Apr 6, 2016

Editor's Picks: Week of 4-3-16

Editor's picks of the week, Let's get to it.

Song on Repeat: On The Way - Big Sean & Jhene Aiko

Out of nowhere Big Sean & Jhene Aiko eff'd up the game and dropped Twenty88. I saw my TL talking about the surprise release but everyone was vague. When I got the chance, I actually saw that it was a collaborative EP between the heavy hitters. At this point I had to stream it immediately. On the Way is definitely gonna be a killer on the radio. Not 100 if I'm just gonna enjoy this as a fan or actually be critical of the project. Until I decide enjoy On the Way after the break.



Indie Track: Nites X Work - PartyXMichael

New on the WTM radar is PartyXMichael. A couple weeks back he dropped his new project, Gone So Far. Nites X Work like much of the project samples a lot from Drake's So Far Gone. Produced himself he looped Drake and Lloyd in A Night Off. combined with trap and synths providing a dope vibe. A little too much autotune for my liking but combined with the rap verse the track is tough. Check it out after the break.


Throwback Jawn: Feels Good - Tony Toni Tonè

I found myself behind my turntables this week. It's been awhile since I mixed anything seriously so I took my stab at New Jack Swing. MotownPhilly, Poison, FatherMC, all share the BPM with the track I keep revisiting today, Feels Good by Tony, Toni, Tonè. This is really the music I grew up on watching my mom and dad dance at the cookouts too. Take a trip to the good ole days with the kid below.


Project of the Week: Boulevard Blues - Ty Jackson & SOULFULL

Niles already reviewed the Franklin, New Jeru Natives duo's project but this is definitely a lot of what I've been listening to this week. After my sit down with SOULFULL he previewed the first track, truth, for me. Ty Jackson is a vocal powerhouse packing a lot of soul in his diaphragm. I'm already excited for the follow up to EraNu and the other projects SOULFULL announced to me. I'll spill more when I drop the interview soon. In the meantime listen to Boulevard Blues after the break.

Jonathan Ramsey
Jonathan Ramsey

Multimedia Journalist, Founder and Chief Editor of WTM Host of A-Side B-Side Podcast and more. I like to talk about stuff and write it down. Sometimes to a microphone. Either way, I need you to feel this.

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