"Electricity & Drums" is very much unlike the new single from Akon and his most recent feature on GWHH — "So Blue" (my favorite R&B jam at the moment) — and instead, Akon channels his pop/dance side linking up with Dave Aude & Luciana. It's Akon that carries the vocals and I believe drops a nod to the legendary Worm: "show you no mercy like Rodman". The beat has its moments and this one is your standard downtown club song. Maybe you'll hear it out this weekend during your Halloween festivities.
TDE (Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, & Kendrick Lamar)
Let's recap the week, shall we? There was a variety of new releases and this post will highlight the big names. We'll start it off with something that was much different than the others — #KendricksVerse. The chatter about Kendrick in the TDE Cypher at this week's BET Hip Hop Awards has largely been positive, as this becomes another piece of evidence for those who think K. Dot is the best rapper in the game right now. What do you all think? (Besides how glorious the high five is.)
That wasn't all this week: new singles by Eminem (the furious "Rap God"), Lupe Fiasco (the soothing "Old School Love" with Ed Sheeran), and even Akon (I'm predicting a comeback one with "So Blue"). Give them all a listen if you've slept, and peep the Category homepages for more dope picks in the Featured Entries (which will be updated Monday morning so catch it while you can.)
Everything in this post, oh by the way, is *Tibs Fav. status.
Said to be Akon's new single, I think he's got a winner with this one. "So Blue" has an addicting acoustic backdrop as Akon croons toward a lady being neglected by her man. The words and delivery on the hook are especially superb. Instant *Tibs Fav. that I'm already running back.
Great to see Salaam Remi at the helm of a new project as the producer enlists Akon for his first single — a good choice because this reminds me of old Akon. He sings about a drama queen in a song that features some twists and turns in sound and delivery. A solid pick for your rotation today.