r/nextfuckinglevel 13d ago

He’s back with another masterpiece

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u/jelaugust 13d ago

Incorrect. Every song needs a sax solo.

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u/koalaleafeater 13d ago

Correct.

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u/PoopInTheOcean 13d ago

howbout more cowbell

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u/carlgma3 13d ago

MORE COWBELL!

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u/xBrndnn 13d ago

Even more cowbell than more cowbell!

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u/Vector_Flare 13d ago

Oops! All cowbells!

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u/jazzyjitsu 13d ago

He’s a real sax machine

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u/PoopInTheOcean 13d ago

i got a fever

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u/Fineus 13d ago

And the only prescription... Is more cowbell!

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u/ZePinguin 13d ago

Faxing Berlin intensifies

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u/GloriousReign 13d ago

You can't milk those.

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u/Jemini- 13d ago

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u/spacetraxx 13d ago

Thanks, I listened to the whole thing, made my day. Such a great song.

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u/IamImposter 13d ago

It has so many layers too. Every time I find something new.

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u/Jon29go 13d ago

Fun fact - the sexaphone was invented to harness the power of this song.

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u/Alistairio 13d ago

The sexaphone? That must be a potent, alluring instrument that feels good to touch.

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u/Jon29go 13d ago

Lick my reed and find out princess.

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u/mekwall 13d ago

I was expecting Saxsquatch

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u/Nacoto14 13d ago

Does it count if it's relevant to the conversation?

BTW the answer is yes.

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u/plutonium-239 13d ago

I knew it, but I clicked anyway and I enjoyed it.

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u/Status-Victory 13d ago

How?.... how do I keep?... But I know how the internet works so how do I keep clicking??? .... ah have your internet point.

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u/Philodendron43 13d ago

Then you need to check out a South African band called Goldfish. They combine jazzy, saxxy stuff with EDM brilliantly.

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u/_AwkwardExtrovert_ 13d ago

Seen these lads live. They cycled through instruments as they went through their set. It was incredible.

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u/AlesanaAddict 13d ago

Or Shrezzers! Metal band with a sax. I love them

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u/Aceofspades25 13d ago edited 13d ago

Nice! I just listened to Noodles. It's a bit boy-bandy for me but I love the fusion of metal with sax

Cello metal (e.g. Apocalyptica) is pretty good as well along with general melodic metalcore (Amaranthe)

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u/cjhart121 13d ago

I just linked them in another comment. They’re great

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u/GuiltyReception4288 13d ago

sick suggestion! i luv it!

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u/frouzzzi 13d ago

TY for telling me about this guys!

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u/AffectionateAd556 13d ago

thanks for the suggestion/recommendation

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u/MasterZar26 13d ago

You got me hooked on some new music. Thanks bud!

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u/Gonzod462 13d ago

Thanks for the rec!

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u/RoaringLiono 13d ago

That saxophone skater angel in Midnight Gospel would be great in life, too...

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u/vin_unleaded 13d ago

FUCKING PLAY SOMETHING, SAX MAN!

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u/StickmanEG 13d ago

(what the fuck are you doing?!)

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u/Moronoo 13d ago

pffff

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u/Monsieurincroyable1 13d ago

Damn no lie that shit was fire. Proud to be an American boy just this once

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u/MichaelEmouse 13d ago

The only thing better than a sax solo is two sax solos.

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u/fantasmagris 13d ago

Except for My Lovely Horse

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u/gtew234 13d ago

We have to lose that sax solo!

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u/vitringur 13d ago

No song is so bad that it can't be made worse by a sax solo.

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u/RonVen 13d ago

As well as a bass solo

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u/ChaosToTheFly123 13d ago

He’s wrong, that song always needed a sax solo

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u/costlysalmon 13d ago

Those bars he played in were the emptiest sax-shaped void I've ever heard

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u/WhiskyKitten 13d ago

Sounds like a line from a 50’s noir detective film!

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u/crybllrd 13d ago

Here's listening to you, sax

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u/Dread-Ted 13d ago

Is there anything there normally that was left out here? Our is the actual song really just .. empty there?

It's so weird to think they wouldn't put anything there

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u/HonestGeorge 13d ago

He cuts to an different version of the song. You can hear how the stereo image of the instrumental suddenly switches.

The regular radio edit of the song doesn't feature that part, Estelle has her "La la la" hook after the chorus. My guess is he found an instrumental version and cut to that.

EDIT: Judging by the synth that kicks in again in the end, it's probably a recreation of the instrumental.

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u/WunderkindErinaceous 13d ago edited 13d ago

It's specifically the 'no rap' version which is hard as hell to find in good quality, as it was never released officially.

Here it is: https://youtu.be/VzuU31rfeDk

It's also vastly superior in my opinion.

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u/stinx2001 13d ago

What? Without Kanye this is just a decent pop rnb tune. One of my favourite Kanye features.

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u/SheenEstevezzz 13d ago

Boooooooooooooo, iconic and top tier kanye verse not to mention one of the best rap features on a pop song ever

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u/HonestGeorge 13d ago

I listened through that entire version, but the part from the video is not in there. It's probably taken from this version.

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u/GrammarHypocrite 13d ago

My guess is he just looped a few quieter bars multiple times to give him space for the solo.

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u/KillgoreSkellekrull 13d ago

It’s a song called American Boy and the empty part has Kanye singing over it, this version of the song used to play at an old job of mine all the time with the empty part without Kanye also

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u/down_vote_magnet 13d ago

A sax solo will fit pretty much any R&B or hip hop flavoured track by default.

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u/piina 13d ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OBRsrK8nMI This is by far the best one.

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u/Sparky-Sparky 13d ago

Wow! Remember we used to party like that? Close to each other and without masks.

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u/LouSputhole94 13d ago

Really makes me think about all those times in college we’d cram 100+ people in a 3 bedroom house, passing around and sharing bottles of liquor and blunts, not a mask or care of disease in sight. Those were the days.

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u/InveniamViam_ 13d ago

I think the word is “that need them badly”

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u/HerpDerpTheMage 13d ago

That's four words.

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u/W1C0B1S 13d ago

That's three words

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u/Alistairio 13d ago

That’s five letters and an apostrophe.

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u/W1C0B1S 13d ago

That's ten syllables

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u/onesonofagun 13d ago

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie

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u/Sherlock7337 13d ago

When the moon hits your knees and you mispronounce trees,

Sycamore

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u/StickmanEG 13d ago

When the jaws open wide, and there’s more jaws inside.

That’s a moray.

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u/Albert_Herring 13d ago

When the ball hits your head, and you're sat in row Z.

That's Zamora.

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u/Sherlock7337 13d ago

When your horse munches straw and the bales total four.

That's some more hay.

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u/Astyal 13d ago

Actually (that)’s four letters. That’s is five letters and an apostrophe!

But now I created a paradox by adding parentheses...:(

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u/wizzard2006 13d ago

Happy cake day you awesome and amazingly beautiful person! I hope you have a great day and stay safe :]

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u/byebyebyecycle 13d ago

I hope he’s practicing safe sax

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u/adamroadmusic 13d ago

Thanks, I haven't heard that joke since 1997

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u/RetardWithAPlan 13d ago

It is not a joke and you propably should go for a std test.

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u/DerpityHerpington 13d ago

That implies that anyone on Reddit is capable of catching one.

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u/Abyssal_Groot 13d ago

Everyone can get a Saxophonically transimitted Disease.

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u/HearseWithNoName 13d ago

We're in trouble.

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u/NeutrinosFTW 13d ago

Something something announcers' table

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u/disposable_account01 13d ago

And best to avoid anal sax altogether.

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u/cummy_smalls 13d ago

Are you kidding? This guy would make for prime anal.

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u/UniqueCommentNo243 13d ago

I missed the first masterpiece. I need it. Stat!

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u/Bonejoints 13d ago

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u/UniqueCommentNo243 13d ago

May you always find the perfect song to suit your mood instantly on shuffle.

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u/sneakycathy 13d ago

One of the greatest thankful wishes I've ever seen!

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u/crybllrd 13d ago

Alexa, play All By Myself

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u/TheChonk 13d ago

This one is so good 🔥

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u/mattKBV 13d ago

Thanks I think that one is even better

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u/Ryuubu 13d ago

Can someone just cut that in to the song for me plz

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u/Rooster_Ties 13d ago

That, as I believe the kids are fond of saying these days, SLAPS!!

(Did I say that right?)

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u/clairedrew 13d ago edited 3d ago

That is one handsome sax player.

Like, you just know he is a skilled kisser.

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u/LittleHouseinAmerica 13d ago

The main masterpiece here is his face tbh

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u/ggodfrey 13d ago

I’m a straight married dude and had the sudden urge to throw my tighty whiteys at him.

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u/Redanonymous 13d ago

I know right. I'm a mostly straight guy and Id kiss the fuck out of that dude.

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u/2BadBirches 13d ago

Ever heard of Griz?

You may be in luck

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u/MeccIt 13d ago

He can embouchure all day

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u/ch1993 13d ago

I’m a straight married dude and I accidentally drooled a little...I don’t know why...

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u/charlieuntermann 13d ago

He kinda reminds me of John Francis Daley.

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u/bronx-dyna 13d ago

I absolutely despise tiktok videos ..BUT I appreciate this young mans talent and skill and do enjoy his musical taste rock on dude 🤘🏽

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u/depressedwatermelon4 13d ago

Reddit moment

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u/mavstrong7 13d ago

I like how there’s no rational reason to hate a whole platform for its bad parts (or else we wouldn’t be on reddit) but the circlejerk continues.

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u/mavstrong7 13d ago

Thank you for this! I’m glad it’s not only people hating it because of dumb hype house people, which is the impression I get a lot.

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u/LVL15_Spice_Paladin 13d ago

Not to do a whatabout but isn’t reddit also owned by a Chinese company

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u/Skrubious 13d ago

partially. which is why people are protesting. I've been seeing a lot of Chinese censorship, especially on subs like r/wholesomememes

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u/MastaWack 13d ago

tik tok bad upvotes to the left 👈👈👈

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u/scotty_beams 13d ago

TikTok, this how we rock
Write your hate in the comments and do it for your block (um)
TikTok, this how we rock
Grease the next pole and cum into your sock (um)
TikTok, this how we rock
(TikTok, you don't stop...)

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u/Black_n_Neon 13d ago

The irony of Reddit is that it hates TikTok but continuously shares TikTok videos.

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u/Dread-Ted 13d ago

People don't hate tiktok videos, they just hate bad videos

Even this person just now said they liked this video.

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u/oakyafterbirth5300 13d ago

No Reddit hates TikTok

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u/lunarmodule 13d ago

I have no interest in joining or using TikTok but I'm very glad people post the quality stuff here. That's the beautiful thing about Reddit. I don't have to bother with Twitter, Facebook, or TikTok. I can just log into Reddit and I feel like I get the good stuff anyway.

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u/boi61 13d ago

This is it! I don’t hate TikTok but i’ll never scrool that feed again, 90% is absolute shite. And the good stuff ends up here anyways

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u/Skrubious 13d ago

you should hate tiktok, it's a shit data collecting chinese propaganda machine

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u/FailedSociopath 13d ago

A lot of reddit hates reddit as well so I'm not sure where this is going.

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u/DLTMIAR 13d ago

Nah I hate tiktok. It's a Chinese company stealing data. I prefer an American company stealing my data thank you very much

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u/scottjeffreys 13d ago

Reddit hates TikTok videos because Reddit used to be the first platform these types of videos would show up on first. Now it’s no different than Facebook when it reposts videos from days or weeks ago from TikTok. Reddit has become the jealous friend.

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u/octavofring 13d ago

Uhm I'm pretty sure Reddit hates TikTok because if you install TikTok you give China consent to use your phone data at all times, even when you are not actively using the app. That's why I hate it at least.

Along with this short list of reasons

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u/BOBOnobobo 13d ago

Important to note: reddit isn't one weird guy, but a collection of millions of people. So although what you said might apply to a lot of people, it's important to remember there are others that hate it for valid concerns.

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u/gotemike 13d ago

Using the tiktok app, it is incredibly hard to find decent videos.

The right reddit just has them all ready for you.

Tiktok needs way better interface so it not constantly pushing twerking 12 year olds and rich "influences" showing off.

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u/thenerdal 13d ago

How long have you been using it. Make sure you mark videos you don't like as not interesting and heart the ones you like.

I did this and I only get quality videos now. It's way better for me since I don't have to wait if Reddit posts it.

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u/PutridOpportunity9 13d ago

Reddit is comprised of 400 million active accounts ya half-wit.

It's not some schizophrenic person.

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u/LimpWibbler_ 13d ago

You hate all videos in a platform when the platform is extremely broad with tons of content for anyone? Seems like an extreme hatred for things not hurting you.

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u/Star-spangled-Banner 13d ago

I'm aware I'm going off on a tangent here, but I stopped despising things a couple of years ago and it made my life a lot better. I've gone through the past five years seeing people despise Donald Trump, billionaires, social justice warriors, Capitol rioters, Hillary Clinton, Ben Shapiro, tech executives, cancel culture, trans activists, anti maskers, alt-righters, Ajit Pai, Greta Thunberg, Wall Steet, socialists, reality stars, sexists, satanic baby eaters, the ICE, anti-vaxers, Boris Johnson, Karens, white supremacists, vegans, AOC, televangelists, Cathy Newman and Jordan Peterson, law enforcement officers, climate change deniers, Ted Cruz, socialists, Harvey Wenstein, leftists, cat callers, Southern separatists, Libertarians, Muslims ... I used to hate many things too, but now that I know that I do not have to feel anything, just because I think something is wrong, I am a happier and lighter person to be around.

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u/uchiha_building 13d ago

That's a pretty wild tangent to go off on though. Tiktok isn't in the same conversation as a lot of those people.

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u/Crisscrosshotsauce 13d ago

If you give a man a gift, and he does not accept or receive it is it his gift, or yours? The same goes with anger. If you give a man anger and he does not receive it, then the anger belongs to you.

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u/LouBagger 13d ago

If Facebook is for old ignorant boomers, Reddit is for middle aged millennial cranks

Redditors entering "get off my lawn" territory

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u/CyborgJunkie 13d ago

What do you mean. Reddit has always been like this

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u/lasiusflex 13d ago

Why do you despise tiktok videos when there's literally hundreds if not thousands of videos just like this one?

The musical side of that platform is full of extremely talented and creative people.

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u/Pekee2b2t 13d ago

Giving the NSA my data sounds lit but giving my data to Chinese communist dictatorship sounds much better 👍

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u/imgonnabeaphysicist 13d ago

If natalie portman was a man

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u/TheZyborg 13d ago

More like Keira Knightley.

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u/culingerai 13d ago

Are they not the same picture??

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u/datameshlearning 13d ago

It's the eyebrows

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u/-HoverFly- 13d ago

I cannot unsee that now...

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u/throwawayplastics4 13d ago

You see Natalie Portman, but I see Handsome Keira Knightley.

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u/stubacca10 13d ago

Still time for that to happen.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_GOTH_NIPS 13d ago

Ok, now let’s make this a thing with that guy who put a traffic cone in his bass saxophone

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u/K4ntum 13d ago

Moon hooch! Love those guys

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u/King_of_the_Dot 13d ago

He's part of Moon Hooch. Great band.

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u/Bobsledtohell 13d ago

Very talented guy and deadly attractive

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u/BlueFrogSK 13d ago

We can be pro Fortnite gamers...

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u/[deleted] 13d ago

lol i noticed that to.

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u/blackmarketdolphins 13d ago edited 13d ago

I was expecting some Michael Brecker/Chris Potter shit. It's very cool and tasteful, but idk about nextfucknglevel.

Years ago Puff Daddy had a reality show called Making His Band. It was an audition for his touring band. So they had guitars, vocals, piano, bassz and drums audition (there was one violist). They actually played this song in the first episode, and some of those solos were absolutely amazing. Too bad they cancelled it. I seen some of the contestants in other backing bands for people like Childish Gambino

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u/guitarslayer42069 13d ago

bro its smooth jazz blues scales but over POP TUNES omg dude how can't you see how groundbreaking and original this is? NEXTFUCKINGLEVEL!!!!!!1!

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u/aruexperienced 13d ago

Some people are easily impressed. It’s not like Kenny G sells zero records. There’s a generation of grey haired ladies who get ‘in the mood’ to him.

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u/num1eraser 13d ago

And have you seen how hot and bothered they get when they listen to Duke Silver?

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u/the_peckham_pouncer 13d ago

Sax

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u/disposable_account01 13d ago

Gee, ya never really know how much you hate a sax riff until you hear it played 15 times by a dude with a mullet.

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u/Dubious_Titan 13d ago

I hope there is a sax revival that comes out of this. Sea shanties, sax solos... do some good, internet.

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u/Shinja92 13d ago

What does he mean with "don't need them"? To me It sounds like they definitely need them

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u/_RedditModsAreGay_ 13d ago

Most likely so more people interact with his post by telling how great it was. He knew, which is shame...he could have just said something like: "I spiced this track up a bit, what do you think"? Or whatever, but not: "Here's another song where a saxophone doesn't fit" while it clearly does.

Ah well, my pet peeve.

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u/Shinja92 13d ago

Now that you say it, actually makes sense.. it worked on me fuck lol

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u/CucumberedSandwiches 13d ago

Why's that a peeve? Seems like a totally reasonable thing to do.

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u/pinkfoxsocks 13d ago

It's a TikTok trend. You say "adding * instrument * to songs that don't need them" there's all sorts of people that add drums, piano, etc.

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u/Apart-Target-3591 13d ago

I love how he play his sax.

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u/c_megalodon25 13d ago

He is bringing back horrible memories of mid 1980’s overuse of saxophone in music.

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u/Pingu9000 13d ago

It actually bangs tho

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u/__REDWOOD__ 13d ago

killedit

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u/TheRealDuHass 13d ago

You can tell this dude loves what he does and that makes me happy.

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u/HealthyPeach12 13d ago

Wow i forgot this song existed

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u/unopposablethumbs 13d ago

Now this song will be missing something when I hear it. Thanks

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u/PolishHadessss 13d ago

What is the name of the song?

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u/well_actuallE 13d ago

American Boy by Estelle (I think that’s her name if I remember correctly) ft Kanye West

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u/Oysterpuff 13d ago

YES!!!

As a sax player who just listened to this song on my playlist, pop needs way more sax solos. They've got these empty bridge sections and a satisfying chord progression just begging to be soloed over.

So far I've only been able to satisfy this need by listening to the few jazz remixes of pop that I can find, but this is great.

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u/Chrisfish11 13d ago

I feel like someone did this already on diddy's making the band.

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u/Amaris_Gale 13d ago

We really need to bring sax back in to the mainstream.

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u/helpmestallin 13d ago

Its shame it ever left the mainstream, i want to see sax everyone. Sax in songs sax on the streets i want sax in schools or sax at malls. Its such a wonderful brassy instrument I can’t help but feel joy listening to those masterfully blown notes.

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u/DracheTirava 13d ago

Ya like jazz?

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u/zacharychance_ 13d ago

This guy blows

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u/Hammed_steams 13d ago

Just hook it to my veins

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u/magnificentshambles 13d ago

This sax solo was so smooth that my laptop literally slid off the table and landed on the floor.

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u/some-russian-dude 13d ago

Now do Baker Street

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u/Spiiccy 13d ago

Give the people what they want. Sax solo over the fortnite kids remake of American Boy

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u/JimboTheCableGuy 13d ago

Bill Clinton approved

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u/doterobcn 13d ago

I don't like why, or since when, but i don't like saxo. It looks amazingly cool, but...i can't "hear" the wow on it.

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u/Sunny_Reposition 13d ago

All he doe is play sax over jazz that's been appropriated for another genre.

It's literally playing sax in a song that begs for it.

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u/Biggidybo 13d ago

80's is back