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Let it Rock

by

Kevin Rudolf



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This features Rudolf's labelmate, rapper Lil Wayne.
Rudolf wrote and produced this song.
This was the debut single for Rudolf, who had previously been a guitarist on various recordings produced by Timbaland, including Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right."
Rudolf told MTV News: "It's a song about the hypocrisy in the world, and I'm saying that when I come through, I'm bringing the truth. I use the parable of the Prodigal Son, because I want to expose all the fakes out there - in the music industry, in the world, anywhere. A lot of people think it's a party record, but it's not."
Rudolf told djbooth.net: "'Let it Rock' was written from a place of anger and dissatisfaction with the world. It's a song about hypocrisy. It contains biblical references - and yet people still think it's a party song. Whatever works."
According to the royalty-distribution service BMI, this was the second most-played song at sporting events in 2009-10. (Queen's "We Will Rock You" came out at #1 in the survey).
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Comments (8):

Timmy, just because someone is a rapper means they're fake? I'm not a big rap fan myself, but that statement seems a bit ridiculous. (Generalization much?) And why would seeing Lil Wayne with a guitar make you angry? Wayne isn't the best guitarist, but he is learning and has performed solos in several of his songs.

You also seem to have a problem with Wayne being in the video. Umm, in case no one informed you of this, Wayne is in the video because he not only signed Kevin to his label, but he HELPED PRODUCE THE SONG! Both of them are great artists and produced a great song.
- Jay, Indianapolis, Indiana, IN
Let It Rock love the song I bought the clean version its better clean trust Me Let It Rock I do Hate how fake The music video Is.
- Shawn, prescott, AZ
i think it's about lying about who you really are to impress someone popular like the last line
I wish I could be
As cool as you
And I wish I could say
The things you do
But I can't and I won't live a lie
No not this time
- Richard, Wall, NJ
THIS SONG ROCK SO JUST LET IT ROCK WE'LL BE OK
- Josh, Omaha, NE
you're funny, timmy.
- Fatima, Norfolk, VA
i watched the video of this song. to me it was very insulting because im a huge rock and roll fun, and when i saw lil wayne with a guitar it made me really mad.

i thought it was funny how he wants to expose all the music fakes, so he had lil wayne on the video? hes a rapper, he is a fake.
how ironic.
this guy kevin rudolf contradicts himself and its disgusting
- Timmy, Mukilteo, WA
i LOVE this song! :) :) :) i don't know why, i just do. :):)
- Valerie, none of ur buisness!!, BC
Maurice danced to this on Dancing With the stars
- linda, thetenthkingdom, IL
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