4:44 Visual

4:44 Visuals

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The visuals to the track 4:44 certainly tells a story with a beautiful ending featuring Jay Z and wife Beyoncé.  They are shown performing on stage together followed by a shot of their daughter Blue Ivy.

In the ultimate lemonade response, Jay Z admits to the cheating as he states “If my children knew, I don’t even know what I would do / If they ain’t look at me the same, I would prolly die with all the shame / You did what with who? What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate, you risked that for Blue?”

The song sheds some light on how there were cracks in their marriage whilst at the same time showcasing footages of some of the issues in the state regarding African Americans.

Watch below and share your thoughts.

 

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Im The Man

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This 50 cent throwback is not a very long throw back. The original ‘Im The Man’ track came out in 2015 with Sonny Digital on it with 50. The song was released as part of the Kenan mixtape. The mixtape was part of the character promotion for 50 cents TV show Power, which he produced.

The ‘Im the Man’ track was re-released with Chris Brown on this version, a video was also released. The song has become more popular due to the addition of Chris Brown vocals and his verse.

The track is arguably 50 cents best release in 2016/17. We definitely hope to hear more club bangers and hits from 50. He hasn’t stated that he is officially retiring from releasing music.

Check out the throw back visual and comment on what you think of it.

4:44

This is Jay Z’s 13th studio album!

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The much anticipated project from Hov is finally here. Throughout this year there have been hints that Jay Z was going to be releasing new music. Even after Watch The Throne there was rumours that Jay Z had asked the producers he works with to start making beats for a new project. Many people thought that was for Watch The Throne 2 or another joint project.

With the relational theme album by his wife Beyonce, there was much speculation that he would respond to the cheating allegations in some way. And he does on the album named track 4:44. 

The album 4:44 is only available for streaming on Tidal or through Sprint, who partnered up with Tidal recently. The album has 10 tracks on it:

3.  Smile
5.  4:44
7.  Bam
8.  Moonlight
9.  Marcy Me
10.  Legacy

 

Kill Jay Z is based on how he feels about his relationship with Kanye West and hi thoughts on it.

The Story of OJ has already become popular over social media as the visual, which is apparently only available on Tidal, has been posted on many peoples pages. In the song, Jay Z talks about being black and the financial progression which is possible for African Americans if they invest and be smarter with their money. This track really educates fans and listeners on the importance of financial freedom.

4:44 is exactly four minutes and forty four seconds long. On this track, Jay Z responds to Lemonade and provides an apology for his infidelity.

On Legacy, Jay Z provides a history lesson on the Carter familia and describes how each member of his family has supported him, vice versa.

Overall there has been rave reviews on Jay Z’s latest project and many appreciations for his educational and advisory voice.

This album was solely produced by No ID, so this indicates that there may not be another Kanye West and Jay Z collaboration for a while!

The album also features artists such as Beyonce, Frank Ocean and Damien Marley.

As this album can only be officially streamed via Tidal, we have do not have a link for you to watch the visuals or listen to the album. Instead we have a link for the lyrics from Rap Genius. We hope you enjoy listening to 4:44!

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U N F O R G E T T A B L E

French Montana featuring Swae Lee

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This 2017 banger by French is just and example of his musical ear and the effect of the Bad Boy union with Coke Boyz. 

French Montana has a habit of bringing out bangers now and then, at the right time. This is evident with tunes such as Shot Caller, Shot Caller Remix, Pop That and I Ain’t Worried Bout Nothin.

This Unforgettable song, featuring Swae Lee from Rae Sremmurd, is a year long hit and has put French back on the map of mainstream music. 

The visual was recorded in Uganda, Africa featuring a local dance group of children. The kids were placed in the music video after a video of them, dancing to the song, went viral. The dance moves in the video have also allowed the UnforgettableChallenge hashtags and videos to become popular on social media, shortly after the video came out.

 

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Check it out below…

Outlet::

Desiigner’s video to Outlet

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With a surprise appearance from footballer Pogba, the video to Desiigner’s latest single is as energetic as the rapper himself.

The song was produced by Vinylz and directed by Grant Curatola. In the video we see the rapper in the form of a janitor working in the stadium and as mentioned above, it features Manchester United’s Paul Podga sporting the latest Manchester United jersey.

We reckon this could easily become an anthem!!

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Watch the clip and share your thoughts

Wild Thoughts

Rihanna has ‘Wild Thoughts’

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In another DJ Khaled hit, in a newly released video ft Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

DJ Khaled refers to the video that was shot in a little Haitian part of Miami as legendary and we agree as Rihanna looks beautiful as ever and the video is given us all sorts of summer vibes with the colourful outfits and party atmosphere.

In case you’re wondering why the instrumental and beat ounds faimilar, well it is because the song samples Carlos Santana’s “Maria Maria.”

Check it out below and share your thoughts.

Throwback 🗣🎶

All My Friends – Snake Hips featuring Tinashe and Chance The Rapper 

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This song was the perfect anthem for a Friday and Saturday night. With 38 millions views on Youtube, there is no doubt that this song has hit the cord with a partying audience.

This song came out last year and it was perfect for the any and every weekend vibe.

The song produced by Snake Hips features the vocal talents of singer Tinashe and the rap word play from Chance The Rapper. Tinashe does an amazing vocal performance on this song. Her voice worked perfectly with the instrumental and also matched the theme of the song. 

Chance The Rapper does a surprisingly distinctive verse on the song. It wasn’t the usual rap verse expected from most rappers. The verse from Chance demonstrates his versatility on across different genres. 

Snake Hips gets 5 out of 5 from us!

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Let us know what you think!

Im The One

DJ Khaled – Im The One featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne.

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This hit record from DJ Khaled features the most talked about artists in 2017.

Justin Bieber demonstrates why he is much loved by his fans, with his vocal input on the chorus.

Quavo has been talked about much recently due to the claims that he will be leaving Migos, but there is no surprise with the amount of catchy verses he has been dropping on the features he has been on. Brrp brrp all angles…

Chance The Rapper does what he is known for, with his cunning and witty lyrics he adds a different perspective to the theme of the song and allows the audience to understand what a typical ‘good guy’ thinks. With artist like Quavo and Lil Wayne, a less ‘hood’/’street’ guy voice is needed. 

Lil Wayne states it all in his verse. He is a legend. For the record he did know DJ Khaled when he first started as an actual DJ. 

It’s refreshing to hear Chance and Lil Wayne on the record again. Even more so with Quavo and Justin Bieber. Even with the added auto tune. 

This track is off the next album from DJ Khaled titled Grateful. As expected DJ Khaled’s son Ashad is also in the video briefly. 

You have probably seen the video already, but do yourself the biggest favour and watch it again!

Flyer than my zip…

G Frsh gone?… for now?

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Its been 7 months since G Frsh has released his visually entertaining single Yeah, with a snap chat themed video. The song is another of G Frsh’s ways of flexing his lyrical versatility.

But, since then there has not been any new music from the London based rapper. G Frsh has been seen working and partying with Disturbing London’s Tinie Tempah and Wiz Kid at their concerts and events. He has been seen with Yung Bane who is a new artist, at concerts. It does seems that G Frsh has taken on a managerial role in developing the new artist. 

This raises questions about new music from G Frsh, his recent project Alfie did so well!

Fans are eager to hear more from G Frsh as his known for other themed songs and projects. 

G Frsh has been in the scene for the last 7 years with an impressive collection of songs, visuals, and online freestyles. G Frsh is also known for mixtapes and projects such as Lego Man: Wheres My Brick, Lego Man 2 and Purgatory. 

Although there hasn’t been any new music from him, we hope that he returns soon with some more word play!

 

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LDN by Nathan Miller

 

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This 46 minute video highlights the growth of the Grime scene and the Rap / Drill / Trap music in London.

Directed by Nathan Miller, the documentary demonstrates the journey that UK Grime, Rap and Hip Hop has taken since the early 90s.

 

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There is a vast array of artist, legendary and new that appear in the documentary. Each artist explains their journey so far, their experiences and their inspirations. Artists include Teflon Don, J Hus and 67. The documentary interviews artists and follows them throughout their shows and events. This documentary is very much as it provides an insight into the voices of the artists and how they see the UK music scene.

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Check it out and let you know what you think!