About Artist: Rihanna hip hop / pop superstar. Jay-Z affiliated. Diplo is famous EDMish DJ part of Major Lazer and and Jack Ü. Grandtheft is some other DJ that I don’t know about.
About Song: This is a remix of Rihanna’s Bitch Better Have My Money, which came out in 2015 and hopefully represents the vibe of her upcoming eith studio album.
Favorite Part: This is my new favorite song it just put such a good twist on the original. I love the outro (the last minute of the song). It’s got a little Timbaland vibe, and I love the way it kind of bends part of the chord structure. I don’t normally like this kind of remix but I love love love this one.
About Artist: Fashawn first gained my attention in 2009 with his album Buy Meets World. He was on the cover of XXL magazine in 2010 with J. Cole and Big Sean but his career hasn’t taken off in the same way. Aloe Blacc is a singer songwriter who is famous for I Need a Dollar, and for being the vocals on Avicii’s Wake Me Up. I have no idea who Choosey is.
About Song: This song is from Fashawn’s 2015 album The Ecology, which I would recommend listening to al the way through.
Favorite Part: I love the little bossa nova type guitar on the track with some classic sounding hip hop raps on the top.
About Artist: De La Soul is a legendary hip hop trio who blew up in the late 80s. They cemented their place in the the hip hop hall of fame decades ago but now 10 years after their last album they’re back. Nas is was arguably the king of New York before Jay-Z took over. Nas is still a top tier hip hop legend though.
About Song: This song is a little teaser off of an upcoming album that De La Soul is doing through Kickstarter
Favorite Part: Love the horns on the track and the fact that hip hop icons like De La Soul have some super fresh music out.
About Artist: Wale is a DC rapper who I’ve been a fan of for many many years now. In march Wale dropped “An Album About Nothing” an album that he made with Jerry Seinfeld (Wale’s had a history of Seinfeld related projects). Singing on this track is SZA who made a great Z (EP) last year and who is signed to Kendrick Lamar’s Top Dawg Entertainment.
About Song: This song is a track off of The Album About Nothing (2015).
Favorite Part: I love the concept and the sexiness of having a little discrete sumthin sumthin on the side. SZA does a great job on the hook, Wale sounds smooth, and the Seinfeld interludes are awesome.
About Artist: Action Bronson is an interesting guy. He’s a large white redhead New Yorker. Coming out of nowhere he’s got a pretty good following and his creativity in marketing and in his music, videos etc is something special. Chance the Rapper is a youngin from Chicago. He has a distinct voice, and while some find him annoying, I really like him (I’ve posted some Chance songs before on the blog)
About Song: Baby Blue is a track off of Action Bronson’s recent album Mr. Wonderful.
Favorite Part: I like the track and I like Chance the Rapper’s verse. It’s just a solid jazzy, classic hip hop kinda song.