MC’s Song Of The Week #13: “Make It Count” by Cartel Count Up

Hello, I’m MusiCommentator, and for my thirteenth installment of Song Of The Week, I will be talking about “Make It Count” by Cartel Count Up.

I’ve made it no secret that I’m a fan of Pusha T on this blog.  His last album, “DAYTONA”, was the number one spot on my Top 10 BEST Albums Of 2018, so obviously I like his talents.  Towards the end of 2018, I saw that he teamed up with 1800 Tequila and put together and interesting project in where he assembled little-known artists to create compilation of sorts.  Each artist got one song and the whole project was thirty minutes long.  I was very intrigued by this, because someone with Pusha T’s talents must be able to find some great artists of equal or greater talent.  However, most of the project turned out to be a wash, with many of the artists feeling under-developed.  I could see that some had potential, but there are only a couple songs I still enjoy revisiting.  One of these is “Player S**t” by Tyler Thomas, which I might talk about another day, but my favorite one from the project is “Make It Count”.

Each track on the project gives off a different mood or vibe, and this song acts as the turn-up track of the project.  Give a turn-up track to a wrong person and they can make it an awkward experience, but Cartel Count Up proves on this track that he can really get the party going.  His voice put me off at first, but after a couple of listens, he energetic inflections roped me in and it really helps the track feel a lot bigger and grander.  This is also helped by the beat, which is backed by a huge trumpet line and boisterous trap drums.  Throughout the track, Cartel uses the same couple of flows.  Usually, this would make a track boring, but the song’s short length and high-octane energy make this repetition work in his favor.  Lyrically, the song is pretty basic, with it covering many of the same bases other songs in this category do, but Cartel Count Up does so much else to make the song as a whole an incredibly enjoyable experience, which is why I made this track this week’s Song Of The Week.

Thank you for reading my thirteenth “Song Of The Week”!  If you liked this post, make sure to follow my website, Twitter, and Instagram, like this post, and be sure to check in soon for future content.  Also, if you have something you want to see me review, tell me in the comments.  Until then, keep on listening to good music! I know I will.

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