So how crazy is it that “Crazy In Love” is 10 years old today? Remember the first time you heard this Beyoncé joint with her boo Jay-Z? It wasn’t love at first sight for me when I heard it on the radio, but it definitely grew on me, as it did to the world. I knew I had to cop the CD single. There was something special about this Destiny’s Child member that we haven’t seen in a minute. She was a different kind of diva. She had chops and she could dance. That was rare, even until today. Happy 10th Anniversary “Crazy In Love”, a song written by Beyoncé Knowles, Rich Harrison, Shawn Carter and Eugene Record; produced by Rich Harrison and Beyoncé Knowles; and samples The Chi-Lites’ “Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)”. This is a true classic, whether you like it or not.
Liking the sound of this new Elijah Blake and Common collabo. The song sounds familiar? That is the O’Jays “Back Stabbers” sample you’re hearing, which is most recognised from Angie stone’s “Wish I Didn’t Miss You”.
Saw Kaytranada‘s name on this song and knew this track is an immediate fire, which it is. Diggin’ the artistry that is Cyber and Green Hypnotic on this one.
One of my favourite Alicia Keys track off Girl On Fire album, which is a pretty damn good release despite what a lot of people say. Expected a lot more for this video, but hey, expectations are expectations. Swizz Beatz gave this song a festivity.
Mount Kimbie did it again and this time with King Krule on “You Took Your Time”. Can’t wait for Mount Kimbie’s new album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth dropping 27th this month.
Came across this beautiful “LoveLude & Floatin” joint by Jaël. Total vibe mode.
Much love to Solange and Kendrick Lamar‘s artistry as individuals and even more love for them together on this remix for Solange’s “Looks Good With Trouble”.
Another stellar Justin Timberlake “Suit & Tie” remix here and this time it’s by oriJanus.
IAMNOBODI is a name you should really watch out for. Foreal foreal. This Amel Larrieux remix is gold.
Oooh this new Ryan Hemsworth track “Perfectly” is pretty damn good.
Mayer Hawthorne and Jessie Ware on a track together? Wow yes thank you. “Her Favorite Song” is the first single from Mayer Hawthorne’s upcoming album Where Does This Door Go due out July 16th. Super exciting single and always good to hear new materials from Mr. Hawthorne.
This is Kelly Rowland being vulnerable and speaking the truth on her career, abusive relationship and Bey. She teams up with fellow tour mate The-Dream on “Dirty Laundry”, which is probably Kelly’s most powerful single to date. Just listen. Possibly the highlight release of the week for me.
Ohyes. A Kaytranada video to “Holy Hole Inna Donut”. I don’t quite understand the video, but do I really need to when I’m paying so much more attention to the tune?
Ariana Grande got the looks, that Mariah tone and a catchy tune. Oh and she got Mac Miller on this joint. She’ll do fine.
LAKIM is another monster in the scene right now. This is his nasty Back It Up Bootleg to Lloyd’s “Get It Shawty”.