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Fire Tunes of The Week Ft. Beyonce, Disclosure, Jorja Smith, Reminisce, Octavian, Gunna, Logic, Izzy Bizu, Flo Milli, DJ Spinall, Loski, MizOrMac, KYLE, Cashh, Lianne La Havas & Jhene Aiko

Vibes Patron back again with another update & I’ve decided to switch things up a little bit and provide weekly updates to keep the gems coming but in batches as opposed to daily updates.

The music gods have definitely served up a treat over the past fortnight with a plethora of great music for us to tuck into.

Beyonce finally released her eagerly anticipated Black is King film on Disney+ this past Friday & accompanied its release with the Deluxe version of The Lion King: The Gift album including the absolutely super BLACK PARADE song, which is definitely the standout for me from the new recordings on the project.

British duo Disclosure released the 5th single Douha (Mali Mali) featuring Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara off their soon to be released 3rd studio album Energy dropping in just over 3 weeks on August 28th.

British songstress & one of my personal faves Jorja Smith also dropped her incredible single By Any Means this past Friday, which is her 2nd release of the year following Rose Rogue which dropped at the start of June

Nigerian rapper Reminisce released his latest album Vibes & Insha Allah this past Friday and it includes a couple heaters including my personal favourite Eja Osan featuring Tiwa Savage

UK rapper Octavian released a surprise two-pack single drop; Chapter 1 & the catchy Rari featuring Future this past Friday. It’s his first release since Poison earlier in the year & I’m intrigued to see what follows from this for Octavian as the year progresses

Gunna released the deluxe version of his excellent WUNNA album just under a fortnight ago with an additional 8 tracks for fans to tuck into. I personally couldn’t get the infectious 200 FOR LUNCH out of my head and I believe everyone deserves to enjoy this record

Logic released his 6th & ‘supposedly’ last album No Pressure just under a fortnight ago as well. As usual, it’s a really good listen but not what I expect non-stans to be listening to in a couple of months. However, this offering still includes a few incredible tracks including Soul Food II, which is the follow up to the similarly titled song on his debut album Under Pressure

UK singer Izzy Bizu came through with an absolutely brilliant single Tough Pill which everybody needs to check out immediately!

Brandy released her 7th studio album B7 this past Friday & it’s her first in 8 years. I’m yet to tuck into it but I did enjoy listening to the 2nd single Borderline

20 year old Alabama native & arguably the breakout artist of 2020 Flo Milli delivered in a heavy way with her debut LP Ho, Why Is You Here? which dropped just under a fortnight ago & it’s safe to say she’s another rapper to watch keenly as she’s poised for an ever bigger 2021. The album is riddled with bangers from top to bottom but Not Friendly is most definitely my standout at the moment.

Nigeria’s DJ Spinall & Jamaican superstar Kranium connected on what may just be one of the standout collaborations of the year in my humble opinion with Everytime. The song’s just fantastic on all accounts

Harlem Spartans duo Loski & MizorMac connected on what has to be one of my favourite songs of the summer with On Me and I expect this one to ring off for a while

American rapper KYLE released his 2nd studio album See You When I’m Famous just over two weeks ago. It’s a good listen overall but the standout track for me by some distance is this gem of a record The Sun featuring Bryson Tiller & Raphael Saadiq

UK rapper Cashh formerly known as Cashtastic enlisted the help of West London’s finest WSTRN on Wag1 who did this feature absolute justice. It’s great to see Cashh back making good music & this should easily translate to the dancefloors once the country is rona free.

UK singer Lianne La Havas finally released her follow up album, which she self-titled Lianne La Havas just over a fortnight ago to her critically acclaimed 2015 Blood album. It’s a brilliant body of work and includes the fantastic Please Don’t Make Me Cry record

Jhene Aiko released the Deluxe version of her 4th studio album Chilombo just over a fortnight ago with 9 additional songs including my personal favourite All Good

The 16 standout records have been added to the official FTOD Apple Music playlist here and the Spotify version below

Fire Tunes of 2020 So Far

What an interesting year we’ve had so far in 2020; who could’ve predicted the events of the past 4 months but nevertheless the music gods have kept our ears blessed all the way through with fire releases throughout the year.

To make up for lost times I’ve compiled the finest selections from the year so far in my humble opinion in chronological order culminating in the recent release from the 6 god Drizzy & the current flagbearer of the UK drill scene Headie One titled Only You Freestyle

Here’s the Apple Music version of the playlist here and check out the Spotify version below

Fire Tunes Of The Day: Travis Scott – SICKO MODE Ft. Drake & YG- CANT GET IN KANADA

Today’s Fire tune servings are from two of my favourite rappers out; Travis Scott & YG!

Travis Scott – SICKO MODE Ft. Drake

Travis Scott finally dropped his long-awaited 3rd studio album ASTROWORLD to rave reviews this Friday. The album’s currently slated to move 400,000-500,000 stateside, which gives an indication of the commercial success of the album. Sonically, it’s also a masterpiece in my opinion & deciding on a fire tune to feature from the 17-track album was a bit of a challenge but it just had to be Sicko Mode featuring the 6 god. The tune has three different elements to it starting with a Drake intro & ending with a Tay Keith laced beat providing the backdrop for Drizzy & Travis Scott to go back-to-back and obliterate the record! Listen to the album here & peep the fire tune below

 

YG – CANT GET IN KANADA

YG also finally released his 3rd studio album STAY DANGEROUS after dropping two classics in My Krazy Life & Still Brazy within the past 5 years. It’s safe to say the Compton native did not disappoint with this project & I expect it to continue to grow in me with every additional listen.  CANT GET IN KANADA is my current favourite hence why it’s today’s featured fire tune. Listen to the album here and listen to the fire tune below

 

Listen to the official Vibes Patron Apple Music playlist here or the Spotify version below

Fire Tune Of The Day: Lil Baby – Yes Indeed Ft. Drake

You know it’s a great day when there’s a new Drizzy verse for our ears to get excited about and that is exactly what today is with Yes Indeed, which is the brand new record by Atlanta rapper Lil Baby. The GOAT himself Drizzy delivered yet another outstanding verse on here and I’ve honestly wheeled the record up at least 30 times in the past 24 hours! Listen to the song, which premiered on OVO Sound radio this past Saturday below

 

 

Check out the Vibes Patron Apple Music playlist here and the Spotify version below

 

Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Kojo Funds, Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee), GRM Daily, Skepta & Slowthai

I’ve got a bumper FTOD post for your listening pleasure today, so let’s get into it without any further ado!

Kojo Funds – Stallin’

The new Kojo Funds tune Stallin’ is everything and currently serves as my vibe of the summer! I literally can’t get the song out of my head. Kojo Funds just evokes a certain wave from his records & this follows the same pattern! It’s a fire tune by every account & this will be on rotation for a long while. Listen to the fire tune below

 

 

Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee) – Touchscreen Navigation

Rae Sremmurd finally released the 3rd installment of their Sremmlife LP series this past Friday and the world is a better place as a result. The unique 3rd album sees both artists collaborate on the first 9 tunes off the album then embark on their solo projects (Swaecation & Jxmtro) over the next 9 songs respectively. As expected, Swae Lee stole the show on the album & Swaecation (one time for the title though!)  feels like it should be a stand-alone tape off pure vibes. As alluded to by a mate earlier, Touchscreen Navigation just makes you want to ride a whip with the woman of your dreams & just vibe out to the tune. Listen to SR3MMLIFE 3 here & listen to the featured tune below

 

GRM Daily – London’s Calling Ft. Skrapz, Avelino, Asco, Loski & AJ Tracey

GRM Daily did it yet again with their latest single London’s Calling featuring Skrapz, Avelino, Asco, Loski & AJ Tracey. The media house is shooting 100% from the field with every official single released so far. This record might just be the cream of the crop and in my humble opinion, AJ Tracey stole the show on this with his crisp 16 and fire footy reference as we’ve come to expect –

“Got my young strikers making names like Asensio”.  

Peep the ridiculously fire tune below

 

 

Skepta – Pure Water

Nigerian Eagle & Tottenham MC Skepta surprisingly released his latest single Pure Water yesterday and I’m here for it as expected. Skeppy’s always been one of my favourite UK MCs but the way he’s embraced his Nigerian roots over the past two years has raised my love for him up a notch! I’m convinced this record and it’s hook  ‘Pure water and lots of ice’ was inspired by his frequent trips to Nigeria as pure water is a common term in Nigeria and used to refer to cold water bagged up in small plastic bags usually sold on the motorway. Either way, it’s a bop and a half and I’m here for it. Listen to the fire tune below

 

Slowthai – Ladies

This song right here alludes to one of my primary reasons for starting the blog. I had no idea who Slowthai was 12 hours ago but my mate told me to check out this one song and I duly obliged so here we are. It is a banger and a half and just a brilliantly made rap record. I’ll definitely be checking for any & every forthcoming release from Slowthai off the back of Ladies,  it’s honestly that lit! Check out the visuals and fire tune below

 

 

Listen to the Apple Music Vibes Patron playlist here or the Spotify version below

 

Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Chip, MIST, Hardy Caprio, Niska, Quavo & Stefflon Don

I’ve got a triple-threat serving for your ears today, so let’s get into it without any further ado!

Chip – Marijuana Ft. MIST

Chip’s always been one of my favourite UK rappers out and he finally released his first single of 2018 and it’s a banger as expected! It’s his first release since dropping League Of My Own 2which was easily one of my favourite LPs of 2017. Marijuana was produced by UK super producer Sevaqk and features a fellow fave of mine MIST. In a nutshell, this tune is such a vibe and hearing it being blared out from a woman’s car over the weekend pretty much increased my gas levels towards this tune. Listen to the banger below

 

 

 

Hardy Caprio – Naij

Blog favourite Hardy Caprio dropped his latest single Naij last week & it’s a vibe as expected. As a Nigerian myself, I had to check out the record and it’s safe to say Caprio did it again. I’m not sure what the goat in the artwork & video symbolises but let the young upcoming superstar rock! Listen to the fire tune below

 

 

 

Niska – Réseaux Ft. Quavo & Stefflon Don

Niska‘s a French rapper who I had no previous knowledge until this past Friday, when I stumbled on his remix featuring Quality Control’s own Quavo & Stefflon Don and my ears were immediately impressed! I played the track multiple times over the weekend & my twin brother was super gassed by the song and requested multiple wheel ups and I knew it had to be featured on the blog! Peep the fire tune below

 

 

Peep the Apple Music playlist here & the Spotify version below

Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring The Weeknd, Tinashe, Mike Will Made It, Ne-Yo, Smokepurpp and Murda Beatz, Preme & Octavian

With all the new music dropping today, it’s only right that I run through the best drops over the past week. Enjoy the fire below

The Weeknd – Wasted Times

The Weeknd shocked fans with the release of his latest EP My Dear Melancholy last week Friday & it took me right back to Trilogy Abel vibes,. Hopefully  he continues releasing music in this vein cause it’s fucking incredible. The 6 track EP was clearly motivated by ex relationships, most notably Selena Gomez, who I never assumed to have the sauce that strongly, but the EP boderline made me change my mind on that opinion. It’s a beautiful body of work and the standouts in my opinion are Call Out My Name & today’s featured tune Wasted Times, which I’ve been absolutely obsessed with since it dropped. Listen to the EP here and listen to the fire tune below

 

Tinashe – Me So Bad Ft. Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana

It’s been over 2 years since Tinashe announced the release of Joyride but it looks like the album will finally drop next week, which is rather exciting. I’ve been a fan of the LA native since she released her self-written mixtapes Reverie & Black Water back in 2012 and 2013 respectively. She gained mainstream clout with 2013’s 2 On featuring Schoolboy Q but it’s always been clear that she’s destined for great things. I noticed a change in her music output once she singed to RCA Records, which is expected as you get more label involvement in your recording process. However, I have high expectations for Joyride when it drops next week, especially after listening to Me So Bad featuring Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana, which is a certified banger. This album has been a long time coming,  so make sure you check it out next week but enjoy her latest single in the meantime below

 

 

Mike Will Made It – Aries (YuGo) Part 2 Ft. Rae Sremmurd, Pharrell, Quavo & Big Sean

Super producer Mike Will Made It premiered the remix of his Ransom 2 hosted single Aries last week featuring Rae Sremmurd, Pharrell, Quavo & Big Sean and it’s a super banger to say the least. The USP of this banger lies in the infectious hook vocalised by music legend Pharrell and Lord knows I’m on my way to being the nigga with the bag! Enjoy the banger below

 

 

Ne-Yo – Push Back Ft. Bebe Rexha & Stefflon Don

Ne-Yo released his latest single in forever last week & it’s a smash in all honesty. Yes, it’s very pop-oriented but a banger is a banger and that is exactly what Push Back is. Bebe Rexha & the UK’s Stefflon Don perfectly complemented the R&B legend on this record. Peep the tune below

 

Smokepurpp & Murda Beatz – Do Not Disturb Ft. Offset & Lil Yatchy

Florida rapper Smokepurpp & super producer Murda Beatz released a joint single last week featuring Quality Control’s Lil Yachty & Offset. The result is a banger and a half, which I’ve struggled to get out of my head, especially the hook. Listen to the banger below

 

Preme – Hot Boy Ft. Lil Wayne

Canadian artist & OVO signee Preme formerly known as P. Reign, released his first single in over a year last week titled Hot Boy featuring one of the GOATs Weezy and it’s a heater! Listen to the fire below

 

 

Octavian – Hands

London rapper & new wave connoisseur Octavian released his latest single Hands last week Friday to rave reviews within the UK scene. Octavian’s a breath of fresh air with his unique take on rap, which blends in elements of dance and house music like nothing I’ve previously heard. After gaining acclaim from his debut single Party Herethe young MC now has the eyes of the world on him and on further evidence, we’ll be doing just that going forward. He’s straight up special and Hands is a straight up banger. Peep the record and visuals below

 

 

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Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring WSTRN, AJ Tracey, 23 Unofficial, Snakehips, Yxng Bane, Sango, Years & Years, Wretch 32 & Vince Staples

Apologies for the longest hiatus since the website went live and there’s no particularly reasonable excuse for it. Either way, I’m back again with 9 absolutely fire tunes, which have dropped over the past fortnight and all deserve to be shared with the world!

WSTRN – Lovestruck Ft. Tiwa Savage & Mr Eazi

WSTRN continue to shoot 100% from the field with their releases over the past few months and Lovestruck is no exception to the mould. After raising the roof with the exceptional Ben Ova & complementing One Acen perfectly on Vice Versa, Lovestruck sees the group connect with afrobeat superstars Mr Eazi & Tiwa Savage. All artists on this record did themselves justice but it’s hard to ignore Haile’s falsetto, which has brought about yet another memorable hook for the ages. Check out the video & stream the banger below

 

 

AJ Tracey – Mimi

One of my favourite MCs out AJ Tracey released his first single of 2018 this past Friday and it’s a heater as expected. Check out the cold visuals below

 

 

23 Unofficial – Day In The Life

I recently got into 23 Unofficial after hearing him steal the show on B Young’s Jumanji remix. Here’s his latest release and it’s a litty one

 

Snakehips – Cruzin’ Ft. St Rulez

Snakehips are easily one of my favourite production duos out there & they continue to impress with every release. Well known for the feel good vibes of their records, the London duo continuously remind me of the summertime. Cruzin’ is another track in the mould & will be on repeat for a long time. Listen below

 

Yxng Bane – Vroom

Disturbing London artist Yxng Bane continues his impressive 2018 with the release of Vroom. The single serves as the follow up to the impressive Corner featuring Maleek Berry which dropped earlier in the year & it coincided with the latest Dope Chef line release. Check out the record below

 

 

Sango – Out My Way/ Around You (feat. Marr Grey, RELLA, July 7 & Devin Tracy

Famed Seattle producer Sango finally released his long awaited full studio album In The Comfort Of 10 days ago and it’s an impressive body of work. After wowing me with his Brazilian music inspired sounds on the Da Rocinha series, it’s also good to see him deliver the goods on a more traditional sounding R&B influenced dance record. Listen to one of the standout records Out My Way/Around You below

 

Years & Years – Sanctify

British group Years & Years released the first single of their forthcoming second studio album earlier in the month of March and its a beauty of a tune. Sanctify sees lead singer Olly Alexander flex his vocal range yet again and the result is a potential no.1 record. Listen to the song below

 

 

Wretch 32 & SOS – Affi Me Ft. Culan & Masicka

UK rap legend Wretch 32 released his first single of 2018 earlier in March titled Affi Me. It’s a dancehall influenced song featuring Culan & Masicka. Listen to the banger below

 

Vince Staples – Get The Fuck Off My Dick

Long Beach native Vince Staples released the hilarious but introspective Get The Fuck Off My Dick earlier in the month. It follows up the hard hitting Opps, which featured on the Black Panther soundtrack album. Enjoy the banger below

 

Be sure to check out the Vibes Patron Apple Music playlist here or the Spotify version below

Fire Tune Of The Day: Eminem – Chloraseptic Remix Ft. 2 Chainz & Phresher

Today’s FTOD is the timely remix to Eminem’s track Chloraseptic. The original song featured on Eminem’s ninth studio album Revival, which dropped just under a month ago in the middle of December to relatively lukewarm reviews from critics & fans alike but the official remix to one of the standout records from the tape should at least bring some reprieve to Eminem in the eyes of his fans. The record features the one & only 2 Chainz, who continues to rap his ass off and showcased his entire repertoire of skills on it, which resulted in an early verse of the year contender in my opinion. The song also features Phresher, who delivered a dope verse & Eminem also did his thing as well! Check out Em’s Revival album here & check out the FTOD below

Fire Tune Of The Day: A2 – From London With Love Ft. Thea Gajic

Disturbing London artist A2 released his debut album BLUE just under 2 weeks ago & it’s a heater to say the least. I’ll have to admit that I didn’t know who he was until last week when I stumbled across a post about the project. A friend of mine brought him up again & mentioned that it was a good listen, so I had to check the project out for myself & boy am I happy I did. He clearly has slight similarities to Bryson Tiller but I believe his sound is still unique & unlike anything that’s ever come out of the UK before. He’s signed to Disturbing London, which can be seen as a quality stamp of approval but the music does most of the talking on behalf of the Londoner. BLUE serves as an acronym for Before Love Undoes Everything & I urge anyone who comes across this post to check out the album here & enjoy the fire tune below.