Drake “God’s Plan” x “Diplomatic Immunity”
Drake’s Scary Hours dual single release comes just hours after his surprise announcement and he spits about his current mindset on both. “Diplomatic Immunity” becomes a long stream of consciousness rap that is especially engaging. I’m here for the honest lyricism (and a slick Barry Sanders reference too.)
August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins) f/ Brandy “Optimistic”
The debut of the hip hop/soul supergroup: Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins. I’m here for this.
Brandy assists to kick off this cover of the uplifting “Optimistic” by Sounds of Blackness in 1991. Vocals, production, drums, Common’s verse: it’s all so wonderful.
Peep Common’s post about how this group came together. 👉
Russ “Alone” (prod. Scott Storch)
The T. Dot singer, whom we spotlighted on this week's Gowhere You Love Podcast (!), dropped a brand new track on Friday with some smooth drums by Scott Storch.
Russ croons, and raps, about feeling isolated while on the road and tunnel vision focused on his career. Who can relate?
Gowhere You Love Podcast (Ep. 12) — All-Star Crypto
Tibs, Jeordi, & Naagy return with the first episode of 2018 covering the NBA All-Star voting, what we're watching right now, and the topic du jour: Cryptocurrency.
Crypto leads it off (01:20), followed by NBA talk (12:15), and our "Quick" Hits (28:38) that also range from awesome live shows to Super Nintendo.
Our music picks (watch/listen below!):
09:50 preme__xy "Be Here Now"
25:30 Tone Stith "Miss California"
41:52 Russ "Wife You Up"