As the year comes to a close I thought it would be most appropriate to end the year with a list of some dope music y’all should definitely checkout, along with a short review for each album/song listed!
- Bruno Mars- “24k Magic”
Bruno Mars made this 9-track album flawlessly. It includes slow jams and some up beat sounds that’ll take you back to 80s or 90s R&B. I played the album over and over after just one listen! ** Favorite track: (Tough but..) “That’s What I like”
- Weeknd – “STARBOY”
The Weeknd delivered his 18-track album full of nothing but fire!!! It smoothly blends R&B, pop and rap. With features from artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Ray, Daft Punk and Future… How could one go wrong? Weeknd had every single on Billboard’s Top 100 list just days after its release in late 2016, and currently has 6 on the top 100, and he currently holds the number one spot with his leaden single – “Starboy.” Checkout this album if you want to be able to listen to an album straight through without skipping a song. ** Fave Track “Sidewalks”
- Gucci Mane – “The Return Of East Atlanta Santa”
Seems like Gucci has released music every month since his release this past summer, including a mixtape with Lil Uzi Vert. He has given fans an LP with features from Drake, Bryson Tiller and Travis Scott. As usual Gucci blesses us with a smoove flow and gets back to the “old” Gucci just a little in my opinion. Producers for the LP included Mike WiLL Made-It, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Southside, and Murda Beatz (Billboard.com). All of which have had pretty big years’ as it pertains to some of the hottest music that has been released. I’m sure Gucci has a ton of more music coming our way as well as other ventures to build his brand even more! (Haven’t seen Guwop’s latest Breakfast Club interview? Click HERE ** Fave Track: “Last Time”
- Lil Tre “Hit U Wit a Blessing” (Song)
This track is basically about looking out for your girl… you know if you’re up she is too type of thing. I absolutely love supporting local artists, although explicit I love the song and concept. This song is part of an EP Available on iTunes titled : “Young Nigga Dreams, Vol. 2” Another song I like is titled “Pain” and “Whats Goin’ On”. It features various other local artists such as Wonda Brad Rie, Big C, Solo and Milli. Check it out if you are fans of Blessed Team , Team Eastside or Trap music in general.
- Tee Grizzley – “First Day Out” (Song)
Early November Tee Grizzley released a song that literally broke the internet. Within a days it reached a million views, and currently has over 5 million views. There were also memes made for the song. The song is about 4 1/2 minutes and he raps nearly the whole time with no chorus. There is one part in the song where the beat goes from being super calm, to completely lit. Its like a 2016 version of Meek Mill’s “Dreams And Nightmares” how the beat switches up. I think its so popular not only because of Grizzley’s flow but what he’s talking about, which is his story on how he was facing several year’s in Jail but overcame it to put it to wax. I have never saw people go so crazy when a song comes on at parties until this one. The Detroit Native has received positive feedback not only from fans, but other rappers such as Meek Mill, Chris Brown and Dej Loaf. Checkout the video on youtube ! I which him continued success in 2017!
*** If you all have any other music I can checkout COMMENT Below or Email me : TheReal2point0@Yahoo.com !!!