First off, Happy Birthday to Jay-Z. Second off, Rest In Peace to Pimp C and congratulations as his wife and Juicy J have released an album on the 8th anniversary of his death. Long Live The Pimp is one of several albums that have the honor of being released today on the 4th of December. I still find it weird that album releases are now on Fridays instead of Tuesdays, but this is a day I can enjoy. New Spike Lee movie that I’ve been waiting for is coming out this weekend and I get to add two new music releases to my android. One album from one of my favorite rappers for years and one EP from an artist that I have gotten familiar with this year.
Since making multiple appearances on Dr. Dre’s long rumored comeback album, Compton, singer, Anderson. Paak, has caught my attention as one of the best new singers this year. Thanks to his active Soundcloud account, I’ve become a big fan of his music and rejoiced at every opportunity to hear new music from him. Before he was working with Compton’s first billionaire, he was working with producer, Knxwledge and created the song, “Suede” that I have been keeping on repeat. Continuing the title theme of his debut project, the highly recommended Venice, Paak will be releasing the follow-up, ‘Malibu’ on January 15. Until then, we have the collabo ep, Link Up & Suede to enjoy.
Today is also the release date of Rick Ross (NORE is right. Like he said in his Tax Stone interview and on the Breakfast Club, Def Jam is just dropping albums without a proper rollout or promo. Ross is doing work himself and just put out a mixtape last week. For my own taste, I still don’t feel a need to listen to ‘Black Market,’ I also don’t feel like there’s a big buzz around the album), Curren$y, Kid Cudi, Jeremih (Def Jam again. Late Nights:The Album should have came out last year when “Don’t Tell Em” was out), G-Eazy (Not a big fan of him, but I’m kind of feeling this “Tumblr Girls” video), Twista, Young Roddy, Christina Milian, Sheek Louch, and Babyface. Yeah, the last one surprised me, but I might check it out. The LaFace records co-founder killed it on stage at this year’s Soul Train Awards. I’m bout to enjoy this Curren$y and Anderson.Paak, what are y’all going to listen to or buy today? Did I forget anybody?