Welcome to another edition of This Week In Music. Be on the lookout for MAJOR changes coming to the blog. I’ll save that for another post. Check out what’s been posted this week below:
- New Music: The Weeknd, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’
- Fashion Forward Friday [V.25]: Thrift Finds
- Etsy Sticker Haul #2
As always, let’s start the week of with chart news. Over on the Hot 100, the standings are the same as last week with Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ still in at #1 followed by ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Trap Queen’ in at #2 and #3 respectively. Over on the Billboard 200, Florence + The Machine are back with a new album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. Last weeks #1 spot, At. Long. Last A$AP drops to #3 as Taylor Swift’s 1989 holds tight at #2.
Moving on to songs worth mentioning, I’m really enjoying T-Pain’s track with Juicy J, ‘Make That Sh*t Work.’ I really hope to hear more of T-Pain on the radio. I remember my high school days with ‘I’m Sprung, ‘Buy You A Drank,’ and more. Lately he hasn’t had quite the success of his previous tracks, but if T-Pain could do one thing he could make a club banger. Club bangers are typically radio smashes. This one doesn’t “smash” like the others, but it’s a nice segue to get some buzz. Listen below:
Another song worth mentioning this week is Nicki Minaj’s ex, Safaree Samuels’, ‘Love The Most.’ This track is a quick look into his relationship with Nicki Minaj as she penned her thoughts all over her latest album, The Pink Print. So Safaree raps about how he was her number 1 supporter for 12 years, yet lived in the shadows. Like their breakup is more notable than their entire relationship to the public, simply because it was a little messy. Back to the track, so he raps about everything they’ve been through and even plugged her track ‘Bed of Lies.’ Well, Nicki took to Twitter, as usual, and tweeted a number of tweets. The most noteworthy:
Making a 12 yr relationship work at such young ages? We’re BOTH the real MVP. things got rocky at the end but we had a GREAT run. #B4Ujudge
Enough of the pity party. Just live your life.
And just for the record, I’m in love with meek.
I’ll have to save the dynamic, well previous dynamic, between these two for another post coming very soon. They each have their own stories about what happened to their relationship and they’re really the only two that need to know. Then again breakups make for great music. Now The Pink Print wasn’t a classic album, in my book, but ‘Crying Game’ breaks down a lot of their relationship. Listen to Safaree’s track below:
In other music news, Lil Wayne announced at KMEL Summer Jam that he had signed a deal with his “mother f***ing idol” Jay Z. Now for those wondering what kind of deal, it’s been clarified that he was just reiterating his stake in Tidal. Nothing spectacular.
Lastly, Kylie Jenner has an album on the way. Now her siblings Brandon Jenner and Kim K have both released music. Brandon had a bit more quality than Kim’s, but hey, the studio is a magical place that can amp up anyones sound. Especially with the resources the Kardashians have and with a super producer brother-in-law like Kanye, who knows what Kylie will put out. It has been said that she’s taking vocal lessons, her mom says she sounds great, but Tyga is going to be producing? I mean KANYE IS HER BROTHER-IN-LAW, yet she’s going with Tyga? I mean Tyga does know DJ Mustard who could give her a dope beat. I still would consult with Kanye over Tyga any day when it comes to music. Rumor has it she has a ‘Tinashe’ sound. Interesting to see what she’ll put out and when.
Until next time…