Sunday Scaries Volume 10
August 26, 2018
First - I'd like to say that I am deeply saddened and disturbed by the news of the shooting at the Madden NFL tournament in Florida. I've been to numerous gaming events this summer - and they're always such a blast. So much happiness & high energy. I listened to the live stream of when the shooting started and it sent chills through my whole body. My heart goes out to those who have been affected.
I will never take anything for granted ever again. Life can be cut short in a second— Drini Gjoka (@YoungDrini) August 26, 2018
Drini Gjoka was playing in the tournament, and a bullet hit him in the thumb. Crazy crazy stuff.
RIP TrueBoy & Taylor Robertson
1. Purge - Bas
Dreamville signee Bas dropped his new album "Milky Way" two days ago, and I'm a big fan. With features from J. Cole, A$AP Ferg, and Ari Lennox, there are great tracks from top to bottom - but Purge stands out to me. He goes in on a Christo produced beat, and shows tons of improvement from his last releases.
2. Fuego - Manu Crook$
My "discover weekly" playlist from Spotify recently blessed me with an introduction to Manu Crook$ - an Australian hip-hop artist with craazy potential. Released in April, his single "Fuego" is his latest, and most impressive track - where he showcases his wicked flow over a beat from producer DOPAM!NE.
3. Chanel (Go Get It) - Young Thug feat. Gunna & Lil Baby
My favorite track off Young Thug's "Slime Language" that dropped a few weeks ago. Features Gunna and Lil Baby - two of the most dynamic young dudes in hip-hop right now. All in all - I miss Barter 6 Young Thug, but he has taken on the role of sensei for Gunna and Lil Baby, and I look forward to seeing them shape the rap game for the next few years.
4. Cómo Me Quieres - Khruangbin
Last week I made a plug for Houston-based Khruangbin, but I feel like I really need to get my point across here. They are so so nasty. "Cómo Me Quieres" is the opening track from their latest album "Con Todo El Mundo," a perfect example of their incredibly unique and captivating sound.
5. Better Dayz - REASON
REASON is Top Dawg Entertainment's most recent signee. Those guys typically don't fuck around - so you know right off the bat that the guy has some talent. His single "Better Dayz" was just released two days ago, and I dig it. I'm assuming there's an album on the way - so get yourself acquainted.
6. No Cap - Gyyps feat. Peter $un
Gyyps released his latest mixtape "Internet Famous" about a month ago, but I been playing "No Cap" a ton recently so here it is. Produced by Mike & Keys - also features one of my favorite verses from Peter $un - who I think can go bar-for-bar with the best of 'em.
7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears for Fears
I saw someone playing this on the synth in a video on instagram a few weeks ago, and I think i've listened to it a thousand times since then. Comes from Tears for Fears' 1985 album "Songs From The Big Chair." It charted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. A timeless banger.