The previews of #NWTS begin. And here's another nice one as Drake raps and sings on "Wu-Tang Forever". An instant *Tibs Fav. on first listen. I think the track especially takes off once Drake starts the little shouting flow. Bangin' production (that samples the Wu's "It's Yourz") and a dope display of Drizzy's versatility. Give this one a listen before September 24th.
UPDATE: Jhene Aiko is a new confirmed feature on track 07 "From Time" via Amazon UK. This shouldn't be a surprise after seeing some tweets confirming a collab earlier this summer. Looking forward to that one (and the album).
09.05.13: "Would you like the tracklist?", says Drake just moments ago on Twitter. Here it is below: 16 tracks for the deluxe edition (with "Come Thru" & "All Me" not appearing on the regular retail version). Features from Jay Z, Majid Jordan (on "Hold On We're Going Home), Detail, and 2 Chainz & Big Sean (on "All Me").
It's been a while since I heard any solo material from Jhene Aiko but here it is. Jhene releases "Comfort Inn Ending Freestyle (Continued)". The track is produced by No ID and it is a narrative of love lost and trust issues within relationships. It's definitely a gem that reminds me of the great Sailing Soul(S) mixtape she released a few years ago.
Big Sean "Beware" f/ Jhene Aiko @ Jimmy Kimmel Live
Beware beware beware. It's a double dose of that today as last night, Big Sean joined the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage, accompanied by beautiful songstress Jhene Aiko, for a performance of the buzzing Hall Of Fame single. Sean performed the fast rhymes well, with Aiko providing some impromptu ad-libbing in addition to her catchy chorus.
Below, Sean performed "Fire" off-air but online and I was particularly interested to see how he did the long rap when the beat drops in the last verse. He, understandably, was running out of breath, but that's the most powerful part of the song. I tweeted this yesterday, and I can't help but think of Kanye ripping this "Fire" beat when I hear it now — it's very College Dropout-esque so that era of 'Ye. While I can imagine that, I'm not at all disappointed in Big Sean's efforts on the song, which has been in rotation since its release with no signs of leaving it.
And finally, back to "Beware", Big Sean released the DONDA-directed music video for the song earlier this morning. That can be viewed below as well, with my full commentary on it seen here. All off Hall of Fame, August 27th.
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Big Sean "Fire" @ Jimmy Kimmel Live
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Big Sean "Beware" f/ Lil Wayne & Jhene Aiko [Music Video]
It's ok, remain sitting... the track isn't out.. yet..
More Nothing Was The Same news via Drake on Twitter tonight. He names his possible new favorite song — one that we can connect the dots as "Momentous Occasions" via pianist Chilly Gonzales (his retweets; hit his name to hear his stuff — real good), and also featuring Jhene Aiko, and produced by 40. Here's the tweet, and below, some comments on the collab from Aiko in a recent interview with Fuse.
UPDATE: Drake just tweeted "Momentous Occasions" is NOT the song title and that it is a terrible title. Oh!
"I am not going to say too much. Recording the song and working with him, period, was a momentous occasion. Because I think he is amazing, like a magical being for me, like a unicorn or something. He is somebody I like to listen to to get inspired and helps me write from an honest place. Recording that song was more of a personal experience because we sat with [Drake producer Noah] 40 [Shebib] and I got to help pick the beat, take it home and record to it. That was more of a collaboration than other tracks I’ve done."
- Jhene Aiko
And OH, Drake also fired off another tweet in the early hours this morning...
The king of sublims is at it again in a classic form of such: a subtweet. My first guess at the target is Bulls bench player Vladimir Radmanovic, but in the oft chance I'm wrong, perhaps he's talking about an artist who he's had tension with, and one who just talked on Drake & Kanye West "hopefully making good music together" — and that's Pusha T. It's pure speculation that I choose not to wrap myself up in beyond this paragraph. At the end of the day, I'm lookin' at the music. The artists involved in this upcoming song makes it one I'm excited for.
Hall Of Fame is on the way, circa one month on August 27th. And if you're not yet acclimated with two of the album's previews, you can do so in one fell swoop above as Big Sean performed "Switch Up" and "Beware" with the lovely Jhene Aiko for Fuse's The Hustle After Party. The former features a dope Common verse in the studio recording and the latter also features Lil Wayne. "Beware" has been a constant in my rotation since its release earlier this summer — a perfect tune for the 90+ degree heat wave that most of the country is going through right now.
The new single off the upcoming album, Hall Of Fame, due out August 27th. Gonna listen and update with commentary after Game 6!
UPDATE: Game over. Blackhawks WIN!
But to the topic at hand:
Single potential. Fun beat and one that Sean is readily adapting to with a smooth flow and good story. Jhene is soothing on the hook and Weezy is a nice fit on this one as well. So off the first listen...
The announcement yesterday of Hall Of Fame dropping August 27th is quickly followed by the announcement of Big Sean's new single. It's entitled "Beware" and will feature Lil Wayne & Jhene Aiko. Look out for the song here on Gowhere this week!
Plus, we can now safely say there's a consistent theme with the artwork. See also: "Switch Up" f/ Common.