The Stereotypes, "Lego"

After earning production credits on hits like Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love" and Far*East Movement's "Rocketeer," the Stereotypes jump from behind-the-scenes maestros to pop-minded MCs with new single "Lego." The track actually serves as a logical follow-up to Far*East Movement's other hit, "Like a G6": All cymbal rides and alien blips, "Lego" boils down pop music to its muscular core in the verses and amps itself up for the hook. If the trio's microphone work and club-centric lyrics are understandably wobbly, the stellar production buoys them and makes lines like "Just friends, benefits/ Stereotypes, in this bitch" somehow work. In fact, the beat of "Lego" is so sizzling that the listener is left to ponder what the Stereotypes could achieve with stronger lyrical themes and a more developed personality. With "Lego" in tow, these guys could be a household name before long.

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