Produced by Mike Will Made It (obviously). Another jam from him. His ad lib is so fun to say! He really just needs to make it the hook to a song already. And where have you been Ciara? “One, Two Step” was my ish in 2005. ish.
Please excuse me, I’m gonna go listen to this three more times in a row. I just wish it had a verse from Future. The sample is such a tease! BTW, recently realized I’m totes on Team Future.
This will never get old and no one can argue that.
I don’t care what his name is now (don’t worry, I do actually know) or what movie he’s in or if he’s getting his hot chocolate from Alicia Keys at a diner. This will be one of his greatest contributions to the world and it’s hard for me to not put this song on every time open my iTunes.
"N the Traffic"- Droop-E ft. Nite Jewel and J. Stalin
An excellent new track from Droop-E, son of E-40 aka 40 Water. Definitely not what I was expecting when I clicked play, its a lot more slowed down, refined, softer, than his father’s ultra hyphy party shit. Not that a little E-40 doesn’t have its own time and place. This beat has a trippy, Clams Casino vibe going on. No comment on J. Stalin’s questionable name choice.
Second, isn’t it strange that we now live in an age of two music videos? Artists have started releasing a “lyrics video” along with the single, then following up with the official video later. However, the lyrics videos are usually just that, stylized words on a screen. This is the first one I’ve seen that features the actual artists. I mean, this is a music video in itself! Honestly, I didn’t realize that it wasn’t the actual video until it said “Official Video Coming Soon” at the end. (Note: I really like this video. The whole world should be in black and white with red and gold accents. Plus, cool shots of champagne bottles poppin!)
I mean the two videos approach makes sense, in a time when a shit load of the music we listen to is on Youtube. It used to be fans who would make their own lyrics videos and post them before the official video was released. Music labels had the annoying habit of shutting those down, so there were always a million for any given song, and it was always a crapshoot which would work and which wouldn’t. Well, at least the labels recognized the demand and started making their own. Touché. Guess they aren’t all evil.
I’ve only listened to the song once and I feel… just ok about it.
Trinindad James- “All Gold Everything (remix ft. T.I., Young Jeezy and 2 Chainz)
So apparently I’m late to the party on this remix but it has 2 Chainz you guys! Everything that comes out of his mouth makes me happy. I was really upset that we saw literally NONE of him on The Grammy’s telecast. Except for like a second when he was behind someone on the red carpet. Don’t the people who run that shit know who we want to see?? 2 Chainz. Doing all the stuff. and Prince. And Wiz. And Sting. That’s it. Ok fine, and Rihanna. Did anyone else catch the death stare she gave her bodyguard after he stepped on her dress on the red carpet? Epic.
Related: I can’t find a torrent for “Based on a TRU Story (Chopped Not Slopped)” and it’s really stressing me out. I need this in my life. Is there a remix to I’m Diffrent??!?
#1- Pharrell M-Fin’ Williams Always has been my number 1, always will be. Future boys I date: I’m sorry but if Pharrell calls, you gettin kicked to the curb. At least for that night. That smile? The "Frontin’" music video? I can’t even use words to describe how sensual this man is. Or what I would do to him.
#2- James Franco have you seen his smile? so mischievous! so suave! god i love bad boys. please send help. Freak and Geeks era James is I think my favorite. But I might have to watch every episode of that again. Just to be sure. And all his movies. I just try not to think about how much of a Type-A weirdo he probably is in real life.
#3- A$AP Rocky This fine specimen is a newish addition to my “would totes bang” list. again with the mischievious-smiled bad boy. Yes, I have a type. A$AP might not be the most original rapper around, but goddam if he can’t pick a beat. Plus boy can dress. If his rap career doesn’t go as planned he can just be a model. Vogue should really just give him a page to do whatever he wants in every issue. He mixes couture and streetwear better than anyone. Anna? Your thoughts?
#4- Blake Griffin I couldn’t care less about the NBA or basketball at all, much to the chagrin of my BFF. But I do have him to thank for introducing me to the majesty that is #32BlakeGriff. His look isn’t for everyone, but there’s something about his weird ginger/African American heritage that really does it for me. I think it’s the chiseled jaw and hilarious Kia commercials. Another friend of mine refers to him as the overgrown naked mole rat. Clearly, Blake is a polarizing figure sexually.
#5- Rihanna Do I think she’s an idiot for maybe getting back together with he-who-shall-not-be-named? Yes. Is she so hot that she could take a shit on stage and I would think it was the best thing ever? Also yes. More “S & M,” less “Diamonds.” Unless it’s during a delightfully heady SNL performance. Just keep wearing all that gold jewelry and red lipstick Ri-ri. Call me when we’ve both given up on men.
MeLo-X - “Live From East Flatbush” ft. Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly
Some real Brooklyn shit. Thanks to @fucktyler’s twitter for waking me up with this track this cold nor cal morning. The sparse beat that’s mostly drums with a tiny bit of synth is perfect for showcasing the fantastic flows of these three.
Happy Birthday to Joey Bada$$! He’s 18 now. Y’all feel worthless yet? I’m really pulling for him to blow up soon. He’s probably my favorite lyricist out right now.