I'm gonna do another one of these lists of what I have been listening to from my Current Favourites playlist with some blurbs to explain because I am a horrible procrastinator. Here we go:
- Kid Cudi - Baptized In Fire (Ft. Travis Scott) ; Surfin (Ft. Pharell Williams) - These tracks are surprisingly really good considering Kid Cudi's last release. Surfin is fuckin groovy. Great singing, great hook, and the production is infectious. The lyrics are not that great but they are easy to follow along to. Baptized in Fire hits, but the lyrics are kinda weird.
Best Line: The industry so full of shiiiiiit, welcome yall to the enemaaaa
Runner up: Come in a three piece suit, I'm lookin so cute
- John Legend - Darkness and Light
I like this track because the singing is so gosh darn gorgeous I love the keys, organs, drums, and guitars tht back him up as well, it complements his powerful voice nicely. Sadly this and Penthouse Floor seem to be the only good tracks on his new album, Darkness and Light.
Best line: NOTHING CAN STOP, THIS LOOOOOOOVE i just love the high pitch on his voice ohgod
- Saba - GPS (Ft. Twista) ; Stoney (Ft. Phoenix, Bjrknc)
Stoney is a blassic, the instrumental is so infectious as well, it reminds me of a more lively Diddy Bop. Saba's flow and weave between stresses is incredible, the hook is so memorable. Possibly a top 5 song this year for me. Every line is amazing and is incredibly relatable lol. GPS is similar, great backup vocals, memorable lines, great flow, and relatable lyrics.
Best line: Still dope smoke but I smell like my friends
- The Weeknd - I Feel It Coming
This song was my favourite from Starboy in retrospect, I'm not really a huge Weeknd fan but this is a nice song. The hook gets a little awkward when it starts to kick in that the hook is about him nutting.
Best line: i feeeeeeeell it commmmmmmiiinnngggggg
- Hodgy - Kundalini (Ft. Soloman Faye); Tape Beat (Ft. Lil Wayne)
Great tracks from Hodgy's new project which I really enjoyed, not a bad track on there. I love Soloman Faye so I love this one more than the rest, and Tape Beat is surprisingly amazing, produced by BBNG and featuring an un-autotuned Lil Wayne, where Hodgy and Wayne actually trade bars. It's nuts, I totally recommend it. Hodgy is probably my 3rd or 4th favourite OF member now, behind Earl, Syd and Frank.
Best line: Hello honey, I'm home - I'm kicking out the weak and the timid niggas
- Run The Jewels - Legend Has It
Hard as fuck, best single for RTJ3 yet (I didnt really feel Talk To Me or 2100 that much). Probably one of my favourite beats that El-P has produced for RTJ, I love the sparse kicks and 808s, and then the fucking cowbell part on the switch up omg is amazing. The lyrics are as you expect from RTJ, braggadocios and threatening.
Best line: And that's from the crew you can trust, warranty plus for fuckin' shit up
- Jazz Cartier - PREE
Dark and brooding, not what I expected from Jazz at all this year. Reminds me of fellow Torontonian artist Derek Wise. The minimal beat is sick and he rides the beat well.
Best line: idk
- AJ Tracey - Pasta
Absolute banger from this dude, I just recently got into AJ after sort of not liking him for a bit. Nothing else to add.
Best line: Everytime i'm up in the place, girls are all up in my face. She's like "omg its AJ TRACE", baby I wanna be your mate
- Ab-Soul - Showin Love; Raw (Backwards); Beat The Case (Ft. Schoolboy Q); Threatening Nature; INvocation (Ft. Koikane); D.R.U.G.S.
Been listening to DWTW and added all of my favourite tracks to the playlist. Love that album so much, probably in my top 10 this year in an already stacked year. Showin Love is in there because it got in my head as I was listening to Soulo before the new album dropped.
Best line: when I was in grade school, we learned about HIStory but what about HERstory, did - anybody ask?
- Wiley - U Were Always, Pt. 2 (Ft. Skepta, Bellz)
I didn't think that good simpin grime tracks were possible, but this proved me wrong. This track has airy and light production with slightly corn bars but its still great. Bellz had an excellent verse/hook and Wiley and Skepta did their jobs p well. Recommended.
Best line: I remember the times when I called you my queen and my wifey to be, but somehow I'm always in the wrong so I guess it ain't you, it's me. All the fights and the hype got a G stressed out but I can't lose sleep, but this time I know that's its over, bare more tings in the sea
and there it is. I will do another one eventually.