Daley Feat. Jill Scott - Until The Pain Is Gone
Released: March 2017 / Genre: R&B/Soul
The 1st single from his upcoming sophomore album, The Spectrum.
First time I discovered Daley's music was in the summer of 2012. I remembered being really inspired as an artist cause his sound and style was something I really connected with and that is exactly how I felt listening to this song. He's consistent in making great music.
I believe that good music makes you FEEL and this certainly gives me all kinds of vibes. There are a handful of artists that have a certain essence to their artistry, where the music they create is emersed in their specific sound and style. Daley brings that essence effortlessly with this track. Now bring on that new album!
MONICA- WHY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH
Released: May 1996 / Genre: R&B
This song was the 4th single from Monica's debut album, Miss Thang released in 1995. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1996 and has become a classic amongst her music catalog.
This is my all time, absolute, no doubt, FAVORITE SONG in the entire world. I forever remember riding around in high school jamming this song with my best friend which makes this song even more special to me.
BANKS - FU*K WITH MYSELF
Released July 2016 / Genre: Pop/ R&B
From her album, The Altar, Fu*k With Myself was the 2nd single lifted from her album.
The production is hard hitting yet smooth and her vocals are a bit experimental as she whispers during the chorus, making this a standout song on the album.
This is a BOP. I love the energy and cockiness of the record. It has definitely become the song I jam as I am headed out with friends. It's edgy, rude & unapologetic & I am here for all of that!
ALBUM OF THE WEEK
KENDRICK LAMAR - DAMN.
Released: 17 April 2017 / Genre: Hip-Hop
Kendrick Lamar returns with his 4th album, DAMN. Selling 603,000 copies the first week and then being certified platinum within a month of its release. It takes the crown for having the largest album debut in 2017, besting efforts by Drake and Ed Sheeran.
I'm very selective in the hip-hop I listen to but this album is solid. From the moment I heard "HUMBLE", I knew I had to pay attention to what Kendrick was saying on this album and recognize myself as a new fan.
The lyrics and the rawness captured in the music makes this a great body of work.