We’re constantly being told about the newest Netflix show to watch or the song by this artist that’s going to be the next big thing, it’s a lot to handle. The term “too much TV” applies to just about every form of media we take it. This column is here to relive some of the tension and make life just that much easier. I’ll give you a look at some of the newest singles, mixtapes & albums and let you know if it’s a stream or a skip.
Lil Baby ft Drake- “Yes Indeed”
I’ll start this off by saying it feels more like a Drake song than it does a Lil Baby one, which I’m assuming was done on purpose. Drake obviously shines on the song, but the contrast between the two rappers is what really makes the song stand out.
It’s almost as if Baby just interrupted Drake for the chorus and his verse. It threw me off at first but now pictures Baby shoving his way into the booth and pushing Drake out the way, almost makes it more enjoyable. Stream It
G Flip- “Killing My Time”
This is the most addictive song I’ve listen to since her debut single “About You”. This bittersweet break up song will rip out your heart and then have you dance to the beat of it. G Flip production stands out on the track but her lyrics candidly paint the picture of her break up. Stream It
Kyle- “Light Of Mine”
The follow up to 2015’s Smyle is filled with guest appearances from Kehlani, Alessia Cara, 2 Chains, Khalid & Lil Yachty. It just so happens that those features belong to the only tracks I’d listen to again. Normally we look for artist to go more in depth with their personal lives, and Kyle certainly showed more of his own personal struggle on this. If Kyle’s goal was to go deep with this album he killed that vibe off by using Yachty as the voice of his conscious. The album seems to struggle with what light it wants to be seen under. Skip It
I would however add Ikuyo ft. 2 Chainz & Sophia Black, Babies ft. Alessia Cara, Playinwitme ft. Kehlani, IMissMe ft. Khalid & iSpy ft. Lil Yachty to my playlist. Stream It
Lou The Human- “Sour”
Last year Lou the Human dropped his debut project Humaniac and now he back with the follow up single “Sour.” With every rapper under the age of 25 doing a little too much, Lou is a breath of fresh air doused in blood and guts. Lou doesn’t stray from that style with the Onlunchbreak produced “Sour.” Stream It
Christina Aguilera ft Demi Lovato “Fall in Line”
The second single off Aguilera’s “Liberation” album fails to really stand out like her previous ballads have. The message is great, there is no denying that, it’s just the song has no real replay value to it. –Skip It
Kevin Gates- Chained To The City
Kevin Gates returns with his first official release since getting out jail earlier in the year. This three track EP addresses Gates recent incarceration, the travel ban & the struggle of not being able to see family and perform.
The EP is only ten minutes long, but I’d say it’s a must listen. Available on iTunes. Steam It