My Two Cents: Kehlani, Migos and Matt Martians dropped new albums this weekend!
Okay. 2017 hasn't been as dry as I thought it would be. We've gotten so much music it's CRAZY! Speaking of crazy, lets talk about Kehlani's latest album release, SweetSexySavage first.
I'll admit, this was the first full project that I've listened to from Kehlani but I've always admired her personality and how genuine she is. Her music really caught my attention when I heard her single for SweetSexySavage, CRZY. What I like the most about Kehlani's sound is that it is STRAIGHT UP R&B. Not R&B and Soul, not R&B and Trap, just R&B! I cannot tell you the last time I heard a genuine female R&B album that was recently released. It doesn't seem like the most popular thing to brand your debut album as, especially since a lot of people claim that R&B is dead. But, I'm definitely here for this project and I really enjoyed it!
Favorite Tracks: Keep On, Distraction, Undercover, CRZY, Personal, Too Much
Migos cannot, and WILL not, be denied. This is their moment. After their first single, Bad and Boujee, went viral, their album, Culture, became highly anticipated and Migos didn't disappoint. The album started off strong with a feature from rap social media king, DJ Khaled, and then it went into all of the singles, T-Shirt, Call Casting and Bad and Boujee. That was my biggest (and only) critique, I wish the tracks were arranged differently to keep the momentum going after the first track. Overall though, I really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to seeing what Migos does next!
Favorite Tracks: Culture, Get Right Witcha, Deadz, Kelly Price
Thanks to one of my followers, I found out about this album release from Matt Martians. He's apart of the music group, The Internet, and wears many hats as a singer, songwriter AND music producer. His solo debut album, The Drum Chord Theory, was definitely different than anything you would hear on the radio. I really love how laid back the album was. Most of the songs didn't follow the standard verse/pre-chorus/chorus format and the vocals definitely took a backseat to the upfront, funky and heavy drum beats. It definitely gave me a summertime/Pharrell/Neptunes vibe!
Favorite Tracks: What Love Is, Where Are Yo Friends, Southern Isolation, Dent Jusay, Callin On Me, Elevators