The holidays are just around the corner and it seems like new music is the gift that won’t quit giving. After the surprise album release from D’angleo, along with new releases from Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and even PartyNextDoor, Miguel decides to surprise us with new music as well.
As we all should know, D’angelo has been a soulful heartbeat in music since his debut release of ‘Brown Sugar’ in 1995. After his studio album ‘Voodo’ released in 2000, D’angelo took almost a 15-year break from recording. Although he hadn’t recorded or released any music, he still toured around the U.S. and overseas over the years. I have no idea how we’ve made it this long without hearing his voice on a new record.
If you’ve been caught in a winter storm, or snuggling up by the fireside sipping hot cocoa with a loved one, cozy up with some new music; debut Christmas album “The Warmest Winter Ever” from James Fauntleroy.
Omarion, former lead singer of r&b boy band B2K, just released his 4th solo studio album “Sex Playlist” last night Tuesday, December 2nd. Omarion (also known as Maybach O) signed to Rick Ross’ label Maybach Music Group (MMG) back in 2012. MMG has a roster of backpack and street rappers such as Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay and Stalley, so for Omarion to soften up the bunch and bring a sexy r&b sound to the label, levels out the dynamics of the group pretty well.
“The Mission” video by Tory Lanez
Tory Lanez is an emerging hip-hop artist out of Toronto, Canada. With striking similarities to his Canadian brethren at OVO (Drake and PartyNextDoor), the 22-year old is definitely a promising artist to watch for. Not only can he spit hard bars on the mic, he can also hold a note when crooning the ladies, too. He has a smooth r&b driven sound but levels it out with his hardcore rapping style.
Are you a sneakerhead? I’m not but I recently came in contact with the Lebron James 11 sneakers. They’re confirmed to be priced at about the same amount as a car note, approximately $250. Consider me old fashioned but isn’t that way too much to spend on a pair of sneakers that may get you robbed on a train ride from Ditmas to 8th? I hate to do this to myself but yes and that doesn’t matter.