BUSTA RHYMES – EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT 2: THE WRATH OF GOD
SAM SMITH – LOVE GOES
WIZKID – MADE IN LAGOS
KING VON – WELCOME TO O’BLOCK
TRIPPIE REDD – PEGASUS
COMMON – A BEAUTIFUL REVOLUTION
MADEINTYO – NEVER FORGOTTEN
LIL KEED – TRAPPED ON CLEVELAND 3 DELUXE
JIMMY VALENTIME & URBAN MIRACLE – DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE
JALEN FRAZIER – EXPRESSIONS OF THE NEGLECTED
Make sure to check out new episodes of Tina with the Tea featuring Ms Cream of the Crop as my cohost on EVERY podcast station or if you want to see the visuals of us go to 216 The Beat’s channel on YouTube!!
Ty Bri been popping out in Cleveland since late 2018, and after going thru changes with management she is now able to showcase her talent! I had the pleasure of meeting Ty Bri back in November at her coming out party. Now she has finally dropped her mixtape! Expect this project to be filled with dope upbeat songs, features from Mulatto, YFL Pooh, and LvfromCLE, and ladies anthems to sing along with.
I truly love Ms. Toni Braxton’s voice!!! This album is like a breath of fresh air to my speakers! This project will be on repeat!!
ALUNA – RENAISSANCE
Nothing compares to the feeling of sharing a body of work that has so many little pieces of yourself woven into it, pieces that you didn’t even know were there. It’s strange to let it be someone else’s, RENAISSANCE IS NOW YOURS!https://t.co/3Z2J2EIHQspic.twitter.com/4in7Mwtj3M
Hey guys! If you read my recent New Music Friday post you will know that I started a new segment called “Tina with the Tea”….catchy…I know!!! LOL
Plus the name fits me oh so well for I do be having the tea to share literally just about everyday, and I am truly excited to be bringing this out to you guys! I will make sure to post new episodes to the blog every week.
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It’s Happy Juneteenth and here in Ohio it’s considered as a paid holiday, but I know all of us Black Americans will be in celebration all day! Why?? Juneteenth was the day Black Americans were declared totally free from slavery. To get more information in regards to this day of celebration click on the post that Barack Obama posted in regards to Juneteenth!
Also, in celebration of Juneteenth there will also be a special Verzuz battle between the talented Alicia Keys and the soulful, John Legend, who has a new project that I will be featuring today as well! I am too anxious to see this tonight! I am an Alicia Keys fan baby!!!!
Now let’s get started with NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BLACK EYED PEAS – TRANSLATION
This album will have you dancing thinking you are on an island with a cool refreshing drink in one hand the whole time!
JOHN LEGEND – BIGGER LOVE
Ohio native John Legend has finally dropped an album that isn’t a Christmas albums!!! I can guarantee that you guys will be overly satisfied with his results, especially with everything going on these days. It’s a blessing to be reminded of Black excellence! Don’t forget to check out John Legend tonight on Instagram LIVE doing a special Verzuz battle with Alicia Keys!!!
TEYANA TAYLOR – THE ALBUM
Teyana Taylor finally came thru with a well organized album with dope unexpected ass features with a beautiful voice as well!! I love how she keeps her music very transparent with her life, example, the intro is the original 911 recording of when she gave birth to her daughter at home. Only Teyana can provide that type of style with her music without giving out too much of her life. I enjoy artists who can turn their life stories into art, and create a vibe that no other artist is doing currently. I see why Charlamagne, from the Breakfast Club, says that she is an underrated artist, but I think after this…she might finally gets what she been deserved a few years ago. Congratulations Teyana!!!
SMOKEPURPP – FLORIDA JIT
Smokepurpp made sure that he was putting a lil bump in your ride with this album!! As I type this I haven’t stopped bobbing my head yet!
WALE – THE IMPERFECT STORM
If y’all didn’t know…I love me some Wale, I mean his music that is LOL It’s been 10 years and he’s in this game to stay while providing some of the best music that’s being played on radio stations every where. This project will leave you feening for more, but this will do for the moment.
TEE GRIZZLEY – THE SMARTEST
Ive been waiting for Detriot native, Tee Grizzley, to drop another project. It seems like it’s been forever since the last project, but if yo ear stays close to the streets, you will know that Tee Grizzley had quite a few misfortunes happen within the last couple of years! Now he’s pouring out his stress on this dope ass project. I think Tee Grizzley is underrated, but once he gets his mind right he’ll be back to making hits!!!
ERIC BELLINGER – HORS D’OEUVRES
What’s funny is that even if Eric Bellinger didnt drop a project today he still will recvieve credit for his work on Teyana Taylor album and on Wale’s new album. Eric comes ready to make those panty dropper songs as well as songs to keep you motivated such as “Mamba Mentality”.
CITY GIRLS – CITY ON LOCK
Sooooo…the word on the street is that someone leaked the City Girl’s singles from off there at the time forthcoming album. In response to the leaks the City Girls, chose to beat the haters and released the project last night. I’m actually glad they did because what is a summer without the City Girls?? I be needing to stay uplifted on my ratchedness, and they constantly fulfill that request for me LOL I swear I will bumping this album ALL weekend even tho it’s Father’s Day weekend, and of course I will be gifting my babydaddy a special gift. I’ll also be shaking dat ass while taking notes on how not to deal with these broke/cheap boys!!!
Welcome back to another T.G.I.F. I hope everyone’s week has been positive even during these crazy circumstances! I got some new music from a couple of heavy hitters and even from Cleveland as well. Please make sure to say a prayer for George Floyd and his family. I am getting tired of having to ask the question WHY US??
BARLOS MONTANA – KAPPIN 4 DUMMIES 3
Cleveland native Barlos Montana giving us another installment of Kappin 4 Dummies that sounds more litty than the last! Trust me when I say that after listening to just 2 songs you will be hooked. Some of my favorite tracks include: “Say Less”, “Blessed Dat Bitch”, and “On Go” will have you singing along to the words in no time! LOL I can admit that I was waiting patiently for this project, and he did not disappoint!!
LADY GAGA – CHROMATICA
Just like Lady GaGa said above…I found myself doing the exact same thing!! LOL GaGa scores again with this new Project Chromatica. This album is filled with heavy energy songs whose lyrics have meanings that can be felt, but then an interlude plays for 1 to 2 minutes then it’s party time!!! Her voice is truly a talent, and she is a performer who will be here well over 20 plus years! Im still at Club Quarantine at the house please believe that this album will be part of my playlist Honey!!! A few of the songs I love include: “Rain On Me”, “911”, and “Enigma”.
DIPLO – DIPLO PRESENTS THOMAS WESLEY CHAPTER 1: SNAKE OIL
Listening to Diplo‘s new project Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil reminds me of a modern cowboy type of western movie and this is the soundtrack! Look! I have a weakness for albums that have themes! They literally give me a whole vibe. Some the tracks that I like the most include: “Heartless”, “Dance With Me” who features Young Thug, and “Real Life Stuff” featuring Julia Michaels & Clever.
LIL YACHTY – LIL BOAT 3
When I found out that Lil Yachty was coming out with another edition of the Lil Boat series I got too excited!! Yall can go back to New Music Friday posts from 2 years ago and I mentioned how everybody talking down on Yachty now, but in a few years they will be riding D!!! Guess what?? I think they need to grab a condom because the ride is about to be REAL!!! This 3rd installment has dope as features including: Future, Tyler The Creator, DaBaby, Drake and A$AP Rocky just to name a few! I can expect to hear some summer 2020 anthems from this project!! Tracks to check out: “T.D.”, “Pardon Me”, “Black Jesus”, “Can’t Go”, “Oprah’s Bank Account”.
FREDDIE GIBBS & ALCHEMIST – ALFREDO
Anything from Freddie Gibbs thats produced by Alchemist will have you on a whole damn vibe! This new project Alfredo sticks to the recipe, but is better than their previous collaboration, in my opinion. The track “Scottie Beam” just had me dying slowly until I heard Rick Ross voice, then I flat lined!!! Then the track that follows it, “Look At Me”, hits you with that Freddie Gibbs flow that makes his style so distinguishable and makes you want more! Even though it’s only 10 tracks, those tracks will satisfy a your earbuds very well!
ACE HOOD – MR. HOOD
I haven’t heard any new music from Ace Hood in a long time. Lately he’s been putting out fitness videos with his new wife, and they’re literally doing very well with that! Mr. Hood is an album that shows a level of maturity from the artist. Even though he’s been out for a little over ten years, he’s always made songs about the regular struggles of life but made it in a way that can motivate you to keep pushing. This new album doesn’t have those type of songs, but still carries itself with radio type of tracks. I personally like “12 O’Clock” that features singer Jacquees. This album gets an honorable mention for the week. Does this mean we will start to get new music from Ace Hood more often??? Hopefully, that is the case!
BIG K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T. WUZ HERE
Things that I love about BIG K.R.I.T. is that he always stays true to himself, his lyrics stay consistent & on point, he also produces his own music, and represents Mississippi proudly! K.R.I.T. Wuz Here stays true to what I am accustomed to when it comes to K.R.I.T.’s music. Now that he’s been independent we been blessed to see him blossom into an artist to be respected.
Here are my honorable mentions for the week!! Make sure to check them out as well 🙂
What’s up my Goodies!!! Yesterday was my 28th birthday for the 2nd time, and ya girl kept it very simple which turned out to be a great birthday. It’s now officially Gemini season and this is the season when everything is LIT!! Thankfully I am off to enjoy this holiday weekend with my family and loved ones, and I hope the same goes for you guys as well!!!
Now let’s get into this new music!!!
Gunna finally drops his sophmore album, that according to him, is showing more of his “other” side, his alter ego….to explain this best…Gunna is a lovely Gemini, and Gemini is known for duality, the twins, two personas, the best sign ever etc LOL What’s funny is on a few songs I did see the difference like on “Dollaz on My Head” featuring Young Thug that felt like a totally different Gunna. Now do I believe that this album can take the #1 spot…umm..I dont know, but I do believe that he will come very close! While I only listened to the album once..maybe after I play it for a few times I will find myself having his album on repeat. LOL
Westcoast artist, Bino Rideaux, is out with a fresh project that I can guarantee will have you vibing to it all weekend. I enjoy how Bino rides the beat while telling a story that will keep you very attentive wanting to expect more from him especially during a time when the feeling of going outside sounds so tempting but risky all together. This dope project has features including: Mozzy and Fredo Bang.
Skooly is an artist whose music I will always anticipate! He always delivers regardless if he’s giving you a hard flow or preaching about some real shit. This new project not only has a dope ass cover giving us an Adams Family feel to it. What’s funny is, for Skooly to be an artist from Atlanta…he does not sound like the majority of artists who came from there. Tay Keith, Lil Baby, and 2 Chainz will have you bopping your head to this on repeat!!
There’s an artist that I totally feel like gets better and better every time I hear a new project from him, and that’s Key Glock! Not only does his music be bunkin but he has a flow that makes him stand out from any other Memphis artist. It’s cool that Young Dolph not only cosigns him they also did an album together too as well, but Key Glock can honestly hold his own. I bet that his name will still be ringing bells in the next couple of years!
This is my first time listening to artist Kota The Friend and I am pleasantly surprised!! He’s an artist who has a dope lyrical flow rhyming on top of dope beats as well!! I believe Kota is an artist who will be around for awhile especially if he stays this fly!
HONORABLE MENTION: STYLES P, TAY KEITH & FAST CASH BOYZ
What’s up my Goodies!!! How’s everyone’s week going?? My week has been very busy. One of my vehicles was involved in a hit n run, thankfully my insurance covered everything! My bae helped me get a newer and bigger vehicle that I am so happy to have. Mother’s Day is this Sunday so shout out to all the mommy’s out there!! Today is also my daughter in love’s 3rd birthday…..shout out to Nyleah for celebrating another year being on this crazy earth!!!! Lastly, tomorrow will be the Verzuz battle between my idols Jill Scott & Erykah Badu, OMG I soooo can not wait to see. Earlier this week I played both of there top hits just to get an idea as to who may win, but honestly they both are pretty much equal as for the hits. So make sure y’all are tuned in on Instagram at 9pm on either one of the ladies live. Chris Brown and Young Thug decided to make a collab project together. The thought of that project gave my mixed feelings. Mind you I am a stan for Chris Brown, and I love all of Young Thug’s music, but them two together I just didn’t know LOL The collab project has features with Gunna, Lil Durk, Too Short & E-40, but the album doesn’t get lit until the “Big Slimes” track then after that it’s a real vibe. Maybe this might open the door to more collaborations with the two. Overall it’s worth a listen and maybe a lil booty shake here n there LOL
The first time I really heard Kehlani was back in 2014. My older 2 daughters used to have one of her singles on repeat all the time, and I used to wonder who is this girl with such a soulful voice. Then her project SweetSexySavage that debuted back in 2017 was released and I found myself really enjoying the album. Kehlani makes music that all women can relate to, and she follows that same trend on this new project. This dope project has features with Tory Lanez(that track I have a feeling will be a radio favorite), Jhene Aiko, and even my boy Lucky Daye! Kehlani is moving on up, and this album I feel will put her in a class of her own that others will try to get into. Make sure to check out her first interview with the Breakfast Club today. She’s such a beautiful soul, and her music is always worth a listen.
Producer and artist, NAV, was supposed to had released this project sometime at the end of 2019, but for some reason or another it wasn’t released. The producer who is known as the first Brown boy in rap right now! In my opinion, NAV, is hard! But he does need to be a little more open so fans can get to know him better as an individual. This project is straight a litty situation. From the beginning to the end this album will have you bopping side to side, and with features including: Young Thug, Future, Travis Scott, Pop Smoke, and others you cant go wrong!!!
HONORABLE MENTION FOR THE WEEK: LITTLE SIMZ, LIL DURK, LIL TJAY
This week in new music is kind of mellow with the biggest project being released today is Tory Lanez project. He just announced this project yesterday when Instagram reinstated his page after a fan had did some explicit things while on his live video. If you guys haven’t checked out Tory’s “Quarantine Radio” yet, please put that on your “Things to do List” LOL The New Toronto 3, is a cool project, but then Tory is pretty consistent with releasing decent work! If this album reminds me of anything, it’s his first debut album, telling fans stories from his life prior to becoming who he is today. Of course he made sure to include tracks that you can vibe too, especially one that eerily reminds me of Cleveland’s own Q Money’s type of vibe.
Louisville, Kentucky’s own 2KBaby dropped his EP with 10 tracks that will have you craving for more. I definitely love the vibe on this project, and I am anxious to hear more from him.
I can not lie…I expect quality fire from Dj Drama and now here he comes back with a part 2 with 24Hrs!!! In my opinion…this is definitely a must listen. Nothing to learn from here but you will have a major vibe going on at 12am chillin in your bedroom bumping this in your bluetooth speaker LOL
Lately all of my favorite Houston artists have dropped some nice projects. Im talking about Lil Flip, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, and now Z-RO!!! Z-RO‘s project is a must listen…only 7 tracks, but vibe worthy with a splash of old school.
I swear Asian Doll is soooo underrated!!! No matter how many projects she drops the shit is fire! I need Gucci Mane to promote her better or something…we need more of her!!!
Lastly, ya’ll better purchase Boosie new project…during this quarantine you should only be listening to real ni66as anyways, and he is certainly one.
Honorable mention for this week are 2KBaby, N.O.R.E., JAG, Kari Faux, Audio Push
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As we approach the month of February, it is time for us to celebrate Black History Month. In celebration of this time, Google has made a video highlighting the most searched videos of Black history makers!!!
So…Google had blacks at the table for all of those Black History Month commercial meetings. We deserve. pic.twitter.com/G85048jhoO
To be acknowledged for doing anything great in America as a Black American is very far and few. I totally salute Google for changing the regime, and showing America that they see us LOUD, CLEAR, and in 3D!!!
Google briefly explains the reasoning behind this video:
“This Black History Month, we’re celebrating some of #TheMostSearched moments and individuals in America. To find them, we used U.S.-based Google Trends Data to identify Black American achievements that were searched more than any others between January 1, 2004 – when U.S. Search Data first became available – and July 1, 2019. Here’s to the history makers and all those they continue to inspire”
I swear it gets no better than that!!! Enjoy this 1 minute film and get ready for Black History Month 2020!!
See the full methodology behind the film and explore more of #TheMostSearched at g.co/blackhistorymonth.