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Janelle Monae: The Electric Lady

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The anticipation for Janelle Monae’s second studio album, The Electric Lady, was almost unbearable. For those of you who don’t know, this new album is actually the 4th & 5th installment of Janelle’s Metropolis concept series, which she began with her debut Metropolis: Suite I (2007). With this context in mind, it’s easier to understand her obsession with cyborgs. I’ve been a fan of Janelle’s concept since the beginning and The Electric Lady is no exception. Everything from the artwork to the short films, to her collaborations, falls perfectly in line with her message that she executes exquisitely. The musicality of this album is powerful and cinematic, bringing you the essence of each genre she explored, whether it be that rock soul in ‘Give Em What That Love’ (Ft. Prince) or the pop-punk vibe in ‘Dance Apocalyptic’. She has a great team of musicians working behind her. However, the large array of genres on this one album is its only downfall. While it may fall in line with her concept, I found it distracting to go from Rock to Jazz to Gospel and back. As a listener, I like to be able to put an album on and know what kind of vibe I’m in for but with this album, you’re on your toes the whole time. This may be Janelle’s conscious decision though; it’s clear that one of her primary mandates is to stimulate our mind while appealing to our ears and eyes.

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Toronto Raptors’ NBA Finals Anthem

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Toronto hip-hop artist Peter Jackson has dropped a preview of his self-proclaimed and sure fire Toronto Raptors’ 2019 NBA Finals anthem.

Jackson, a rising artist from the six goes hard, dropping gems on a beat produced by Jazzy Feezy (BMG Music) and Steve Samson that is sure to have Raptors’ fans head noddin’ and cranking it out of their cars and headphones during pre-game and post-game celebrations in the upcoming NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors.

“Ask Kawhi what it feel like / from the city that would die for the game we play / When he hit that shot Embiid / I knew the boy gonna stay / and when he dropped 45 on the Sixers / I knew the boy don’t play.”

“I’m coach of the year, Nurse / put the Bucks in a third-round hearst / Philadelphia done got hurt / don’t forget the Magic done got murked.”

“You can feel it when you walk in the place / I can see it on Masai’s face / you got your shot, you take it / he ain’t got time to wait.”

“Nav Bhatia sixth-man / Leo Rautins with the game plan / Tim & Sido that’s ma man / I like Kate B of TSN”

“And the building can feel it”

“Let’s go Raptors”

“And the building can feel it”

The full version will be released on Thursday May 30th 2018.

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LeBron James & Kevin Durant make it look easy in secret hip-hop track

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Lebron James Kevin Durant Make It Look Easy Unreleased Hip Hop Track

Who knew Kevin Durant and LeBron James could spit that fire!

If you know the history of the game then you should be well versed in the fact that athletes want to be rappers slash hip-hop artists and hip-hop spitters want to be ballers.  Like many before them, LeBron James and Kevin Durant decided to put their lyrical skills on display by coming together during the 2012-13 NBA lockout season to record one of the best joints ever released by a pair of NBA ballers. “It Ain’t Easy” recorded at Spider studios in Cleveland, Ohio, re-produced by Franky Wahoo and Stew Billionaire features Durant and James spitting some vicious bars over an ill-laced beat and a easy to digest hook that keeps your head nodding. Both NBA superstars rhyme about not being easy to reach superstar status and the sacrifices they had to make to reach their goals.

“Look, I cut me, I bleed out, dedication, hard-work, sacrifice, meditation. I meditate up on a goal that I’m trying reach/ Grinding all-day to the top and I ain’t trying to sleep / Come and get me, come and get me,  I’m an animal cutting throughout your brain like a….” unloads Kevin Durant in the freestyles opening 16 bars

“It ain’t easy… on the path I’m on, but, put the world on my back because I’m that strong / Long journey I been on / from the very start no way I die off with  thus Iron Heart”

“Single parents, just moms, dad gone /  It’s all good pops you made a King strong.” empties Lebron James

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