The Life Of Pablo – Kanye West

After many delays Kanye released his new album The Life Of Pablo ONLY on tidal.  Three years of waiting for a new Kanye West album, it’s finally here though! I have to say this album is a lot better than I thought it would be. I really can see a lot of influences from all his past albums on this new album, its’ like a musically Picasso painting. I can see why he called it The Life of Pablo. My favorite songs off this album are ” Highlights”, “Father Stretch My Hands Part 1″, ” No More Parties In LA.”

 

 

“Highlights”- This is the song that premiered on SNL and I love it! I liked the auto tune on Kanye’s voice because it sounds so perfect alongside the beat. Also, The-Dreams voice on here with this beat is incredible! Favorite lyric: ” I bet Me and Ray J be friends, If we didn’t love the same bitchhhh ,Ye aint mad he hit it first, only problem is Im rich.”. Kanye on this track is actually rapping like he used to, it sounds so good! I also love the lyrics ” I need all the bad bitchs in Equinox! I need to know if you a freak or not!” Great Track.

 

“Father Stretch My Hands Part 1”- The beginning of this song is great, I love the oldie/ gospel sound it has and then it meets with a nice beat from Metroboomin beats! As soon as the drum hits I guarantee your head will be nodding! The lyrics on here are pretty funny but Kanye sounds good and I love that Kid cudi did the chorus! This song has a good feeling to it as it plays through your speakers, it made me smile as soon as that drum kit hit.

 

 

 

“No More Parties In LA”- As soon as I heard this song on G.O.O.D. Music fridays I knew that this album was going to be great. I absolutely love Kendrick Lamar’s verse on this track; it sounds so good along side the beat. I also like the intro to this song; it fits well with Kanye’s style. Kanye and Kendrick have a nice give and take on this album as well a nice switch off flow here. This is by far my favorite song off this album and I can’t wait to bump this all summer.

 

 

 

I enjoyed this album a lot. There are a lot of good tracks and features on this album. The production is great as well. Kanye had a big hill to climb after that yeezus album, which I did not like at all. But I had a hard time picking only three songs to review off this album, there are lot that are interesting and good. The only draw back is that it’s only available on Tidal, for at least seven days. I’m already waiting for it to be on iTunes. Stream or buy it for 20 bucks off Tidal. The

 

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Khalifa- Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa released his new album titled Khalifa, and it’s not that bad. My expectations for any non-mixtape Wiz music are pretty low. So when I heard this one, I was surprised. There are at least four tracks on this album that are not good at all. But I must say I did find a few songs on here that I like. My favorite tracks off this album are “No Permission”, “Bake Sale,” and “Most Of Us”.

 

 

“No Permission”- Wiz is joined here on this track with his good friend Chevy Woods. Anytime I see Wiz and Chevy on a track together I know it’s going to be a good one. This song sounds like it was from Taylor Alderdice mixtape or even Wiz’s highly regarded Kush and Oj mixtape. I love the slow melodic vibe that this song gives, it’s a nice song to relax and cruise down the street to.

 

“Bake Sale”- This song is good because Wiz khalifa goes off. The only draw back to this song is that it sounds like Travis Scott’s “Antidote”. Other than that, the beat is great and Travis, of course, sounds good on it. Wiz lets loose and shows us he still has the chops to rap like a pro.

 

 

“Most Of Us”- I like this song because it sounds like it was from the first Cabin Fever that I heard in high school. This song also has a really catchy chorus. Wiz sounds like mixtape Wiz Khalifa and not the poppy Wiz khalifa that I’ve been hearing for a while now. Also, this is a good track because its nice to see no feature on it, so no one can say he had help making a great song.

 

This album is a nice step in the right direction for Wiz Khalifa. I like that there’s a mixture of all the sounds he has complied over the years from all the mixtapes he has recorded. I can’t wait to hear what Rolling papers 2 sounds like after hearing this album. Wiz has his up’s and downs on albums and mixtapes but, personally, I have been a fan since he released Prince of the City, so it’s always nice to hear his growth from the beginning of his career to the most recent. Take a listen to it over on spotify before you buy it because it’s not for everybody.

 

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4/4 Part 2- Meek Mill

Meek is going strong with releasing all this new music. He released a second ep titled 4/4 Part 2 the same night Drake released his new single. That might not seem like a big deal but it is, why? He released an amazing diss track aimed at Drakes new single! It seems so weird that he could do this so fast, but as more information has surfaced it would seem that Drakes ghost writer sent the lyrics of Drakes new single to Meek. It’s a small ep of course but it packs a nice little punch. My favorite songs off this Ep are “Fa Sho”, “Ricky”, and  ” War Pain”.

 

 

“Fa Sho” – The intro for the song was nice, I liked how calm the beat is at the start of the track. I also like when it comes into the chorus; it flows really nice. It’s a song that you’re going to bump while pre-gaming for the club or for a house party. It has that bass with a nice feel for the club or in a car with a good system. I really like the dab shout out to Cam Newton as well.

 

“Ricky”- This sounds like a song you would hear in a movie when the underdog is about to come out on top.  I gotta say I don’t understand why Meek is so loud though, but it works for him so go on and do your thing. I like the backbeat that has that holy feel to it. Also I like the shout out to his friend Lil snupe, who was killed.

 

 

“War Pain” – The highly talked about track this week. I absolutely love this track on this little ep. Meek’s timing to drop this song is perfect. The fact that he addresses every single shot that Drake took at him in this song is perfect. Also, that he dropped it within minutes of Drake dropping his new single is an extremely key factor here. This song just gained Meek a point in this whole war that they have going on. It’s a must hear song for anyone who is following this long beef. Meek got the W for this and left Drake with an L because of this song. Not only are the lyrics good the beat is too!

 

 

A great Ep for Meek mill here again. I didn’t like the song with future because it just didn’t sound good. If he took out that song it would have been a much better ep. The diss track to Drake is what really boosted this ep for me. Meek has a few more L’s to lose but he’s clearly on the right track to getting away from this beef with a better chance at saving his career. There are so many people who are annoying Drake fans who say Drake is the greatest out right now and in reality he isn’t. So to see someone diss Drake with a great diss track is refreshing. Drake is one of my favorites but he needs to get off his pedestal and level out a bit.

 

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