Here’s my little hub on the internet where I share the tracks that have been getting me through the day/week/month(s). As you can already tell, I’ve decided to go for the super catchy and original Music Mondays title. This is my summer edition.
Blonde – Frank Ocean
First of all, if you haven’t yet seen the Nikes music video, you need to create a new tab and watch that now. It’s the only way for you to understand how I’m feeling right now. Frank is such a visionary, watching that video I felt like I was apart of history being made – instant classic. He’s a genius. My favourites from this album? Everything. Honestly, truly. *reads in Joanne The Scammer voice.* But if you’re overwhelmed from this 17 song masterpiece and don’t have the time to listen to it from start to finish, (which btw you should really make some damn time) here are a couple that really stood out for me.
This may be partially because it’s the first song on the album and the fact that the music video just floored me – but Nikes is truly a staple song that immediately gives off the raw and honest vibe that occurs throughout the album. Watch the music video here.
– Solo (Reprise)
Umm hello???? Andre 3000 kills everything he touches (Pink Matter from Channel Orange repeat count on my iTunes is somewhere in the thousands, I say this shamelessly.) His flow on this leaves me speechless.
– White Ferrari
Possibly now, one of my favourites songs of all time. The acoustic touch to this track leaves me mesmorized and crying for no damn reason. Frank’s incredibly open and honest and you can hear it in his voice. Powerful song.
Get Blonde here!!!
P3 – PARTYNEXTDOOR
PND recently released the highly anticipated P3 and to be honest, I’m feeling some ways about it. To keep this light, I had some high expections from Party – especially with PARTYNEXTDOOR and PARTYNEXTDOOR 2 under his belt, there was a lot of hype surrounding this album. I’m still giving it a listen so I can’t share my complete thoughts about it quite yet, but if you haven’t heard it yet, give it a listen here and tell me what you think!!
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
If you haven’t heard Chance’s Coloring Book mixtape yet, where have you been??!? Although this came out months ago, it still always finds it’s way back into my playlists. Beautifully produced and not to mention, heavily inspired by Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo. I couldn’t just pick one song from album, so here’s two.
– Summer Friends feat. Jeremih & Francis & The Lights
This track is hypnotic. From Francis & The Lights’ ohhhh’s in the intro, to Jeremih’s vocals dancing off at the end of the song, Summer Friends is my shiiiiiiitt. Chance’s flow on this track is too catchy and effortless.
– Mixtape feat. Young Thug & Lil Yachty
This track BAANGGGSS. Listen to this in the morning when you’re getting ready and I promise you, you’ll be ready for the day. Yachty + Thug + Chance + ???? Shoutout to Chance for orchestrating that collab cause it’s too fire.
Faded in the Moment – Domo Genesis feat. Cam O’bi
For those who don’t know, Domo Genesis is an LA rapper signed with Odd Future records. Earlier this year he dropped his debut studio album Genesis and it’s raw. Faded in the Moment brings that 90s rap vibe and I’m all for it.
SremmLife 2 – Rae Sremmurd
As if PND dropping new music wasn’t enough for 08/12 – Rae Sremmurd released SremmLife 2. From start to finish, I was feeling it. I still consider Rae Sremmurd to be incredibly underrated (I mentioned them to my co-worker and his response was “what is that?!), they’re no one hit wonder. A couple listens in; Came A Long Way, Swang, Black Beatle and Real Chill are what’s poppin for me. If you’re in Toronto, they’re coming to the Sound Academy on October 18th, see you there!!!! Oh, and get it here now!!