Our #FireFridayPlaylist has reached it’s 11th week with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The songs on this week’s playlist redefines yet reminds us of what hip-hop and R&B music should sound like. Super group 3lo makes their second appearance and it’s a Canadian takeover with Roy Woods and Nav. Interested in making an appearance on next week’s playlist? Tweet us a link to your music and you may just end up on next week’s playlist!
3lo x Veezy – Clutch
“Clutch” is the collaborative effort between 3lo (production) and Veezy (artist). The production experiments with several different layers of sounds and beats which blend well together. Veezy’s auto-tuned vocals add another dimension to the song, allowing for the track in its entirety to blur the lines and redefine the sounds of hip-hop.
Michael Bird – Nature
UK crooner Michael Bird openly expresses how a lucky lady has him feeling on “Nature”. Missing are all the sexual innuendos and “one night stand” references, often found in today’s R&B music. Instead, the lyrics tell a story of Bird’s genuine curiosity of a woman who catches his eye and the chase to get her attention.
Marie Dahlstorm – One More Reason
Marie Dahlstorm’s “One More Reason” is just blissful simplicity. Dahlstorm’s soulfully sweet vocals and the simplicity of the production will have you missing everything about the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
Roy Woods- Gwan Big Up Yourself
OVO signee Roy Woods gives you another song for your growing summer playlist with “Gwan Big Up Yourself”. The song is obviously island inspired but instead of the upbeat tempo that usually accompanies island music Woods stays true to his signature style and slows it down a bit.
Nav – Myself
Canadian rapper Nav’s “Myself” is undeniably what’s in demand right now in hip hop. From Nav’s melodic yet choppy delivery of his verses, the simple yet catchy hook, and of course paired with fire production; it’s a solidified banger that hopefully puts Nav on the mainstream market soon.