Toronto native, Haley Smalls‘ second mixtape Imagination was recently released. Imagination is produced, by Megaman and includes appearances from Boi-1da and P Reign. It has certain mainstream sounds but she utilizes influences of a true R&B artist throughout. As you might expect, she definitely captures that popular “Toronto-esque” vibe in her tone and sonics. This one is sure to . . .
Majid Jordan returns to continue pushing their self-titled album with a video for “Learn From Each Other“. I feel that this a more subtle visual, but pay attention to the artists/actors involved as it tells a bit of a short story. They did well to portray a solid amount of emotion throughout for what appears . . .
As one of the smoothest, most melodically inclined emcees in the game, it should come as no surprise that Smino is well equipped to mesh with Terrace Martin’s jazzy acoustics on “Pecans.” The bouncy St. Louis native’s bouncy delivery is supplemented by horn, drums, and bass guitar that sound like they’re being performed live instead . . .
“I like to vibe different, I need me a girl that sees the entire vision.” Bugus has been consistently releasing one fire record per week for a minute now, and his latest drop, “House Lights,” lives up to the standard that he’s set. The Paul Maxwell-produced record features a soulful sample and lyrics that touch . . .
“They’re gonna do it, anyway.” N.E.R.D.‘s “Don’t Do It” has a light vibe to it, but it addresses some heavy topics related to being Black in America. The Kendrick Lamar-featuring single carries a rock edge to it, and has plenty of energy to match. Kendrick goes absolutely bananas on his verse, as you would expect. . . .