@@@ Robin Thicke: One Shot (feat. Juicy J) (Interscope, 2016). Horny ripoff artist Robin Thicke (of bending Miley Cyrus over in public fame!) is back with more sex music. I can’t place this musical arrangment as being a total ripoff but it sure as shit isn’t original. He’s doing shots with a woman and the more they drink the more clothes come off, blah blah blah. Juicy J is along for party vibes and the only people who will benefit from this dreck are bars putting it on to sell more booze. Make selling booze great again! #trumpblows #clintontoo
@@@ Childish Gambino: Me and Your Mama (Glassnote, 2016). I’ve never felt the love for Childish that I’ve seen up on the interwebz and whatnot but I’m a generous parole board, I always give second and third chances. This is a six minute track off an upcoming full length banger coming out early December and it’s a slowed down funk track with a high pitched drone and an old school vocal chorus. And now it segues into a Funkadelic guitar driven pounder with some real soul. This is hot. Let that be a lesson to all you kids out there, you gotta hear shit for yourself. This is real ass music, unlike the Robin Thicke stupid joint above. Check this out and I will check out the rest of this full length when it hits the streets.
@@@ Belly: Inzombia (Roc Nation, 2016). Some overwrought hip hop (at least on this first tune) I got to via the Apple Music new music section. There are a lot of guests on this record so I would expect these tracks to sport different vibes. This second tune (clipped below) is much more stripped down than the opener. It’s a street breakup tune and it’s pretty raw. Let’s peep a little more. I dig the sounds after the first tune but it’s more than a bit anti-woman. I ain’t no new age hippie yo but those are people’s sisters and moms and whatnot.
YTD recordings listened to: 891
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 496
Not good music: 338
Honorable Mentions: 14
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