This Week In Music (V. 34): Top of the Charts, Baby News, & More!

Welcome to another edition of This Week In Music. Before we get into this weeks recap, check out my posts of the week below:

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This Week In Music [V. 22]: Track Overload #3

Here’s another edition of This Week In Music. As always, be sure to click the links (in bold) throughout the post. Check out what’s been covered this week thus far below:

Now let’s get into the new music that I didn’t cover this week.

With all the police brutality happening across the country lately, there have been countless artists to voice their frustration through their music. There’s been Elle Varner’s, ‘One Love’; J. Cole, ‘Be Free’; Lauryn Hill, ‘Black Rage’B.o.B., ‘New Black; and other celebrities that have shown their support via various social media outlets. T.I. has released a track titled ‘New National Anthem’. He teams up with Skylar Grey and gives his take on everything that’s going on and contradicting what we are told are rights as people opposed to the hand that’s actually dealt.

I absolutely love the track from beginning to end. I hope this makes the cut for his new album, just because. Take a listen below:

 

Switching gears, Tinashe  has released a new single featuring A$AP Rocky, ‘Pretend’. This is much slower than her radio smash, ‘2 On’, but similar to her other track she’s teaming with another rapper. I’m not sure how this would do on urban radio, but it could make it’s way to like 92.3 or Z100. This track definitely show that her label doesn’t want to just keep her in the R&B box and trying to merge Pop into this project. I think the sound of ‘2 On’ was a great intro to her musicality, but we all know Pop wins in this day in age.  I would like to hear more music from her without any hip hop features. Her debut album, Âquarius, will hit stores October 17th.

Check out the track below:

 

Teyana Taylor has released the visual to ‘Maybe’ off her long-awaited debut album, VII. The track features Pusha T and Yo Gotti. The video is like a comic strip as she’s in three different personas. The black curly hair is Teyana Taylor, the red hair is Jacqueline Mercury, and the platinum grey Marilyn Monroe hair is Greyla Greenhouse. Interesting visual she displayed.

I would love to hear a upbeat track from her with a bomb visual being that she’s an amazing dancer. Hopefully she’ll drop one before her album drops.Her debut is set to be released October 21st. via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam. Check out the video below:

Juicy J is back with another strip club track, ‘Low’, featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby, and Young Thug. The video is what I would expect from Juicy. Girls dancing around this time they’re just dancing around cars and motorcycles. It wouldn’t be a Juicy video without some twerking. Check out the video below:

 

Be sure to stay up to date on the go via Instagram: @MusicMovingForward.

Until next time…

 

This Week In Music (V.3): Ed Sheeran x Miguel x Keyshia Cole

I haven’t been doing much of track/video/album reviews this week or lately simply because I haven’t been interested in much. Well there’s quite a bit of new music that’s been released this week and a sneak peak at albums to come. Let’s get into the 3rd edition of This Week In Music.

I’ve written 2 posts so far about Ed Sheeran. I reviewed his track, ‘SING’, off his upcoming album, X and I wanted to share his cover of Beyonce’s, ‘Drunk In Love.’ He performed his rendition on the Elvis Durran & The Morning Show (NYC, Z100).

As many times as this song has been remixed/covered I actually like this one. I love acoustic ANYTHING, for the most part, and his voice worked well with it.

Moving right along to new music I came across Miguel’s, ‘How Many Drinks’ remix with Rick Ross. Again things that should just be left alone. There was no need for this remix to surface being that Kendrick already slayed when the remix was initially released. I just feel it’s too late whether it was meant to get buzz or just give the song to the public. Not interested. Still a fan of the song, just not interested in this remix. I could go for some new Miguel music; hopefully soon. Take a listen below:

https://soundcloud.com/rickyrozaymmg/mmgmix-miguel-feat-rozay-how

 

keyshia-cole-rick-jamesNext up is Keyshia Cole. I heard her track ‘Rick James’ roughly a month or so ago and I was like WTF is this. I’m still trying to figure out what she’s doing, musically. I know that the BEST music comes out through heartbreak, but I can’t say the same about Keyshia Cole and this direction she’s taking with this new project. I’ve been a fan of Keyshia’s music and I just feel that with everything going on personally in her life that she’s not into the music the way that a fan would expect her to be. Creatively she’s entitled to do whatever she pleases it’s just that I don’t feel anything with the music. I don’t feel any passion behind it. Lyrically you can tell where she’s coming from due to her broadcasted marital issues, but still I just don’t feel the vibe of this new project. As for her video for ‘Rick James’ featuring Juicy J, it’s eh. Lyrically it’s eh. I get what she’s saying then I don’t get what she’s saying. Check out the video below:

Lastly is a new track from August Alsina as he gears up to release his debut, Testimony, on Tuesday (4.15.14). I’m really liking his music and I will be doing a ‘My Top 5′ on the album so stay tuned for that. This track is titled,, and features Fabolous. Take a listen below:

https://soundcloud.com/thepage/august-alsina-get-ya-money

 

Lastly for new music news, Elle Varner has released another track off her upcoming sophomore project titled,’Little Do You Know’. This isn’t my favorites out of the two she’s previously released, ‘Cold Case‘ & ‘See Me Tonight‘, but I can’t wait to hear more from her and I’m excited for her new album. Check out the track below:

https://soundcloud.com/ellevarner/elle-varner-little-do-you-know

 

NEW MUSIC — Elle Varner x August Alsina

Elle Varner is back with another single off her upcoming album, 4 Letter Word, titled ‘See Me Tonight.’ This is the followup to her track, ‘Cold Case.’ Here’s what she had to say about the album:

The title is open to interpretation, hence the symbols used in the campaign – ‘>$@!’ It’s whatever you feel when you experience the album. Does ‘>$@!’ stand for love? Pain? Life? That’s for the listener to decide. 4 Letter Word has the kind of range that can’t be embodied by a single word or phrase.

Take a listen below:

August Alsina’s debut album, Testimony, hits stores 4.15.14. Here’s his new single and followup to his Rick Ross collab, ‘Kissin On My Tattoos’.