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 Big Sean, Logic, Tech N9ne and iLoveMakonnen.
The day before the release of his new album, Dark Sky Paradise, Big Sean released a freestyle over Beyonce’s 2009 song, ‘Me, Myself and I’. After delegating the original as one of his favorite Beyonce songs, he drops bar after bar over the instrumental about his journey in the industry and stressing lyrical potency. The freestyle is a solid lead-in to the album, which is much more cinematic in scope, check it out above.
Last year was a big year for Maryland rapper, Logic. He droped his first project since being signed to Def Jam, which was executive produced by the legendary No I.D. and received a good amount of positive feedback from fans and critics alike. Although we expected more from Logic’s debut, his work was solid enough to snag the title of, “Best Rap album” by iTunes last year. The album, which had no guest features (apart from the deluxe edition), is followed now by ‘Top Ten’ featuring Big K.R.I.T. The artwork is cartoon rendition of Mortal Kombat with the two emcee’s appearing as characters and looks fantastic. The song, itself, has some solid production and is pretty great too.
Tech N9ne has always been a stand-out in the music industry; yet has remained mostly underground. His music often challenges the general perception of what hip-hop music should sound like. He is gearing up for the release of his new album, Special Effects, on May 5th. ‘Hood Go Crazy’ is the newest cut released off of the forthcoming album. With a diverse palate of synth sounds the track is different, yet still knocks very hard with help from B.o.B. on the hook and a verse from 2 Chainz.
iLoveMakonnen is OVO’s newest addition and was already under fire by labelmate/founder, Drake on his last album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Regardless, he has released yet another club-ready track about what he “likes tuh” do. ‘I Like Tuh’ is a bass and hi-hat loaded track that features an incredibly catchy chorus. Get ready to be singing this in your head. All. Week. Long.
Last week, we had Common’s, Be, as our Throwback Thursday album. The entire album bleeds quality music, but the intro record, ‘Be’, is quite possibly one of the best album introductions of all time. It sets the tone for what the rest of the 40+ minutes of the album will entail and was flawlessly produced by Kanye West.