FIRE MUSIC FRIDAY

We didn’t receive just any new music today.  We were blessed with new music from some legends – Eminem, Beyoncé, N.E.R.D, and André 3000.  Like, come on now.

“WALK ON WATER” – EMINEM FT. BEYONCÉ

I’ve read some mixed reviews on this song.  Actually, the first review I read was “this is trash.”  Chill.  I highly doubted a song with the rap god, Eminem, and the queen, Beyoncé, would be “trash.”  And I’d bet that those who are hating on the song are all about that mumble rap life.  Bye. “Walk On Water” is real and truthful.  Eminem comes off as super humble to me in this as well.  The combination of Eminem’s raw poetry with Beyoncé’s angelic and powerful vocals makes for a moving track.  Listen below, and let me know what you think.  Em’s Revival album is expected to drop on November 17.

“ROLLINEM 7’S” – N.E.R.D FT. ANDRÉ 3000

This sounds like it picked up where “Lemon” left off  with that same bouncy beat, and I am here for it.  The initial instrumentals make me feel like I’m at a super dope jazz club.  Around 2:54, we get a switch up on the beat.  Digging it.  And then for the final verse, we get the legend who is André 3000 aka Three Stacks who continues to spit that fire.  Listen below!

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Music: Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell, Katy Perry, & Big Sean – “Feels”

More new music!  Living.

As promised earlier this week, Calvin Harris posted to his social media channels that he’d be releasing another track from his upcoming album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.  PS – I’m really hoping for a Vol. 2, and Vol. 1 hasn’t even dropped yet.  Moving on.

This song is complete summer island vibes.  TBH, each song Calvin Harris has given us from this upcoming album has had summer vibes.  Low-key I’m more excited for this project than DJ Khaled’s which has E V E R Y one on it.

Back to “Feels.”  Let me keep this short and sweet.

Pharrell starting this song… amazing!  Definitely the right choice.  Then we move on to Katy Perry’s vocals.  She keeps the energy going with her spunk.  But moving on to my favorite verse of the song… Big Sean’s.

“Godamn I know you love to make an entrance
Do you like getting paid or getting paid attention
You mixed the wrong guys with the right intentions
In the same bed, but it still feel long distance
She’s looking for a little more consistency
But when you stop looking you gon’ find what’s meant to be
And honestly I’m way too done with the hoes
I cut off all my exes for your x and o’s
I feel my old flings, was just preparing me”

*Lyric credit: Genius

That bolded and italicized lyric is the key to life!  Big Sean is hitting me with the actual feels in this song which you can (and should!) listen to here.

Well done, Calvin Harris.  Looking forward to Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.

 

NEW: Calvin Harris ft. Young Thug, Pharrell, & Ariana Grande

Say whaaaat.  The actual track hasn’t dropped yet, but Calvin Harris just posted the artwork for the single on his Instagram.

I’m not sure what this is going to sound like, but if it’s anything like the vibes we got from Calvin and Frank…

I’m #HearForThis.

The track titled “Heatstroke” is sure to be another summertime banger.  Maybe I missed this, but are we expecting a new album from Calvin?  It makes sense with these singles he’s been dropping.  A summertime playlist?!  All about that.

Definitely check back for when the track officially drops!

Lineup:  Power 106 Announces Cali Christmas Stars!

Christmas came early!  The lineup for Power 106’s 2015 #CaliChristmas was announced this morning at 7:20am on #TheCruzShow.

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While the lineup may seem smaller compared to previous years, I feel these are some high-profile artists.  Quality vs. quantity, ya dig!  And who knows the special guests they will bring out!  I mean, Pharrell can bring out Snoop to ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot,’ Wiz may bring out Rae Sremmurd for ‘Burn Slow,’ and I’m hoping so much that Dej Loaf brings out fellow Detroit native Big Sean to perform ‘Back Up.’  Those are just my predictions. 🙂

Great job again, Power!  I have always looked forward to Cali Christmas since my first time attending in 2011 – also the very first time I saw Drake perform.  All the feels.

Presale tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10AM.  Get the password by downloading the free Where Hip Hop Lives app here.

Happy Monday!

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