[Audio] YG – Gimmie Got Shot

 

I am impressed by this album and this album wasn’t even on my radar. Props to YG. Got me wanting to cripwalk, put hydraulics on my Honda Civic, and put up gang signs.

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The Black Keys – Little Black Submarines

I like this song.

 

The Black Keys are one of my all-time favorite bands. I really really liked their older albums (The Big Come Up, Thickfreakness, and Rubber Factory are top picks, all having been released by 2004) with their more raw, unrefined style.  As their sound evolved into a more refined quality and digital effects, I found myself less interested in their new music. I was definitely one of those “WHY DID THEY HAVE TO SELL OUT?!” fans.

Only recently have a started to appreciate and enjoy some of their newer music (the posted song was released about 3.5 years ago, so not exactly their newest stuff). I can see why they changed their sound, and I can finally hear that the old Black Keys rawness is still the heartbeat of their music, albeit now covered up with fancy effects. I can dig it.

What I’m Diggin’ – 2016 February Edition

In February, I played the heck out of Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo even though I think, out of all of his albums, this would would be ranked last or second-to-last.

My favorite track on the album is undeniably Ultralight Beams with a show-stealing verse by Chance the Rapper. Kanye and guests performed the song on SNL, which can be seen here.

Desiigner – Panda
Panda, panda, panda, panda, panda…

 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Chance the Rapper)
I listened to Macklemore’s new album and I don’t love and I don’t totally dislike it. It’s honestly whatever. This song is a gem, with yet another show-stealing verse by Chance the Rapper. Can’t you tell I love Chance? LOL.

Leon Bridges – River
He’ll be at The Roots Picnic – I’m excited!

Allen Stone – Perfect World
This just might be my anthem of 2016 when the year is over.

T-Pain – Officially Yours
YAAAAAAAS! I initially heard this song when he was performing an NPR concert. It’s so refreshing to hear something like this!

James Reid – Randomantic
This is a song penned by Thryo & Yumi, two of my favorite songwriters from the Philippines. They know how to produce catchy songs!

Conscious and the Goodness – Lights Out
Son, this is SMOOTH.