Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy…. man, two of my favorite NOLA artists. Their new project,,Family Business, is truly a dope way to start off 2017. From the instrumentals to the lyrical content, this project reminds me of cruising down Chef Menteur Hwy in New Orleans east pre Katrina. It reminds me of the days me and my brother Khalil used to walk to Six Flags NOLA from my grandmother Momae’s house. It reminds me of daiquiris, king cake, and the 504 boys. This mixtape really brings me back… check it out: https://itun.es/us/L1RGgb
I purposely distance myself from “commercial” artists, especially in the hip hop realm… but this new Big Sean album though. Bruh.. I’m super impressed. Sean’s latest project, I Decided, is a refreshing and well crafted lyrical experience for my ears. With only five features, this fourteen track album pretty much hit the mark for me. Not to mention, Eminem’s verse on No Favors is like the icing on the cake. Same Time, Pt. 1 is also a dope one.. check it out here:
Live in Concert is probably one of my favorite Curren$y and Wiz collaborations. I’ve been an avid follower of Curren$y that Hot Spitta’s music for almost 12 years (Wiz for almost 7), and I have no plans on stopping the music train.
I love the fact that this project takes a simple, and raw approach as far as sampling is concerned. Live in Concert is all about good vibes, relaxation, as well as powerful fusion jazz samples that will make your dad reminisce on his college days.
The retro 70’s vibe shines through with samples from Bobbi Humphrey’s Fancy Dancer album. That element alone is how I snuck Curren$y into my 65 year old dad’s playlist (hehe 😐). Check it out below: https://youtu.be/BINiRPGUJrk