Finally a breather from waterboarding year of new music!
January was a quiet month, but everything that dropped was felt…deeply. Get into my faves!
KEHLANI X SWEETSEXYSAVAGE
Lani honestly, truly gave us a full label-quality album with “You Should Be Here”, but she kicked the door down with “SweetSexySavage”! Brutally honest, laying everything bare, and singing her face off. Kehlani really stretched herself and made it clear to naysayers that she is so much more than a Trap&B artist. “Not Used To It”, “Too Much”, and “Everything is Yours” are my top three most listened to tracks so far.
MATT MARTIANS X THE DRUM CHORD THEORY
Matt is easily one of my favorite millennial musicians. You can tell the difference between those that like music and those that study and invest in it. Matt is clearly the latter. Going it on his own with “The Drum Chord Theory”, the Atlanta (home) and LA (adopted home) influences are heavy, but shaped in a way that’s undeniably Matt Martians. Can somebody come take “Diamond in Da Ruff” off repeat for me???
SYD X BODY
Those Internet kids are hellbent on monopolizing the music industry and I am NOT the least bit mad! Syd’s album drops today, but gave us “Body” a few days in advance. And well….yeah….like…..
::commences to body roll obnoxiously::
TAY WALKER X RUNAWAY
As far as I’m concerned, Tay Walker is one of the greatest singers of our time. Since he left his post as the piano man for The Internet, he’s been releasing hit after hit. Ya’ll finna stop sleeping on my boy!
SEVYN STREETER FT. TY DOLLAR SIGN x FALLEN
The Sevyn train is slowly pulling into the station! The buzz singles are making their rounds and “Fallen” is the latest. We are all still living in the overflow of the New Edition movie and Sevyn’s team was super smart to drop this interpolation of “If It Isn’t Love” just a day or so after. I looooove Sevyn, but I need her to stop putting rappers on her songs. “Fallen” would be perfect without Ty or rapper bol.
MISSY ELLIOT X IM BETTER
NO WORDS. NO. WORDS
Me and my baby sis Rihanna are having a birthday party next Tuesday and you’re all invited! Have some class and RSVP though!