“Good Morning” is a grand opener to Kanye West’s Graduation album. The track samples Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” and has that familiar soulful production that we have come to expect from Kanye. Check it out below.
It is quite astonishing how inspiring Kanye West is. He has dabbled in everything from fashion to film direction and you still marvel at what he will do next. Kanye has caused a lot of controversy throughout his career and even recently with his support of Donald Trump. All that aside, I have always been a fan of his and anxiously await whatever he does next.
“Heard Em Say” is one of my favorite tracks from Kanye’s phenomenal album Late Registration. Whenever that piano riff comes in I still get hyped by it. It reminds me of summertime in Chicago where I used to play basketball with my little brother and nonstop video game playing. Check out the track below.
This year saw some of the best albums released by many band’s and musicians. Several of the records remarked on the turbulence that was 2016 and the wild political landscape. From a unique take on G-funk to a direct message on what it means to be black in America, here are the top 20 albums of 2016.
20. YG- Still Brazy
19. Porches- Pool
18. Common- Black America Again
17. Blood Orange- Freetown Sound
16. Isaiah Rashad: The Sun’s Tirade
15. Joyce Manor- Cody
14. Anderson .Paak- Malibu
13. Balance and Composure- Light We Made
12. Kevin Morby- Singing Saw
11. PUP- The Dream Is Over
10. Young Thug- Jeffery
9. Preoccupations- Preoccupations
8. Jamie Isaac- Couch Baby
7. Motorama- Dialogues
6. Maxwell- blackSUMMER’Snight
5. Drake- Views
4. Kanye West The Life of Pablo
3. Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool
2. Frank Ocean- Blonde
- Solange- A Seat At the Table
This year, many musicians and bands created very stylish music videos that stood out amongst the rest. From the aggravations of touring to a crazy killer party, here are the top 10 music videos of 2016.
10. PUP- If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You, I Will
9. ScHoolboy Q- Groovy Tony
8. Porches- Car
7. Anderson .Paak- The Season/ Carry Me/ The Waters
6. Drake- Child’s Play
5. Preoccupations- Anxiety
4. Rae Sremmurd- Black Beatles
3. Joyce Manor- Last You Heard of Me
2. Kanye West- Fade
- Solange- Cranes in the Sky
I finally got around to watching Kanye West’s short film “Runaway” for his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. I definitely liked it especially the visuals that constantly occur. The angel in the film is also interesting with her curiosity and sporadic dance movements. Check it out.
This has been a year of many great discoveries in music and great quality albums. Choosing the top ten of the year took a lot of time. I had to spend many hours searching for the absolute best that have been in constant rotation on my iPod/iPhone and other mobile devices. I came up with these outstanding records. These are my top 10 albums of the year.
10. Kanye West- Yeezus
9. Pusha T- My Name is My Name
8. Surfer Blood- Pythons
7. Summerays- Summer Daze
6. The Neighbourhood- I Love You
5. Russian Circles- Memorial
4. Foals- Holy Fire
3. Wavves- Afraid of Heights
2. The National- Trouble Will Find Me
1. Drake- Nothing Was The Same
You have to give it to Kanye. The man always knows how to entertain the masses. This new video of “Bound 2” from Yeezus, has Kanye on a motorcycle with Kim Kardashian in tow. The video is so completely over the top and hilarious but so epic in its absolute absurdity. The visuals are stunning and Kanye and Kim’s grinding on the motorcycle is a direct slap to their critics and haters. This video is Kanye’s blatant statement to everyone that he doesn’t give a damn about what you think of him or his fiancee and that he is still making high quality material.