BY TER STAFF
The best and brightest of this past week in music, as well as a throwback track! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings. This week we have new music from Frank Ocean, Raury, Future and more!
New music from Frank Ocean is a rarity since his debut album channel ORANGE, but when he does bless fans with new tracks, he takes to his Tumblr and virtually out of nowhere (as he did in November of 2014 with his track ‘Memrise‘). This week was no exception as Frank Ocean surprised everyone with new music, this time a beautiful cover of Aaliyah’s ‘At Your Best’. This one showcases Frank’s range more than anything we have heard from him before.
This week Raury took to his Twitter to announce the release of his new song ‘Fly’, written after the news that Officer Darren Wilson was not being indicted for the killing of Mike Brown. Describing the song, Raury told fans, “I wrote it instantly the words and music didn’t even feel like mine. I knew that this track belonged to the universe.”
Listen to Young Thug’s new David “Dun Deal” Cunningham produced track ‘Friend of Scotty’. Dun Deal, who has worked with Migos (‘Hannah Montana’) and Young Thug in the past, definitely gave Thugger another hit beat on this one. The rhymes are a little silly at times throughout the track, “no homo but my blunt looks like a d*ck”, but the song is definitely worth checking out. Stream it now.
Rapper/singer Future has been putting out quality projects left and right, and after a couple last year in 2014 (Monster and Honest) we now have his new Beast Mode mixtape with Zaytoven for 2015. Stream ‘Just Like Bruddas’, one of the tape’s standout tracks, above.
Not between Drake and Wayne, but there has been a lot of tension in the Cash Money umbrella as of late. But to pause tensions for a moment, this week’s throwback track is one of the first big features that Drake landed which helped him launch his career. Get nostalgic over Drake’s early work with ‘I’m Goin’ In’ below.