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NEW: John Mayer – ‘Love on the Weekend’

John Mayer is back with his first single in THREE years.  The title is perfect for this song.  Seriously.  Give it a listen and you will hear/feel the connection between the title and overall sound.  Well done, John.

Now this isn’t the typical genre or song you will find me posting about, but I have always loved John Mayer and his music so it’s only right I continue to support him and his music three years later.  I mean my BFF Natalie and I would go to his concert every summer he made a stop in Pittsburgh.  The JM love is real.

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So yeah, listen to the track above (you can also check it on Apple Music) and vibe out.  And come on now, any song with the lyrics “You be the DJ, I’ll be the driver,” I’m going to listen to.  Anyone letting me DJ is a homie in my book.

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New Music From The Weeknd… Tonight

UPDATE 9:07PM PST: What did I think of the tracks?  I like “Party Monster” better than “I Feel It Coming (feat. Daft Punk).”  “Party Monster” was way more vibes and “I Feel It Coming” was like trying too hard to be vibes.  Although I did enjoy the Michael Jackson sound of that track but not my favorite.  Which one was your fave?  Or did you love both?

UPDATE 8:36PM PST: The new tracks are finally here! I’m about to listen for the first time myself so who don’t yinz do the same?  I’ll be back with my thoughts post-listen.  But if you can’t wait for that, tune into my Snap right now (ergense) and watch a live reaction.  Yeeeee.

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Okay yinz, we are getting closer to two new tracks (“Party Monster” and “I Feel It Coming”) from The Weeknd’s upcoming album Starboy.

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While we stay waiting, peep the tracklist below.  The fact he has a song with Kendrick and another with Future sort of blows my mind… in the best way possible.

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Can’t wait!

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New Music From The Weeknd… Tomorrow

Earlier today, The Weeknd took to Instagram to let us know that he will be releasing two additional tracks from Starboy tomorrow.  I’m really looking forward to these.  Well, it’s actually a little bittersweet because I want to be surprised with ALL the tracks once the entire project drops but at the same time, I’m not complaining.

I don’t know what to expect from both tracks seeing as ‘Starboy’ and ‘False Alarm’ were both pretty different from one another.  Oh well – guess we’ll have to wait and listen tomorrow.

Track art below!

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Starboy is set to release on November 25 aka next Friday aka Black Friday aka I have off that day. So you can more than likely expect a realtime review🙂.

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WATCH OUT WEDNESDAY: COMPLEXCON

Now I know this week’s watch out WEDNESDAY isn’t a song or artist to watch out for, but it should still be on your radar.  And yes, I’m also aware today is Thursday.  I started writing the post yesterday but got caught up watching game 7… #SPORTS.  So what to watch out for this week and weekend in particular is…

– ComplexCon –

What is ComplexCon?  I don’t know if there’s a real defined answer as to what this is but it’s been promoted as the ‘first of its kind pop culture convention.’  Well, you know I love anything pop culture related so I can’t miss out.

What will ComplexCon entail?  Panels, performances, food, shopping… all the things.  Again, you know I have to be there.

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Definitely tune into my Snap (ergense) so you can get an inside look this weekend.  I will be there  both days and will be attending the Snoop Concert on Sunday night.  It’s lit!

Oh, and tonight I’ll be going to the Penguins vs Kings game at Staples Center so check out that #californyinz action on my Snap as well.

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TOUR: The Weeknd – Starboy Legend of the Fall Tour

YES!!  I was just about to Tweet and ask if The Weeknd forgot to give us the announcement but about 10 minutes ago, he released the tour dates for phase one of his Legend of the Fall Tour, and you know I have to be there.

See the dates below!

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Although the tour is titled Legend of the Fall, the tour does not kick off until next February, and it will run through June.  Some on Twitter are asking if he has his seasons mixed up, but I don’t even care.  I’m just happy he’s going on tour again, and he’s the legend so he can do what he wants.

He’s not stopping in Pittsburgh, so looks like yinz should just fly out to LA and come witness the greatness with me.  However, this is phase one so maybe he’ll be announcing additional stops.  You know what I’m looking at though – that one liner at the bottom saying ‘surprise special guests to be announced.’

Stay tuned for ticket sale dates and times!

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MIXTAPE: Chris Brown – ‘Attack The Block’

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it.  Earlier this morning, Chris Brown posted a video on his IG that hinted he’d be dropping a mixtape.  Well, I didn’t think it was going to drop TODAY.  But I am not mad about that!  The tape also features OHB (Only Hood Bosses) and U.K.’s Section Boyz.

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I’m currently streaming it now for the first time, so I don’t have any immediate reviews so why don’t yinz listen with me and let me know what ya think?

Stream on DatPiff here!

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MIXTAPE: Meek Mill – ‘Dreamchasers 4’

UPDATE:  It’s here!  Stream/buy it on Apple Music for now until it drops on DatPiff.  Aaaaand, here you go

So word on the street is that Meek Mill will finally be dropping his pretty hyped up Dreamchasers 4 (DC4) mixtape tomorrow.

And the following may be the tracklist –

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Meek did post the following on his social channels as well a few days ago (photo courtesy of Karen Civil) –

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We shall see!  Stay tuned to this post, as I’ll drop in the streaming link once he releases the tape.  Will there be any Drake disses?  Ugh.  Ready when you are, Meek.

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Concert Review: Majid Jordan “North America II” Tour

So last night was pretty amazing.  I had the pleasure of seeing the Canadian duo that is Majid Jordan perform in LA at The Forum Theatre.  Now, this wasn’t the typical concert I attend – you know, where everyone’s jumping up and down, rapping all the words… the turn-up.  Last night’s concert was pure vibes.  For those of you who have never heard of the duo or if you have and have yet to listen to their music, I highly recommend doing so.

Quick background:  Majid Jordan posted their first project on SoundCloud back in 2011 titled afterhours and under the pseudonym of Good People.  Skip to 2013 when Drake’s producer Noah Shebib aka 40 caught wind of afterhours and signed them to OVO Sound.  From there, Majid Jordan co-produced Drake’s hit single “Hold On, We’re Going Home”.  In 2014, they released their first EP, A Place Like This (my favorite) and earlier this year released their self-titled debut by OVO Sound, featuring a song with Drake called “My Love.”  And now they are on the second leg of their North American tour.  Good tings.

Speaking of their tour, last night’s setlist included the following –

  • “All I Do”
  • “A Place Like This”
  • “My Love”
  • “Small Talk”
  • “For So Long”
  • “Every Step Every Way”
  • “Forever”
  • “Something About You”
  • “Make It Work”
  • “Warm”
  • “Shake Shake Shake”
  • “Her”
  • “Patience”
  • “Day And Night”
  • “King City”
  • “Learn From Each Other”

Pretty much all of my favorite songs of theirs.  And while their stage lighting remained on the darker, more mysterious side, their presence and energy was the complete opposite.  They had guys singing, girls swooning, and the whole crowd vibing.  The last time I was at The Fonda it was May 2012, and I saw The Weeknd.  At that time, The Weeknd was nowhere near his current level of pop stardom and not many knew who he was.  (This was actually my favorite version of The Weeknd.)  So I can only hope that Majid Jordan, too, makes the same musical wave that The Weeknd has made with fans across the board.  And to think I have seen both of these artists start at The Forum.  So cool.

See what I’m talking about in my Snap Recap below, and DEFINITELY tune into my Snap (ergense) tonight as I’ll be hitting the Saint Pablo Tour… ON THE FLOOR.  I am too ready for this floating stage.  Yeezy taught me!

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