Almost fresh off our review of his last years critically acclaimed release Flower boy. We get this new change and feel from Tyler after he has done some commercial high viz projects. We review the new 12 track release Igor and debate its merits so to speak
I’ve been a fan of James Blake for years. With his odd sound but soothing voice that went with so much but not quite with anything. He made you listen for different reasons and some how you would hear him sprinkled in with some hip hop folks. His dark brooding sound that was heard for years could have been a precursor to the young depressed sound you some times hear today. But this new release has a tone that’s unfamiliar but quite refreshing. This is the evolution of James Blake with a touch of his hip hop buddies help.
This young crooner wrote his song American Teen at 17 and now as he’s going on 21 he has another solid full length release Free spirit. He got a sweet intro by Apple by being featured on their memoji commercial with his single “talk”. We sit down to listen to his 17 track new release. Still listening to R&B right now. Go figure.
We get a second chance to listen to a new feature release for Anderson Paak. It was surprising that he would come out with another release so quickly but the sound and feel of this release is something Sean and I wanted to discuss.
Our next R&B release is a spiritual amazing sequel to a seat at the table that transcend lyrics and takes you into another level of music. Sean and I kept silent about our review until we sat down to review it together. This is our thoughts.
When I Get Home is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Solange, released on March 1, 2019. It is the follow-up to her 2016 album A Seat at the Table and explores Solange Knowles' hometown of Houston, Texas
We flip into our R&B releases that we were happy to break from the the rap scene for a session or two. We start with a new comer and social media darling Doja Cat. Sadly her image grabbed our attention along with her viral song "Mooo!" So we started almost blindly with some preconceived thoughts on what this gorgeous artist would sound like and present
We start the week out with a quick what’s on your mind and discuss the Grammy nominations and wins. We discuss our feelings about the industry as well as what we hope is a taking over of the music industry from Hip Hop to people of color. Then we get into our opinion on the GREAT J.Cole and the mission he is on. Quite an interesting discussion.
We finally get the full release of Anderson Paak Oxnard. The Cali crooner and creative artist that has been featured almost every where. This Dr. Dre produced release is something Sean and I couldn’t wait to dive into.
This week we get a little Neo-soul and a little west coast rap harmonizing music that Sean and I get into this week. A break from the named performers as well as familiar sounds out today. A really good mixture and somewhat contrasting but pretty good releases for this year. Strictly west coast this week. We test each others perspective on these two artist.
We head out west and to Texas to review two new releases that go about their thing with contrasting styles. YG with the hard core west coast street life with a different swag to it. Then Travis Scott the producer extrondinaire giving us some reminiance of early Kanye productions. We dive in to get a feel of the AstroWorld and Stay dangerous releases and what both artist bring to the hip hop world.