Legacy Track of the Week: Lana Del Rey ft Sean Ono Lennon - Tomorrow Never Came
“Cause I adored you, I just wanted things to be the same, you said to meet me up there tomorrow, but tomorrow never came” The “Summertime Sadness” singer just put out her second studio album titled Lust For Life, and the best record is indisputably this duet with Sean Ono Lennon - who if you couldn’t tell is the only child of the legendary Yoko Ono & John Lennon collectively. The song is good by itself but the Lennon status takes it to an entire different level, where it’s been noted that he played every single instrument on the record… this one right here is timeless and all Lennon fans should love this.
Lana Del Rey - Love
“Look at you kids with your vintage music, comin through satellites while cruisin, you're part of the past, but now you're the future, signals crossing can get confusin” The opening record off Lust For Life is consistent with the nostalgic themes that Del Rey is known for, and for that matter it’s also one of the standout records on the project.
Lana Del Rey ft The Weeknd - Lust For Life
“Climb up the H of the Hollywood sign, yeah, in these stolen moments, the world is mine” The title record off the project features The Weeknd and it’s everything you’d expect it to be and more.
Lana Del Rey ft A$AP Rocky - Groupie Love
“My babe, my babe, stay on my brain (yeah), my babe, made me sing to a fire escape, city girl, but she grew up in the tri-state, she ain't got no time for no groupie love” A$AP laces the verse and references Lana Del Rey’s own upbringing, as she started her career in NYC yet she’s originally from upstate NY and Connecticut.
Tyler, The Creator ft Kali Uchis - See You Again
“20/20, 20/20 vision, cupid hit me, cupid hit me with precision, eye, wonder if you look both ways, when you cross my mind, I said, I said, I'm sick of, sick of, sick of, sick of chasing, you're the one that's always running through my day dreams, I can only see your face when I close my eyes” Produced by Tyler himself this is one of the standouts off Flower Boy, the fourth album by the very eccentric leader of the Odd Future movement that’s certainly stood the test of time.
Tyler, The Creator ft Rex Orange County & Anna Of The North - Boredom
“Find some time… find some time to do something” This eclectic record is somber yet relatable, and in the right state of mind this one could definitely hit home for many. Overall a nice album cut to what’s furthermore a cohesive project from start to finish.
Tyler, The Creator ft Lil Wayne - Droppin Seeds
“Like Adam in the Garden of Eve, my bitch got an apple bottom and she swallow my seeds, follow my lead, fire I breathe, water my seed, and sit back and watch money grow on trees” Wayne laces the interlude with no autotune making this track a breath of fresh air.
Tyler, The Creator - November
“Boy ain't got no motherfucking classics, what if my music too weird for the masses? and I'm only known for tweets more than beats or, all my day ones turn to three, fours 'cause of track seven…” The ‘track seven’ is in reference to the song Garden Shed off this same album where Tyler seems to come out of the closet as a gay man, and while that revelation means very little to me, this particular record November is singularly the best record and best rapping I’ve heard from Tyler, The Creator period… other than SMUCKERS which remains a classic off the strength of Kanye’s verse alone… nonetheless Tyler can really spit when he wants to and this track certainly solidifies himself as a true MC in spite of his excessive personality.
Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight - No One Seems To Care
"No one seemed to care about this at all, back at that school hall spitting, they ain't listen at all, when I started making music and was really going through it, I was telling people but it's like… no one seems to care” Produced by Chuck Strangers of Pro Era this is one of the toughest records off Nyck & Knight, the collaborative debut project of fellow Pro Era MCs Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight. This right here is pure...
Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight - Dial Up
“Wake up call, ain't no dial up, put my life on the line to get higher up, told my plug I ain't high enough, I called that nigga back, said ‘I ain't high enough’" Nice album cut off what’s one of the most underrated projects to come out this year.
Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight - Headlights
“Why I preach but relapse bad tendencies? Why some of my childhood friends feed jealousy? I guessed this the road that I asked for, crash course, keep a bible on that dashboard” This one’s all Kirk Knight from the vocals to production… and clearly there’s more talent in Pro Era than most of us realize… I was sleep but now I’m woke… this 🔥
Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight - Wake Up
“Got a couple of the queens on lay away, got a couple dumb ***** checking me today, got that Ace in the hole, more bottles of Spades, rappers days numbered *****, I'm gunning for king” More 🔥🔥🔥 and this is classic Hip Hop even down to the scratches.
Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight - All Night
“Been a minute since it was a game, and you feeling away, and I ain't never been the same, got a picture to paint, I'm the heir to the throne, man stay in your lane, you the king to the king get slain, still I feel like there's more to life, I wrote lines eight years, still more to write, it gets dark, sometimes I ignore the light, and my mama to rap, mortified, yeah everybody live, but we born to die” More 🔥🔥🔥 once again produced by Kirk Knight himself (who at this point I can say is a certified beast on the boards and microphone) and this one got the video treatment for good measure.