kanye west kicked off this weekend with a new verse tacked on to jay and bey’s “drunk in love.” the official remix and all. by the time the weekend was over, we had three new high profile remixes. let’s recap:
• the weeknd – abel released it in honor of his 24th birthday.
i fuckin’ love this song. the production is crazy awesome. in the video, travis scott takes a note out of the kanye videoisms and puts together a 7 minute short film, damn near. 2 minutes of him walking through a forest of various imagery, which is VERY similar to the style and pacing of 2 chainz’ “birthday song” video. both t.i. and 2 chainz look pretty out of place in this video, i’ll say. but nice touch on tip to wear the houston hat.
i’ll be honest – outside of a few singles, i haven’t even listened to trouble man. any cee-lo collab is usually good by me, though. “hello” has a pretty nice music video to go alongside the track too, with t.i. finding himself in the desert for a fairly cinematic narrative.
robin thicke brought his flashy, star-studded single to the national stage of the voice to get everyone dancing, while they bounced around on stage with gold microphones and tuxedos, being cool and shit.
thicke’s album, blurred lines, is out this summer.
t.i. and his label have put together a nice roster of their own, with b.o.b., trae the truth, travis scott, iggy azalea and more. now here’s their showcase of talents in their first posse mixtape, “get dough or die.”
tracklisting can be seen here and you can download below.
in some weird news, travis scott announced that he’ll be releasing his album through grand hustle. and also g.o.o.d. music. that’s a whole lotta backing for someone who hasn’t released much music. so needless to say, this album better be pretty excellent.
after a hearty performance of this song with t.i. at the woodie awards during sxsw, i was eager to hear the recorded version, and the owl pharaoh didn’t disappoint. produced by scott himself comes this
guys, can we just cut the robin thicke/jt debates? jt was probably inspired by robin thicke in the same way that robin thicke probably wouldn’t even be moderately successful unless he followed JT’s act. but hey, let’s enjoy both, especially because “blurred lines” is a fantastic number featuring some fantastic pharrell production, giving us that vintage star trak sound.
this track is due off of robin thicke’s forthcoming and currently untitled album.
while sway premiered this around christmas time, you can now download this trouble man b-side in all its CDQ glory. one day, rappers will learn not to allow kendrick to have the final verse on songs. til then, let him keep destroying your shit.