This video ain’t nothing but Wiz Khalifa and Swae Lee standing and sitting on the bodies of giant naked woman, all of which are made to look like a desert landscape. Watch below.
The first track from Queen — which I will be reviewing soon — now has a video, and it is every bit as underwhelming as the song. The video starts with this epic tale about a queen that defended her avenged her empire after attack from enemies; it almost gets you excited for what you’re about to see, and then the video starts. And for six minutes, you’re waiting for the action promised to you by that story about war and victory. Watch for yourself. Smh.
Today would’ve been Whitney Houston’s 55th birthday, so it’s only right that this week’s TBT post is dedicated to her.
“How Will I Know” was the fifth single from Nippy’s self-titled debut album and the second of her 11 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Originally intended for a teenage Janet Jackson (whose management turned it down), the song became Whitney’s after the suits at Arista Records heard it and thought it was the perfect for Whitney’s upcoming debut. And the rest is history.
I have spent a considerable amount of time trying to imagine what “How Will I Know” would sound like if Janet sang it — I actually think it would’ve been dope — but I am thankful that Whitney got a hold of it. No one else could’ve sung it this well.
Almost a month after the track dropped, we now have a video for “Sun in Our Eyes.” I don’t know about this one; yes, a beach setting with lots of popping colors might’ve been too obvious, but this video doesn’t do justice to the song at all. According to MØ, the theme is Peter Pan and the Lost Boys “sailing instead of flying.” I vote nay, but check it out for yourself.
Until now, I didn’t know there was a James Blake vocal solo and a harmonica performance from Stevie Wonder at the end of this song because I tapped out after 2-3 minutes when I first listened to it this past Friday. Astroworld was difficult to get through because that zombie music does my head in. That being said, the video for “Stop Trying to Be God” is quite entertaining and makes the earlier parts of the song a lot more bearable. Between Travis playing God and defeating Satan (also played by Travis), and people turning into Travis look-alikes after baptism (by a priest also played by Travis), this video will have you cracking up. Check it out below.
Okay, okay, I was wrong about “No Brainer” debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it didn’t even debut at No. 2; it debuted at No. 5 and I am truly shocked. Good thing I didn’t bet money on it. In any case, Drake’s “In My Feelings” is No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week while Scorpion rules the Billboard 200 for a fifth week. Scorpion SZN is not over.
Ella Mai released a new song over the weekend and it is “Boo’d Up” redux. I’m not familiar with any of her other work, so I can’t tell if this is her sound in general or her sticking to a formula that works. Either way, it’s not a bad song. Check it out below.
I usually wouldn’t bother making a post about a song that’s been around for nine months, but this live version of Miguel’s “Pineapple Skies” was too special to not share. He gave the performance a little over a week ago on Australian radio show Like A Version. Watch it below and thank me later.