This week’s Music Monday features a blend of new school hip-hop tunes to warm up your week. Jalen Santoy’s “Foreplay” has steadily gained ground and is a track that I had on repeat all last week. The saxophone is simply too catchy and must be listened too. On the note of different instrumental elements, I added a few tracks from “Owl Pharoah,” Travis Scott’s first big release. The two songs “Naked” and “Hell of A Night,” showcase Travis’s creativity and the violin on “Naked” is hauntingly beautiful.
To balance things, I added a few of my old favorites. Action Bronson’s 9/24/11 is fantastic and I can confidently say that I can rap the whole song. The two Kendrick Lamar tracks on the playlist are early releases from the now world famous MC. If you are a visual person, take time to check out the video for “Never Catch Me,” the children dancing in the video is a sight to see. My final splurge into the delights of the mixtape days was “Pusha Man” off of Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap. The track is about 8 minutes long and features a change halfway through. The second half of the song is perhaps my favorite piece of music off the tape.
Slowing things down, I added “Aftershow” by Joe Fox to the playlist. Joe Fox has an extremely interesting story having been discovered by ASAP Rocky on the streets of London. After hearing Joe play, Rocky invited him to the studio, which lead to multiple features on At Long Last ASAP. In addition, I included Kali Uchi’s smooth “Only Girl” and Bob Rabbit’s “Crumble” featuring the amazing vocal of Rachel Rolleri.
I hope you enjoy our selection this week, now please sit back, plug in, and tune out with our Music Monday v. 55