New Drake EP

Last night, Drizzy Drake released an EP, Scary Hours, which comprises of two tracks.

 

The first song, “God’s Plan,” has all the aspects of a Drake song that you’d expect. The second, “Diplomatic Immunity,” has more of an orchestral vibe to it. I’m not a huge fan of Drake because he usually doesn’t put much thought into his lyrics, but “Diplomatic Immunity” pleasantly surprised me. It’s basically four and a half minutes of Drake venting over a well-made instrumental.

 

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New Russ Track “Alone”

Russ is kicking off the new year the right way. After releasing a new music video last week for “Flip” (which I wasn’t a fan of), Russ comes through with another track. This time, the song’s production was handled by frequent collaborator, Scott Storch.

The retro, 80’s, synthesizer euro-pop style instrumental pairs perfectly with Russ’s signature vocals creating a sort of etherial electronic pop sound.

 

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Justin Timberlake “Supplies” Video

With Man of the Woods on the horizon, Timberlake comes through with another single from his upcoming album. This Neptunes-produced track is a great follow-up to “Filthy” which was released earlier this month.

 

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Black Eyed Peas Making a Comeback?

Finally, Black Eyed Peas returned to their roots!

The group’s new song “Street Living” has socially conscious lyricism similar to “Where is the Love?“. “Street Living” is a statement about Black America, which has been a hot issue lately in the media. The video is a bit strange, featuring a montage of famous historical photographs lip-syncing the words, but I try not to let the video affect my opinion of the song. I think this is the best music to come from the Black Eyed Peas since Elephunk (2003). No disrespect to “London Bridge” (obviously).

 

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10 Songs You Need to Hear: Sean Paul

As a child, Jamaican dancehall rapper, Sean Paul, was a hero of mine. Something about his ability to perfectly blend rap, reggae, dancehall, and pop music really struck a chord with me.

 

In the early 2000’s, Dutty Rock, The Trinity, and Imperial Blaze garnered a lot of attention from a mainstream American audience. Since 2010, Sean Paul’s released two more albums, which weren’t as commercially successful in the U.S. as his previous projects. Personally, I think this is a result of a dramatic tonal shift in his music from rap/dancehall/reggae to techno/dancehall/reggae. I feel it’s never too late for a comeback though.

 

For now, all we can do is appreciate his classics and hope Sean Paul returns to his musical roots.

 

Here are ten of my favorite Sean Paul tracks:

“Like Glue” (By far, my favorite song by him)

“We Be Burning”

“Never Gonna Be the Same”

“Hold My Hand”

“Gimme the Light”

“Give It Up to Me”

“I’m Still In Love With You”

“Wedding Crashers”

“Baby Boy”

“Temperature”

 

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#TBT: “Right Thurr” (by Chingy)

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“Oblivion” Album Review

I love T-Pain…

Unlike the movie Oblivion, T-Pain’s Oblivion was awesome.

 

He’s one of the few artists that doesn’t change his sound too drastically. If it isn’t broke don’t fix it. Everything you want from a T-Pain project is present in Oblivion.

  • Smooth melodies, catchy hooks, and clever lyrics? CHECK
  • Humorous lines? CHECK
  • A Chris Brown feature? CHECK

Oblivion is exactly what I’d hope to get from the Autotune King. Standout tracks include “Cee Cee From DC”, “2 Fine”, “Second Chance”, “Who Died” (just to name a few).

 

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