Anybody who’s anybody is featured on DJ Khaled’s new studio album, Grateful. The album’s 23 tracks contain appearances from the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Migos, and more.
While the track listing looks promising on paper, it doesn’t necessarily prove to sound good on wax. Tracks with two collaborators, like Bey & Jay’s “Shining,” or Rihanna & Bryson Tiller’s “Wild Thoughts,” have already proven to be hits. However, jamming Future, Partynextdoor, Travis Scott, Rick Ross, and Kodak Black into one five-minute long track (“Down For Life”) makes for the collaboration to sound forced, and doesn’t allow for each of the acts to demonstrate their individual talents.
One of the most anticipated collaborations was that between Khaled and Chance the Rapper. On “I Love You So Much,” Khaled and Chance pay tribute to their kids, as well as the youth all over the world.
While the track itself is a bit repetitive, it serves as a good halfway point in the album, as well as a heartfelt dedication to Chance’s daughter and Khaled’s son, the latter of whom is credited as Grateful’s executive producer. Between the constant praise he receives from Khaled, as well as the revenue to come in from Grateful, seven-month-old Asahd Khaled is guaranteed to be set for life.
After a four-year hiatus, a new album from the Haim sisters is just two weeks away.
On their newest single “Little of Your Love,” the trio demonstrates their ability to cross over ’80s style pop and rock sounds.
The song’s catchy chorus and infectious guitar solo make it a perfect addition to your summer road trip playlist.
“Little of Your Love” is a white-girl anthem for the ages, in the best way possible.
On Drake’s new song, “Signs,” he sings of a lavish lifestyle, noting that he drinks “champagne for breakfast while [he’s] yawning.”
“Signs” was premiered this past weekend at the Louis Vuitton showcase during Paris’s Fashion Week. It comes just three months after the release of Drake’s last album, More Life. While More Life is largely influenced by dancehall and trap sounds, “Signs” contains a more R&B sound, produced by longtime collaborator Noah “40” Shebib.
The track quite literally sounds like a leftover from the Thank Me Later cutting room floor, but maybe that’s why Drizzy fans love it so much. It serves as a nostalgic return to the late 2009-sound we all came to love Drake for.
When speaking to LA Weekly, 23-year-old Long Beach native Vince Staples described his new album as “afro-futurism.”
His sophomore album, Big Fish Theory contains garage, grime, and acid house style sounds.
The track “Yeah Right” contains production by Flume and SOPHIE and features additional vocals from KUČKA and Kendrick Lamar. “Yeah Right” opens with Staples spitting rhymes about materialism and opulence, then KUČKA comes through with a seductively sung bridge. Following the bridge, Lamar closes the song and absolutely crushes his 24-bar verse.
Do the sounds of hip-hop and garage electronica mesh well? Take a listen and decide for yourself.