Former SOULECTION artist, Sam Gellaitry, has released a brand new EP under XL Recordings titled Escapism. This 5-track project contains some of the most original ideas to come out of music in a while. Escapism is incredibly diverse, sometimes giving bangers, other times giving movie score-esque music, and even adding some smooth jazz elements. Stand out tracks include “Hyena” and “Dreamscapes”. The project is available for purchase on iTunes.
Since the band’s release of this year’s Ego Death, The Internet has been rapidly growing in popularity. The multi-talented bassist for the band, Patrick Paige II, just released a brand new EP consisting of experimental sounds, relaxing drum patterns, and the soothing vocal accompaniment by Durand Bernarr. The Internet’s Jameel Bruner even hops on keys for Take the Time, a stand-out track on Prelude.
James Fauntleroy, the behind-the-scenes artist who is responsible for writing many hit songs, released a song titled Magic late Monday night. It was produced by Frank Ocean’s go-to producer, Malay. The SoundCloud description states that Magic is a single from Fauntleroy’s “upcoming motion album” 1984. James is known by most music listeners as a featured artist on songs by Drake, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, and many more. Or maybe he’s known most as the lead singer for the No I.D.-led band, Cocaine 80s. It is very possible, though, that 1984 will allow the singer to become most known for his solo work.
In PND’s new song, he lets out the feelings he has for the R&B singer, Kehlani. The two were in a relationship for a while, until Kehlani claimed she was single in a recent tweet. Titled “Kehlani’s Freestyle”, this follows the footsteps of Drake’s “Bria’s Interlude” and “Cece’s Interlude” where the singing rapper also reveals his feelings towards his past girls. The dreamy beat mixes perfectly with PND’s smooth vocals. Listen to the track below.
Nigerian artist Wizkid’s infamous song “Ojuelegba” was discovered by many people after playing on OVO Sound’s Beats 1 radio station last Saturday. The surprise remix with Drake and Skepta premiered on OVO Sound Radio without an announcement beforehand. Today, Skepta released the official audio on his SoundCloud. Listen to the summer jam below.
Rapper/singer Kyle has released a new song featuring fellow California rapper, IAMSU!. This one is titled ‘It’s Lit!’ Its unknown whether this will be on Kyle’s next album, but either way the track is a great collaboration!
After releasing their track ‘Perfect‘, featuring Childish Gambino and Kent Jamz, production team THC released its follow-up this week. The new track, ‘futurebabymama’, is in anticipation for their newest album and features Kent Jamz (of OverDoz), who provides a nice verse and a head-bobbing hook. Ventura rapper, Kyle, also delivered a very solid verse, and the song goes into a smooth outro led by West Coast rapper, Buddy. It was not stated whether or not this new song will be on the album.
Drake’s label OVO Sound includes the very talented group Majid Jordan. Their new EP “A Place Like This” is released on July 22nd in the United States, while it drops as early as July 18th in other countries. The debut single, A Place Like This, is out now, as well as the video.