I'm back at it with my Top 5 Songs of The Week. This week is was pretty easy for me for some reason, I listened to all the songs and these 5 jumped out at me right away. So that being said lets get to the list.
I know I don't put these in any type of order but this song is my number one song of the week, and I might add it to next week's list just because it's that damn cold. Alicia and Maxwell are two of the most amazing singers of our generations and them together just furthered that belief for me.
Big Boi did it again. So far from the songs that have dropped from Big Boi he has taken full advantage of the features he has. T.I. and Ludacris killed this, the beat is hard as hell, Big Boi did his things as usual, and he even added a thought provoking sample at the end. 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' is going to NICE.
T.I. is a two time winner this week. It's hard to see any song with Andre 3000 on it not being in the top songs of the week, and I am not going to test that theory. T.I. spit a solid verse and 3k did something that he doesn't often do by letting us into his personal life when mentioning the apologizes to his mother, Big Boi, and "Baby Mother".
The Dream to me is real hit or miss. I really liked his first album but hated his second. This song reminds me of the music from his first album so I'm hoping this album will continue down this path and be a hit overall.
So that's this weeks list from me hope you all enjoy. Always feel free to comment with your thoughts and opinions. Til next week, two fingers to the side(that's peace to you don't get it).
Nope, you're eyes aren't fooled. Big Boi's new album cover is as creative of a GIF cover seen yet. I was diggin' the colorful art to begin with, but now he possesses that moving expression that is appropriate with the album's title. Now as for the tracklist, I'm also intrigued at some of these big-name features. I think he and Cudi together could make a hit, he brings ATL together with T.I. & Ludacris on the same track, and anytime he links up with Sleepy Brown, I remember how happy I get when "The Way You Move" ever comes on. Cop this album in stores on December 11th.
Following up on a story I posted earlier this week, Big Boi took to Twitter to disclaim that there's any beef or hostility towards his OutKast partner-in-crime-good music, Andre 3000. I remember reading that quote the other day and thinkin' the press may have taken that and spun it, and sure enough, that's what looks like the case. Phew! Hopefully things do align in the near future where Big Boi & Andre 3000 are in the studio making music once again.
The referenced Gillette Statement: "He could've been on any song he wanted to. I gave the motherfucker about 5 songs, but I guess he was just too busy. He said he had to do some Gillette shit [room erupts in laughter]. No for real. He said he had some contractual obligations." (via The Village Voice)
In a flurry of news from new interviews today, Big Boi sheds some light on his current working relationship with Andre 3000. This first quote comes off particularly strong.
As to why 3 Stacks is not on the album:
"He could've been on any song he wanted to. I gave the motherfucker about 5 songs, but I guess he was just too busy. He said he had to do some Gillette shit [room erupts in laughter]. No for real. He said he had some contractual obligations." (via The Village Voice)
He talks with Hot 97 about a potential OutKast reunion:
"It's whatever man. If Dre's ready to do it and I'm not on tour all around the world, let's go, for sure."
And his reaction to Andre 3000's apology on T.I.'s "Sorry":
"I don't really get it. Awkward... I don't get it. I don't know, I gotta ask him," Big Boi said, before saying he didn't feel an apology was even needed.
Interesting tidbits. For the full videos of Big Boi on Hot 97 today and Andre 3000 talking about the T.I. collab and Big Boi's upcoming solo album, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors, head on over to our Videos page.
So for those who don’t me I’m RiP and I’ve been with Gowhere for about a year now blogging. For those familiar with the site every now and again Tibs might post a song and add somewhere in the post *Tibs Fav. so we came up with idea that we all should do something similar. So every Tuesday I’m going to be posting RiP’s Favs from the previous week. They aren’t going to be in any particular order, but are just my favorite’s songs that were posted on the site that I think you all should definitely be giving a second listen. So with that being said here are my favorite tracks from the past week.
Off of his next project The Memoirs Of Gilbert Gaston which is set to drop early December, Illi gives us one of his most catchy songs to date. Production on this is really solid as usual from Rel Elite, but as the song says I’m not trying to say 2 much.
Big Boi in my opinion is one of the most under appreciated artists in hip-hop, and his verse on this song and the song period is another example of this. The beat is crazy, A$AP Rocky killed the first verse, and I find myself looking forward to another Big Boi album.
I haven't always been a fan of J. Cole, but once I did become one he hasn't had to many misses in my opinion. The song has a real somber vibe to but I still found myself nodding my head hard as hell and I think you all will to.
I'm not completely sold on The Weeknd yet, I loved House of Balloons but wasn't really feeling his other two releases that much. This song is very much down the lines of House of Balloons. His album Trilogy dropped today so make sure to go grab that.
Lastly is the beautiful Alicia Keys. Its really hard to go wrong with adding a Alicia Keys track to any list of top songs. She is really coming back strong and this song is only furthering that. If this "Brand New" Alicia Keys is anything like the old one then we can expect some crazy music from her in the future. Shout Out to Swizzy just cause.
I'll be posting this list every Tuesday (hopefully) so please feel free to comment with any disagreements and/or suggestions. If I don't get to your comments on here make sure to hit me up on the twitter. Peace