In a recent NPR Tiny Desk set, Ty Dolla $ign paid tribute his late friend Mac Miller. The rapper passed away of accidental substance overdose September last year. Ty solemnly delivered a performance of ‘Cinderella’ alongside Miller’s frequent collaborators Thundercat and Justus West. The tribute comes exactly a year after Miller’s Tiny Desk set where he performed cuts from his final studio album ‘Swimming’. Watch video below.
The Supremes recorded ‘Baby Love’ today, 55 years ago. The song was written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland and went on to be the group’s first UK No.1 hit.
The studio video, titled “Jack Gray”, has been released earlier this week documenting the bromance between Jack Black and Jack White. The two artists along with Black’s bandmate, Kyle Gass, came together at The Raconteurs’ frontman’s home studio to record this collaboration. Tenacious D (Black’s band) and White’s hook-up kicked off after the two Jacks met at an airport in June and took a selfie together. Two months later, fans are being teased with a video of Tenacious D and White exploring White’s Third Man Records HQ before heading off to his home studio. Watch clip below.
With a dance heavy beat and non-diluted deep message ‘Babylon’ immediately hits the listener in their feet as well has their hearts. A mixture of world music, with percussive drum rhythms and synthesized horns, a catchy chorus and a direct message Ladee Dred delivers a powerful new single. Brought to the world fittingly by World Movement Enterprises (contact: (323) .957-7322 ), founded by CEO Lamont Patterson who states ‘music is the driving force’, ‘Babylon’s global message has the right platform to catapult into the stratosphere. Rebel music perfect for the summer that will surely resonate with the original man when released on August 12th 2019, stay tuned to everything World Movement Enterprises has to offer.
‘Got it on my mind everything that imma do so it’s not a possibility or thing I can’t do/ heard through the grapevine that it takes time but can’t afford to waste mine” G-Nerro starts the first verse off in Dim World with a glimpse of light, a mission statement dedicated to his dedication. The opening track ‘Sunbeams’ starts off soulful then takes a sudden surprise turn to more soulful second leg, the optimism in the first half continues but is brought closer to reality with bleak street tales of past trials and tribulations. G-Nerro makes sure to hammer home the mantra ‘nothing is impossible before diving into the dark depths of an environment where succeeding is ‘making it out the trenches’. The world gets dimmer on the 3rd phase of sunbeams. The mood gets melancholy on the final step of this album opener, melodic vocals sung over a heartfelt lofi guitar loop. Rainfall quickly overwhelms the forecast further foreshadowing the following tracks on ‘Dim World’
‘Can’t Fake Your Feelings’ sonically has a vast soundscape, haunting piano keys have multiple vocal samples teetering in and out the track low and distorted or sped up and squirrely. Heavy 808s mark the beginning of the vocals with trap drums and stuttering hi hat patterns ending with the ominous piano loop in an eerie reverse. ‘Yah Yah’ follows and is the perfect combination of club song and street anthem, darkening the mood further in this ‘Dim World’ a caution to haters and naysayers. The title track immediately plays and brings the macro-world to the mainstream covering multiple social topics over a heavy hitting trap beat.
90s era R&B chords layered with modern drums and melodic auto-tune singing bring the optimism back with ‘Never Last’. The final track ‘Crossroads (Outro)’ plays as a victory lap, G-Nerro covers more sounds and topics over 9 songs than some artist do in 19. Soulful production, heavy bass, melodic hooks and memorable lines- the recipe for a classic tape is definitely delivered with perfection on ‘Dim World’.