I’m going to kick off a new weekly segment on the blog where we just talk music. I’ve been including “Song of the day” at the end of most posts, but I feel like I need to take things further. I have always had a love for music….and an ear, I’ve been told, for when something is pretty tight. So this was inevitable.
Meet me here weekly to check out what I’m listening to, hear about new artists, music videos, concerts, hidden gems, playlists…any and all-uh dat. And once you’re here, stay a while.
So let’s get right to it! *starts rubbing hands together like Birdman
Here’s a list of 10 songs that I have in rotation right now.
1. Anderson .Paak: Trippy ft J.Cole
This vibe right here is so good. The song opens with a nostaligic clip from Rodney Dangerfield that sets the tone for a warm, dark groove. Then Cole hops in just tip toeing all over the beat. I’m here for it. .Paak is consistently musical and awesome at his craft. His new album, Oxnard, is out now. Get all the way familiar.
2. Smino: Klink
Smino is back at it. Dude so talented. Klink is just one of my many favorites from his new album, NOIR. This song comes on and I just want to do a slow shoulder shimmy and feel bougie. St. Louis stand up.
3. Wizkid: Fever
Such a feel-good song. I listen to this song practically every day. I’ve had Wizkid on my radar for a while, but dis right here? Even my 2 year old kid likes this song.
4. Trippie Redd: Fire Starter
“Said it all ends in motherfucking flames
Said I’m a boss, bitch, ain’t got no time for games”
5. P-Lo: Don’t Rush
This song had me twerking in the shower one day. Got my entire life.
6. Ariana Grande: God is a Woman
When you find time to be a boss bitch.
7. Jean Deaux: Way Out
Featured on Jean Deaux’s project KRASH
. I haven’t had a chance to fully listen to the project, but I do like her as an artist, so I’m excited to hear more.
8. Radiant Children: Life’s a Bitch
“Don’t always think you’re wrong when you’re right
They’ll always try to change your mind
Darling, just do whatever feels right
Your life is there to be designed”
This song was brought into my life thanks to Insecure’s Season 3 Soundtrack, which is amazing. Rapheal Saddiq is a music supervisor for Insecure and it shows. Even if you don’t watch the show, make it your business to check out the soundtrack.
9. Gallant: Gentleman
I only recently discovered this little gem. Oh, and it is goood.
10. Free Nationals: Beauty & Essex ft Daniel Ceasar and Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Give me a little Daniel Ceasar and I know it’s going to be a great day. Plus this video is legit art.
Check out this playlist on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/say-dat-play-dat/pl.u-Ymb0xj2HqyxK8x