Playboi Carti – Debut Project

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Playboi Carti fans have been waiting years, you heard me right, years for his debut project. Bringing us songs like Broke Boi and FETTI there was a new sound emerging & people were gravitating to it. Since Carti released singles like these, his peers like Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black & Rich The Kid have all been working hard releasing their own projects. I enjoyed this tape right away because I knew what I was in for, I knew I wasn’t going to be looking for lyrics or witty punchlines, this was turn up music. So with that being said, here are my top 5 Carti songs from Playboi Carti

  1. Magnolia [prod. Pierre Bourne]
  2. Kelly K [prod. Southside]
  3. wokeuplikethis* (feat. Lil Uzi Vert) [prod. Pierre Bourne]
  4. Let It Go [prod. Pierre Bourne]
  5. Had 2 [prod. Mexikodro]

Bonus: Lame Niggaz [prod. Pierre Bourne]

Post Malone – ‘Stoney’ Album Review

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‘Stoney’ starts out on a high note with the first track, titled ‘Broken Whiskey Glass’. The album has top tier production, with producers such as Pharrell, FKI, Metro Boomin, Frank Dukes, Post Malone, and others. If you can look past the fact that a chunk of these songs have been out for a minute, then this album is damn near incredible.

Though ‘White Iverson’, ‘Too Young’, and ‘Money Made Me Do It’ are all either from his August 26th mixtape or an early single, these songs are still classics. Now that they’re all included on ‘Stoney’, they’ve got the chance to catch new fans on their second or third wave.

‘Up There’ might be one of my favourite Post Malone songs in general –  the Pharrell production stands out and it’s definitely got late night vibes.

‘Patient’ gets better with every play.

‘Congratulations’ has been on repeat for me since it came out. I love Quavo’s verse, and the Metro Boomin x Frank Duke production is perfect. I knew this song would be a hit as soon as I saw him preview it at his concert in Denver.

‘Feeling Whitney’ channels Post’s inner Mumford & Sons, and he does it well.

‘Feel’ is the weakest track of the project in my opinion, though still worth a listen.

The album has great replay value, and Post really built off of what he was recognized for

“White Iverson”

Listen to Stoney in full here

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Wiz Khalifa O.N.I.F.C turns 4 years old + 3 unreleased tracks in celebration.

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Last night, Wiz let go of three unreleased tracks. “Young Millionaires,” “Speech,” and “You Party.” If you’re even the slightest Wiz fan, you may remember him previewing ‘You Party’ in his Daytoday’s & the highly anticipated Speech from one of the best videos on the internet in my opinion. Give these tracks a listen & get nostalgic.

Listen to the new songs here & look out for Wiz’s next album Rolling Papers 2.

If you like this sound check out Taylorallderdice & O.N.I.F.C.

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Buy Back The Block (feat. Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz) – Rick Ross [Official Video]

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Today, Rick Ross brings us the visual to “Buy Back the Block” with help from 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane. Gucci’s verse has his usual braggadocios bars, but it also shows the grateful, newly sober side of Gucci “God, thank you for my punishment, it made me wise.” These three have incredible chemistry and sound perfect over 808 Mafia’s production. Guest appearances in the video include Meek Mill and 21 Savage. Rick Ross’s ninth studio album Rather You Than Me is set to release early 2017. This will be Rick Ross’s first album on Epic Records.

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Top 5 Woptober songs- Gucci Mane

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Gucci is 2/2 on projects, since being released from prison. In July he released Everybody Looking which featured tracks like Back On Road (feat. Drake), First Day Out Tha Feds, and P*ssy Print which features what I think is one of Kanye’s best verses of the year. I’ve been listening to Woptober for just over a week now and I’m going to give what I think are the standout tracks for me.

  1. Intro (Fuck 12) – this is a perfect aggressive but smooth Gucci intro. I think he is the king of Intro’s. An example of this Trap God Intro (2012)
  2. Last Time (feat. Travis Scott) – a great Zaytoven beat + a Travis scott hook and verse, you can’t really go wrong. This track gets better with every play.
  3. Money Machine (feat. Rick Ross)- Honorable C-Note kills the production, and both MCs ride the beat. The video is also quite braggadocious.
  4. Addicted–  Gucci really opens up in this song where he talks about all of his addictions and family issues “I know my family dysfunctional
    So God please help these country folks”.
  5. Out The Zoo– this is the type of song where Gucci fans might actually say that he has never been more on point. His beat selection is crazy and only Gucci can make lyrics like “I got killas stayin’at my condo” tame and catchy.

Honorable Mention:

Bling Blaww Burr (feat. Young Dolph)– A great song, produced by Metro Boomin, and Young Dolph is a rising star.

Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

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Travis Scott has released his highly anticipated sophomore album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. The follow up to last years ‘Rodeo’. This album features Andre 3000, The Weeknd, Kid Cudi, 21 Savage, Quavo and more. My current go to songs for the album are ‘Goosebumps’, ‘sweet sweet’, and ‘way back’. Way back’s synths, bells, chants and moans are haunting. Kid Cudi fans will surely be happy to hear his classic sound on ‘through the late night’ in which Travis incorporates Cuds “Day ‘n’ nite, I toss and turn I keep stress in my mind, mind’ into his verse. The album ends with “lose,” “guidance” and “wonderful.” Guidance will be the track to watch regarding radio/commercial use. The final track “wonderful” featuring The Weeknd had previously been released on soundcloud about 8 months ago, but fits still very well on the album. Travis also gifted us with a throwaway track that didn’t make it in time, and also an anticipated song RaRa produced by TM88 & CuBeatz.

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The “Old Hip Hop Head”

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“Why should I listen to rap anymore? I grew up on 50 Cent, Eminem, Nelly, Fort Minor…This flavour of the month shit is getting annoying….Production is all the same, All these rappers have coloured dreads…writing is on the level of a fourth grader….Tbh country is looking more appealing”. This is a real human, from a real rant and it’s so cringeworthy I have to address this type of person. With rap having more sub genres it gives more people a chance to find a version of rap that they specifically like. whether its Drake, J Cole, Kendrick, Fetty Wap, or Lil Yachty. I grew up on 50 Cent and Eminem religiously, then later on Three 6 Mafia, Tupac and Biggie from older friends. So when someone can’t relate or enjoy any type of new music, how big of a hip hop fan are they anyway? Commenting on an artists hair/appearance is kind of pointless considering it usually ends up getting them modelling deals with luxurious brands. I think artists are becoming more creative, newbies are getting fame with the help of the internet (good & bad), and certain areas of the world are getting more attention because of their different takes on hip-hop & r&b. Toronto for example, although Atlanta always seems ahead. So don’t let the fact that you like a lyrical rapper stop you from singing this this or this.

Lil Uzi Vert – The Perfect Luv Tape

Coming through with his second project of the year, Lil Uzi Vert drops “The Perfect Luv Tape”. I really appreciate the surprise drops Uzi has been doing and the fact that his team knows his buzz is big enough to release projects with little notice. Luv gives us  a 10-track project. It’s filled with summer songs. Here are my current favourites.

1. Sideline Watching (hold up)

2. Seven Million (feat. Future)

3. Do What I Want.

4. You’re Lost.

5. Ronda (Winners)

From the very beginning track #1 Do What I want just feels like classic Uzi. Production wise, Zaytoven was great on his two track run (track 4-5), Nard & B always have fresh beats and handled track #10 with Future. I’ll be playing this tape for the rest of the summer.

Stream the project here

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Summer Songs 2 – Lil Yachty first impressions + current top 5


Lil Yachty with short notice releases his second official project titled “Summer Songs 2”. What I can tell you about this project is that it really is youthful and brings summer vibes. I have yet to play it in my car, but I can’t wait. Most projects I start from the beginning but I couldn’t help but choose the Lil Herb song first because I was so curious as to what it would sound like. I also think Chris Fresh makes really awesome beats. My current top 5 are.

  1. King of Teens
  2. Up Next 3
  3. Pretty
  4. So Many People (because I regret not sending Yachty a voice clip)
  5. (Intro) First day of summer

Special shout out to track #2 For Hot97, specifically for Ebro cause he didn’t understand Yachty. He should now. Another special shoutout to “Life Goes On (feat. Cook Laflare)” cause it sounds like if someone rapped on a Tears for Fears song. Some may disagree but, Lil Boat is the king of teens and is here to stay.

Stream on Apple Music here

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21 Savage & Metro Boomin’s ‘Savage Mode’


21 Savage has a huge buzz going on right now and has only been rapping for a couple of years. He was featured on XXL’s Freshman list, and if you haven’t seen his cypher with Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black and Denzel Curry it’s definitely worth a watch. His music videos have contributed to his stardom, and you won’t find videos that aren’t in the millions. Metro and 21 gave us 9 new tracks. Short and sweet. The project contains only one feature and its from ATL’s own Future. Future fits great on this project as I think by now everyone knows Metro and Future can’t miss. The mixing was done by Alex Tumay and I mention this because I have never heard a bad thing about this guy. My favourite tracks are 2. No Heart 3. X Bitch or “X” on iTunes, and 9. Ocean Drive. Those are my go to’s and if you like those I’d go ahead and listen to the whole project. It will be on repeat for me this summer.

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