RSS Feed

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

©2020, Nu Music Group Inc.

ROKMORE FT. KELVAH & JOSI GREEN - "NO BETTA"

June 7, 2017

 

“No Betta” could not get any “betta”! The new single from producer Rokmore, starts with a catchy, wavey intro. Then, in comes featured artists; Klevah, from female rap duo group Mother Nature, and Josi Green from Rebel Life, sassy and strong.

Their smooth, yet raspy voices mesh together perfectly in this break-up story. The girl’s rhymes are on point, descriptive, and the change of tone compliments the rhythm in the exact way you want it to. Although this song is instrumentally upbeat, the lyrics are the opposite.

 

Rokmore comes in with the chorus; “It don’t get no betta / No betta / No…”, followed by the female back-story from Klevah; N*gga’s in love with the chase / B*tches be throwin’ me off / We ain’t got no time to waste / Minutes don’t wait on the clock / Decisions I needed to make / I feel it all when we talk / Emotions that get in the way / When business and pleasure involved…/ My ex’s actually text me directly they need closure / I thought this sh*t was over / Guess I’m just gettin’ older / …We explode like Supernova / Yeah blow it / Blow it / I can be betta / I know it / …Are you really prepared to let go / You can’t compare me to none of these hoes…”

 

Lyrically, the female voice of the song is taking charge and TCOB. It is evident she just wants to move on because meeting up and talking more involves too many emotions. She is conflicted and has been conflicted, and now follows through on “Decisions I needed to make” in order to move on. As much as she is more than over this relationship, her emotions and “pleasure” get in the way, even though she tries to be more “business” involved / minded. This is all justified by her “…just gettin’ older”, but she still cannot believe there is anyone ‘betta’ for him then her. Even though she doesn’t want him.

 

However, as much as this may be the idea we are getting from the female voice, she chimes in to give us a bit more insight; “The pain is apparent / The rain won’t stop pouring / Why do I care / I’d rather avoid it / You’d rather destroy it…”. It’s almost as though she would rather hold on the feeling of an ambiguous ending, then a final goodbye.

 

Rokmore makes his only vocal appearance in the song (aside from the chorus), describing his side of the assumed male character’s break-up; “Every year I got a new ex / I be flexin’ on em’ like two sets / …If you knew betta / You would do betta / Now you thinkin’ like ‘Who betta?’…”. It’s like a ‘boys will be boys’, your fault if you don’t see it or are a ‘basic b*tch’, type of mentality. Dude’s get sick of the games too, ladies.

 

The song finishes off with a smooth beat, paired with a repeat of Klevah’s lyric; “N*gga’s in love with the chase / B*tches be throwin’ me off / We ain’t got no time to waste / Minutes don’t wait on the clock / Decisions I needed to make / I feel it all when we talk / Emotions that get in the way / When business and pleasure involved…”, ending the song on a hard note both lyrically, and audibly.

 

You can find this tune on Rokmore’s upcoming project, “99”. Listen below:

 

 

Please reload

the archive

"Fashun" is the latest single by LA-based singer, songwriter, and bassist Trip Carter. This dude currently plays bass for Sabrina Claudio's live band (will be supporting her on the upcoming Weeknd tour) and has songwriting/production credits for Felly and Sabrina Claud...

This track feels like finding diamonds buried in the sand on the beach, Its dripping in finesse sauce. With fun layered synths and fun falsetto vocals, Future Jr. of Australia brings us "Back To You".

He brings us back to the inspo:

"I wrote the song with a friend of min...

Andria's new single, "Coming Home To You,"  blends neo-soul, R&B, and jazz to create a sound that feels both fresh and familiar. It's simple production shines light on the elegant vocal delivery and fluttering harmonies. The 3/4 waltz timing pairs nicely with the sooth...

"Need A Friend" is the second single from Roman Rouge, a 21 year old singer from El Paso, Texas. Sharing the same hometown and producer as Khalid, many draw comparisons between the two, along with The Weeknd and Majid Jordan.

Here we have some effective minimal acoustic...

wordsbyjuni was born with a knack for telling stories, a love for hip-hop, and (thanks to his white friends), has a newfound interest in the indie alternative scene. Pairing these sonic influences with his ability to spin a nice yarn, juni’s songs tend to be poppy love...

Pop-powerhouse LU KALA returns with her empowering new single "Want You," co-written and produced by Terrence Lam (Drake/Rihanna, Alessia Cara, Kaskade, Meghan Trainor). The Toronto-based songstress paves the way for female strength with her bold, in-your-face pop soun...

Please reload

Listen to Top Music from the Toronto Music Scene on Spotify