I’m back with another Music Monday! This week is all about Drake and his new project “More Life”. There are a lot of positives and negatives about the album but I’m just going to start with me opinion. I’m not a fan, which is surprising to me because I normally LOVE everything he puts out. During the run up to his album release he put out singles and also was on a few features which got me really excited for what he was going to produce.
Something I really appreciated about album was the features. With most of the extremely successful hip hop artists in America, sticking to the same collaborations it can be nice but repetitive. Switching things up in classic chameleon Drake style, he took on his UK Roadman persona and mixed it with grime’s finest artists. Honestly my fave songs were the Giggs features and the Skepta interlude everything else I could live without.
soured from – http://respect-mag.com/2016/06/skeptas-new-track-coming-soon-is-now-here/
It really speaks to Drakes character that given the chance he uses his fame and popularity to introduce his fan base to a new sound and new artists. The album, although not my favorite this he has put his name to is a reflection of the Drake we love but also gives us a taste of his future musical sounds.
This album marries a classic “emo Drake” sound where he sings about past relationships and feeling along with other genres such as grime and afro-beats. Given time maybe I’ll learn to love it just like his others (doubt it) but either way i appreciate Drake and what he is doing for UK musicians. I’ll never hate on him, it’s all love.
Pretty much since I heard the song Trap Queen my life has been taken over with everything Fetty Wap. I mean both musically and personally, if it’s about Fetty I’m like completely invested and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. But, I have to say I have a new musical fave; Tory Lanes.
He first popped onto my radar when I was watching the drop on YouTube and the host played a clip of his debut single “Say it”. he sampled a song that took me back to my early days and I was hooked from then I’ve been a fan. But this week proved to me just how incredible his music really is. his newest single is called LUV where he samples music from a Beenie Man song (which was sampled to begin with but that’s not important)and I knew it was love.
It seems a lot of Canadian artists are influenced by Caribbean music which I love being a child of Jamaican parents. Artists such as drake are really showing the influence in their new music and Tory is showing me that he is just and talented and creative.
Let it be known that I am here for Tory Lanes just as much as I am here for Fetty and RemyBoyMonty my new musical faves.
So what’s this new trend where artist are releasing new songs about “work”. In maybe the space of a week both Rihanna and Fifth Harmony real eased new music with work in the title, and they are both bangers.
Rihanna treated her fans to two back to back videos both different in concepts. One more kid friendly than the other the first came as no surprise as it was teased on her snap chat. Looking like she had gone back to her Caribbean roots with dancing and some grinding on drake was a true to form video. But the second was a little less expected. Still dancing with drake it was set in a living room withpurple lighting the first single off fifth harmony’s new album is hopefully setting the tone for their new sound. The group is maturing as you can tell by the clothes and sexy lyrics but even the dance moves have improved
collabing with ty dolla sign was a big thumbs up and shows their musical transition. I have to admit I’m exited.