Drake & Heartbreak

Continuing with the theme of the last post, we've got another moody playlist for you. Drake, along with Kanye West and Kid Cudi, revolutionized and popularized being emotionally vulnerable in rap.  From Drake's Take Care, Kanye's 808s & Heartbreak, and Cudi's Man on the Moon, their sounds have served as inspiration for many modern rap artists.  Drake's emotion and … Continue reading Drake & Heartbreak


6LACK Sampler

Sorry for the pause we took over Spring Break, but we're back and better than ever.  I wanted to do someone big and exciting for after the break, so I chose one of my favorite up-and-coming artists for today's playlist. For those who don't know, 6LACK is a rapper/R&B singer with a distinctive moody vibe. … Continue reading 6LACK Sampler

XO Sampler

XO is a record label created by Canadian singer the Weeknd.  It currently has 4 artists signed to it: The Weeknd, Belly, NAV, and Derek Wise (all Canadian). Although we've already done samplers for The Weeknd and Belly, I thought it would be fitting to have a sampler for the whole label because NAV just … Continue reading XO Sampler

Thundercat Sampler

Hey, all so this is going to be a quick post but a good one. Thundercat is a bass guitarist, who recently rereleased his 3rd album, Drunk.  As for musical style you're just going to have to figure it out... jk it's kind of a funk and R&B fusion that is very unique and very very … Continue reading Thundercat Sampler

2016 Top 10 R&B Tracks Pt. 2

As I said in the last post, 2016 was a very interesting year for R&B.  The genre seems to definitely be revitalized with releases from many new and inspiring artists.  However, the year has also been good for some major industry artists such as The Weeknd, Rihanna, Usher, and John Legend.  This playlist, in part, … Continue reading 2016 Top 10 R&B Tracks Pt. 2

2016 Top 10 R&B Tracks Pt. 1

In 2016, a ton of interesting work came up in R&B... so much that I had to split my Top Tracks list up. Part 1 of this list includes some perennial favorites such as Frank Ocean, whose project Blonde was an excellent follow up to his magnificent Channel Orange. It also includes some of the freshest names in R&B … Continue reading 2016 Top 10 R&B Tracks Pt. 1