Riff: Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller – “The Way”

Jun 18, 2013

Do my singin’ in the shower/Picking petals off the flowers like/Do she love me, do she love me not?/I ain’t a player, I just crush a lot

from The Way lyrics by Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller

Ariana’s breakthrough debut single surprises with a slightly slower sample of Joe and Big Pun’s “Don’t Wanna Be a Player;” her vocal riffing is an accurate impersonation of Mariah Carey (with just a little help from auto-tune), and Mac Miller’s puppy-love rhymes fit nicely.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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