“Lil Haiti Baby”- Future
Future is murdering everything he touches, and I am not mad about it, one bit. This song bumps, no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. EVOL, his most recent album, is a collection of tracks that turns any situation all the way up. With the Purple Reign very much in effect, I am glad we have this album and song to blast in our cars and through our speakers.
By: Rachel Blackman
“Cole Summer” by J. Cole
It’s Sunday night; I’m thinking about the homework I haven’t touched yet, the highlights of the weekend, and how J. Cole didn’t drop in February like he claimed. Don’t get me wrong, there are still some hours left but the clock is ticking. For my song of the week, I decided to stick with Cole and take it back to April of 2013 when he dropped Truly Yours 2. The tape intrigued me off the rip, even though it was only 6 songs. The first song, “Cole Summer” had me rocking immediately. Sampling “Nothing Even Matters” by Lauryn Hill & D’Angelo, Cole put down raw thoughts on this track, and the beat made it go even harder. This is the track you ride and vibe out to.
Toro Y Moi - Harm In Change
My pick for this week is Toro Y Moi’s “Harm In Change.” Acting as the intro for Toro’s spectacular album Anything In Return, “Harm In Change” is one of my favorite songs from the artist. Driving around yesterday in the 60+ degree weather with the windows down reminded me just how good of a driving song the track is. With a steady, forward-moving beat, whirring, smooth electronic sounds, and Toro’s catchy vocals, it’s hard to find another song that fits the mood of warm-weather driving much better than “Harm In Change.” Here’s to hoping for more of this nice weather in the coming weeks.
By: Lucas Markham
“One Man Can Change the World”- Big Sean ft. Kanye West, John Legend
Quite frankly, I don’t listen to much rap. *Gasps*... I know. I’m typically blasting country. Basic of me, I know. Well, I was sifting through Spotify the other day and came across Big Sean. I obviously saw him a Juice Jam and remembered there was one song I particularly fancied. I spent a few minutes going through his albums and came across “One Man Can Change the World”. It’s message and melody took me back once again. I don’t listen to rap on a regular basis, but when I do and find a song I really enjoy I believe the moment is more special than finding a song in a genre I listen to frequently.
By: Genna Schindel