Legacy Track of the Week: Bruce Springsteen - Sundown
“I'm 25 hundred miles from where I wanna be/ it feels like a hundred years since you've been near to me/ I guess what goes around, baby, comes around/ just wishing you were here with me, in Sundown” Bruce Springsteen is an American (#Jersey) icon and this record should be included in all his Greatest Hits releases moving forward, this quality of record could almost bring rock & roll back.
Bruce Springsteen - The Wayfarer
“It's the same sad story, love and glory goin' 'round and 'round/ it's the same old cliché, a wanderer on his way, slippin' from town to town” Bruce Springsteen released his 19th studio album, Western Stars, and this track perfectly sets the tone for one of the best albums of 2019, of any genre, period. This album is incredible and one of the best surprises in recent memory.
Bruce Springsteen - Chasin’ Wild Horses
“The winter snow whites out the plains/ til it can turn me blind/ the only thing up here I've found/ is trying to get you off my mind/ chasin' wild horses, chasin' wild horses” All of Western Halls is co-produced by Ron Aniello, the Las Vegas songwriter who worked with Springsteen on his two previous albums, Wrecking Ball (2012) and High Hopes (2014). This album, however, is a work of perfection and an incredible tribute to the American West.
Bruce Springsteen - Stones
“The autumn wind blows through the trees/ as the dark leaves come tumbling down/ you say those are only the lies you've told me/ those are only the lies you've told me” More country vibes off Western Stars, my new favorite soundtrack for cross-country road trips.
Bruce Springsteen - Hello Sunshine
“You know I always liked that empty road/ no place to be and miles to go/ but miles to go is miles away/ hello sunshine, won't you stay?” Poetry at its finest from collaborators Bruce Springstreen and Ron Aniello, a pair that have created a timeless anthem for a Western culture that’s all but disappeared.
Drake - Omerta
“The petty king, the overseer of many things/ I wish that I was playing in a sport where we were getting rings/ I wouldn't have space on either hand for anything” Drizzy floats over this OZ & E.Y. production that was released in a care package of sorts entitled The Best in the World pack, released after the 6 God’s Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship.
Drake ft Rick Ross - Money In The Grave
“Lil CC let it slap with the bass/ I used to save hoes with a mask and a cape/ now I'm like/ ‘Nah, love, I'm good, go away/ Ain't about to die with no money, I done gave it” The more successful of the two Best in the World records was played on the radio ad nauseam, yet truth be told this is mid by both Drake and Ross’ standards.
Styles P, Noah Styles - Dee Da Dee Da
“Life is a bitch/ karma is too/ so I gotta have a menage to get through” 🔥🔥🔥 Styles P smoked this record off Generational Excellence, the EP he created with his son, Noah Styles, who is far from the Ghost but has a distinct sound of his own.
Styles P, Noah Styles ft Chris Rivers - When I’m Gone
“I saw my passion/ I saw it crash/ and I saw me grab in the air/ when you realize you reaching out but no one’s actually there/ they all selfish no one actually cares/ my well being’s like wells being depleted but I’m gasping for air” Styles P let his son cook on this all by himself, who in turn delivers one of the best verses of the year. Noah Styles went crazy on this.
Styles P, Noah Styles - Up In A Zip
“I’m the hustle we do it well/ If I ever go to jail then let women live in my cell” More flame from two generations of Ghosts…
Your Old Droog - Stillwell Baby
“Never cried about a lack of press/ rather be a dope failure than a wack success” Your Old Droog dropped not one, not two, but three solo studio albums in 2019, this being a solid introduction off the second of those releases, Transportation.
Your Old Droog - Monthly
“I never got the girls I want/ just the girls who want me” A comedic record inspired by a quote once made by David Lee Roth of Van Halen, this one is raw, uncut, and hilarious.
Your Old Droog - Train Love
“She was on the train looking bad as hell/ lil mademoiselle, I got off mad enough to yell (fuck)/ down to smack up, cut and spray somethin/ cause she gave me the eye and I ain’t say nothin” This my favorite Old Droog record to date, the production is dope, the verses are relatable, and metaphors/ wordplay in the hook are ingenious.
Salaam Remi, Terrace Martin - ChickenNWaffles Baptist Chuuch
[Instrumental] Smooth jazz music in 2019 🔥
Salaam Remi, Terrace Martin - Dap Dap Dap
[Instrumental] One of the more memorable tunes off Northside of Linden, Westside, a collaborative tape between the two legends.
Stack Bundles - Stand Up