@@@ Nipsey Hussle: Perfect Timing (Atlantic, 2018). So it’s 2019 and the stock market is down but we still at it with Nipsey Hussle and his crew which numbers in the millions. Nipsey is up on a ghetto self empowerment tip over a large funk rock beat. Nipsey has jailed but he’s out now and he dropped a mixtape and he was on his way. There’s some nice bass playing (synth or actual instrument) and a medium effective trippy synth hook. It’s an uncommon blend of sounds and I have no view positive or negative on the lyrics. The tune ends with the two words — victory lap! There’s no greater motivator than the stickin’ it those who’ve kept you down.
@@@ Terri: Shuu (Star Boy Entertainment, 2018). The #2 track in the African music section at the Apple Music. Terri takes the hip hop paradigm and funk-a-fies it with some thicker rhythms and African elements including simple and repetitive guitar lines. His rapping/singing is on fleek but I have no idea what Shuu means. It could be a pastry, it could a thing you put on your foot, it could be something you smoke or it could be another word for pussy. It’s New Year’s day you got time and shit to finger it.
YTD recordings listened to: 2
Good music, not recommended: 2
Not good music: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0
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