Sean Garrett drops this new track featuring Future and Trey Songz as his latest single "Twilight Zone". This will be on his next mixtape The Inkwell 2 dropping in July. The video should be dropping soon.
Gotta say that this week brought forth a lot of bumpin' records. So strap yourself down and tune in as I rap my week up with this new edition of my #WeekInRaps. Features for the weekend from Young Jeezy, Chief Keef, Wale, Pill, and more. Please enjoy and have a safe and happy weekend y'all. Good luck.
This new Chief Keef has probably gotta be the one jam I've bumped to most this week. Yes I know O boy's lyrics ain't the greatest...but I gotta give it to young dude. Homie knows how to make records that hit. So whether you hate em or love em, you're still bound to hear this one for some time to come in the upcoming weeks. Especially since it features both 50 and Wiz on the track. This version however has no Wiz on it. And I'm not about to go find the version that does for y'all. Simply enjoy what we have to offer or go find that shit yourself.
MMG's Wale and Bad Boy's French Montana are "Back 2 Ballin'" on this new bump which Wale released yesterday, followed by a post from yours truly. Guess this one ended up making the final cut of my #WeekInRaps after all. Must say I found this one to be a straight jam to bump to on our nights out for this upcoming weekend. Enjoy y'all.
It's two weeks in a row for Tity. This week we catch 2 Chainz on a feature for one of Young Jeezy's latest records, "R.I.P.," which comes off snowman's recent collection, It's Tha World. Club swag written all over this one. Figured it was fitting. Also I don't hate it as much as I do many other club anthems.
Two of my favorite MC's out here collaborate for a new jam entitled, "Money Bags." Both Pill and Juicy J deliver hot verses on this one, making it a certified banger and sure in feature on this week's edition of my #WeekInRaps. What'chall think and Who's fuggin' with this one? I'm jammin' over here.
Can't really say I'm all that in tune with Trey's rappin' anymore. I used to think he was decent at one point, then well I guess....I woke up. His feature on this new Red Cafe however wasn't all that bad. I was a bit surprised actually that he came with it the way he did. For sure a strong feature to complement two dope verses from Red Cafe and Fabolous. Who agrees with me...who don't? Chime in!
The Hippie Sabotage production duo is back with another #WeekInRaps appearance. This time it's for their production contribution to Alex Wiley's latest release "Something To Say," which features a killer guest verse from Chicago's own Lil Nikk N9ne. That's two for two from the young up and coming beat makers. If you recall HS was featured on Calez's "B.S.O.A.T.," which made it as the top feature on my first ever edition of #WeekInRaps. Got to say I'm definitely looking forward to hearing more from the duo as well as these young rappers featured here. Look for Alex's #ClubWiley to drop within the oncoming weeks. Enjoy y'all!
This gotta be the illest shit I've heard from Dave Coresh in a while. A young Chicago rapper who's been a bit inconsistent over the past few years, but that's not to take away from homie's talent. The kid can rap. We know that. But I know I and I'm sure several others would love to see a story unfold. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens. In the mean time grab this record, "LovE & MonEy," which features Gatz and Chuck L.I. on the track. A Jam coming off THC & Record.Breakers' collaborative compilation entitled, E.L.E.. Look for the project to feature tracks from Tyler The Creator, Kid Cudi, The Boy Illinois, and more!
Hope y'all messin' with my top choices in raps this week. Take these and enjoy yourself a great weekend out. But before you go though...be sure to grab the records below which stand as honorable mentions for this week's #WeekInRaps. Happy Friday homies.
A few years ago, I stood in line for hours in the grueling summer sun, fought not to get trampled by the hundreds if not thousands of other people nearby, prayed I wouldn’t get squashed by the police officers who decided it was cool to ride around on their horses in the midst of all this madness, all in order to get only somewhat decent seats for a free Trey Songz concert at the Taste of Chicago. But it was all worth it. I so quickly fell in love with Mr. Neverson and vowed to go to as many of his concerts as I could thereafter. Saturday night, four concerts later, and more in love than ever, I stood inside the packed Arie Crown Theater to see not only Tremaine, but two more artists whose music I too have recently fallen in love with, Elle Varner and Miguel.
Saturday night was a night I will never forget. My best friends and I had some pretty good floor seats and were geeked to say the least when Elle hit the stage. For me, Elle Varner epitomizes a beautiful woman, inside and out, and seeing her live only further solidified my previous notions of the songstress. She sang her heart out, sounding just as amazing live as she does on every one of her tracks from her “Conversational Lush” mixtape and debut album “Perfectly Imperfect.” I had gotten the opportunity to interview her a few months back, and she seemed like such a fun corky, spirit and onstage she was no different. The girls throughout the theater sang along with her on tracks like, “So Fly,” and “Not Tonight,” as we connected to her every word. The men stood and watched in awe of her beauty. The girl was spectacular and I’m super excited to see where she will be in a few years. With so much talent, at such a young age (she’s only 23) I think that she will make a huge mark on the genre of R&B music.
Miguel is also an artist I have grown to have a huge appreciation for. His voice is angelic to me. I was sold when I first heard his track, “The Girl With the Tattoo,” off of his debut album, “All I Want is You.” His sophomore album, “Kaleidoscope Dream,” has only further made me a believer. I recently read that when asked about his collaboration with Miguel on the “Adorn” remix, Wiz Khalifa described Miguel’s voice as golden. To me, that’s exactly what he is as an artist, golden. After seeing him live, I understand this even more. He brings something so different to the game. Not only does he create a unique and beautiful sound, but it’s matched with eccentric lyricism and a stage presence like no other I’ve ever seen. The 26-year-old, mixed dances from the likes of Elvis and James Brown with his own special twist. Overall, it was definitely an experience like no other.
When it came down to the main act, my friends and I lost our minds like pretty much every other woman in the audience. This excitement was only elevated when a passerby handed my friend two tickets to the pit area, right in front of the stage. The only problem was there were three of us. In a frenzied attempt, we created a plan to work it out, and sure enough, 10 minutes later, the three of us found ourselves less than 5 feet away from the man of nearly every girl’s dreams. Being up close and personal made the experience even more overwhelmingly amazing. We enjoyed as Trey sang tracks from his newest album, “Chapter V,” along with other classics like “Neighbors Know My Name,” and cover songs of a few club bangers like the 2 Chainz and Kanye West hit, “Birthday Song.” The energy was live, everyone seemed to be having a good time, especially Trey, and even this girl who at one point thought it was okay to just hop on the stage before quickly being escorted off. After 5 albums, and my 4th concert, the only words I can think of to describe Trey as an artist and performer, would be those of one of his “Chapter V” singles. Trey is “Simply Amazing.”
As a proud lover of music, I have become somewhat of a concert fiend. Going to concerts is by far one of my favorite things to do. I’ve been to quite a few, and the one I went to this weekend is pretty high on my list as one of the best I’ve attended thus far. It would probably only fall slightly under Watch the Throne, and believe me, that’s saying a lot.