Serge’s Selections: 2015 Edition Part Deux

In today’s favorites, you can simply listen to the playlist below!  While I probably didn’t capture all of my favorite songs, these are the majority of them.  You’ll see lots of Drake (obviously), Future, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, and The Weeknd to name a few.

Happy listening – especially if you’re at work and need something to get lit to while mentally preparing yourself for your New Year’s celebrations.  And while I normally give yinz a playlist curated on Soundcloud, that streaming service doesn’t always have the originals of songs.  So this time, you’ll have to listen via my YouTube channel. 🙂  Perk:  Some tracks include the music video.  I’ll be adding throughout the day should I think of any other bangers that dropped this year.  Enjoy!

Got the blog going up… on the (last) Tuesday (of 2015).

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And Anotha One [DJ Khaled Voice]

Ty Dolla $ign has graced us with yet another  Blasé remix!  This one features Jeezy, Juicy J, and Diddy.

So dope.  Listen below!

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Weekly Wrap-Up 11.6.15

WILD WEDDING WEEKEND

Last weekend two of my dearest friends from Westminster College got married!  While it was freaking freezing, everything from hair and makeup to 11 of us bridesmaids to the ceremony and reception ran so smoothly.  And the bride, Jamie, looked beautiful!  I flew back to Pittsburgh for the celebration and am so happy I did.  It was truly wonderful seeing so many familiar faces from Westminster.  Some of these people I haven’t seen since college – way too long!  Thank you to Ande and Jamie for letting me be a part of their special day!

Pictures and a video below. 🙂

And obviously I got the DJ to play ‘Hotline Bling.’  Once played, my good pal Garrett (also from Westminster) and I hit the dance floor to show off our moves.


Kendall Jenner Celebrates 20th Birthday Looking Fierce

On Monday night, supermodel Kendall Jenner celebrated her 20th birthday just as I celebrated mine – with all of her closest celebrity friends… I wish!  But really, everyone was there.  And by everyone, I’d like to highlight Drake was in attendance.  The dinner took place in Hollywood at a restaurant called The Nice Guy.  I have to check this place out.  Not only do mad celebs frequent here, but the menu does look pretty tasty.

Hailey Baldwin DrakePhoto courtesy of Hailey Baldwin’s Instagram

In addition to the whole family, Tyga, Jaden Smith, Nick Jonas, Hailey Baldwin, Justin Bieber, and Ruby Rose were in attendance.

Can we talk about Kendall’s outfit though?  It’s everything.  From her messy hair (I would look like I rolled out of bed) to the plunging black skin-tight jumpsuit designed by Sergio Hudson.  I die.

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LA Has a new anthem

Hot off of his upcoming album, which drops on November 13, Ty Dolla $ign gives us a single, more like an anthem, simply titled ‘LA.’  And who else would make a song about Los Angeles even more epic?  Well, Kendrick Lamar of course.  Listen to the track below.  Looking forward to the whole album!

Have a wonderful weekend, yinz!  I will be doing hood rat things with my friends.
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Weekly Wrap-Up 10.16.15

Chris Brown gives us the cover art for royalty 

CB royalty cover artChris Brown has released the artwork for his upcoming album titled Royalty, named after his adorable baby girl.  Even you CB haters out there have to admit the photo is pretty darn cute.  Chris has truly been channeling his inner-father with most of his social media posts being dedicated to Royalty.  I’m anxious to hear the album because one, it’s a Chris Brown album, but mainly because I think the overall tone to the album will be different than past pieces of work put out by him.

Royalty arrives November 27, which also happens to be Black Friday, and will feature his most recent singles ‘Liquor’ and ‘Zero.’

 

tracklisting for ty dolla $ign’s debut album

Ty Dolla $ign has finally given us the tracklisting for his debut album, Free TC.  He announced theFree-TC 16-tracks during a phone call to his brother who is in jail and is who the album is named after.  He also just graced us with a surprise mixtape, Airplane Mode, which I must admit I haven’t listened to yet, but my little bro, Anthony, said it was decent.  I’ll be sure to check that out this weekend.  I have always liked Ty’s music from the beat to the sound of his voice.  Peep the tracklisting below – lots of features!  The album drops on November 13.

 

FREE TC TRACKLISTING

1. “L.A.” feat. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, and James Fauntleroy
2. “Saved” feat. E-40
3. “Straight Up” feat. Jagged Edge
4. “Solid” feat. Babyface
5. “Horses in the Stable”
6. “Know Ya” feat. Trey Songz (prod. Metro Boomin and DJ Spinz)
7. “Credit” feat. Sevyn Streeter
8. “Miracle/Wherever” feat. Big TC and D-Loc
9. “Guard Down” feat. Kanye West and Diddy (prod. by Hit-Boy)
10. “Sitting Pretty” feat. Wiz Khalifa (prod. by Benny Blanco)
11. “When I See Ya” feat. Fetty Wap (prod. by Cardo)
12. “Blasé” feat. Future and Rae Sremmurd
13. “Only Right” feat. YG, Joe Moses, and TeeCee4800
14. “Bring It Out of Me” (prod. by Stargate)
15. “Actress” feat. R. Kelly
16. “Finale” feat. SA-RA and PJ

 

Speaking of November 13…

bieber purposeMr. Justin Bieber will also be dropping his next album on the same day, titled Purpose.  While the official track titles have yet to be released, the album includes contributions from Nas, Travi$ Scott and Ed Sheeran, with production credits given to Skrillex and Diplo.  More special guests will be announced soon.

The next single, ‘Sorry,’ will be released on October 23, so keep your eyes and ears open for that one.  The album is currently available on iTunes for pre-ordering.

That’s all for this week.  My friends and I will be giving my roommate Kylie a proper send-off back to the East Coast, seeing as this is her last weekend in LA! #Sad, but #sergesselfiestick will be in full effect, so stay tuned for a post.

Have a great one, and happy Friday!

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Weekly Wrap-Up 5.22.15

MY POWERHOUSE RECAP
Power 106 put together a nice little recap video.  Check it below!  You can also see pics (better than mine since I was in the nosebleeds) on their website here.

So I know Powerhouse was last Saturday but it was pretty epic, and I want to tell you all about it!  My friend Parker and I got to the Honda Center in Anaheim (where the Ducks play) around 8pm, although the concert started at 7pm, we really didn’t mind missing Casey Veggies, Logic, and G-Eazy – no offense, guys.  We got right to our seats at the end of Tinashe’s performance – sorta bummed we missed it, but whatevs.  I’m sure I’ll be attending some other concert where she’ll be performing.  Anywho.  Next up was Nipsey Hussle, Tech N9ne, and B.o.B.  It’s cool to say I’ve seen them perform, but they weren’t the highlights of my night.

Cut to where my excitement began to build.  Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Ink, Ludacris, and last but definitely not least… Kanye West.  Ty Dolla $ign, who I’ve always liked, got the crowd moving and even brought out the Regulator, Warren G, and DJ Mustard.  Now if you don’t know who DJ Mustard is, he’s a super producer who has produced MAJOR hip-hop joints you hear on the radio today.  You may also be familiar with songs that start out, “Mustard on the beat.”  That would be him.  And yes, he rocks a giant gold Heinz mustard bottle hanging from a chain necklace.  It’s obnoxious and somewhat comical, but hey, he’s branding himself and also supporting Pittsburgh.  Kid Ink was dope as usual, but Luda really got the crowd going.  He played mainly his old songs, which I really appreciated.

Now for the headliner.  Yeezus.  I know I may lose some readers during this part, but the man is truly talented – I’ve been seeing many negative comments on Facebook about him not being an actual artist, especially since his most recent (and overly censored) performance at the Billboard Music Awards.  Okay.  Bai.  I’ll save my pro-Kanye rant post for a rainy day.  Back to his set!  He also performed a lot of his older stuff, but we were #blessed to hear his newer material like “All Day,” “Only,” and his verse from Big Sean’s “Blessings.”  Not gonna lie but when he performed that, I got more excited I think when they played Drake’s voice for the chorus leading into Ye’s verse.  Yes, it was just a recording of Drake’s voice – he didn’t actually show up.  I have issues I know.  Kanye played for a solid hour despite his sore throat issues he was having.  It’s just amazing to me that one person on stage, no backup dancers or band, can have 20,000 people rapping along with him and just filling the arena with so much energy!  I live to experience things like this.

But that was my Powerhouse experience, and Power 106 did yet another fantastic job with the lineup and smooth transitioning in between artists.  Any way you guys can get Drake to headline one of these like you did for Cali Christmas in 2011? 🙂

Happy Friday, yinz!

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