kendrick lamar ft. Rihanna – loyalty
Of course I’d had Kendrick’s whole album on repeat when it first came out, and having Rih on Loyalty just intensified my desire to play it over & over. But I now feel inclined to include it in this drop of Heavy Rotation because after this recent video release I. am. shook! Nothing is better than the beautiful marriage of a dope and worthy song to an equally dope and worthy video. #Bless
The New New
tyler the creator ft. kali uchis – see you again
“I wonder if you look both ways when you cross my mind?” Probably my favorite track on the new album. Tyler is one of those artists where if you don’t get it, you just don’t get it… an acquired taste.
jessie reyez – gatekeeper
Important music, that’s that shit I like. Not only does this girl has a unique sound—one you don’t find often—but apparently she has a real story that’s worth telling + hearing. This song is definitely one of them.
2 chainz ft. jhene aiko, ty dolla $ign & trey songz – It’s a Vibe
…quite literally. This song is here mostly for the beat, and I’m guessing because two of my faves are on it I’m still somewhat drawn to it despite the fact that there’s not much being said. Also, how does Jhene say 2 sentences pretty much repeating what’s already been said the majority of the song and still manage to be the most lit part of it? #PiscesLife
jorja smith – beautiful little fools
This one really should have been listed on a much earlier drop because I’ve been listening to it for at least a few months, but clearly I got sidetracked and newer releases took precedence. But I’ve put this off far too long. Again… the message, though. I’m a sucker for a profound message if you haven’t noticed by now, and these lyrics couldn’t be truer. Plus this song is literally hypnotizing, like a lullaby almost. Soul medicine.