VIDEO: The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – “I Feel It Coming”

The visuals are here for one of the most epic collab songs of the year… or maybe ever.

Directed by Warren Fu, the video’s grainy and old-school feel is the perfect fit for the overall vibe of “I Feel It Coming.”  The visuals even play into The Weeknd’s starboy theme and new persona.

And as if The Weeknd’s voice didn’t already sound like Michael Jackson’s, Abel’s dance moves in this video make the MJ comparison even more real.  Actually, while watching “I Feel It Coming,” MJ’s “Billie Jean” music video came to mind.  Not necessarily all that’s happening in the vid, but the lighting, how it’s filmed, and the dance moves.  I’m digging it.  Watch below!

And while we don’t see Daft Punk until the very end, I still think the video works and flows overall.  I feel Daft Punk’s presence is best for a DJ set and this video wouldn’t be the proper setting for such.  Why am I talking in some weird proper English form?  Anyways.

Right now it’s just over 350,000 views, but I can guarantee this will hit 1,000,000 in no time.

Peep “I Feel It Coming” below!

 

Chance the Rapper Donates $1M to Chicago Public Schools

Have I told yinz how big of a Chance fan I am?  He continues to spread positivity through his lyrics and more importantly through his actions.  His biggest one yet?

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It is so refreshing to see someone with power and a voice do good and actually DO.  Not just talk about it.  He announced the donation during a press conference that was streamed live at Oliver S. Westcott Elementary in Chicago.  Below is what he said regarding the generous act.

“Today, I am proud to announce that I am donating $1 million to CPS,” he said. “This donation was made possible by my fans, through ticket sales for my upcoming tour and an unprecedented coordination from Live Nation, AEG, and Ticketmaster, competing corporations who were able to band together — also with independent promoters and venues across the country — to use funds from ticket sales to donate to CPS…I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds.”

As if this isn’t major enough, Chance also said that his foundation, Social Works, will donate $10,000 to a specific public school for every $100,000 that’s raised.  This will begin with Oliver S. Westcott Elementary.

The love that Chance has for his Chicago hometown and those still residing there, especially the youth, is truly heartwarming.  He met with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Friday to begin the discussion on public school funding.  Post-meeting, Chance wasn’t too happy with the outcome, saying the Governor’s answers were vague.  Well, hopefully this $1M donation will be a wake-up call to those higher-ups in Chicago that Chance means business.

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Travi$ Scott Announces “Birds Eye View” Tour Dates

And just like that we have another tour announcement.  Travi$ Scot Tweeted the first phase dates of his tour.

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And guess what?  He’s making a stop in Pittsburgh!  I am v. excited for my fellow yinzers.

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I’m not seeing a true Los Angeles date though.  He’s performing both weekends at Coachella and making a stop in Santa Barbara.  I’d be down for the Santa Barbara stop, but it’s happening on a Wednesday.  Who does that?  Travi$ I suppose.  Okay, again I can’t be too upset because he is part of Rolling Loud, and I have my wristband for that.

Regardless, you know this will be a dope concert.  Travi$ Scott’s energy level is on 100 just about all of the time, and the love he has for his fans is what makes me like him even more as an artist. Click on the GIF below for a previous post I wrote about Travi$ Scott who opened for Rihanna’s ANTI Tour.

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Check out all the tour dates for phase one here.  Is he coming to your city?  Maybe phase two he will throw in a Los Angeles date.  Please and thank you.

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Power106 Reveals Annual Powerhouse Concert Lineup

Currently having a major FOMO moment.  Why?  Well because I will not be in LA for Powerhouse this year.  SAD.  I can’t really complain that much though because that weekend I’ll be in Miami with two of my BFFs and I’m more than likely attending Rolling Loud Festival.  I digress.

This year’s Powerhouse falls on Cinco de Mayo weekend which is typically early than previous years.  It’s going down on Saturday, May 6 at the Glen Helen Amphitheater.

Let me just say though that the lineup is one big fire emoji.  Big Sean and Lil Wayne headlining?!  Do you even know how many live bangers that will come out of this concert?  “My Homies Still.”  “Beware.”  “Deep.”  And so many more.  Ugh.  I guess I can’t go to everything, but it still hurts a bit.  It’s the fangirl in me.

Kid Ink, Jeremih, Post Malone, MadeinTYO, too?!  You know Big Sean and MadeinTYO will perform the “Skateboard P” remix together.  Amazing.

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Congrats to the Power team on an epic lineup!  Want to get more amped up about it?  Watch the promo vid here, and get your tickets this Friday so I can live vicariously through your social feeds.

Happy Monday, yinz!

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So Close…

Okay, can we just get the song already?  Calvin Harris initially teased the track, officially called “Slide,” featuring Frank Ocean a few weeks ago, and now we can confirm FO is on it as well as Migos.  I am here for this.

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Listen to another snippet of the song with some vocals from Migos’ Offset below.

Anxiously awaiting…

Check back for when the song actually drops!

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ALBUM: Future – “Future”

Future’s self-titled album, Future, dropped quite earlier than expected!  It’s official release date is tomorrow which typically means it will drop at 9PM PST / 12AM EST the night before, but here we are at 8AM PST with it!  Well for now, it’s only available for steaming on Spotify.  So if you have that service, you’re in luck.

I do not… #TeamAppleMusic.  So until then, check it out, and let me know how it is!

Stream it here, thanks to Complex!

And sorry Future, I love your music, but this album artwork sort of looks like a sonogram.  One of the new 3D ones.  Which actually, I just looked up the true definition of “sonogram,” and it also means: a graph representing a sound, showing the distribution of energy at different frequencies.  There’s sort of a tie-in?

Any who…

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Oh, and there are no features on this album… get to trappin’, yinz!

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TRACKLIST: Future – “Future”

Future has just revealed the 17-song tracklist for his upcoming self-titled album, Future.

Peep it below!

FUTURE TRACKLISTING

1) ‘Rent Money’
2) ‘Good Dope’
3) ‘Zoom’
4) ‘Draco’
5) ‘Super Trapper’
6) ‘POA’
7) ‘Mask Off’
8) ‘High Demand’
9) ‘Outta Time’
10) ‘Scrape’
11) ‘I’m So Groovy’
12) ‘Might As Well’
13) ‘Poppin Tags’
14) ‘Massage In My Room’
15) ‘Flip’
16) ‘When I Was Broke’
17) ‘Feds Did A Sweep’

via HHNM

The album will be dropping this Friday.

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Happy Valentine’s Ye!

So obviously it’s Valentine’s Day, but can we talk about the real celebratory moment that is today?  The one year anniversary of Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo.  This seventh studio album of the Chicago native is one of my favorite albums and has been in rotation monthly since it dropped a year ago.

And what’s even cooler is that he premiered it during his Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden.  He SOLD OUT MSG all for a fashion show.  How amazing!  I remember watching it at work at my last job during my free month subscription to Tidal (only subscribed for that reason) and was just in awe the entire time.  Seeing how happy Kanye was dropping new music for his fans, family, and friends… seeing the audience go wild… watching the models in his fashion show stand as still as a statue yet shed tears.  Like what were they thinking?!  So incredible.  And I think it’s amazing Kanye gave those involved with his show that once in a lifetime opportunity.

But yeah, this was very far from your standard album release.  It was an EXPERIENCE which more and more artists are doing when it comes to music drops.  I think I need to write a post on that.

Okay, back to the album.  Or do we call it an art piece?  A work of art?  Some people were (and still might be) annoyed by the fact that Ye continued to change the album once it officially dropped, but I’m not mad about it.  Kanye is known to be quite the perfectionist so it’s not surprising that he wanted to alter the album once it released.  Yes, he could have made sure it was all up to par before officially releasing it, but I think his approach to TLOP created a more personal connection to his fans.  Almost like you were part of the process – watching it happen and anticipating what more could he do.

It gave the album life in a way.  That it was still growing… transforming.  This is a bit dramatic, I know, but think about it.  Something is born and it grows and changes.  This is what TLOP did.  Any who.

From the opening sounds of the little girl in “Ultralight Beam” to Kanye straight up rapping bars and truth on the last track, “Saint Pablo,” so much greatness and emotion took place.  The beginning of the album started with gospel vibes and uplifting tones and yet ended in an almost angry, sad, frustrated Kanye.  We sort of heard that transition in “I Love Kanye.”  He’s acknowledging the ups and downs that is Kanye West, and I think that’s refreshing.

Having Chance the Rapper start on his first track is a major key.  No, really.  Now look at Chance.  He just won three Grammy Awards.  Not saying Kanye had anything to do with it, Chance is extremely talented, but the motivation and inspiration from Kanye probably had a slight influence on him as an artist.

I met Kanye West, I’m never going to fail
He said let’s do a good ass job with Chance three
I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy

-Chance the Rapper, “Ultralight Beam”

This is the album that introduced us to Desiigner who we all thought was Future at first.  And now look at Timmy Turner.  He’s dropping mixtapes, going on his own tours, and being seen at exclusive events with a large fanbase.  The “Famous” music video?  So full of controversy, yet you remember the song and the video.  Even cooler, he premiered the video in movie theaters at a few cities, one being Los Angeles.  And for LA, Kanye was there!  How epic is that?  The truest of the true fans watching a music video in a movie theatre and the artist who released the video is behind you vibing out with you.  Kanye does it for the kids, bro.  And have you heard “Waves” featuring Chris Brown?  That song is fy-er.  I get the chills every time I hear it.

To top it all off, he tacked on a pretty epic tour to sum up The Life of Pablo.  And what’s sort of crazy, now that I think about it is the kickoff to his tour began quite uplifting and full of energy.  Towards the end, he was canceling shows and acting a little off.  Sort of like the album.  Maybe it was to mirror the life of Pablo.  Regardless, TLOP was for sure one of the best albums of 2016 and continues to be one of my favorites.

I’m looking forward to Yeezy Season 5 tomorrow and am very curious to see what the following means.  It’s been circulating on Twitter for a few hours now.  There’s talks that Kanye and Drake have a joint project, so I would be pretty pumped to at least hear one track from that.  Maybe a song from Drake’s More Life will drop?  I do not know.  All I need to do now is sign up for Tidal again for a hot minute to watch and see.

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Alright, yinz.  Valentine’s Ye is almost over so want to publish this post before the day’s end.  Talk soon!

OH!  And we can absolutely not forget that today, February 14, is also the 11 year anniversary of Drake’s very first mixtape, Room for Improvement.  Definitely check that out if you haven’t.  You can hear what all the Drake fuss is about and where it began 🙂

In short, Drake and Kanye both share the same project anniversary day for two monumental pieces of work they’ve created, so I would be very excited for them to drop a collab project tomorrow.  And then next year on February 15, I can write a one year anni post on that.

Okay – night, fam!

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MUSIC: Nav ft. The Weeknd – “Some Way”

You guys!!  Have you heard of Nav?  Have you ever listened to Nav?  Okay, well you are missing out if you’ve answered “no” to either or both of those questions.

He’s affiliated with The Weeknd so you know he’s about to put out some fire music.  He has those chill vibes that in a weird way remind me of a super mellow Travi$ Scott.

Anyways, check out his new track now featuring The Weeknd.  I’m also pretty sure Nav is working on a project of his own.  Could this be from it?

Track artwork below –

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Listen here!  Guarantee your listen by subscribing to Apple Music.  Duh.

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