If you’ve been reading this bum ass blog then you know Childish Gambino is my fav. Today he dropped the video for 3005 and five which features Gambino on a ferris wheel with a Ted-like teddy bear in the passenger side. Whoever casted this video could have called me up. Okay anyway check it out below…or not whatever I don’t want to be pushy.
Riding high off the success of Sail Out, yesterday Jhene Aiko released a new song called "Wrap Me Up" featuring James Fauntleroy. This song in celebration of Christmas is…(fill in the blank with an adjective). Lord knows I love the Christmas season but I can’t stand cheesy christmas carols. James Fauntleroy is the wizard behind many of the hits you’ve probably heard, No Air for example and is the focal point of the collective Cocaine 80’s (fav). The combination of these two rising R&B powerhouses brings me to musical heaven where good music is god. Anyway listen below:
You may or may not have heard of Sampha. But I’m sure you’ve heard his voice featured on Drake’s new album Nothing Was the Same. His soulful and powerful vocals can be heard on Too Much and The Motion. Sampha who in the past has worked with SBTRKT and Jessie Ware dropped the video for new his song last week.
The video for Happens focuses on Sampha playing his piano with a burgundy backdrop. I love when videos are only about the music and not some flashy video treatment that takes the soul out of the song. Sampha’s voice is smooth like butter as he sings about him attempting to hold on to his love.
Last Wednesday Childish Gambino released yet another song, well instrumental. He tweeted to Jhene Aiko “here” followed by the download link. What he meant by it I don’t really know. The two are rumored to be dating but who knows.
I am however glad he has gifted the world with a gem once again. Melrose features Gambino showcasing his singing voice once more a-la Letter Home (fav), 3005, and All the Shine.
I’m excited for the release for his upcoming album Because the Internet which is set to drop on December 10th. In classic Donald fashion the album includes a screenplay as well. I don’t want to jump the gun but I honestly think his album will be one of the bests this year.
Of all of The Weeknd’s song One of Those Night may be one of my least favorites sorry to say. This remix by Onra a producer from France who I’ve recently featured is amazing. He breathes life into a song that is melancholy to say the least. This remix actually makes me want to give One of Those Night another chance. Give it a listen and tell me what you think:
Granted this song is definitely over a year old it’s an oldie but a goodie. I don’t know how I would classify this song by Onra called High Hopes. It’s got an R&B groove to it but doesn’t fit the standard R&B mold. Listen below you won’t regret it.
Lately Justin Bieber has been following in his fellow pop stars foot steps trying to transition into an adult pop star. He’s been releasing new music every Monday which is available via iTunes. One of his new songs is called Hold Tight. It’s very R&B infused which is Justin’s new sound I guess. Featuring lyrics like “they hold on tight, them lips hold on tight…Not to mention that thing is swollen.” Maybe it’s just me but I don’t think he’s talking about the pair of lips on a girls face. But hey maybe I just have a dirty mind. You be the judge.