The (short and late) Review (6/25-7/1)

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Denim jacket: fire emoji.

So, I had a really busy weekend this weekend between moving into my new place and drinking a lot to celebrate the birth of America. As a result, I was unable to bring you some hot new tunes this weekend. I don’t have a lot of time to give you a full recap, but there were some really good projects I’ll post here. So from here on out, it’s all music, no more talking from me. Pick and choose what you want to hear and have a great Independence Day.

New Logic album

New Rihanna

New Roy Woods

New Snoop Dogg

Joe Budden disses Drake…badly…

and he “flexes” a lil too

G Baby

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The Review (6/4-6/10)

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We all have a little bit of the devil in us, but those eyes lead me to believe I have a bit more than most. Another week filled with some great new music, here you go:

Three new tracks from or featuring Drake, including “4PM in Calabasas”

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Last Saturday, Drake hosted a show on his OVO Sound radio and let loose three new tracks. The best one is his latest installment in the “AM/PM in…” series. He takes some shots at Diddy and Joe Budden while creating another smooth jam. The other two songs were a Justin Bieber remix of “One Dance” and a Gucci Mane track featuring Drake on the hook called “Back on Road.”

DMX and Styles P team up and destroy this new track

DMX gave it to us again with this new hard track called “Still Scratching.” Both artists bring their A game here. WARNING: don’t listen to this if you can’t handle hardcore music…bitch.

Another fire Nipsey Hussle track hits the net

Nipsey Hussle has been releasing new music weekly since May and thus, has seen many features on this list. Another one this week as he teams up with Kirko Bangz for this g-funk esque song about being great. Keep the good music coming, Nipsey.

Dizzy Wright keeps up his strong 2016 with lead single off “The 702 EP”

Dizzy Wright has had a great year so far, releasing one of the best bodies of work this year in his “Wisdom and Good Vibes EP.” Now, he is prepping another EP and gave us the lead single, an anthem for his city, this week. Love this guy’s music and look forward to more to come.

Snoop Dogg drops off his second single before new album

Teaming up with frequent collaborator Wiz Khalifa, Snoop released “Kush Ups” this week in preparation for his album, which drops July 1. As you can expect, the two drop verses centered around smoking dope over a beat that sounds influenced by music from India.

It’s the 4th quarter and Ace Hood delivers

“Starvation V” is on the way and Ace is back with that ridiculous flow of his. “4th Quarter” features a stoopid beat and some more clever wordplay form the underrated Ace Hood.

MMG’s “Self Made Vol. 4” is on the way

The fourth installment of MMG’s “Self Made” album series is coming soon and head honcho Rick Ross dropped off the lead single featuring himself, Meek Mill, and Wale. “Make it Work” is a decent song, but ultimately nothing special. It’s what we’ve come to expect from Ross and his crew. That said, I’m sure this album will have a few really good songs on it, seeing as how the last three did.

Speaking of MMG, artist Wale drops “Her Wave”

Wale keeps it smooth and simple with his latest track. “Her Wave” is a soft, melancholic love song in which he expresses his desire to get with this IG model, but he won’t give her his love, cuz that ain’t for free. New album SHINE on the way.

Lil Wayne provides some inspiration for the Cavs

Lil Wayne is an avid sports fan and often displays this in his music. He’s made songs about Kobe, Michael Phelps, and the Green Bay Packers just to name a few. Now, he has given the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers a new anthem for their championship quest entitled “Off Off Off.” Whether you’re rooting for the Cavs or Warriors, this is still a good song from a legendary artist.

Usher is back with two new songs this week

Usher dropped two songs this week, one on TIDAL and one on Spotify. So, I give you “Crash” (the Spotify one). Classic Usher killing it again. I dig this song a lot. The other song is called “No Limit” and features Young Thug if you’d like to check that one out as well.

That about does it for me. G-Eazy and Jeremih also dropped a new record called “Saw it Coming” off the upcoming Ghostbusters soundtrack, Nick Jonas released his new album “Last Year Was Complicated,” and Teej already covered Jon Bellion’s “The Human Condition.” Please, make sure you give that a listen. It is very good. Have a great week people. I’ll be back whit more jams next week.

G Baby

Weekly Hip-Hop/R&B Review (4/15-4/22)

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The Pens are one step closer to bringing home the Cup and it’s got me all giddy. Music time:

Big K.R.I.T. remixes Kanye’s “30 Hours”

Big K.R.I.T. remains one of the most slept on artists out there right now. He stays bringing that southern flavor to every track. “$30” is a very, very good remix to an already very, very good song.

4/20 brings some new weed smoking anthems

Dizzy Wright is a very good artist. If you don’t listen to him already, I suggest getting on that. He’s been known to smoke Satan’s salad every now and then and gives the fans a new song to commemorate the big day. Even if you’re like me and don’t indulge, this song is still worth checking out.

Ariana Grande recruits Lil Wayne for new single of upcoming album

There are a lot of dope features on Grande’s upcoming album, “Dangerous Woman.” Lil Wayne was one of my most anticipated and turns out I didn’t have to wait too long. Solid verse from Wayne and Ariana doing her thing throughout earns this song a thumbs up from me.

Harlem goes hard

Jim Jones and A$AP Ferg go in on this banging beat. Turn the volume up all the way and bump this shit.

More 4/20 music courtesy of Snoop Dogg

Snoop dropping a song that’s perfect for a chill smoke sesh? Yeah, could’ve seen that coming. Good to see Snoop is cooking up some good music again.

Another song about getting high

Mac Miller and Dave East link up to create another really chill song this week. They both deliver good verses over the Cardo produced track.

This instrumental is FIRE

I don’t care if you don’t listen to a word of this song but you need to throw on some headphones and take in this beat. The legendary Pete Rock produces a gem featuring some slick horns (which I love).

No list is truly complete without some Migos

Ever been at a party or bar or [random place here] and there’s a ton of attractive ladies around but you don’t say sum? Yeah, me either,  I always talk to girls but if you don’t just listen to this song for some inspiration.

New Bankroll Mafia album

I’ve only heard a couple songs off the project but as a huge fan of T.I., I’m confident I’ll enjoy this. There’s definitely a few bangers in here.

“Always Strive and Prosper” does not disappoint

A$AP Ferg’s new album is well worth the wait. The singles he dropped in advance were all great and the rest of the album holds up as well. “Swipe Life,” “Beautiful People,” and “I Love You” are all must hear songs.

Enjoy this week’s helping of hip-hop and R&B, kids.

G Baby

#TBT 9MM- David Banner (ft Lil Wayne, Akon, Snoop Dogg)

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Today was a fantastic day. Starting in the beginning hours of the day, aka last night after midnight, the world witnessed one of the best nights in NBA history. First, the Warriors went out and dismantled the Grizzlies for their record breaking 73rd regular season win. Steph Curry shot the lights out, making his 400th 3 pointer of the season in the process, on his way to a 46 point effort despite only playing 3 quarters. As if that weren’t enough, Kobe Bryant decided to one-up that historic performance with one of his own. The Lakers have been awful all year and Kobe has been painfully mediocre but you just had a feeling something special was going to happen. But nobody could’ve predicted what happened. Kobe decided to drop a cool 60 points in his farewell game, going 5-5 from the field and 4-4 from the line for 15 points in the final 3 minutes of the game. Oh, yeah, and he hit the game winning shot with about 30 seconds left. We won’t see anything like this again for a long time.

After a nice night’s sleep, I wake up and head to today’s Pirates game. The beautiful weather makes up for the less than beautiful play the Pirates displayed today. Nothing can bring me down at this point. So I get in the car to go home and decide that the first throwback that comes on in my special playlist is going to be today’s TBT joint. And of course it is this absolute jam from David Banner and the gang. This was a time in music when Lil Wayne was untouchable and Akon was THE guy for hooks (along with T-Pain).

And because I’m nice, here’s a tribute of my own (well, technically of Lil Wayne’s) to the mamba.

G Baby