Kanye West – ye
Another new release in the past few days is Kanye West’s eighth studio album. Kanye has been very controversial recently due to his comments on many important and sensitive matters. His wild antics aside, this album can be argued to be the Kanye we all know and love. The album is definitely very personal with references to real life events and real life situations happening at the moment. The album had many features and as usual, the production on the album is great and compliment all the songs.
My favourite song would have to be the song “Wouldn’t Leave“. This song displays the sensitive side of Kanye with vocals from PARTYNEXTDOOR. The song gives a shout out at the end to women and all the women who have to deal with their men’s choices. Ye even references his controversial outburst to Sway as well as his “Slavery” comment; “They say, “Build your own”—I said, “How, Sway?”. I said, “Slavery a choice”—they said, “How, ‘Ye”. Kanye further on states that he is capable of doing far controversial things.
The album is a mixture. Some emotional songs mixed with some usual Kanye club hits. The common thing on all songs is the great production. Overall, it is a good album and it’s great for us to listen to Kanye’s music rather than his rants.
OK so Friday was a big day for new releases this week, mostly because a lot of songs and projects were released even earlier.
J Hus – Big Spang
It’s been over a year since UK rapper J Hus has release a project. J Hus is possibly one of the best and most versatile artists the UK has at the moment and his catchy, songs have been missed. This EP consisting of 3 songs provides us with a little taster of what to expect for his future album. ‘Dark Vader‘, a catchy song and in terms of commercial popularity, it could be as big as “Lean and Bop” with its catchy melody and unique punchlines. My favourite line has to be “Auntie put rice in a container”. & the way he mentions “G-g-g-g-Unit”. Definitely my favourite off the EP. “Scene“, a more rough and hyped song. One of those songs that reminds me of old school J Hus. Pure rap! Straight to the point rap. Nothing more needs to be said. “Dancing Man” is a song with great vibes & the production on this song is out of this world. Again, J Hus provides us with lyrics we will be singing forever…”I take a risk and I take chance”.
Obviously J Hus delivered as usual but the unsung hero has definitely got to be producer JAE5. He is consistently providing us with solid pieces of music and he does not seem to be stopping. Overall, a very catchy EP. Have a listen below.