Jacques Greene has loved Frank Ocean’s Blond ever since it dropped. The producer said that Blond has “been fucking me up and saving me in equal measure since it came out.” In a sort of tribute to Frank and the power of his music, Greene remixes one of the album’s standout tracks “White Ferrari.” The remix takes on a more lighthearted, dance track sound that plays out better than one would expect. Give it a listen below.
MC & The Visions is back! Today we get the first single off of his upcoming album OREO, which is set to drop later this fall. The single, titled “Weekend Warriors,” gives listeners some insight as to what the album will be like, in terms of content, vibe and message.
A light, mellow production offers a nice contrast to the serious nature of what MC sings about in “Weekend Warriors.” He says, “the song is mostly about how unthankful our generation has become, like people are so invested in looks, appearances and false causes. They’re not even thankful for the fact that they have a roof over their head. I remember growing up in high school, people tried to be something they weren’t all the time, a “weekend warrior,” acting differently to impress people.” A sound that’s reminiscent of Frank Ocean and the ability to sing, with ease, about sensitive contemporary issues, primarily race, from a point of view that you don’t hear from much in music, the black middle class, makes for a very interesting sound. His album OREO will be his first full length project to date and I’m incredibly excited to get to hear it. The album will also feature a lot of video work to give listeners a more complete experience. You can check out the official trailer and song below.
Regarding the album MC stated,“OREO” is an exploration of growing up black in the middle class and how that affected me and others. You’re not around black Americans as much so it kind of changes your point of view of things. I struggled to reconcile my ethnicity for a long time and this is kind of an airing out of all that. I want all the kids who’ve experienced similar things to realize their not alone and I want people on the outside to recognize the errors of preconceptions and stuff like that.”
Big news over the weekend surfaces with both Kid Cudi and Frank Ocean announcing titles for their new albums. Kid Cudi took to twitter to announce that Speedin’ Bullet To Heaven is his next album and it is coming really soon.
My new album is called "Speedin' Bullet To Heaven". Coming really really soon, so stay in tune. – Cudder
Earl Sweatshirt has released a new song called “Quest/Power”. The record features Budgie and SamiYam. The song is pretty obscure but has a pretty unique singing sample towards the tail end of the song. You can stream the song in it’s entirety below. Odd Future is set to have quite a few releases this year including Earl, Tyler and Frank’s upcoming albums. Stay tuned!
Covering an Aaliyah song is always a risky move. Her loyal fan base has been known to be very critical of covers and the like. However, Frank Ocean released this gem of a cover early in the AM on Saturday. The singer gives us an emotional track with quiet keys and his falsetto’s showcased front and center. The song is a tribute to what would’ve been her 36th birthday yesterday, January 16th. More music from Frank is on the way, stay patient.