battleaxed: Probably too strong a word. I just feel they are pretty bad, like I was listening to them and studied them a bit and just went, 'wow these are pretty bad'. Just the same themes and repeated lines. I though hip hop artists were renowned (mostly) for shifting themes and clever play on words. But they pretty much just say 'I smoke weed' and 'fame's fun'. Guaranteed not all their songs are like that though. Still like their, music just voicing an opinion.
I know Chiddy Bang featured on Olly Murs' song "Heart Skips A Beat," but have you heard the acoustic version yet? Olly traveled across the USA with a small crew and made a video of the song with nothing but a guitar and a box for drumming. Its a very cool concept and they executed it very well! I can tell that they stopped in San Francisco, but can anyone else recognize one of the other cities they used to film? http://www.justjared.com/2012/08/28/olly-murs-heart-skips-a-beat-acoustic-video-exclusive/
ChrisFallout: I've never heard of anyone stepping back and saying "These lyrics are so horrible that I'm shocked." It's like the same reaction to an assassination or something. 'Shockingly horrible' lyrics is a new one for me. Or maybe you just chose the wrong word. i don't know
Their lyrics are shockingly horrible I feel. I really like their music though, but all their songs tend to have the same general premise or use repeated ideas and lyrics recycled into a different format. I can still listen to them, just an opinion.