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Video: Nelly Furtado-Pipe Dreams

 

Not sure how the hell I missed this one but this song is life. Low key Nelly came out to play and just dropped this out of thin air and delivered. She takes us to church with the organ in a subtle way. She gives me a Jessie Ware laid back feel in this one. Kind of excited for what this album will sound like. ‘The Ride’ is due out March of this year.

Don’t sell me no pipe dreams
I wanna live with you through everything
Don’t sell me no pipe dreams
I wanna live in a kaleidoscope
Don’t sell me no pipe dreams
Wanna be the one to spin the wheel

 

 

Video: 6lack-Loyal

 

If you’ve been under a rock and haven’t jammed to any music by 6lack, stay there. When his music first dropped I was hooked. This song is my favorite, just because I empathize with the man, and know all about dishonesty and unfaithfulness. All of his songs are amazing from beginning to end. He’s only 24 but exudes so much pain and I can sit here and find myself or any situation within each. “Free 6lack” came out in November but ‘PRBLMS’ came out in June of last year. ‘Free 6lack’ comes from wanting to be free from past relationships and also his relationship with his old record company where he was stuck for about 6 years. He follows a heavily monochromatic way (amazing) and with this album, it proves to the world he’s here to make a mark.

 

Would you please dig up the strength to show you really even care
I know I said I’m psychic, but tell me what’s on your mind…

Really hope you find your relationship goals
My next gonna wonder why a nigga so cold
Cause I found out that everything that glitters ain’t gold…

I’ve been so loyal, baby
What about you?

 

That line: “Cause I found out that everything that glitters ain’t gold”
Best line ever. Not only because it is true, but because it is so close to Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” which happens to be one of my favorite poems.

 

But anyway, do yourself the favor and listen to his album if you don’t already have it on repeat on any device you have.

Here is his soundcloud where you can stream his album.

Music: Alina Baraz-Electric Feat. Khalid

 

Say it isn’t fucking so! We are graced with Ms. Alina Baraz once again. Yesssss BUT if you haven’t been under a rock and know Khalid, this makes this so much better. Alina had an EP with Galimatias names ‘Urban Flora’ a few moons ago and it’s still in heavy rotation for me. Alina just has that voice and Khalid just put music out and bam. He’s from Texas by the way, hails from El Paso. This song is amazing! Take a listen and fall in love.

Alina will be touring so if you’re interested, check her out on social media.

#TBT Video: Russ-Losin Control

 

This song will always be amazing and so will this video. I’m still in love with this man’s voice and his creativity. If you’ve never heard Russ’ music, check him out. He has something for everyone but this is  my absolute favorite song.

 

She’s fallin’ in love now, losin’ control now
Fightin’ the truth, tryin’ to hide
But I think it’s alright, girl

 

 

Music: J. Cole-High for Hours

 

J. Cole drops a new track titled High for Hours. He discusses politics, on his trip to the White House and talking with Obama, to touching base on abusive cycles. This song was not featured on his album just like the first two songs before ‘4 Your Eyez Only’. Maybe he dropped it because it’s MLK Day. No idea, but this song bangs.