With the drop of a few new bangers and the announcement of Roc Nation as his new management team towards the end of last year, Big Sean came back swinging after the nasty break up with ex-fiancée Naya Rivera, and now, the Detroit rapper is gearing up to make 2015 his, with the drop of details and a tantalizing preview trailer for his upcoming album. A couple days ago, both Sean & Roc Nation posted the album artwork to Instagram, notifying the world of its’ title, Dark Sky Paradise. Following suit were several artists and producers, including Drake, Jhené Aiko, DJ Khaled, PARTYNEXTDOOR and more, cleverly announcing their association with the project, and sending the internet into a tizzy.
Along with the cover, features and producers, the slated release date, February 24th, was also revealed, along with a short trailer, previewing a track that reportedly features Kanye West, giving fans and speculators something to look forward to. Snippets of the Drake-assited track also hit the net – and at first listen, both tracks sound like a new and improved Big Sean – something that’s definitely a good look from the G.O.O.D. rapper.
Sean’s latest release came last September with the surprise drop of four new tracks, including the glaringly obvious frontrunner, “IDFWU” still in super heavy rotation. “Jit/Juke,” “4th Quarter,” and “Paradise,” serving as the intro to Mike Will Made It’s Ransom, rounded out this set that stands as a noteworthy teaser to Dark Sky Paradise.
View the trailer, and hear the new music snippets and the four track teaser after the jump.
Beyonce hit the net with another crazy track for us to ride out to a couple months back, and in true music lover form, the remixes began rolling in. As a certified Soundcloud troll, I rummaged through the many that showed up in my stream, and the two that stood out the most both came in from young NYC heavyweights Kitty Cash and DJ Taj.
Nicknamed the R&B games’ DJ Khaled by FADER, Kitty Cash has hosted several buzz worthy projects from rising stars, while also lacing listeners with her own steeze on personal projects, including the Free the Love mixtape series that jump started her noteriety. The Brooklyn-ite has dropped several mixes and features, with “7/11” making an appearance in Larimar, a track in her current GEMS remix series.
A DJ for the now defunct 106 & Park series, DJ Taj highlights his Tri-State roots on wax, sprinkling a little bit of Jersey wherever he goes. His extensive list of mixes include hits “Coco,” “Tuesday,” “Only,” and “Latch,” several of which have garnered nearly or over 1,000,000 streams. He even ventured into making Disney‘s Frozen‘s massive hit, “Let It Go” into a somewhat adult-tolerable, club worthy hit. Definitely talented.
Catch both mixes after the jump!
It’s my solid opinion that any and everything Elle Varner touches is gold, and this new track is no different. The über talented singer throws sass, shade and a whole lot of side-eye in “Where Your Man Is,” a deliberate take on a subject matter women have clamored at each other over for eons – the cheating man. Elle Veezy goes to lengths to suggest a number of places the adulterer could be, none of which are with her – she has no interest in losers. Varner has been pushing the envelope lately, challenging her voice and sound, and I’m in love with the product. This is definitely a track to keep on bump status.
Don’t know where your man is? Catch the track after the jump to get a clue.
Our favorite uncles team up on a track with a groove so smooth, its title describes it perfectly. “Infectious” is the latest single from Charlie Wilson‘s new project, Forever Charlie, released today. The track features a verse and some pretty impressive, harmonized vocals from Snoop to round out this party-ready tune. Mr. Charlie, last name Wilson – always proving that he still has what it takes.
Hear the track after the jump.
The hummingbird that brought us one of the biggest hits of 2002, the infectious, make-you-wanna-touch-yourself anthem, “Oops, Oh My,” is making a strong comeback, with a new deal, and a recommitted sense towards sharing her own message. 13 years after the release of her breakout album, Southern Hummingbird, and 10 years after her sophomore effort, It’s Me, Again, soul songstress Tweet took to The Skorpion Show to announce signing to a new major label, and gave insiders notes on her upcoming music with long time collaborators Timbaland & Missy.
Are you as excited about Tweet’s return as we are?! Catch the full interview after the jump.