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Drake – “How Bout Now”

October 29th, 2014 by

In the midst of midterms week (or should I say month), I stumbled upon Drake’s new tracks that were leaked three days ago.  “6 God” has been making its way across the web universe, and “Heat of the Moment” is also a popular one, with over 2 million hits on SoundCloud.

But I’m here for “How Bout Now”.  The song deemed runt of the litter by its hits on SoundCloud compared to its two counterparts.  Sure, still popular by hits, but still shown a undeserving lukewarm aura.

I know nothing about rap, so I’m not one to judge.  But I do know that I like this song. The lyrics (funny and depressing, at the same time), the backbeat and even the intro compliment each other to create this emotional melting pot.  Not gonna lie, I’ve had “How Bout Now” on repeat for the past few days.

I’m just going to leave this here for y’all. Peep:

Big K.R.I.T. ft. Raphael Saadiq | Soul Food

October 28th, 2014 by

In only four years since his debut release K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, Mississippi emcee Big K.R.I.T. is back on the trail with a sixth studio album. Available for purchase November 11, Cadillactica features guest appearances from Lupe Fiasco, Raphael Saadiq, Bun B, E-40, Wiz Khalifa and others. K.R.I.T. teams up with Saadiq on “Soul Food” to bring us this smooth third single from the album thus far. Another gem dropped from what’s gradually appearing to be a very good upcoming release.

 

Body Diamond – Great Good Fine Ok

October 22nd, 2014 by

Great Good Fine Ok

Great Good Fine Ok released their debut EP, Body Diamond, on Oct. 2, 2014.  I posted about them before, but that was pre-EP, and before I got to see them open for Betty Who in Boston. Their stage presence is lively.

They’ve added two new songs, “Say It All” and “By My Side”.  I’d like to describe their new music as aesthetically pleasing.  It’ll release endorphins, I promise.  Peep:


I’m kind of obsessed. They released an acoustic video of their single, “Not Going Home”, about a week ago. If it’s up your alley, check it out below.

Betty Who – Take Me When You Go

October 8th, 2014 by

Betty Who

Betty Who has dropped her debut album yesterday, entitled Take Me When You Go.  Our contemporary 80’s pop queen has taken four songs (“High Society”, “Somebody Loves you”, “Heartbreak Dream” and “Alone Again”) from her past two EPs and has brought them together with nine other beauties that make up this kickass LP.

Over the past few months, Who has dropped a few singles (“Runaways” and “All of You”) for her fans in order to hype them for Take Me When You Go.  A new tune I dig (other than the others mentioned in this post) is “A Night to Remember”.  This LP starts out peppy, giving the listener the “dance-around-the-room-in-your-pjs” kind of feel, and slowly winds down to a sad close with “California Rain”.

Before she sets sail as the opening act for Katy Perry’s The Prismatic World Tour in November, Who just launched her High Society Tour, which is hitting Irving Plaza tonight (a sold out show, might I add), and Boston on Friday.  The High Society Tour ends at the end of this month. Her opening acts will be Joywave and Great Good Fine OK.

Take Me When You Go is a testament to Who’s ability.  Can’t wait to see where she goes.  Listen to the LP. Live it. Love it. Get hype.  Peep: