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New Music Fridays

Hey guys!!! I hope everyone’s week is going well! For me….this has been one of the fastest weeks ever that did not include a holiday in it!! LOL I have been checking out a lot of music lately as well as replaying some albums so I can give a better review on them, and with a lot of albums it’s best to listen more than once to truly give a honest opinion. Starting with Drake’s release of singles he has put out before but were never featured on an album that as of 2 weeks ago was #1 on the charts! The album included some favorite singles such as “The Motion” or “Trust Issues” that brought back so many memories from when I used to play those singles 24/7 while being in my emotions…ya know that “Drake feeling”.
OJ Da Juiceman always stays dropping heat for the streets, check out his new project! BJ The Chicago Kid out did himself on this new project!! I found myself replaying & singing along with every song! BJ is so soulful and came with songs that you can relate to especially those relationship type of songs. Lil Durk’s new project is dope! He is giving me that type of feeling that he will be around for a while. I didn’t get hip to him until 2014, but even 5 years later he still got it, and I believe that there is so much more to him.
Rick Ross finally dropped part 2 to his original debut album, and he is currently holding the #1 spot!!! Rick Ross “The BOSS” always comes with his mafia music vibe while revealing more of himself with this album. He spoke on his previous health issues, and regular life struggles that he has been dealing with while also offering fun tracks to vibe to. Sauce Walka has a new project that I can say is decent…I can’t say much for I am wondering if he is trying to come with a more mature style than before. For example, Sauce Walka projects are mainly about pimping, but from what I heard off the recent project I am getting a feeling of him telling stories in a different perspective that still is reminiscent of his original style…I just got to hear more!!
Ugly God & Trippie Redd also dropped!!! I do have to listen more to Trippie’s new project for he is yelling on this album which is different, but refreshing! Trippie always delivers very good work thus far! I just think he is showing his fans a different side which can lead to people with less expectations of what they THINK a Trippie Redd album should be! Ugly God never disappoints, and his style is so different than others…meaning that he has a mixture of dope rhymes & beats, but you must listen to what he say…don’t get caught up with his name!!
Check out all the other releases below!!!

FAMOUS DEX, RICH THE KID, JAY CRITCH – RICH FOREVER 4

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DRAKE – CARE PACKAGE

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LIL DURK – LOVE SONGS FOR THE STREETS II

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OJ DA JUICEMAN – 6 RINGS 4

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LIGHT SKINNED KEISHA – ACT UP SZN

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BJ THE CHICAGO KID – 1123

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KAI CA$H – BIRTH IN THE BOROUGH

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STREET MONEY BOOCHIE – STREET MONEY BOOCHIE

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LIL REESE – GET BACK GANG 2

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UGLY GOD – BUMPS & BRUISES

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DAME D.O.L.L.A. – BIG D.O.L.L.A.

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LIL TJAY – F.N.

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BAS – SPILLED MILK 1

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AUGUST 08 – HAPPY ENDINGS WITH AN ASTERISK

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SAUCE WALKA – NEW SAUCE CITY

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YUNGEEN ACE – CHLOE

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TRIPPIE REDD – !(EXCLAMATION)

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Travis Scott “AstroWorld” Review

Last Friday, Travis Scott dropped his much anticipated third album, “Astroworld” and here is my review!!! Get ready…Set….GOOOOO!!!

 
Hey fam! You guys just do not know how thirsty I was to get to my desk at work, put my earbuds in, and rock out to Travis Scott’s new album “Astroworld”. The album which has 17 tracks does not disappoint at all! Like, it is one of those albums you can listen to from the beginning to the end!

Now it’s time for me to dissect the album for you….starting with the first track “Stargazing” which comes in with a heavy bass line & your typical Travis Scott sound. On this track, I feel like he is prepping you for the lists of unknown surprises that comes with this album i.e. no mentions of any artists being featured on the track listing. But, while listening to this track the beat changes so fast that you will think you’re on track 2 already.

Track 2 is when the first surprise comes in…..”Carousel” The Big Tuck sample enters in quietly but gets louder! Then you hear a feature with Frank Ocean!!!! Like where in the hell has this dude been???

Track 3 “Sicko Mode” slides in with a Drake feature!!!!! In my head I’m just thinking to myself like Drake stays winnning! I do get a little mad how the beat switched so fast after Drake said like 1 bar! But hey…the album still held my attention anticipating for more! One thing I will mention is that this album felt as if it was extra songs within the songs. For, after Travis finish his part, the beat kicks back up again with Drake back on track going IN!!

Track 4 “R.I.P. Screw” is a nice screwed up track paying homage to the OG from Houston, TX who started the chopped & screwed up movement, and included a feature from Swae Lee. Their is one part in the song that I think Travis chopped & my goofy self thought maybe productions made a little error LOL

Track 5 “Stop Trying To Be God” is one of FAVORITE tracks and do you know why??? The features on this track include Cleveland’s own Kid Cudi, James Blake, and the LIVING LEGEND STEVIE WONDER!!!!! I love the hook “Stop trying to be God…thats not who you are” something I know every person can relate to. I even seen on Instagram, Akron native Lebraun James working out to this song. I see Travis just dropped a video to this just 2 days ago….check it out!

Track 6 comes in smoothly with a Juice WRLD feature called “No Bystanders”. Once the beat fully drops you will hear a Three Six Mafia sample which got me hyped of course!

Track 7 “Skeletons” which has features including Tame Impala, The Weeknd, and my favorite Pharrell. I admit this track is not one of my favorites off this album, but Travis tried to get a little deep & emotional on this song which can be truly felt when the next track comes on.

Track 8 “Wake Up” is literally beautiful song! Of course, he must be talking about his feelings about Kylie Jenner, who is the mother of his daughter, Stormi Webster. This song is so sweet that I can already imagine what the video should look like. I can imagine Travis & Kylie laid up in bed tastefully naked with the covers helping to hide certain parts of their body while they play with each other in a loving & affectionate manner.

Track 9 “5% Tint” has a sample from The Goodie Mob’s classic “Cell Therapy” which got me very excited for I doubt this new generation has no idea who The Goodie Mob is!

Track 10 “NC-17” comes in with my mind asking the question….Are you ready to turn up?? Me as the listener I respond “HELL FUCK YEA!!!” LOL. This song has 21 Savage featured on it talking about the thotties of course! I can picture this track being played at all your local strip clubs.

Track 11 “Astrothunder” is a cool track to vibe out too..nothing that’s exciting, I call these album fillers.

Track 12 “Yosemite” has NAV & Gunna featured on this song. I am trying to tell you…if this album do not have you sold already then I don’t know what else to tell you! This track comes in with a hard beat to vibe to, and stays right on flow with the album theme.

Track 13 “Can’t Say” has a Don Toliver featured on this hot track. Another nice vibed out track getting you prepped to the closing of this album or what you may think is getting close to the end.

Track 14 “Who? What?” has Take Off & Quavo from my favorite and Grammy nominated group The Migos featured on this track. Mind you, we really do not hear from Take Off alot so I can admit that I was shocked to hear him! I had to listen twice just to make sure it was not Offset!

Track 15 “Butterfly Effect” which is the first single Travis dropped from off this album about a year ago and is currently on your local radio stations play list.

Track 16 “Houstonfornication” a song talking about how if and when he needs a vacation, best believe you can find him in his city.

Track 17 “Coffee Bean” the last track where Travis is reflecting on how it is to be a boyfriend to Kylie Jenner, and he is not saying that its terrible, no, he stating how he is not what “others” expected her to be with. He said that he calls himself “Mr. Bad News” when honestly…I think he actually is one of the best people to come into her life and vice versa.

Overall, it is still too early for me to declare if this album is a classic. I will say that this album will be one of my favorite albums to play from the beginning to the end with no interruptions. “Astroworld” reminds me of Memphis Bleek album “Coming Of Age”…it is not listed as a classic to the masses, but to those who truly loved the Roc-A-Fella Label, it is a classic! I heard that Travis stated that this album is supposed to be a part of a trilogy, and was actually supposed to been released prior to his second album “Rodeo”. While I did enjoy his second album, with “Astroworld” you can really hear his growth and how he is evolving has an artist as well as a producer. Great album Travis Scott!!!

 

Drake Could Not Stay Silent For Long!!!!

Last night Drake finally dropped his response to Pusha T’s “The Story of Adidon” called “I’m Upset”

As I sit at my desk at work just ready to push some medical charges out, I logs into my YouTube to find a new Drake video…Im like whoa…do we FINALLY have a response from the Canadian Mist himself???

Well, I can say that he did not clap back at Pusha T with lyrical venom like we assumed he would. No…he did make some references to his questionable baby mother on the hook saying “Can’t go 50/50 with no ho”.

Overall, the most exciting part of the video was seeing the Degrassi reunion!!! For those who do not know, Drake starred in the show Degrassi, a Canadian born show from 2001 to 2009, whose character was Jimmy.

Drake’s fans got to see a slew of the fictional school’s most famous alumni, including Shane Kippel (Spinner), Stacey Farber (Ellie) Adamo Rugguiero (Marco), Lauren Collins (Paige), Jake Epstein (Craig), Christina Schmidt (Terri), Andrea Lewis (Hazel), Melissa McIntyre (Ashley), Linlyn Lue (Ms. Kwan), Stefan Brogren (Mr. Simpson), Jake Goldsbie (Toby), Marc Donato (Derek), Dalmar Abuzeid (Danny), AJ Saudin (Connor), Miriam MacDonald (Emma), Cassie Steele (Manny), Nina Dobrev (Mia), Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), and Paula Brancati (Jane).

There’s even Ephraim Ellis, who played Rick — the student who shot Drake’s character Jimmy in one of the show’s most iconic episodes, leaving him in a wheelchair.

Drake even made sure that he was not the only one with drama…his old class mates shared a few themselves! There’s vandalism, public intoxication, and even a bathroom stall hookup or two.

Mr. Simpson at one point even buys some drugs from two other famous Degrassi alum: Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith).

Pusha T- The Story of Adidon (Drake Diss)

All I can is SHEESH!!! Pusha T, well he’s Pusha T!!!

THIS is what I’ve been waiting for! THIS is the Pusha T I love! I’m the type of Woman who loves lyrics.  Give me dope lyrics on top of a dope a beat and I’m SOLD!!! We all know this is Jay-Z’s 4:44 “The Story of OJ” insrumental but, Pusha T made it his own!

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In a tweet, Pusha said:

Please stop referring to this picture as “artwork”…I’m not an internet baby, I don’t edit images…this is a REAL picture…these are his truths, see for yourself

Yes, photographer David Leyes shot the cover art and another black-and-white photo of Drake in blackface.

Pusha came with advice and strong claims about Aubrey aka Drake on this track. I decided to put the lyrics below to give the diss track more umph!

Let me know what you guys think in the comment box below.

LYRICS:

[Intro]
Easy money
It’s about to be a surgical summer

Chop the tops off the coupes
The cuatrocientos ochenta y ocho
The Spider joint
And you know we gotta cut the heads off these snakes, right?
Watch the body drop

[Verse]
Drug dealin’ aside, ghostwritin’ aside
Let’s have a heart-to-heart about your pride

Even though you’re multi, I see that your soul don’t look alive
The M’s count different when Baby divides the pie, wait
Let’s examine why
Your music for the past few years been angry and full of lies
I’ll start it at the home front, “I’m on One”

Dennis Graham stay off the gram, bitch, I’m on one
You mention wedding ring like it’s a bad thing
Your father walked away at five, hell of a dad thing
Marriage is somethin’ that Sandi never had, Drake
How you a winner, but she keep comin’ in last place?

Monkey-suit Dennis, you parade him
A Steve Harvey-suit nigga made him

Confused, always thought you weren’t Black enough
Afraid to grow it ’cause your ‘fro wouldn’t nap enough

Since you name-dropped my fiancée
Let ’em know who you chose as your Beyoncé
Sophie knows better, ask your baby mother
Cleaned her up for IG, but the stench is on her
A baby’s involved, it’s deeper than rap
We talkin’ character, let me keep with the facts
You are hiding a child, let that boy come home
Deadbeat mothafucka, playin’ border patrol, ooh

Adonis is your son
And he deserves more than an Adidas press run, that’s real
Love that baby, respect that girl
Forget she’s a pornstar, let her be your world, yuugh!

How dare you put Ye in my verses?
I’m selfish, I want all of the curses

I’m pre-bookin’ the churches
Me versus three hearses
If we all go to Hell it’ll be worth it

Already aligned with the greats, and on that same note
The only ones I chase are two ghosts

Still givin’ you classics, that’s the only thing that dates me
OVO 40, hunched over like he 80, tick, tick, tick
How much time he got? That man is sick, sick, sick

I got the devil flow, nigga, six, six, six
Surgical summer with it, snip, snip, snip
And you don’t really want it with him