Oakland artist Day Wave has taken over my playlist with his insanely catchy track, "Come Home Now". Whether I'm cleaning, driving, lying in bed, or working, I find myself full out dancing to the uptempo, synth-pop number. I love the fact that it gives you a specific feeling...enjoying a hot, summer, California day at the beach as a sequence of ocean waves (no pun intended lol) crash. "Come Home Now" is by far my favorite pop song this year and I can't wait to hear what else this talented gentleman has in store. Get home ASAP to listen below.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
R&B singer Hue Stona sets the mood with his raunchy cut, "Nu Thang". Over a sensual beat, the crooner shows off his falsetto while claiming he can do things to a woman that the others before him couldn't. Pretty self-explanatory, but catchy nonetheless. This will definitely be a new addition to your sex playlist. Dive in below.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Atlanta seems to continuously churn out new artists everyday. Motown artist Malachiae Warren reps his hometown in the Migos assisted video "Thank Yo Momma" and it's...slightly nostalgic. From the opening porch and phone call scene, I immediately got Ciara Goodies vibes and instantly knew I would love it. The young singer pulls up to a local pool party filled with scantily clothed women before linking up with Migos at the legendary Cascade skating rink. I think what intrigued me most about the visual was the overall energy (the girl with the purple hair entertained me so much for some reason lol). My only gripe is that there was no choreography, which would've taken it to the next level. All in all, cool video for a fun song. Turn up with Chiae below.
Australian singer Troye Sivan has debuted the heart-warming video for his catchy POP tune "Wild". Two young boys hang out around the neighborhood, unknowingly developing feelings for each other...that is until their fathers have a rift between themselves and separate both parties all together. Troye plays narrator, as he holds his lover in bed before sharing a kiss at the end. I really enjoyed the emotion behind the concept, and it doesn't hurt that the song makes you feel as if you can love without restriction. "Wild" is the first offering from the young star's recently released EP of the same name. Watch below #LoveWins
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Philly singer Devon came across my radar via the Instagram Explore page and I'm glad he did. The talented artist has been putting his own spin on popular records for awhile, but it's his latest track that resonated with me. "At Your Best" is a remake of the late Aaliyah's beautiful ballad, equipped with updated production and a gorgeous falsetto throughout. His voice is as smooth as butter, with runs so effortless, I can't wait to hear his own music (that he's currently in the studio cooking up). Fall in love all over again below.
Sevyn Streeter continues her musical assassination with her latest project Shoulda Been There Pt. 1. Stemming from said project is the whimsical, midtempo "Boomerang" featuring and produced by Hit-Boy (what up Chaunc!). Over a edgy, clinking beat, reminiscent of Aaliyah and Timbaland, the singer/songwriter alerts her boo that he's going to lose her since their love isn't strong enough for him to bring that ass home. I love this track so much mainly because of the passion and confidence Sevyn exudes throughout. Lines like all these curves and all this face, gettin' all this work, and still you wanna go and act up are a true testament to the times, and basically solidify the point that, a person makes time for what they want...regardless of how fine or special you are. For all you women (or men) out there who are doing your thing, and don't feel appreciated by your significant other, throw this on for a sense of empowerment. Listen below #Zoomin.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
When I saw that my girl Natasha Mosley released her full length album, I was instantly excited. You may remember the young Atlanta singer from her collaborations with Jeremih (All The Time) and Verse Simmonds (Bent Up), but now she's ready to step out on her own. "Rose Hall" is a true definition of Hip Hop and R&B; hard hitting beats meshed with soft, angelic vocals. Ms. Mosley taps her favorite producers, FKi among others to serve up that 'real'. The entire project is pretty cohesive, but of course I have a few standouts. The vulnerable Love Me Later tells the story of a person who knows who they want to be with for the rest of their life, but it's not reciprocated just yet on the other end. I get in my feelings every time I hear it because I know exactly where she's coming from, as I too have held out hope for someone who wasn't quite ready for me. On the sensual October, the brown skin beaut yearns for a cuddle buddy during the cooler seasons, while staking her claim on the confident Beautiful. Other notable tracks include the bouncy Anything and Shotgun. Natasha is the around the way girl that the ladies want to hang around and the guys want to date, making "Rose Hall" the perfect soundtrack to close out the year. Get into it below.
Here..there..women everywhere. MMG singer Omarion throws a wet n wild pool party with the help of rappers Kid Ink and French Montana in their playful new video, "I'm Up". The former boybander dons a few different looks and even invites his real life girlfriend and baby's mother, Apryl, to join in on the action. The song and visual scream summertime fun and I'm here for it. The Nic Nac produced track serves as the first single from his upcoming album, Reasons. Watch the guys have a ball below.