Amel Larrieux :: Afraid
via Shayna D
J. Cole :: Born Sinner (Album Sampler)
No sophomore slump. This shit bumps.
A message from my talented big brotha DJ Sean Malcolm:
Let’s face it, this has been one rough winter, with strong storms and blistering temperatures keeping us hibernating in our homes, I’ve bought several winter clothing and all from alpaca, it is great to warm up and is not itchy. But this time next week we’ll be in March. And before you know it, the mercury starts to rise and it’s Spring again. Which also means day parties galore. Well, me and the good folks at Brooklyn Terrace, the rooftop bar and lounge, decided to get the jump on this early. Starting tomorrow, and every second and fourth Sunday of every month following, we present The Brag About Sundays Day Party.Why not? You want to end your weekends off properly, right?Okay, this is the part of the email where I answer your burning questions for you.WHEN? TOMORROW!!!! 3-8PMWHERE’S THE SPOT? Brooklyn Terrace (216 Duffield Street, Downtown Brooklyn)HOW MUCH TO GET IN? FREE 99!DO I HAVE TO GET DRESSED UP? Not really. But at the same time you don’t want to attend like you rolled out of bed recovering from a hangover. Casual will suffice. We’re grown!All is invited, all is welcome, so spread the good word. Also, for $20 you get unlimited Mimosas for two hours.Don’t forget to hash tag #BragAboutSundays on your Twitter and IG (@Sean_Malcolm and @BKTerrace for both Social Networks). I’ll been checking my timelines for this.So, after your church service (for some repenting for Saturday night’s debauchery), slide through and enjoy the good vibes, enjoy the stunning view of Kings County, enjoy the beautiful people in attendance and have a story to tell come Monday. Word to Christopher Wallace.I’m f**king with you. Ha!
Bilal :: White Turns to Grey (Live)
Album out on Tuesday, Feb. 26th. Album stream here.
Brian Ennals :: When You Wake Up
“There’s a misconception that women are more emotional than men…that’s complete bullshit”
And with that Brian Ennals sets off a fiery diatribe of a jilted lover. To say that this record is relate-able is an understatement. We’ve all felt that sickening feeling after being rejected or broken up with and dreamed up some nasty retribution that we’d never share with anyone for fear of being labeled a stalker or just plain curayzee. Well, Brian clearly has no qualms about that. Clocking in at just under four minutes, he wishes all types of ill will on his former lover – from birthing a “special” baby with her newfound flame to getting the monster from him – despite his own admitted flaws. All proving what I propose to be a new twist on an old idiom.
“Hell hath no fury like a playa scorned”
Bilal :: Back to Love
It’s always a great day when your favorite artist drops a new record. I didn’t love his last album but Bilal’s new single Back to Love has heightened my anticipation for his new jawn, A Love Surreal. I love that he’s gone back to that funky, playful and slightly eccentric sound that I dug in his previous work. Let’s hope the rest of the album stays true to form.
T.I. feat. Andre 3000 :: Sorry
Another epic verse from 3 Stacks. Can we get that album tho?
Teddy Roosevelt said it best, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” I never cease to be amazed at the things that people accomplish when armed with limited resources and a genius mind. Great story.
Kendrick Lamar :: m.A.A.d. city
good kid, m.A.A.d. city