Anderson .Paak’s second single is another jam

Anderson .Paak’s album, Oxnard, is now only a week away and you know he’s been cookin’ up some funky sounds with Dre for this one. 

“Who R U?” even shouts out Dre as part of .Paak’s premonition in high school. That’s some heavy law of attraction right there!

I’m still on the first single “Tints” and look forward to how both of them rank within the rest of the album this time next week…

 

Mih-Ty is “Perfect Timing”

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Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ign are sure to have some modern R&B hits on their new collab album and the one I’d like to highlight is found within the corny pun of a headline.

“Perfect Timing” actually follows the enjoyably explicit “FYT” and marks the turning point of the album where I’m really tuned in. You and your partner will likely find some common ground somewhere here.

Listen on iTunes/Apple Music here.

 

The new SG Lewis single is different for him…

I’ve been following SG Lewis for quite some time now, ever since he landed the moody “Warm” on the Season 1 finale of Ballers. The U.K. producer/songwriter has either captured dark moods or sunny moods in his own, fresh way.

His new single drops tonight, “A.A.T” with Drew Love, and the self-admitted “experiment” is “different for him” but it actually falls into the lane of other songs like it. You’ll hear why, but at least the beat is fresh, and it’s actually well-executed too by all parties involved. I’ll rock with it for now and see if it sticks.

Quavo’s new solo album features Drake, Kid Cudi (oh and also Madonna)

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.

Usher’s surprise album is definitely produced by Zaytoven

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.

RDGLDGRN is back… and is that a Five One reunion?!

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!