Legacy Track of the Week: Summer Walker ft Usher - Come Thru
“You make me wanna come through/ quarter after two/ just to put it down on you” Sampling Usher’s “U Make Me Wanna,” Summer Walker has none other than Usher on the London on the Track production.
Summer Walker - Body
“But my heart, my mind and my body is sayin'...” After accumulating much internet fame by way of Atlanta, Summer Walker released her debut album, Over It, of which this track that samples 702’s “Get It Together” is one of the most memorable.
Summer Walker ft Drake - Girls Need Love (Remix)
“You don't really call on me like you should” Summer Walker gets singing Drake on the remix to her breakthrough hit “Girls Need Love.’
Ziggy Marley - See Dem Fake Leaders (Live From Santiago, Chile, 2019)
“See dem fake leaders/ in the place of power they sit/ from religion to politics/ riding a wave of fear/ starting fire, they don't care/ making enemies out of friends/ killing thousands, hundreds, and tens/ if only they could lead/ the world to peace and prosperity” A live version of a single off Ziggy Marley’s seventh solo album, Rebellion Rises, released in 2018.
Ziggy Marley - Tomorrow People (Live From Saratoga, CA, 2017)
“Tomorrow people, where is your past? Tomorrow people, how long will you last?” A live version of a single off Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers third album, Conscious Party, released in 1988, and re-released here on Road to Rebellion Vol. 2.
Akon ft Pitbull - Te Quiero Amar
“En mi cama yo me vuelvo loco/ Si tú me faltas no tengo nada” Akon released his fourth album, and his first in the Spanish language, El Negreeto, which is also the first of a four-part album series to be released on his own Akonik Label Group, and this track reunites the Senegalese American star with a friend from Miami who he once collaborated with ten years prior on “Shut It Down.”
Akon ft Becky G - Como No
“¿Cómo no? Si tú a mi me tiene' temblando (Temblando) ¿Cómo no? Si yo a ti te tengo sudando, seguimo' bajando” Another highlight off El Negreeto, and I need to work on my spanish.
Robert Glasper ft Denzel Curry, Terrace Martin, Buddy & James Poyser - This Changes Everything
“This changes everything/ I met a woman, she loved me but got a wedding ring/ she said her ***** don't know anything/ Oh, that changes everything, we on to better things” This collaboration is my favorite record off Robert Glasper’s latest album, Fuck Yo Feelings.
Louis Armstrong - Rockin’ Chair - Live at “Constellation 48” Jazz Festival, Opera de Nice, Nice France, 2/23/1948
“My dear old aunt Harriet, in Heaven she be/ send me sweet chariot, for the end of the trouble I see” a 1948 live version of Louis Armstrong’s “Rockin’ Chair,” that was written and composed by Hoagy Carmichael in 1929.
Louis Armstrong - On The Sunny Side of the Street - Live at “Constellation 48” Jazz Festival, Opera de Nice, Nice, France, 2/23/1948
“Grab your coat and get your hat, leave your worry at the doorstep/ just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street” A live version of Louis Armstrong’s rendition of the Broadway musical classic.