Thinking Outside The Boombox: Podcast Newsletter (12/14/17)
Song of the Week
Things To Check Out:
- Trap Selena and Nick Lombardi both showed out on this one...
- N.E.R.D. delivers Tutorial #2
- Meek and Thugger have some great chemistry
- I just learned that the RapCaviar Pantheon was a thing
- Drake and Trouble mix it up
- SZA delivers a phenomenal performance of "Supermodel"
- SZA debuts on SNL with "Love Galore" & "The Weekend"
- Jorja Smith does Frank justice
- Big Sean & Metro take their album on the road
- Big Sean & Metro interview each other about their album...
Rumor Mill / Announcements:
Upcoming / Recently Released:
- 12/08- Big Sean & Metro Boomin, Double or Nothing
- 12/15- Eminem, Revival
- 12/15- N.E.R.D., No_One Ever Really Dies
- 12/15- Jeezy, Pressure
- 12/12- Gucci Mane, El Gato the Human Glacier
- 12/25- Lil Wayne, Dedication 6
Top 40 Songs of 2017
This is one of my favorite parts of the year as I get to look back at all the music we've received and pick my favorites. While the American Top 40 and the Billboard Hot 100 charts list the most popular and commercially successful songs in the country, my list is much more of a journey. Focusing solely on hip-hop and R&B, this list captures my favorite songs from those released in 2017. I think this was the easiest time I had choosing the top 5 as this year's choices dominated the charts and our hearts. So without further ado, enjoy my Top 40.
Apple Music Playlist: Link
Spotify Playlist: Link
“DNA.”- Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
“The Weekend”- SZA, Ctrl
“Bodak Yellow”- Cardi B
“The Story of O.J.”- Jay-Z, 4:44
“Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)”- DJ Khaled, Grateful
“HUMBLE.”- Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
“Lemon (feat. Rihanna)”- N.E.R.D, NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES
“XO TOUR Llif3”- Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 1.5
“Passionfruit”- Drake, More Life
“Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)”- SZA, Ctrl
“Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)”- Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
“Chanel”- Frank Ocean
“Blessed”- Daniel Caesar, Freudian
“Nuh Time / Tek Time”- dvsn, Morning After
“4:44”- Jay-Z, 4:44
“Get Up 2 Come Down (feat. CeeLo Green & Sleepy Brown”- Big K.R.I.T., 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
“If Time Is Money (Fly Navigation) (feat. Method Man)”- Wu-Tang, The Saga Continues
“November”- Tyler, the Creator, Flower Boy
“Family Feud (feat. Beyoncé)”- Jay-Z, 4:44
“T-Shirt”- Migos, Culture
“Blem”- Drake, More Life
“Motor Sport (feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj”- Migos, Culture II
“Emotional”- Keyshia Cole, 11:11 Reset
“Best Part (feat. H.E.R.)”- Daniel Caesar, Freudian
“Know”- Syd, Fin
“Still Down”- H.E.R., H.E.R.
“Mood”- dvsn, Morning After
“Heaven On Earth (feat. The-Dream)”- Vic Mensa, The Autobiography
“Bank Account”- 21 Savage, Issa Album
“Drowning (feat. Kodak Black)”- A Boogie wit da Hoodie, The Bigger Artist
“Heavy Heart”- Meek Mill, Wins & Losses
“Crew (feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy”- GoldLink, At What Cost
“FOR MY PEOPLE”- Joey Bada$$, ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$
“Do Not Disturb”- Drake, More Life
“Mask Off (Remix) (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”- Future
“I’m the One (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)”- DJ Khaled, Grateful
“Set It Off”- Bryson Tiller, True To Self
“Personal”- Kehlani, SweetSexySavage
“Location”- Khalid, American Teen
“Shether”- Remy Ma
- Honorable Mentions: “AfricAryaN (feat. Neil DeGrasse Tyson & J. Cole)”- Logic, Everybody | “Insecure”- Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller, Insecure: Music from the HBO Original Series, Season 2 | “On My Mind”- Jorja Smith & Preditah | “Walk On By (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”- Thundercat, Drunk | “Veggies (feat. Ty Dolla $ign”- Aminé, Good For You
See you next week!