Drake-Marvin’s Room

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Drake dropped a new single today which could be on his upcoming album, Take Care, scheduled for release in October. Not surprising from the self-proclaimed “October’s Very Own.” As much as I dislike Drake, I must say this is album material.

Drake goes in what seems like it could be a beat from The Weeknd with 40 on the production. Song starts pretty slow but picks up toward the end with mostly singing but a tiny bit of rapping as well. Typical Drake shit for the ladies but it’s pretty enjoyable. Moral of the song? Don’t leave Drake alone or he’ll fuck your woman in a grip. Damn, son.

Download: Drake-Marvin’s Room

Drake-Dreams Money Can Buy

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Here’s some new Drizzy stuff with Drake dropping “Dreams Money Can Buy.” I’ve never been the biggest Drake fan, in fact one of my favorite artists right now is a West Coast guy I would consider the Anti-Drake, but he’s something I don’t mind listening to every once in awhile.
Nice, laid back beat, something I feel could have come off The Weeknd’s House of Balloons mixtape. It’s a Jai Paul sample, by the way. Drake’s got his typical flow, creating a nice, lazy feeling song. I’m a little disappointed in the actual lyrical content of the song but it’s still an excellent track nonetheless. Well, that and the fact that Drake thought it was a good idea to start singing mid-verse. Definitely So Far Gone Drake as opposed to Thank Me Later Drake. Makes me wonder what his sound would be like if he wasn’t signed with Young Money. Whether you like it or not, that wheelchair kid from DeGrassi can create some legitimate music.

Drake-Dreams Money Can Buy

Gerald Walker-On Your Side EP

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Spotted this on MJF earlier tonight. I have finals next week so I’ve been hitting the books pretty hard the last couple days. What I’m trying to say is, I’m down for listen to any new music I can get a hold of to pass the time by. This EP is similar to the Tripp mixtape I posted last week, in terms of expectations. I had absolutely none. And I was blown away.

On Your Side was pretty highly anticipated as Gerald Walker has started to make a name for himself. I follow a bunch of other blogs and he’s been getting some rave reviews. With Cardo of the Taylor Gang fortune producing, this album warranted a listen.

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The Weeknd-House of Balloons Mixtape

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I figured since I had a post about Frank Ocean yesterday, I might as well post something else classified as R&B.

The mysterious act called The Weeknd has at least one member, singer Abel Tesfaye, and is based in Toronto, hometown of fellow R&B/Hip-Hopper Drake. Drake is in large part responsible for creating buzz around The Weeknd. Although, when you listen to the act it’s reasonable to think they would have generated buzz by themselves at some point.

This mixtape makes you feel like you’re in a deep sleepy state. The dreamy beats, verses about women, hip-hop references and sometimes a taste of melancholy really makes this mixtape stand out, almost hypnotizing. It’s almost like those commercials you see for old R&B “love-making” music, except this stuff is phenomenal. Now that I think about it, this is a mix of Theophilus London beats and Frank Ocean lyrics  with a touch of Drake.

I’ve heard comparisons between The Weeknd and Frank Ocean and I think some are warranted. Both have dreamy styles, were essentially self-released albums, and have potential to shape the way that R&B will sound in the future.

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The Weeknd-House of Balloons Mixtape