‘Rolling Papers 2’ by Wiz Khalifa

The lyrics Wiz puts out on this track touch so many points about his life, where he’s been in the past, present, and where he’ll be in the future. I hear this unraveling as I listen to Verse 1, 2, and 3 – the past, present, and future.

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Like most, I’ve always been a Wiz fan. Even long long ago before I lived in Pittsburgh. But I have to admit that when I saw him at Thrival Festival in 2017 @ Carrie Furnace in Pittsburgh, my eyes were opened to the true talent he is. At this point in my life I had seen some big names in the game like Jay-Z, Kanye, Kendrick to name a few. It was clear since the first song at the show that Wiz had it all – stage presence, rapping, but most pleasantly, a singing voice that was the real deal. It put Wiz over the top for me to know first hand that he could literally do it all, singing included.

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The beat in this joint is simple and smooth. The piano adds the right amount of touch and emotion. Wiz brings it home throughout.

Rolling Papers 2 is a motivating song about going through the ups and downs. Wiz speaks to recognizing where one is at in their life. He challenges us to always do our best, make decisions and learn from mistakes, and follow one’s heart when it tells you to make that change.

“When it’s time to make a change, I ain’t gon’ fight it, fight it”

This song as well as the album seemed to go slightly under the radar…or maybe that’s just me? What do you think?

– Zimmertime

 

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‘Put You On’ by Livefromthecity

Today’s beat is brought to you by Livefromthecity! Big bass bumpin’, melodic singing undertones, and an earworm chorus is what puts this song on front and center for today’s featured beat.

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Pictured: Livefromthecity
Photo Credit: Michael Schwartz

The song starts off with Live saying “For the city, for the city you know.” And if one and one thing only is true, it’s that Livefromthe7ity loves the 412.

To hear the song, check out the songlink below!

Put You On

– Zimmertime

Your Saturday Night Playlist

This is an exciting time for the team. We are proud to bring you the first Saturday night playlist, compiled of our favorite songs to pregame and party to. This playlist features some big names and some smaller names but regardless every song bumps. We went very house for this Saturday because why not. Next week we are getting into that old school rap game and some 80’s jams. We hope to hear this bumpin from your house! Enjoy.

Ocean Drive- Duke Dumont

New Duke Dumont music is always a good day for me. I first heard of the Duke in Ireland when my Irish roommates were bumpin to some delicious tunes by him while getting ready for a night out. I love how smooth the guy is in his producing, for example the beginning of this song is pure gold with the bass line coming in and then the vocals and accompanying percussion. This is the ultimate Saturday morning song after a long Friday night. It is the perfect mix between chill and an absolute jam. Enjoy the day. We shall be posting a Saturday Night Party Playlist later on today! Stay tuned