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Wifey Wednesday: RnB Edition Again! Miguel, Timbaland ft. Ne-Yo, Brooke Valentine ft. Tyrese + Jon Bellion

No time to talk/think/write but feel like I’m on a roll here, so I gotta throw this one up. The point of this blog is to share music….I think. So here you go; another dose of RnB tracks made for the wifey, dug by the whitey.

Miguel – Adorn

Timbaland – Hands in the Air (ft. Ne-Yo)

Brooke Valentine – Rub It In (ft. Tyrese)

Jon Bellion – The Motto (Drake Cover)

 

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Wifey Wednesday: RnB Edition! Chris Brown ft Snoop Dogg & 2 Chainz, Jeremih ft Fabolous, Frank Ocean, Miguel, The Dream ft Pusha T, Mario + more

I’ve been waiting for some jams like these for a while now. Maybe I just don’t get after the RnB like I use to, which I don’t, but my timing was impeccable this time around, and consequently I have discovered some heeeeeat-ers. RnB heaters of course, but heaters none the less. First up, C. Breezy who, by the way, I’ve heard has the most ignorant insane fans in the world….I said heaters, not beaters. I’m kind of over the whole Rihanna thing though. What I mean is, I don’t have a moral problem with liking Chris Brown’s music. It’s not like I ever really supported him monetarily in the past (thank you peer to peer and user sharing technology), and I’m definitely not going to now. Doesn’t mean I can’t still rock to it for free.

Chris Brown ft. 2 Chainz & Snoop Dogg – Oh Yeah

Aw shoot. How perfect is that title? Jeremih is back at it. I’m starting to remember why I love Hip Hop/RnB music so much. Fab HAS to be the best one verse surgeon in the game, right? Right!?

Jeremih ft. Fabolous – Ahh Shit

Frank Ocean is starting to remind me why I like Frank Ocean so much. As much as I enjoy “rocking” to the “heaters” (what? I can’t mockingly quote my own words?), this is really why I love RnB music. It’s just so damn fresh. I especially appreciate dudes like Mr. Ocean and Weekend and how they’ve led the way as of late to once again innovate the game.

Frank Ocean – Pyramids

Speaking of innovating artistic geniuses…is it just me, or does Miguel kinda get his Prince on with this one? I don’t mean to offend (if you’re a Prince fan), and honestly I don’t really know that much Prince music in the first place to warrant my judgement. But I don’t know, to me it kinda sounds like something Prince could fuck with. And honestly, If you know anything about Miguel, you wouldn’t be offended. But he kinda Robin Thickes it a lil with the whole whisper song voice too. Ay bitch, wait to you see my dick. Right? Not even a little?

Miguel – Party Life

The Dream is not much of an RnB innovator anymore. He did use to bring back memories of 112, once upon a time at least, and is undoubtedly one of the most immense contributors to the current landscape of the genre. The dude is just too good at what he does; why change now? Seriously, The Dream knows how to make an RnB jam. Remember this?

The Dream ft. Pusha T – Dope Bitch

Next up we got my favorite from ColeCo’s EP – El VeranoThe collection features a handful of solid remix material from some classic RnB smashes, including the featured, “I Wanna Be Down” by Brandy. Where he came up with “Ricky Smiley,” I have no idea. Remember when RnB wasn’t raunchy as hell and female artists had some self respect class? When you compare a song like this from the 90’s, to Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake Remix” of today, you gotta feel a little uneasy about the youth/future of our country.

ColeCo – Ricky Smiley

It’s getting late. I thought it’d be appropriate to finish this post off with a slow jam. Mari-Ohhhh! Bring it back middle school dance style. Please, quit your hating and enjoy.

Mario – Bed Love


Wifey Wednesday: Major Lazer, Florence + The Machine vs Calvin Harris, Miguel, Frank Ocean, Usher + The Hood Internet

Being that it was unfortunately probably my most popular weekly post, I had to bring it back. But I don’t have much time to rant about pointless shit (you’re welcome?) so I’ll just get right into it…

Ursher baby. Dude is like the Tim Duncan of R & B. He quietly keeps coming back to kill this shit! Add a bunch of “HWUH” courtesy of Ricky Ross and you got yourself a hit.

Usher – Let Me See (ft. Rick Ross)

Majah Lazah! More mellow than what we’re use to hearing from these dudes, but amazing nonetheless. I wish I knew how to describe electronically produced sounds, because I would be more specific. But all in all, I love the sounds in this song. Soft female vocals always a plus as well.

Major Lazer – Get Free (ft. Amber of Dirty Projectors)

I went to the Calvin Harris show in Chicago a couple months back…let’s just say I did not fit in. The wifey really likes this one. Me too. Gets the people goin!

Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Calvin Harris Remix)

I like to think that I discovered Miguel because I fell in love with that “Sure Thing” joint when I heard it off some obscure new school mixtape back in 09 before anyone gave a shit. Obviously, that is ridiculous. But still, I knew dude had talent right from the start. Well, seems like that talent is growing, and “it’s just a matter of time”, literally, before he get’s it all. This one works really well in the motivation department.

Miguel – …ALL

This is the first single/popworthy song I’ve heard from Frank, and I’m not mad either. I do like the obscure dark sounding shit from Mr. Ocean slightly better, but dude has gotta eat, right?

Frank Ocean – PDA

Just in case you weren’t feeling the electronic R & B vibe, you might like the indie.

The Hood Internet – See Youth (Usher // Santigold)


Best of….The Funk’s First Half of 2011: Top 10 R&B Slow Jams

I’m pretty sure I had something super insightful to say last night right as I was about to fall asleep, but I was too lazy/unsober to get up and make note of it….That really pisses me off, you know? I need to carry/sleep with a tape recorder so I can “note to self” like Norm McDonald and remember shit to write/talk about.

Anyway, I do remember this morning, and I was thinking about discipline on the way to the bus stop. I have no idea why, but looking back, I wonder if this might have anything to do with my hangover on the way to work…Anyway, I was just thinking about how much discipline it takes to be non violent. And despite what Nas says in his book of rhymes, Gandhi was no fool even if it seems as though the Machiavellians are the ones always getting ahead. Could you imagine what this world might be like had there been no Ghandi or Martin Luther King to provide some balance opposing those who believe it takes “the occasional need for the methodical exercise of brute force, deceit, and so on” (wikipedia) to accomplish their goals? Their ideas will never die and their accomplishments will forever give idealist like myself hope for the people.

Anyway, I guess I‘ve just been on this anti-“hard” tip for a minute. And well the opposite of hard is soft. And since I’m not really into being all hard and shit anymore, that must mean I’m Chris Bosh soft, right? So maybe I am kinda, but shits really not that black and white. Since college though, I have been all about the peace and love (how can they say marijuana is a bad thing?). Actually, always been about the love, just catching up with the peacefulness lately. That’s why RnB has always been one of my favorite genres. Not so much the faster RnB, mostly just the “slow jams.” Yeah, I love me some R. Kelly. This year was HUGE thanks in large part to the emergence of The Weeknd. Dude is gonna blow up big time. By the way, the top of this list is on some classic grammy type shit. I mean some of the best songs I’ve heard in yearZUH, let alone the first half of this one.

10. Collie Buddz – Playback

9. Erykah Badu – Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long

8. John Legend – Rolling in the Deep (remix)

7. Kelly Rowland ft Mario & LIl Wayne – Motivation (remix)

6. The Weeknd – Rolling Stone

5. Miguel ft Pusha T – Sure Thing (remix)

4. The Weeknd – The Morning

3. Frank Ocean – Novacane…..you gotta check the music video for this song. Really fuckin cool, especially how they visually describe the feeling of not having feeling (numb)

2. Drake – Marvin’s Room

1. The Weeknd – High For This


Wifey Wednesday: The Weeknd, Miguel ft Pusha T, Pitbull ft Chris Brown, ODi ft Andrre + Lil Wayne (hmmm)

This dude is the shit. He was making reference tracks for Drake for a minute under the name “The Noise,” but I think he’s really hit stride with this new softer/darker sound as “The Weeknd.” Talk about talented….sheeeeeit.

The Weeknd – Rolling Stone

Since we’re talking about talented, let’s talk about my skills out there on the diamond, eh? Seriously though, competition is a must. Not just competition, but physical competition. I love that shit. Might need to take it down a notch or two for the co-ed 16″ league I’m in, but you play to win the game, right Herm? What were we talking about? Nevermind. Miguel dropped this track about 2 years ago, and I was on it from the very star (no lie). Dude already got blessed by J. Cole on “All I Want Is You” and  here he gets some help from an even bigger rap name. Great fucking song….way before Pusha decided to piggy-back the hype.

Miguel ft Pusha T – Sure Thing (remix)

I don’t like this, but chicks do. Pitbull’s next single?

Pitbull – International Love ft Chris Brown

I don’t know why I’m including this song in the wifey wrap up, but I’ve been holding onto it for way too long and now seems like the best time to share. Not even sure if the wifeys dig this shit, but very cool song, regardless. Very cool remix. Shit picks up after the 1:30 mark…

ODi ft Andrre – One in a Million (remix)

This song is absolutely awful. I’m just posting it to show you how far Lil Wayne has stooped to make money. This is fucking garbage. Honestly, is this really gonna be on Carter IV? This has to be a throwaway they leaked for the hell of it, right? I hope so….for the sake of all you Wayne fans out there. And yes, I went there with the “Wayne stay kissing babies” pic. That’s what haters do.

Lil Wayne – How To Love