XO artist Nav and label mate The Weeknd announced the release of their new song titled “Some Way” on Twitter this morning. FYI, Nav is an up-and-coming Toronto rapper, who you may remember hearing on Travis Scott’s “Beibs in the Trap”
According to Complex, “despite several high-profile collaborations, including this one, not much is known about Nav at this point. However, he reportedly has a collaborative album on the way with Metro Boomin.”
Last year, the members of The Internet announced plans to release individual albums in 2017. And Syd is making good on this promise by dropping a solo track titled “Body,” which she says she wanted to be the “baby making anthem for 2017.”
The track also premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 and is produced by MeLo-X. According to Pigeons and Planes, the song “creates the ultimate setting of intimacy before Syd even says a word and Syd flexes her already sultry and breathy vocals to match the mood of the rhythm.”
It’s been a minute since we’ve been gifted with new music from SZA. She dropped her last project, Z, in 2014. There’s been a lot of back and fourth for her upcoming album, and at one point it seemed like she quit TDE, but here we are today.
This evening SZA confirmed that we will, indeed, be getting a new album from her this year, A.Rolling Stone is already referring to it as being one of the “most highly anticipated albums of this year”, and I agree.
SZA also debuted a few new tracks last night, one of which surfaced the internet featuring La Flame. According to Billboard, the track is “Love Galore”. Peep the snippets below, and stay on the lookout for details for A.
Oh yes, it’s here my friends. Childish Gambino has finally dropped his highly anticipated …Awaken, My Love!
…Awaken, My Love! is unlike anything out right now. It’s unique. We get a mixture of funk, soul, and R&B – with literally no rapping, which is surprisingly ok. Gambino has taken a 360 turn on his music style, and has successfully resurrected a forgotten genre.
…Awaken, My Love! will have you feeling several types of ways. Each song tells a different story. “Have Some Love” puts you at a family reunion BBQ, bonding with the loved ones. “Zombies” puts you in a scene straight outta Stranger Things. “Redbone” will take you back to being a youngin’ in your grandpa’s living room, jamming classic vinyl. “California” will take you to an island in the middle of nowhere, sippin’ on a piña colada.
Childish Gambino is a man of many, many talents and continues to amaze us left and right. Peep …Awaken, My Love! for yourself below:
“Redbone” samples a sped-up version of Jaco Pasourius‘ “Portrait Of Tracy”, from all the way back in 1976. Gambino doesn’t rap on the track (again) but the vocals that he does give us kind of remind me of a young, more modern, Barry White.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Gambino describes his upcoming album, …Awaken, My Love!, as being influenced by the music that he grew up on:
“I remember listening to songs my dad would play—albums by the Isleys or Funkadelic—and not understanding the feeling I was feeling. I remember hearing a Funkadelic scream and being like, ‘Wow, that’s sexual and it’s scary.’ Not having a name for that, though; just having a feeling. That’s what made it great.” – Donald Glover
Peep “Redbone” below, and stay on the lookout for …Awaken, My Love!, expected Dec. 2!
Well folks, it looks like Childish Gambino has FINALLY broken silence on his plan for releasing new music. Today he dropped “Me And Your Mama”, and released details on his upcoming album, …Awaken, My Love!, including the artwork, tracklist, and release date.
Gambino’s upcoming album, …Awaken, My Love! is set to drop on Dec. 2nd. There are no announced features at the moment. Check out the tracklist:
1. Me and Your Mama 2. Have Some Love 3. Boogieman 4. Zombies 5. Riot 6. Redbone 7. California 8. Terrified 9. Baby Boy 10. The Night Me and Your Mama Met 11. Stand Tall
Back in September, Gambino hosted his Pharos event at Joshua Tree where he performed the whole album. Cell phones/cameras/recording devices weren’t allowed, so there is no actual footage of it. Attendees described the album as a whole new side of Gambino, with very little rapping, and “Me And Your Mama” confirms just that.
Stream “Me And Your Mama” below and preorder …Awaken, My Love!here.
Mac Miller dropped the visual for “Stay” off his most recent love album, The Divine Feminine. In the video Mac’s vibin’ solo on a beach in the middle of the ocean with not a care in the world. He seems happy, and it’s probably because he’s indeed in love.
Mac recently announced an accompanying tour for his album about love, The Divine Feminine, and will be making three Texas stops. Snag tickets:
D.R.A.M.’s steady making moves this month. Last week he released a music video and dropped his album Big Baby D.R.A.M., and this week he’s already performed on Conan with Travis Barker AND appeared on VICE’s Autobiographies….and it’s only Wednesday.
In VICE’s ‘Autobiographies’ D.R.A.M. reflects on his life before and after his hit single “Cha Cha“. The song changed his life for the best, and definitely kicked off his rap career. He’s now working with Rick Rubin and doing the most, with no sign of stopping.
D.R.A.M. will be making a pitstop in Austin on The Big Baby D.R.A.M. Tour this spring, snag tickets here. Peep D.R.A.M’s appearance on VICE’s Autobiographies and his special Conan performance with Travis Barker below.
As anticipated, D.R.A.M. released his debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. today and it’s your ultimate weekend soundtrack.
D.R.A.M. is a very unique artists and unlike anyone that’s currently out there. He blew up with “Broccoli”, and this is the first full project we’ve received from him. Some songs will make you want to dance, others may get you in your feels. He’s super funky, and it works for him. D.R.A.M. definitely knows what he’s doing, and Big Baby D.R.A.M. is truly a masterpiece.
D.R.A.M. will be making a pitstop in Austin on The Big Baby D.R.A.M. Tour this spring, snag tickets here.
Anderson .Paak and Knwxledge have merged into one as Nxworries. They released their debut EP as a duo, Link Up & Suede, at the end of last year, and now they’ve decided to bless our ears with Yes Lawd!.
Andy and Knwledge vibe very very well together. Yes Lawd! is a nineteen track album that features OG favorites “Link Up” and “Suede” from the EP, as well as several amazing newbies including “Scared Money” and “Lyke Dis”. There are a couple of tracks that are just simply instrumentals, but .Paak’s lovely vocals compliment the majority.