The Review (7/23-7/29)

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Look good, feel good, listen to good music. The end of summer is approaching and the jams just keep coming. What did this past week have to offer you ask…

Dancehall-inspired R&B continues to dominate Summer 16

Dancehall has been around for a while but it has reached more mainstream heights this summer with Drake’s hits “Controlla” and “One Dance.” If you’re a fan of either of those two songs, then you’ll be sure to enjoy Verse Simmonds’ “In My Feelings.” This song has a perfect, laid-back island vibe to just throw on and chill to.

Vibe out to Consequence’s new jam

“Ask Somebody” features a very well known sample that most will immediately recognize from Jay Z’s “Ain’t No Nigga.” The song has a funky vibe and features a verse from Tony Yayo and a hook from my boy Ty Dolla $ign.

The official soundtrack for “The Land” is here and loaded with talent

“The Land” hits theaters today and the soundtrack for it is out too. Executively produced by Nas, the movie follows a group of young inner city kids who find some drugs and decide what to do. It’s essentially a “Dope” knock-off but maybe it’ll be good (“Dope” was an excellent movie if you haven’t seen it yet). But the soundtrack has three can’t miss songs: “This Bitter Land” (Nas and Erykah Badu), “Paid” (Pusha T and Jeremih), and “Figure It Out” (which features French Montana, Nas, and Kanye and was released a while ago but still worth noting in case you missed it).

JoJo teams up with Wiz Khalifa for lead single “Fuck Apologies”

Get your pop fix this week with JoJo’s new single. We all hate to admit it but pop music can be addictive. I’ll say it, I’m feeling this song. And much like the message of the song, I’m not apologizing for shit.

This week is full of summer vibes and this song keeps the theme going strong

Mac Miller revealed his plans to drop a new album in September and also dropped off this awesome new song featuring my favorite new artist Anderson .Paak. Mac’s music has evolved with every new project and you can really feel the influence moving to Cali has had on him in this song especially.

New Chainsmokers is fire

“Closer” is the newest dope song from The Chainsmokers that is sure to light up playlists everywhere. I know my fellow writers lose their shit when a new Chainsmokers song comes out and I gotta say, I enjoy them as well. You’re not human if you don’t enjoy this song.

DJ Khaled’s new album “Major Key” is finally here

I won’t be able to post a link to the album since it is only available on Apple Music right now but it’ll be on Spotify in a few weeks. For now, go buy it or find it online like I know you are all capable of. About the album itself, it is great. Much, much better than his last album. I really don’t have any complaints about this album and find every song enjoyable. Much worth the wait and I’d say it lived up to the hype.

Some other notable releases include: Game dropping another album called “Block Wars” to go along with his new mobile game and Nipsey Hussle’s newest Marathon Monday song is called “I Don’t Stress.” That’s it. See you next week people. Thanks for reading/listening.

G Baby

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