We’re back! Again! I believe it’s time to summarize the year that went by. There’s a lot of great ”Best Tracks of 2017” floating around, so I thought I’d just point out a couple of highlights for me.
I can’t keep track of the amount of times I’ve mentioned Brockhampton, but they’ve literally saturated the market with content and hence have been highlighted just about everywhere. Creative, smart and high quality production, writing and great symmetry among the band members was the recipe for this years newcomer.
Listen to Saturation I, II & III
Youngboy Never Going Broke Again
He has the super Baton Rogue sound and the delivery is just perfect. His voice just goes perfectly hand-in-hand with the Baton bumpy sound. YoungBoy Never Going Broke Again feels as gangster as much as his artist name is incredibly infuriating to type. Which is, in both scenarios, both good and bad. He has risen to early stardom, but his past life and being a product of his environment, his life may go sideways if he doesn’t calm down. Anyhow, I look forward to hear more from this unique rapper.
Listen to Ride On Em, No Smoke & Trappin.
Her album was nothing short of greatness. When I used to listen to SZA, it was for the features of her label mates like Kendrick Lamar, but with this album I’d wish some features were removed due to her sheer brilliance. I’m looking forward to 2018 to get more of her singing.
Watch the video for her singel Drew Barrymore
Grime has always been around, but this year we’ve seen some major exposure for the likes of Wiley, Giggs, Skepta, AJ Tracey, Dave, Stormzy and more. All of them have been featured on Franklins throughout the year and I look forward to feature them soon again.