New Music Fridays | 3.15.19


"Numb Numb Juice" by ScHoolboy Q

★★★★½

TDE's very own is back with one of his hardest-hitting songs to date and it only lasts 115 seconds. The title is a nod to the slang term for "alcohol" that was coined by the legendary Bay Area wordsmith, E-40, but Q sounds far from intoxicated. Q has been absent from the game for nearly three years and "Numb Numb Juice" is his vengeful return as he spits one cacophonous line after another.


"Call Me" by Fyra

★★★★

In an era where relationships through the phone are a generational norm, Fyra encourages it, but only for it to lead to real life human interaction. The bouncy synths and banging bass drums are a definite highlight thanks to the masterful production. Fyra's latest single just might be his very best. Also, listen to "Anniversary" with a spectacular feature from Dominic Deas.


"King James" by Anderson .Paak

★★★½

I love the fact that .Paak is such a versatile artist and he embraces it to the fullest. He isn't just one thing and shows off his jazzy chops on "King James". A side of him that, to me, is his best side. Fresh off of his first ever Grammy win for "Bubblin'", .Paak shows no signs of stopping any time soon with this uplifting single about facing adversity. Ventura is due out next month. Just 5 months after his last album, Oxnard. Yes lawd


"Melt" by E-40 (Feat. Milla)

★★★

Speaking of E-40, the Bay Area god is not only back with a new track, but also a brand new term. Millennials and Gen Z'ers are soon going to be using "I don't drip, I melt" as IG captions in the very near future. Leave it to a 51 year old with 25 albums to his name to consistently come up with new slang.


"Tic Toc" by Rich the Kid (Feat. Tory Lanez)

★★

Compared to "New Freezer" by "Plug Walk", this song is hot garbage. The bass reminds me of a Playboi Carti song and Tory Lanez' verse is the only decent part of this single.


"Sally Walker" by Iggy Azalea

I was really rooting for this song to be good. It's not. It's an uninspired knockoff of Cardi B's "Money". Maybe next time, Iggy.

★★★★★ Classic | ★★★★ Excellent | ★★★ Good | ★★ Fair | ★ Poor


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