Weezy, Odd Future & A White Girl Named Kreayshawn [New Music Tuesdays]
This week is another slow week for new album releases, but you already know that New Music Tuesdays aren't just for full albums. New singles, songs that are smashing the clubs and tracks that are buzzing on everyone's playlists and mixtapes is what we do. This week we have a few tracks that are backed by a massive viral following. We also have a track from Lil Wayne that is definitely a switch from his normal flow. Plenty of sounds to warm up your summer, so without further ado, lets get to it!
At first, I couldn't tell if this was real or not but after finding numerous interviews and finding some interesting reads i finally found an answer to my initial question, "Who is Kreayshawn?" My favorite magazine-Complex-described how in just a few short weeks Natassia "Kreayshawn" Zolot has become a viral sensation who went from Internet oddity to possible million dollar signee. Her infectious anti-consumer anthem "Gucci Gucci" was posted on YouTube two weeks ago and already it's racked up nearly 1.5 million page views and counting. Thanks to its success, Kreayshawn (pronounced Kre-ay-shawn or Kray-shawn, a play on the word creation) has been courted by every major label and is rumored to have signed to Sony. So who is Kreayshawn? Click the link below to find out and I suggest you do, because I have a feeling you'll be hearing more from Kreayshawn and her 'White Girl Mob' really soon!
Odd Future is a new collective of young artists that are pushing boundaries with their music right now, and as a result they are getting a lot of attention. From Eminem to Kanye West, Odd Future has been on the tip of the industry's tongue even though their style isn't your "everyday style of music." As a matter of fact, the irony of their popularity is they are the poster children for anti-pop. The collective know as Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) is led by Tyler The Creator who recently released his debut album 'Goblin' as part of a one album deal with XL Records. Recently a video has dropped for the most recent single off of 'Goblin.' The track, titled 'She', is the most "normal sounding" track on the album featuring vocals from rising star Frank Ocean, originally from New Orleans, and also known for his affiliation with Odd Future. Check out the video for the eerie single and give this whole Odd Future movement a listen and see what you think.
If someone asked me what my favorite song right now was, this would be it. Cee Lo Green had the world singing in unison with his last single 'Forget You' (and that one is just the clean version) and continues to display his smooth vocals over a track that oozes remnants of Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean.' Big strings, epic synths and a huge vocal hook that will easily be the anthem for your summer Saturday nights. There is a remix featuring Wiz Khalifa that adds a whole new dynamic to the track. Simply put, this is my jam.
This came out of left field from Lil Wayne, but I like it. It is definitely a "soft side" of Weezy as he talk-rap-sings through a track backed with a guitar that John Mayer could rock out to. Before this weekend, only a handful of people I knew had heard and liked the track, but apparently now that it has hit the station in rotation, more people-especially the ladies-have been calling to request it and cranking it up loud. Like I said before, I like the song, and you might too. Check it out and see what you think! Oh, and while you're at it, also tell Wayne, he's holding out far too long on 'Tha Carter IV' with it's release date pushed back to the end of August later this summer.