writing about it, on my music RECOMMENDATION blog, so yes, it is good. But in fact it is better than good. It is borderline excellent, save for Kelly Rowland’s stanzas which, while carrying the song to its best part, are a bit slow compared to the other artists on the track. Meanwhile, Future introduces the track with one of my favorite all-time Future verses. It is quick and catches on quickly, unlike most Future songs.

However, Bei Maejor caps off the song so well (except for his completely uncalled for two-line rap verse), with smooth vocals and uptempo pace at the perfect times. This also leads into the best part of Kelly’s contribution, with an upbeat and passionate hook that should have been what the original chorus sounded like.

So overall, I would rate the song at 9.5/10. The song is an RnB favorite of mine and was in my Top 20 in 2012 for being such an incredible RnB song on an incredible RnB soundtrack for a not-so-incredible (from what I have heard, again have not watched yet) motion picture. Give the song a listen below:

-Austin Heath