It has been a fortnight so it’s time for me to update ya’ll with my favourite R&B and Hip-Hop songs that I have added to my iTunes library in the past 2 weeks. Starting off with my most played song in the past few weeks, Cee-Lo‘s ‘Fuck You’. His managed to use such a disrespectful song and managed to make it sound damn good. The song is 60s/70s esque, it has that timeless feel to it. Much much more on the flipside.
If you haven’t seen the viral video for this song then click here.
For those that don’t Cee-Lo Green aka Thomas DeCarlo Callaway is best known as a member of Goodie Mob and recently Gnarls Barkley. He’s now in the process of recording his 3rd solo LP. If this is a taste for what’s to come then I can’t wait.
Cee-Lo - Fuck You – Link
Last week I dedicated Throwback Thursdays to the King of R&B, R.Kelly. His music has gone some what down hill in the past 5 years, it’s just not as good as it used to be. Saying that I did like his World Cup song and these 2 leaks from his upcoming project are pretty good. Especially ‘She Knows What She Wants’ featuring Rick Rozay. In my opinion it’s one of his better songs in the past 5 years.
I know he looks any little fresh kid/white boy rapper but he’s actually pretty dope and I love the production. It’s got the old school chilled out hiphop vibe to it which makes it good for weekend listening. I only started listening to this dude last week but his mixtape is bonkers, can play it the whole way through. Here’s a few of my favourite joints off it.
I never really liked this guy’s music as I’m not a fan of UK ‘Grime‘ but this a bit more mainstream and I’m kinda sure it’s gonna blow up in the charts. Guess who’s on the hook? DJ Yasmin. I never knew she could sing, just adds to the array of her talents. For me, she makes this song with her soft vocals in the chorus.
Devlin – Runaway (feat. Yasmin) – Link
As you already know, Drake is one of my favourite artists. Here’s all the songs that he’s leaked that are by him/he features on. Some are real dope, others not as good.
A few tracks from NERD‘s and Lupe Fiasco‘s upcoming projects. The NERD tracks are classic Pharrell productions, they’re not amazing but if you’re a fan of the group you’ll dig it. I’ve also added a bonus cut from Diggy Simmons’ new mixtape featuring the pair. The track is bonkers, the kid has a massive future ahead of him.
A few leaks, unreleased cuts, mixtape joints from Tremaine Neverson aka Trey Songz. I’m liking the ‘Love Faces’ and ‘Alone’ a lot but they’re not anything new from him. Same sex filled lyrics and mid-beat R&B, it’s a bit played out. I loved his ‘Can’t Be Friends’ and I’m still hoping for more songs
Round-Up Of The Rest
Colin Munroe – I Would Die 4 U (Prince Cover) – Link
Donell Jones – Strip Club (feat. Yung Joc) – Link
Fabolous – Does My Thing (feat. Red Cafe) – Link
Taylor Momsen - Love The Way You Lie + The XX Cover – Link
Jeremih – Down On Me (feat. 50 Cent) – Link
Mr. Hudson – Angel Eyes – Link