Universal Genius’ “You a Mashup Mi Mind” is the perfect getaway to the beaches of the islands without ever having to leave your couch. The scenes of the beach and ocean and sand put you in a good mood, and the song is a fun, catchy tune to put you in a mellow mindset.
As good as this song is, it is a bit unoriginal. Universal Genius has a low, monotonous voice that can get a bit boring after awhile but he has good rap skills and his accent gives his lyrics a special flair. Featured vocalist Peter Marks adds to the song, but his voice is a bit too Autotuned for my liking. The reason I mentioned earlier that this song is unoriginal is because this song has been done before– Baby Bash and T-Pain gave us the same exact formula in “Cyclone.” The rap with the Autotune singing, and the same theme about a woman who likes to wind and grind out on the dance floor. The only difference is that “You a Mashup Mi Mind” has a unique island feel to it, which is nice. I just wish that the rest of the song had the same uniqueness. The same goes for the video itself. The scenes of a woman twerking and grinding have been seen in countless other Rap videos.
Universal Genius had good intentions with this video, but unfortunately it fell short. We have seen this type of music and video before but done much better. If you are going to imitate something else, at least have it be on the same level. Or even better, come up with something new and fresh on your own and have others imitate you in the future! Check it out and let me know if I’m right or wrong.