Jidenna – Boomerang

March 8th, 2021

Jidenna-Boomerang

Summary: Happy Monday

About Artist: Jidenna is member of Janelle Monae’s Wonderland Records. I love his heavily east African influenced style and this song is a great example of that.

About Song: This song is off of an EP Jidenna released in 2017.

Favorite Part: I like the laid back feel of the song. I also really like the bridge at 2:30.

Other: Jidenna Wikipedia

R&B,

J. Cole – Cole Summer

March 7th, 2021

JCole-ColeSummer

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,

Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open

March 6th, 2021

SilkSonic-LeaveTheDoorOpen

Summary: This is how babies are made.

About Artist: Silk Sonic is the newly formed supergroup duo of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars. They are a match made in heaven and are two artists that I’ve loved for a long time. I got on team Bruno Mars when “Nothing on You” came out in 2009 and have been an Anderson .Paak fan since “Venice” in 2014.

About Song: This song came out yesterday and is the lead single off of their upcoming album “An Evening with Silk and Sonic”.

Favorite Part: Love the vocals, love the drum fills, love the vibe, I love it all.

Other: An Evening with Silk Sonic, Leave the Door Open (YouTube Video), Bruno Mars Wikipedia, Anderson .Paak Wikipedia

R&B, , ,

Mac Miller – Good News

March 5th, 2021

MacMiller-GoodNews

Summary: RIP Mac. We still miss you.

About Artist: Mac Miller has been one of my favorites for many many years. His death in 2018 has been one of the few celebrity deaths that has really left me shook. I still wonder what new Mac Miller albums would be like. I feel lucky to have seen hm perform a few times. His album “The Divine Feminine” is still an album a listen to frequently.

About Song: This song came out on Mac’s last album “Circles” which came out in 2020 after his death.

Favorite Part: I like the sad vibe and the way Mac’s voice cuts through the track.

Other: Mac Miller Wikipedia

Mellow,

Remi Wolf – Disco Man

March 3rd, 2021

RemiWolf-DiscoMan

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Summary: Just a fun song with a groove.
About Artist: I don’t know really know anything about Remi Wolf but I heard of her when the Free Nationals did a remix of her song Photo ID
About Song: This song is off of her second EP “I’m Allergic To Dogs” which came out in June 2020.
Favorite Part: I just really love the groove
Other:
Remi Wolf

Not Hip Hop,

Toasty Digital – Sacrifice Ya Life

March 2nd, 2021

ToastyDigital-SacraficeYaLife

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Summary: Mash it up!
About Artist: This mix is courtesy of someone named Toasty Digital whom I know nothing about. I do know that they’ve made several awesome Kanye remix projects.
About Song: This is just one track off of a mashup album called “Good Kid Twisted Fantasy”. The project is a mashup of Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” and Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. This particular track takes part of Kanye’s Monster and mashes it with Kendrick’s Sherane. Another great track off of this album is a mashup of Power and Money Trees.
Favorite Part: You really gotta listen to the whole project (see the link below)
Other:
Good Kid Twisted Fantasy Full Mixtape (YouTube)
2049 Project (YouTube)

Mashup, , ,

Prof – Squad Goals

March 1st, 2021

Prof-SquadGoals

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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,