(Editorial) By: Jackson Pettitt, Music Editor
This is a list of my personal songs I’m listening to this week! Everything from hardcore rap to jazzy alt-rock songs have a place here. These aren’t all necessarily new songs, just good ones.
(The views expressed in this article do not reflect the Tabb Tiger Times, just the author’s personal opinions.)
Bop of the Week: Don’t Judge Me by Ty Dolla $ign ft. Future and Swae Lee
California native Ty Dolla $ign, will soon be blessing us with his catchy vocals and musical talents on much-anticipated album Beach House 3 set to release Friday, October 27. One of the lead singles for this upcoming project is the track Don’t Judge Me, which demonstrates an excellent chemistry between all three artists. Swae Lee lends his signature crooning to the hook and Future delivers a solid verse, all while the trio perfectly sticks to the beat.
Banger of the Week: No Cap by Future and Young Thug
Two of Atlanta’s superstars linked up for one of the most exciting duos we’ve seen in a while. The intro to Young Thug and Future’s collaborative album Super Slimey blasts off with high-octane bars from both artists with Future shouting as he raps, and Young Thug slithering over the bass-boosted guitar beat like a serpent.
R&B of the Week: Red Bottom Sky by Yung Lean
Jonatan Leandoer Håstad, better known by his stage name Yung Lean, is a Swedish rapper who had his big break in 2013 when some of his songs went viral on the internet. This latest track, a single from his upcoming album Stranger, is one of the best tracks he’s released to date. Even though English is not his first language, Lean still manages to create beautiful imagery in his words as he sings his heart out. This song is about a girl that he loves, and how much she means to him. “I lost everything, only thing I’m scared is to lose you.”
Song of the Week: Pick It Up by Famous Dex ft. A$ap Rocky
Dexter and Rocky craft one of the catchiest and most infectious hits of this year. A bouncy bass-fueled beat undercuts Dexter and Rocky’s excellent verses, funny lines, and high energy flows, culminating in a flat out fun song.