Maaan, I dig this new album. It features the same ol' school breakbeats that made their previous albums timeless. It also has the same vocal drops that will leave you hyped to hit it. It also features nuances of modern hip hop that add a certain sense of flair to make this stick out as relevant, rather than sound tired. The album features music's heavy hitters on the production credits such as: Elton John, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, Andre 3000, Anderson Paak an
Well, I am stoked to see Daft Punk hookin up with The Weeknd. Their 80's vibe mixed with Abél Makkonen Tesfaye's Michael Jackson vocal range and self deprecation due to overpartying is a perfect mix. If Sex, Drugs and R&B is what you seek The Weeknd delivers. the album features a star studded hip hop cast of Kendrick, Future and others. The beats are ill.
If Shine is indicative of Buddy's potential. I think he has a bright future, no pun intended. In a time where hiphop and rap articulates a misogynistic approach to women and a sense of entitlement; Buddy articulates something a little different. He articulates hope and joy in the moment. I am curious to see where this brings his career. Reminds me of a new wave of the west.
With inspirations of funk and an old school vibe, this album seems to be on the right track. I dig Gambino's vibe on his tracks. This will be a banger and a nice addition to his repertoire. I am curious about his rapping, from what I have heard it is a soulful album with a lot of R&B notions, this is something I totally dig and so will you.
A Seat at the Table brings a new wave funk and R&B appeal that does NOT sound like Beyonce, rather an alienesque Prince infused dreamscape. With songs like "Mad" and "Don't Touch My Hair" Solange taps into America's racial tensions. I dig the political soundness of the album. The lyrics are simple, yet deep, displaying articulation toward the tension. I personally hope that this album puts Solange on the map, as opposed to Bey's baby sister.
Travis $cott's new album brings a new image of grime. With aspects of the album displaying odes to fame and fortune pitfalls reminiscent of the newer Kanye or J.Cole.This album certainly surprised me. Check it out for yourself. Until next time.