This weeks theme is larger than music. Jay Z said “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man!” which is something as true today as it was when he said it. He’s running Tidal, investing in a lot of startups, has his own sports agency, previously co-owner in the NBA team Brooklyn Nets (which he sold to a record sum) and much more. Likewise Tyler, who has his own clothing label, Denzel who’s been part of running a musical group and Meek who is more known for his drama than music nowadays.
This weeks first artist is no other than Jay Z who released his album this morning. Unfortunately exclusive to Tidal (thanks for the trial though, Hov), it’s something I’ve been longing for a long while; Jay Z delivering bars – and a lot of them. Throughout the album there’s some profound soulsearching, while also taking shots at Kanye West, this album seems to deliver it all. This track is 4:44, also the title track to the album, to which he commented: “It’s the title track because it’s such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I’ve ever written.” This album will be on repeat (til’ that trial ends).
Tyler The Creator might not be my favourite but he does deliver a heavy Friday track here with A$ap Rocky. Tyler is always cooking up some weird stunt. This has led him to being banned from the UK.
Denzel Curry is only 23 but has already released a great album and a couple of quality EP’s. This track is from his latest EP, “13”. While being linked as political as 2Pac, he doesn’t hold back his love for Dragon Ball Z and Mortal Combat in his lyrics.
Meek Mill, what does one say… a man of controversy. He has a lot to rebuild after the Drake drama, getting dumped by Nicki Minaj and more. But he keeps on delivering quality music, and this track, Young Black America, is no exception.
Who Dat Boy
Tyler The Creator
(feat. A$ap Rocky)
Zeltron 6 Billion
(ft. Lil Ugly Mane)