The Review (7/16-7/22)

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Photo shoot fresh, looking like wealth, I’m bout to call the paparazzi on myself. Music time…

French Montana drops “No Shopping” featuring Drake; Joe Budden responds

This song was teased months ago and was one of the reasons Joe Budden started dissing Drake. There’s been much talk about whether Drake was referencing Budden or not but nonetheless, the battle rages on. Moments after this song was released, Budden responded with…

…”Afraid.” Another lyrical attack on the Toronto emcee.

Jeremih releases surprise mixtape “Late Nights: Europe”

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While Jeremih was on tour, he recorded songs in several different countries and released them on this newest mixtape, the third installment in the “Late Nights” series.

Fabulous announces “Summertime Shootout 2;” releases new track

Last year, Fab dropped “Summertime Shootout” on Thanksgiving and it was extremely good. Earlier this week, he announced he would be dropping a follow-up the the successful mixtape and dropped “My Shit (Remix)” to go along with the announcement. Hopefully we’ll get the mixtape in the next few weeks.

“FDT 2” straight fire

YG, G-Eazy, and Macklemore just gave Hillary a new campaign anthem. “FDT 2” is an awesome song for so many reasons. I’m not going to get political on you all because, truthfully, I could not care less about politics, but this song is absolutely hilarious and catchy too.

Here’s a nice distraction from whatever you’re doing right now

Khelani continues to put out music this week with her release of “Distraction.” Like the past couple songs, this one is another solid track.

Game and Jeremih comment on the recent tragedies of the world

“Let Me Know” features Game and Jeremih looking deeply into the problems facing the world today. Game has been very active in trying to organize and preach anti-violence in wake of these tragedies that seem to be a weekly occurrence. In addition to that, he continues to make meaningful music.

Lupe Fiasco drops an amazing song

Lupe is back with “Pick up the Phone” and it is a great song. Radio-friendly, but not poppy. Hopefully, this is a sign of more to come from Lupe since he promised 3 albums this year and he hasn’t released 1 yet…and it’s July. Regardless, this song will definitely hold me over for a while.

DJ Drama releases 1st album in 4 years

DJ Drama is most known for hosting the hottest mixtapes but he also dabbles in the album category from time to time. This 10 song offering features many of the game’s best, including Lil Wayne, T.I., Chris Brown, and Ty Dolla $ign.

Gucci Mane has “Everybody Looking” at him

Gucci Mane is out of prison and has wasted no time putting out an album. I’m not really a huge Gucci guy, but this site isn’t just for me. It’s for everyone, so I try to include as much as I can. I’ve listened to most of it and there are definitely some dope songs on here.

New Biebs? Why, not

Ok, so technically it is a Major Lazer song but Bieber is the guy on the vocals for the new jam. He continues to impress me with his growth as an artist. His voice is so impressive and this song will be featured on my party playlist tonight. Vibe out with me.

“A-F-R-O Polo” 

I’ve posted about A-F-R-O a few times on this site because I think he’s unbelievable. His flow, style, voice, rhyming ability, etc. it’s all just mesmerizing. He’s so young and has so much time to grow and improve over the years and it’ll be exciting to watch and see how high he can rise. There really is no ceiling to his talent and this EP is a great “start” to his career.

Alright that’s all I got except Chance The Rapper and Big Sean had a track leak called “Living Single” that is so so so good but it has been taken down on your typical sites so you’ll all have to do some digging to hear that but trust me, it is absolutely worth it. And tonight, DJ Khaled is releasing a new single featuring Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean called “Holy Key” so be on the lookout for that. Apparently Kendrick’s verse is insane. Enjoy your weeks, and I’ll check in on you next Friday.

G Baby

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Everything Will Be Ok- G-Eazy (ft Kehlani)

One thing I learned early on in school was to attract the reader’s attention with the opening sentence or two. So, person reading this, I want you to know that this is one of the darkest, deepest songs I have ever heard. Do I have your attention? Good.

G-Eazy’s new album “When It’s Dark Out” dropped yesterday and I’ve been listening to is non stop since then. It is a tremendous album, G-Eazy’s second one, that shows a lot of growth from the Bay area rapper. He touches on many topics, from how he handles fame to trying to find himself to straight braggadocio “I’m the man” bars. Whether you need a banger at a party or you just want to chill out after a long day at work, this album has ton of great songs for all occasions. But my favorite song is “Everything Will Be Ok.” If you’ve read a lot of my other posts, you’ll realize I truly love music with meaning and raw emotion. And you will be hard pressed to find a song with more meaning and emotion than this one. The song digs deep into G-Eazy’s mind as he spills his thoughts about his life, family, and a traumatic incident from his childhood that seriously blew my mind as I listened to it. Sometimes, we put these guys on a pedestal and forget they’re human. Songs like this put that into perspective and make you realize how hard some people have had to work to overcome so many different things. The last verse will give you the feels unlike many other songs can and if it doesn’t, you might not be human.

You can check out the rest of the album on Spotify, iTunes, and stores everywhere.

 

G Baby

G-Eazy- Random

G-Eazy season is approaching.  Young Gerald released the latest single off his upcoming sophomore album “When It’s Dark Out.”  In a recent interview, he said his entire album is inspired my horror movies.  From the start, you can hear the influence of these films.  This song BUMPS and gets me even more excited for his album.  Straight heat.  Be careful playing this around flammable materials.  Add this to all your playlists for tonight.  What better way to get the people going on Halloween than to put on a new banger inspired by a horror movie? Exactly, there is no better way.

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