Posts in Category/Tag: Good Production

Kanye West – Pure Souls (ft. Roddy Rich, Shensheaa)

October 11th, 2021

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Summary: The truth is only what you get away with.

About Artist: Kanye West is an egomaniac who has done some horrible things. Having said that I still listen to Ye’s music.

Roddy Rich and Shensheaa are of a more recent generation, both in their mid 20s.

About Song: Pure Souls, Hurricane, Praise God, Jail, Jesus Lord, New Again, are just some of my favorite tracks from DONDA.

Favorite Part: I love the celebratory vibe.

Other:

DONDA (Wikipedia)
Roddy Rich (Wikipedia)
Shensheaa (Wikipedia)

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J. Cole – Cole Summer

March 7th, 2021

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Summary: Throwback to a sunnier summertime.

About Artist: J. Cole is one of the reigning kings of lyrical hip hop.

About Song: This song is off of an EP called “Truly Yours 2” which came out in 2013 just before his second album “Born Sinner”. This song, like many of his, is also produced by J Cole himself.

Favorite Part: I really like the sample and the vibe J. Cole created in the production booth.
“B*****s saying: “You a rapper n****, ain’t you s’posed to tip more?”
I don’t see no pussy, baby, ain’t you s’posed to strip more?
Confessions of a cheap-ass n****
But I finally put my Momma in that E class, n****
And I told her quit her job, but hold your horses
If my next album flops it’s back to the post office, both of us, shit
They’re saying that’s a real possibility
The thought alone is killing me” (1:03)

Other: Truly Yours 2 (EP)

Good Production, Lyrical,

Prof – Squad Goals

March 1st, 2021

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Summary: Just a funny song I got stuck in my head
About Artist: Prof has been at it a longtime as part of the famous Rhymesayers label. I’m not an especially big fan but I love this song.
About Song: This song is off of Prof’s seventh album Powderhorn Suites (2020)
Favorite Part: I love the background vocals singing “feels good”
Other:
Prof Wikipedia

Good Production,

Lo-Fi Coronalife [Side A]

May 21st, 2020

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Summary: The CD runs 77 minutes in 50 tracks featuring over 60 artists. I hope you find your new favorite song. I know we can all use a little more music in our lives rights now.

About: I wanted to create a mixtape that had a little something for everybody. The tracks are edited to be short but offer a glimpses into pop hits and odd audial obscurities and alike. A project of the quarantine.

Other: Enjoy some easy listening or get out Shazam and find your new favorite song!

 

 

 

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YBN Cordae – Family Matters (ft. Arin Ray)

November 27th, 2019

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Summary: A little soul from the next generation.
About Artist: I don’t know much about YBN Cordae but I really loved his debut album “Lost Boy” this year. YBN Cordae was listed on the XXL Freshmen list of 2019 and I’m excited to see where he goes. Definitely worth checking out.
About Song: This song samples Kendrick Lamar’s “Faith”.
Favorite Part: I really love the sample and the soulfulness.
Other:
YBN Cordae Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

Good Production, Mellow, Soul,

T-Pain – May I

November 18th, 2017

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Summary: Just head it. It’s my new favorite song. Listen all the way through.
About Artist: T-Pain’s “I’m Sprung” went platinum in 2005 and T-Pain never looked back.
About Song: This song is from T-Pain’s fifth album “Oblivion” which just dropped November 17th 2017. While this song is pretty light and jazzy there are some real bangers on the album like “Goal Line (feat. Blac Youngsta)”
Favorite Part: It’s a long song but it switches up at 3:40 which I love.
Other:
T-Pain Wikipedia

Good Production, Musical,

Theophilus London – Can’t Stop (ft. Kanye West)

January 23rd, 2015

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Summary: Oh I really love this one.
About Artist: Theophilus London, original from Trinidad, is an underground somewhat experimental, rapper from Brooklyn. Kanye West needs no introduction.
About Song: This song is from London’s second album Vibes (2014). The cover art for the Vibes was shot and signed by Karl Lagerfeld, famous fashion dude from Chanel and Fendi.

Elements of the song are based on Norman Feels’ You Can’t Stop My Love
Favorite Part: There is so much I love about this song.
The intro “to grow old, in my arms, oh girl” is so beautiful and then layer on that “can’t stop, can’t stop” mmmm. Brings a tear to my eye.

And then in Kanye’s verse when the syncopated drums drop in. I really like Kanye’s line “But it ain’t ralph though” in reference to a rant he had on Sway in the morning.

I like this part in Londons’ verse…
“Please spend the night forever
The silence in my room is louder than kaboom
Let’s skip the north freeze for the southern breeze
The grass is always greener when there’s bumblebees”

The slow flowing outro is also so nice, something about the mix of the flowery parts with that sick drum pattern.

Other:
Theophilus London Wikipedia
Can’t Stop lyrics via RapGenius

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