Lil Uzi Vert Announces 'Luv Is Rage 2' Mixtape
The term "mixtape is used to describe various manners in which music is distributed. With origins in the s, it typically describes a homemade compilation of music onto a cassette tape, CD, or digital playlist. The songs are either ordered sequentially or made into a continuous . (In High Fidelity, for example, the narrator's girlfriend complains that his mix. Whether produced through an album or a mixtape, the objective 3 spot on Rolling Stone's “50 Best Albums of ” list, and became the first. While the album didn't initially crash mainstream radio like its He put out a mixtape, and we all listened. Oh, and On their highest profile guest feature to date, Quavo shimmers, or skates—only for Offset to zip right by him.
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Oh, and he actually called his tour the Fuck Donald Trump Tour —a move that, even if he hadn't done anything else, merits his inclusion here. And, on the right beat, the G-funk classicist from the Bay is close to unbeatable.
He released the magnetizing Savage Mode last summer, which brought out the best of both him and go-to hitmaker Metro Boomin.
Who knows where he'll take us on his next project? Still, The Divine Feminine keeps him in the conversation until the next project drops. When she took it out on the festival circuit this summer, it was incredible to watch her deliver the project live. Also on deck for Or so the outdated line of thinking goes. With a penchant for nursery-rhyme level earworm hooks matched only by his effortlessly acrobatic 16s, his powers clearly matured the fastest of the three Migos.
But the group has made a habit out of bucking tradition so dominantly as to say fuck your tradition, and so here we have it, in the yearOffset is on pace to match his older cousin in independent star quality.
The signs were more or less obvious last year; "Bad and Boujee" is undeniably the group's biggest hit and Offset is undeniably its designated driver. But the prophesy was bolded and underlined after "Slide. The rest of Kiari's year has been smooth sailing. He shined brightest in the pop lane again in just two bars on Katy Perry's guilty pleasure "Bon Appetit," with a playful double-time drawl.
As the more brusque member of the group, he's been a go-to for features on menacing bangers like Metro Boomin's "No Complaints," Cardi's proto "Bodak" "Lick" and especially Gucci's "Met Gala. The Migos are unstoppable. We'll probably be setting aside blurb space for Takeoff on this list this time next year. He sings, fits in with the SoundCloud set that prizes catchy phrases over verses, but can also weave in and out of a beat at will.
The Detroit native took a different approach with this album than he did on his project Dark Sky Paradise, opting for a concept album with a storyline about aging and regret.
He put in a nearly four-year stint in the hella underrated group Kids These Days before going solo. After forming the Savemoney collective, Vic got on many fans' radars back in with his debut mixtape Innanetape. But Vic seemed destined for far bigger things than impressing internet rap nerds and tastemakers. He signed to Roc Nation inwhich put some very powerful people in his corner. Soon he was collaborating with Kanyehanging out with Hovmaking powerful statements about police violence on network TV, and even getting hated on by Drake.
None of this would mean anything, though, if there wasn't the music to back it up—and there most assuredly is. Vic's proper debut album The Autobiographyexecutive produced by No I. In fact, if that record is any indication, we're likely to see Vic on this very list every year until he ages out. With a borderline classic under his belt with A. Miguel joins her on the track and their voices literally melt together like chocolate and caramel in my ears.
Not only are Cam'ron and Jim Jones on the same song once again, they both deliver quality bars over a trademark beat from The Heatmakerz, reminiscent of Dipset's reign in the early s. Having overcome their inner turmoil, together the Diplomats frontmen reminisce over their paths from street to stardom.
And it all sounds really fucking good. Delivering a banger—and perhaps a swan's song—in was indeed a fairytale for long time fans of Dipset. The potential is there. A case could be made. Frank gave us bars on all of them. The type of song to run back a million times while floating down a highway on a pleasant summer night.
It sounds like the flick of a lighter getting ready to turn on an after work joint. So roll up and put this song on repeat. Shit, you may even bust out a lil salsa or engage in some lite daggering with all the island vibes this joint gives out. The choice is yours.
From Havana to Atlanta, hot nights remain unforgettable. Tyler, The Creator Somehow Tyler is able to deliver a desolate cry for help over a colorful, bright backdrop. He's searching for love to no avail, and witnessing his friendships diminish.
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Bouncing over luscious drums and sunny chords, Tyler paints an image of someone who needs genuine companionship. While the subject matter might seem worrisome, the declaration in the outro of "Gonna find some time"—not to mention the album's next song—give us hope for the ailing Tyler.
This two-times platinum hit pulls you in with those daunting piano notes, winds up for the intro, and smashes it out of the park with that killer hook. Bad Liar EP Producer: There are a few tracks off his self-titled solo debut that could plausibly be included on this list, but "Woman" is proof that, sometimes, first instincts are best. The shout-along, strutting song is a remarkably piece of skewed classicism from the young celebrity.
It probably felt like a risk to release—it sounds like nothing else on the pop charts—but it also likely felt real. And that's what works best for it. Bengali composer Akassh Sen and singer Dilshad Nahar Kona team up for a song called " Heila Duila Nach " that starts with a crazy, processed five-note vocal melody. Willy Williams borrows the riff for " Voodoo Song. And the whole time, Kona's five notes kept ringing in our collective heads.
For an artist as young as she is, that's remarkable in and of itself. But what's more impressive is how she stayed in the lane she created while still in her teens, but managed to still top herself this year.
Preditah How does she make songs about heartbreak sound so damn good? D, Jay-Z The first verse of this masterpiece starts with the long pause that has been a staple of Hov's repertoire since at least The concern with losing out on a big score in this case, in downtown Brooklyn real estate rather than on the streets has always been there.
But Jay's spoken word-style delivery here feels new. And the use of O. Syd climbs up into her upper register and stays there like it was a penthouse suite. What he delivered in "Sky Walker" seemed like it was playing to the masses, recruiting one of the most reliable names in the game in Travis Scott and adopting the sound of the moment, a hazy, spaced-out, bass-heavy piece of pulsing minimalism.
In anyone else's hands, the song may have felt like a capitulation. Then you hear the chorus. Miguel's voice will always win out, and in this case the falsetto he launches into, seemingly without strain, is one of the best musical moments of the year, a reinvention of the trends he's hopping on, and proof that music can still surprise. Take Me Apart Producer: D I wrote months ago about how this song reminded me of the time a friend told me that, beneath the bravado, "Big Pimpin'" is a sad, vulnerable song.
She was right, of course. And this song shows the carnage that can happen when, even after finding love, you're unable to leave your forever-mackin' ways behind. At What Cost Producer: Shy Glizzy popping up at the end like a goddamn madman? This has been a heated debate since the song dropped. By the end of a year defined by, in part, when Frank decided to drop a loosie that made us, in turn, drop everything and, it should be mentioned, never be disappointed by that decisionit's the version without any guests that keeps our attention.
Straightforward but pensive, Drake addresses everything from rap beef to relationships to his own evolution as an artist. He sees the magnitude of the empire he's created, but is conscious of the fact that any distractions could easily set him off his game. Surprisingly, Migos decided to get introspective with it, or as introspective as they could be over a beat like this. Whatever venue this songs plays at, whether it be at a live show or at a party, people lose their minds and break out into Milly Rocks like white people break out into songs in musicals; truly a sight to behold.
In the wake of his long-anticipated sophomore efforts, it seemed plausible—likely, even—that he would fade into the ether, content to race cars or build staircases, and never release a song again.
So his appearance on Blonded Radio, and the unexpected airing of a new song, came with some relief—Frank Ocean is going to keep making music, after all.
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This year, Frank Ocean proved you can make songs that are better than albums. Someone who has let time in the hood educate him on how to win. K-Dot absolutely bodies it. Because when he shoots from the hip, and the heart, he never misses. People scoffed at her desire to rap; now she has a No.
The honesty that made her an IG favorite was showcased in the energy she brought to this track. When she speaks, we believe her. Few rappers have that ability.