This is kinda cheating because I actually did write about the official version of Swizz Beatz & Nas‘s “Echo”. And it’s really not much difference between the DJ Scratch produced one that ended up on Swizz’s album Poison and the version Bink! recently released. Both sample The New Birth’s “Echoes On My Mind” in similar ways with Bink!’s version being more stripped down. I like both of them and can add the latter to all the other alternative and unreleased Nas music I have in my iTunes.
Conway – “Fentanyl”
I most of the time keep up with the music released by Conway, Westside Gunn, and Griselda Records in general. So don’t ask me how I didn’t check out Everybody Is F.O.O.D. 2: Eat What U Kill. I saw Conway had released the music video for “Fentanyl” and immediately downloaded the whole project. I’m still in the middle of listening to Everybody Is F.O.O.D. 2 but so far it’s makes me want to put on a ski mask and stab somebody, which is the desired results.
D’Angelo doesn’t drop new music very often but when he does, I’m usually into it (He has two songs on the already mentioned nappyafro Playlist). So when I saw that the released “Unshaken” a week or so ago, I checked it out. Then I realized that it was the song from Red Dead Redemption 2. That’s weird right? A new D’Angelo song in a western video game. I’m not complaining because I love that game and I like “Unshaken”. I’ll take it.