Tinashe may have wrapped up the promo and visuals for Aquarius with last night’s double video for “Bet / Feels Like Vegas” and follows that up today with the announcement of album #2 — JOYRIDE.
Producers said to have contributed: Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, Max Martin, and Dr. Luke. Watch the throwback 70s grain in the new trailer above. Hot beat so far too.
(Forgot to mention in the video post last night that the 720p60f setting is so smooth. I love seeing that for bball highlights, it worked well for Tinashe, and I hope it becomes the norm.)
Hit-Boy graces us with some new tracks and it’s a quick-hit listen with a couple of intriguing features on the lead single: Pusha T and Quentin Miller. Hopefully for the latter, he’ll step out of the shadow of being Drake’s “ghostwriter” and a couple features on Zoomin below should definitely help that. Listen here:
UPDATE: Hit-Boy also reveals that Pusha’s first verse on “Bussin Moves” was actually originally intended for “Clique”.
Hit-Boy goes 2 for 1 with 2 new songs and 2 new videos off his forthcoming mixtape.
“Automatically” is my favorite of the two with some tight, personal raps throughout. He actually does the same on the last verse of the second cut “Show Me Something” featuring B. Carr, and I like that beat better, but it’s still “Automatically” that takes it overall.
Needless to say though, I have favorable impressions for both new tracks so watch/listen below.
“Automatically” (prod. Hit-Boy and Smokey Beatz)
“Show Me Something” featuring B. Carr (prod. Cardo w/ Hit-Boy, Haze Banga, Rey Reel & Preach Bal4)
More HS87 today as the Hit-Boy led crew presents the new project from its upcoming singer Preston Harris. 7 new tracks and it instantly illustrates the potential of Harris who provides some nice vocals literally across the entire EP. Excellent R&B vibes for your rotation that emit color, peace, and some fresh soul all in one.
Oh and did I mention that all of the production is by Hit-Boy, so that alone is worth tuning in for. For me, it was hard to pick a favorite track but that also speaks to the strength of the project as a whole. Love Crazy flows together seamlessly and should be listened to from beginning to end. Do so below and be on the lookout for Preston Harris and HS87 as they begin the year on a high note.
Lyric videos are the wave nowadays. And I’m cool with the rise of them in 2014. One of the cooler ones of late is above — the all-new visual from Audio Push & Wale for the S Dot & Hit-Boy produced “Quick Fast” that’s been well-received this fall. Watch and note the various fonts while you’re at it.