That now hauntingly famous photo of Mac Miller — his last Instagram post — has a heartwarming but also heartwrenching backstory, as described by photographer Christaan Felber in the video above. Still the feels. Rest easy, MM.
It’s always interesting when the most popular rapper from a group goes solo for their first album. Quavo does just that with his new Quavo Huncho album you’re probably already spinning this weekend. I skipped ahead to the Drake feature (solid) and the Kid Cudi conclusion. As the bigger fan of Cudi amongst all the artists mentioned, I enjoyed his lyrics the most but the heavy autotune reminded me of Travis Scott (when usually when I listen to Travis, it’s the other way around.)
And oh yeah, that Madonna and Cardi B feature. Well, the “Champagne Rose” sample on the hook is kinda cool. Probs not for me but that song will appeal to the masses.
Pleasantly surprised by a new Usher album on #NewMusicFriday… and the headline is inspired by literally every track starting off with the Zaytoven tag. Haha. Just start each track and the volume gets slightly louder by the end. After all, the album is technically “Usher & Zaytoven”.
That observation aside: I was hopeful for some instant classic Usher to match some of his singles post-Confessions era (let alone anything approaching Confessions or 8701) but that hope went quickly to naught.
Sadly, the only joint that really stood out was “You Decide” (below) with the overall sound of the album matching the underwhelming, OFF-White knockoff cover. I’ll give it some spins over the weekend to see what grows on me though, but even more than that, I’ll just spin back those classics.
The highlight of new music this weekend comes from the colors: RDGLDGRN as their new song and music video is a memorable combo through and through.
My shared love of hoops resonated immediately with the thumbnail, but it’s more than that. Scenes from the soccer field and a zany culminating “fight” with… is that Blue?!
OG Gowhere heads know about The Five One.
If you’re confused, peruse through those YouTube comments.
The raps alone from King Green warrant *Tibs Fav. status but they come correct with the video as well. Give it a look!
It’s an especially great feeling bumping this having literally just bought a new whip with black tints already installed in the back windows and windshield.
If you’re curious… and haha, it’s a Honda Accord.
Oh right, the song. Love Anderson Paak’s feel-good LA vibe that comes across on this one again. That said, I coulda used more from Kendrick Lamar. Disappointing feature, but he gets a pass.
T.I. albums usually take multiple listens for it to grow on me (yup, even Urban Legend and King) but on his latest this weekend, The Dime Trap, track 01 has been bumpin’ all weekend.
Chappelle begins his narrating endeavor, T.I. opens up lyrically, but it’s Sam Hook and the band that closes it out at the end that takes the cake for me.
The GOAT blesses us again. Lupe is a spark of Light in the music industry.
Please make more records based off some Caravaggio’s, Da Vinci’s, Bernini’s and Raphael’s.
Also Freud, Jung, Plato, & Socrates. Thank you.