In anticipation of Wallpaper’s upcoming second full-length album, Ricky Reed is Real, we’ve collected the best of the best, the dopest of the dope, the crunkest of the crunk, etc. etc. etc. of Wallpaper jams. I imagine Ricky Reed wrote each song while consuming gallons of Four Loko laced with glitter and blaring Michael Jackson tunes.
9) I Ain’t Most Dudes
Man, Wallpaper’s first album, Doodoo Face, was a perfect testament to early part of Michael Jackson’s solo career. Sheer pop/funk brilliance. “I Ain’t Most Dudes” sounds like New Edition’s “Candy Girl” if they were singing about partying in addition to picking up the ladies.
Best line: You are my orange juice//Got to have you every day//Eat you with breakfast and mix you with champagne (That’s a mimosa)//I can show you how to make it
8) Blake Griffinin’
Essentially, this is Wallpaper’s “HAM,” except it’s about Blake Griffin is just a really cool guy. I imagine Blake Griffin listens to this every day. That clap-clap beat is epic, tho.
Best line: You foul out with the chicks five minutes in//I wear em like rings//Scottie Pimpin em
7) Puke My Brains Out
This song is so batshit insane, I don’t even know where to begin. The grinding guitar tears into a party banger. If you feel like throwing beers and going completely nuts, this song is for you. Just keep it off the carpet, please.
Best line: Still up-and-coming//Haven’t came yet//Cuz I’m a zombie//Brain dead.
The vocal layering and “girls vs. guys” call-and-response bridge in “Shotgun” will force even the most silent of listeners to sing along. And when that bass hits, you best be dropping ‘bos like your life depended on it.
Best line: I said “Hey, champagnin’! Got no plans in the mornin’.
Sweet synth meets cheesy pick-up lines. It’s all a girl has ever wanted.
Best line: I go big on the weekends//I go T-rex
4) Fucking Best Song Everrr
Is it hip hop or is it pop? It’s hip hop. No wait. It’s pop. No wait… it’s Spanish? Seriously, I don’t know where Ricky Reed was going with this one, but I friggin’ love it. It’s a great tune for a night drive with the top down and all of your friends are singing along. Or, if you’re just drink, sloppily trying to tell your buds how much they mean to you. “Cuz you’re like… the BEST, man. I love you guys.” And then you pass out on the floor.
Best line: I think that she want me to get up in her tummy//That’s why the call me “gutsy
Start out my snapping along, then let the bass groove pull you in. This is one of my favorite Wallpaper songs because of the ridiculously hilarious lyrics. Take it from Ricky Reed: Don’t throw a party at your model girlfriend’s loft because some homeless dude will steal your iPod. Or something. I don’t know. Let’s go to Trader Joe’s.
Best line: My friends are always telling me, “You’ve got gangster sensibilities”//I’m like “Duh duh duh. I don’t know what you mean, but I’m really glad you’re feelin’ me”//My girlfriend’s always telling me, “You gotta start paying utilities
2) I Got Soul, I’m So Wasted
This song is my JAM. It’s got a killer groove beat and you can’t help but break it down during the chorus. It even has a few guitar licks straight out of MJ’s “P.Y.T.” Ricky Reed’s lines are more cocky than Kanye West. Dude’s a lady killer.
Best line: I gotta say I’m lookin’ good//I’d hit on myself if I could
This is the THE party anthem. For any party. At any time. Just have a huge subwoofer and plenty of booze. Within the first 2 seconds of “StupidFacedd,” you know this song is about to make your head explode. Ricky Reed brings out the Barry White baritone vocals and throws enough trunk-rattling bass at you that your grand kids are gonna come out shaking.
Best line: Face-down in a blood-stained carpet//Get chicks at the farmer’s market//White girls buy produce//Take ’em home, make ’em drink Grey Goose
Ricky Reed is Real drops July 23 (Ricky Reed’s birthday!), pre-order on iTunes or Amazon now!