He’s a star, boy! And if you ever try to forget it The Weeknd made sure he gave us star power in his new video ‘Reminder’. The Canadian native tapped a few of the best artist in the industry to star alongside him. Metro Boomin, YG, Bryson Tiller, Drake and ASAP Rocky make an appearance, just to name a few. Filmed in LA and Canada, watch as they get together and set the city on fire!
There’s 3 sides to every story: her side, his side and the truth. The Drake, Meek Beef dust has settled, Meek and Nicki are over and Drake opens up in his most candid interview yet to touch upon what really started the beef, Quentin Miller’s involvement in production, the fact that he DOES write his own raps and why he faults DJ Drama for the ghost writing rumors. If you’re more interested in the cause of the beef with Meek fast forward to the 28:45 mark. Thoughts?
A great story over a sample…that’s the perfect vehicle for a ride down memory lane. Joe Budden decided to share the video for his track “I Wanna Know” featuring Stacy Barthe off of his new album Rage and the Machine today. Over the sample “Wish That You Were Mine” by The Manhattans, Budden reflects on the events of his younger years and how they have affected his life. Filming the video in a dark room gives us the nostalgic feel we all chase after when we want to feel that old thing again. Stream or purchase Rage and the Machine on iTunes now. Watch the video below.
Ya’ll know I am some kind of happy when I find new music and this weekend I struck gold! Kehlani and Bryson Tiller blessed us with 2 new tracks. You definitely have to go through something to get to something and Kehlani has proved that with her most recent tracks “CRZY” and “Distraction”. She’s back with her new track “Table” to let you know what she brings to the table and you should know that it’t not just a seat. Not only does she let you know that she brings the table to the space that you’re sitting in, but she invited the talented UK emcee Little Simz to back her up. Produced by Jahaan Sweet, DJ Dahi and DJ Relly Rell they fuse smooth yet rough to create the perfect track sampling SWV’s track “Use Your Heart”. Take a listen below. While Kehlani is letting us know what she brings to the table, Bryson Tiller wants us to hear him out on why he should have a second chance rekindling a romance with his ex-girlfriend with his …
Indecent proposals. Those can be the start or the end of a great thing. No matter what you stand to gain from the situation, the better question is always…is it worth it? The 1993 drama, Indecent Proposal influenced “Please Forgive Me”, Drake’s new addition to his catalog of short films. The 20 min short film fuses tracks from Drake’s platinum-selling album Views with action packed scenes depict the possible outcome of a indecent proposal. Tracks included are “Weston Road Flows”, “9”, “Views” and “Summer’s Over Interlude”. “One Dance” and “Controlla” are included as music videos. The film turns Drake from a lover to fighter. Check out Drake’s “Please Forgive Me” exclusively on iTunes. You can also check out the 1993 drama “Indecent Proposal” [Full Movie] for reference below.
For this Monday’s Music Monday, I found a new songstress that caught my ear. I was listening to Apple Music Radio, the R&B station, and bumped into a song titled ‘Losing’ and I couldn’t help, but stop and listen. I love a beautiful voice, but it’s always better with beautifully written lyrics. She opened with,“My ambition is attractive/My aggression isn’t passive/I promise with you/The butterflies in my stomach are active”, and immediately as a young woman I was able to relate. I then decided to listen to her entire EP and I loved it. Of course, you look at the album cover and can’t help but wonder…who is she? That’s when I put my Google skills to work. First, I Googled ‘H.E.R.‘ and an old movie popped up. Than I decided to add ‘Vol.1‘ and there it was. But as I read some of the articles they had no image to attach to the artist. It was like she mysteriously dropped an EP without revealing her actual identity. When google didn’t give me what I wanted …
You know like I know, like everybody in the hood know that 80% of men ‘want their cake and eat it too’. I remember hearing this idiomatic proverb as an adolescent and didn’t really get it. But naturally with life’s experiences, I unfortunately have become very familiar with the true meaning. It’s true, men especially want to retain their pretty little piece of cake for the feeling they get just looking at it, but wouldn’t mind eating it for dessert. So, what do they do to meet their needs at the half way point… they pick up multiple women and categorize them. Maybe she is great at fallatio, maybe she can cook her butt off or maybe she’s the perfect arm candy…either way they want it ALL. Drake gives us the perfect visual of having your cake and eating it too with his new video’Child’s Play’. I’m a week late watching this, but it’s 12 minutes long, so you could probably understand the delay. Drake’s love video interest Tyra Banks is the perfect depiction of a …
I love me some R&B and there is nothing better when I find a well produced collaboration between a rapper and an R&B artist. It’s the softer side of the rapper that I love hearing. My most recent find is a collaboration between veteran Joey Crack and rookie Bryson Tiller on a track titled ‘Love You To Pieces’. Unbeknownst to me, before Bryson Tiller’s recent success, Fat Joe was interested in signing him, but instead decided to do a few collaborations and this track was one of the final products. Not only do I love the lyrics and the tempo, but I love the fact that I use the phrase ‘Love You To Pieces’ frequently and it made me smile. Listen to the track above.
In honor of 4/20 Rihanna turns into a savage in her 2nd single video ‘Needed Me’ off of her album ‘Anti’. Watch now.
What we’ve all been waiting on…Beyonce’s full trailer for her special presentation ‘Lemonade’ set to air on HBO next Saturday 4/23.