best tracks this week - 2/26/2017
Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos) by Calvin Harris - Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)
A monumental track for Frank Ocean after the release of his two albums, Endless & Blonde, last year. Migos has been at an all time high the past couple of months and this new single with Calvin Harris is another step above the rest. The Scottish producer and DJ brought together an incredibly bright anthem with these hot artists to reestablish the influence of a true DJ. This is my favorite track out right now.
Fashion Week (feat. G-Eazy) by Wale - SHINE
The Christian Rich produced track is a combination of vocals and drum line for Presidentially reviewed rapper, Wale, to come in with vocals of his own. Christian Rich is a pair of twins that have produced for the likes of Childish Gambino on his Kauai project, as well as projects with Jaden Smith and Earl Sweatshirt. G-Eazy comes in with some classic bars to match the track’s title; his flow reminds me of that of an old Mac Miller. Maybach Music Group does it again with this new track. I can’t wait to hear it in the club.
Some Way (feat. The Weeknd) by NAV - NAV
NAV is a new producer & MC coming up in Toronto on The Weeknd’s XO label under Universal Music Group. His new self titled album is 11 tracks and none of them have features except for this one. I think this says a lot about NAV’s expectation of his own work. Linking up with The Weeknd and repping the Six with him is a big responsibility. XO is expanding, and I see it going in the right direction.
FUTURE & HNDRXX albums by Future
In the past two weeks, Atlanta rapper, Future, released two full-length album. After DS2 and WATTBAw/Drake, Future promised his next album would be self-titled. The first of these new releases is just that, titled, FUTURE. The second and most recent project is titled HNDRXX. His self-titled album has no features and really gets into trap/rap breaking out into his different personas following the ATL culture right now. Whereas HNDRXX is more of his sly side of R&B tracks. Both are huge contemporary releases coming from Epic Records under Song Music Entertainment.