The blog took a two-week hiatus, but now we’re back with a new music recap for all you audiophiles out there. Firstly, The Premiership travels to the East Coast to catch-up with two of the most eclectic Hip-Hop artists right now. We then head out to Canada with J Balvin who hopped on Justin Bieber’s smash single “Sorry” and before listening to Young Thug’s newest ‘tape and finally bringing it back to the crib for HXLT’s G.O.O.D. Music debut single.
GoldLink – New Black
The DMV native released his debut album And After That We Didn’t Talk this past week through Soulection. It’s a big moment for indie rap and those who champion the progressive sound both the label and artist have worked so hard to conceive. “New Black,” produced by Tom Misch & Jordan Rakei, is my favorite joint on there.
Daye Jack – PiggyBank
Daye Jack out of Atlanta is known for the Soul Glitch style he patented last year with his sophomore project, but for his newest record he dabbles in a jazzier sound as he engages with the ups-and-downs of wealthiness and popularity.
Justin Bieber – Sorry (feat. J Balvin)
The music industry is really snoozing on the Latino market, but thankfully Bugatti Biebz is here to break barriers and enlisted J Balvin (who has the biggest hit of the year in “Ginza”) for the official Latin remix of “Sorry.”
Young Thug – Slime Season 2
Jeffrey Lamar Williams, also known as Young Thug, has had a very productive 2015. Barter 6 is a strong candidate for AOTY, “I Know There’s Going To Be (Good Times)” is playing in clubs all around the world and the Slime Season mixtape series has maintained his core fanbase satisfied with grittier, street-oriented cuts.
HXLT – Live To Death
Not going to lie, I was skeptical of HXLT’s new musical direction when he first announced it, but “Live To Death” is one helluva introduction to his new aesthetic and sound.