I'm no playlist curator. I just like to make playlists for my car so I don't have to continuously keep looking for a new song. Here's the first playlist for Baby Blu (that's my cars name if y'all haven't noticed by now). Playlists are all available on Apple Music.
You know how you go through those phases where you just constantly listen to one artist or album over and over? I find myself listening to this mixtape every time I'm either in the car or trying to get some work done. Ever since my best friend [Tash] & my boyfriend put me on, I’ve been hooked. Being a dancer, I just want to choreograph to every song of his lol. I’m a little late on this mixtape but this has been in heavy rotation. Eric Bellinger is a singer and Grammy nominated song writer [he wrote for Beyoncé, that’s all you need to know].
This mixtape is exactly how you would want your man to feel about you. My Top 5 on this mixtape are: Lay Up, Plush Duvet, Notice, Mean What You Say, and Spare Time. What makes it even better is that Eric Bellinger shows the same love for his woman in his music, in real life. Check him and his misses, Lamiya Good out on #ThePlatinumLife on E! every Thursday at 10 PM EST. Eventually (Mixtape) is also available on Tidal, Apple Music, and Spotify. Add it to your collection directly below!
Throwback to the days when I was a Justine & Glyn Stan (if you know what I'm talking about, shoutout to you. I still have my L3NF Sweater). Justine Skye is a Brooklyn bred songstress that has a soft but beautiful voice on her. I was on my soundcloud as I drove to the mall to get some Chicken Teriyaki the other day and this song came on and I totally forgot how much I loved it. This song is very classic and in my Top 5 of hers. Basically, the song gives me exactly what the title is... 2 AM In Brooklyn. Justine is infamous for lowkey bops and y'all will learn today!
Take a listen to the song below!
I feel like featuring a song on my blog today so that's what I'm gonna do :) I don't care what anyone has to say, I think Rico Nasty is about to be a radio sensation. She already is in the DMV area and now she's taking LA by storm. Her latest single (off her album "Tales of Tacobella"), "Watch Me" is a summer anthem and also my fave song of hers next to Hey Arnold. Watch the video to Watch Me below and get the song on Tidal and Apple Music.
I know I'm not the only one that makes playlists for every and any emotion. I'm a dancer too so dance and music is one of the main ways I deal with anything. Maybe you're going thru a bad breakup, maybe you're contemplating leaving, maybe you're just sad for no reason and you wanna lay in your bed all day and eat Popeyes [that's me]. I tried to put it directly on the blog but apple music wasn't letting me great so click the Apple Music link :( Enjoy though!
*Advice for my breakup shorties, allow yourself 3 days to be sad then make yourself get up and do something that you love or stay productive to help get your mind off it and always remember, "If he wanted to, he would"*
On Mothers I'm not just doing this because this is my brother. I'm really on the road blasting his work just like I blast J. Cole. It's just dope to say that my blood is ill enough for me to do a write up on them. Nick Mills, a 28 year old rapper from North Jersey just dropped a new project titled "Forever Live" and it's LIT. Doing this write up means everything to me because it's my first, this is family, and also because I've seen my brothers growth from $tack to Nick Mills.
Before y'all ask, no I didn't ask my brother what the project meant in his eyes. This is strictly what I got from the project from listening.
This particular piece of work is in my opinion his best to date. The vibe is really something different. From top to bottom this album was very nostalgic. "Forever Live" or "IVRLV", simply means after you die, your legacy lives on forever. This whole album is a lowkey reflection of his life and becoming a man.
"Beaming", is the first song after the Intro and it's actually a Part II to God Body from his last project, Dream Royale [which happens to be my favorite song on that album]. As you continue to listen, you'll realize that Beaming is basically a summary of the whole project. As he goes into each song it's like he breaks it down and addresses every part from each bar in Beaming. "Save Your Soul", "Sun", and "The World Is Yours" I feel like are the songs where he begins to settle into himself as a man and while also becoming more aware of his surroundings.
Now the Interlude "Help Me See", is giving me He's phoney/She fake/ That's The type of people I hate in a real chill kind of way. Used to be my dog you was in my left chest/ Scream ride or die but you die with the rest, joint had me reevaluating my whole circle and deleting numbers. Whoever crossed the fam like this gotta square up with me. All seriousness though, this song is dealing with the loss of not a friendship, but a brother at the time you really need them. Now "Ventilation", is addressing everything that he was going through at the time. The birth of his children, his relationship with his "brother" that he lost in "Help Me See" and his father. Basically it was the breakdown before the Glo. I swear to God I never lost a step. If I did, I got it back tho. In "Dreams Die" Nick is basically like, I'm in my bag again. Although Nick starting to catch the rhythm of being a man, he wasn't about to let his love of rap. Although he dreamed of the stable house and family situation, rapping didn't have to die with the birth of this new chapter.
"Fixin The House" is probably my favorite song that my brother has made in his whole career. [I'm bias in this opinion because I actually lived this] From "1113" to "917" to buying his own house, Nick raps about facing the same obstacles he watched our parents faced. While he reflects, he tries to avoid those same mistakes. He also briefly raps about me a lil' bit in the first verse. Yes, I really did go EVERYWHERE with my brother when I was younger. I sat in basketball practices, went to scrimmages and games, and ate his terrible Kraft Mac & Cheese. The last song "Goddess", honestly, I feel like this song is for my sister in law which is self explanatory considering the fact they just had their second child [Shoutout to The Boyz & Muncha]
Basically, my brother fire and y'all should listen to him. Click here to listen to Forever Live and here for Dream Royale. You can also buy Forever Live merch here [we got the dad hats and the fitteds]. Don't forget to follow him [@nickmillsmusic] and download the album!