When it comes to producing, I’m not sure if anyone can currently touch Calvin Harris. Dude is that talented. His ability to make hit after hit and produce mainstream music that is not only tolerable but really well made is something I marvel at time and time again. Today the superstar DJ/producer dropped a huge announcement regarding his next project.
Pretty self explanatory. As you can see from the image above, there’s a video in the tweet that name drops all of the features on the album and the cast is absolutely star studded. Frank Ocean. Travis Scott. Kehlani. Pharrell. Katy Perry. Big Sean. John Legend. Migos. Schoolboy Q. Ariana Grande. Young Thug. D.R.A.M. Nicki Minaj. Lil Yachty. Jessie Reyez. PARTYNEXTDOOR. Snoop Dogg. Not to mention Future and Khalid who’s track can be heard as the minute and thirty four second clip plays.
Speaking of the clip, just that little snippet makes me on the verge of physically being unable to contain myself from waiting until June 30th. I need to drop what I’m doing and throw on a clean white short sleeved button down, some shades, hit a rooftop bar and grab a couple of mimosas and just enjoy life. You know what? Screw blogging. I think I’m going to take my credit card and get myself a villa on a private island and never come back to the states until collections literally comes and drags me home like David Dao.
As I mentioned before, I think Calvin Harris is one of the most talented people when it comes to making good music. The fact that he’s working with such a diverse group of artists who each possess very different styles and sounds and producing (what I’m banking on will be) high quality music is a feat few can pull off. Get ready for Summer, Calvin Harris’ new album is dropping June 30th.
Free Bandz! Fucking love me some Future, who doesn’t? Well all of his fans can rejoice together this Valentines Day because Mr. Hendrix just announced he’s dropping an album this Friday, February 17th. Additionally, Super Future will be headlining a super tour featuring Tory Lanez, Kodak Black and Migos. Young Thug and A$AP Ferg will also be joining the madness on select dates as well.
The Tour will be called ‘Freebandz Presents Nobody Safe Tour’ and based on that lineup the name makes total sense. Those four acts back to back to back to back is actually a little concerning for the well being of those who will be in attendance. Tory Lanez has jumped all the way up in my personal rotation as his two new mixtapes are pretty damn solid. I’ve been listening to the ‘The New Toronto 2’ but he released ‘Chixtape IV’ simultaneously so I would venture to say thats also good. Kodak Black is fresh out of jail. Migos is Migos. Cap that off with some Future and I’d say exactly what the tour says, ‘Nobody Safe’. Album drops Friday, tour tickets also go on sale Friday at noon. Peep the flyer below to see when danger is invading your city.
There’s nothing more annoying than all these “beefs” these days. So and So said this, sneak diss that, this person took an L. Most of my feeds nowadays are usually just sketchy media outlets speculating if two people are indeed “beefing” or not although it’s more likely than not just clickbait or a publicity stunt.
There is however a beef that is very much real and that’s between Russell Wilson and Future. If you lived under a rock during 2015/2016 (which might not have been a bad idea), rapper Future and singer Ciara were dating, they broke up, then she started a relationship with Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson. Future has made his disdain for Wilson very clear in the past and there are even pictures of Wilson with Future’s children.
Future is from Atlanta. The Seahawks travel to Atlanta to play the Falcons for their playoff game Saturday. Last year the Carolina Panthers understood this dynamic and played a whole bunch of Future. Wilson and the Seahawks lost that game and the Panthers marched on to the Superbowl. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said that “We will absolutely not go down that road”, referring to playing Future tracks to taunt the Seahawks. However, Falcons DJ, Jay Envy seems to have plans of his own as he posted a complete Future playlist as well as some words about how it’s Atlanta and he plays Future at every game and that he’s not going to not play certain music because of certain people. He also mentioned that nobody has contacted him saying he couldn’t play certain music so now I’m personally curious as to what’s going to happen Saturday in Atlanta. The post made by Jay Envy has since been deleted.
If the Falcons actually elect not to play Future then that would make them the softest team in the league’s history and deserve to lose by at least 70 points. This is the NFL. This is the league where people poke each other in the eyes and twist their guts at the bottom of a pileup. It’s where grown men run at full speed and tackle each other to the ground and severely injure each other in the process. You’re not going to play a hometown rapper because it makes the opposing player feel uncomfortable? Listen, I’m an Eagles fan. I don’t care about the Falcons or Seahawks. I just want the Cowboys to lose. But I do care about living in a world where people are afraid to exercise their right to do things they are perfectly allowed to do just because it makes one or two people uncomfortable. It’s the playoffs. One and done. You have to take advantage of every single edge you can get whether it actually works or not. It’s not like they’re poisoning their meals or paying off the refs. If you can legally get in the head of an opponent, one who has actually won a Superbowl at that, then you fucking do it. You play ‘March Madness’ and ‘Fuck Up Some Commas’ and ‘Stick Talk’ until Russell Wilson cries. You play ‘I Serve The Base’ and ‘Same Damn Time’ until Richard Sherman literally combusts on the sideline. The Falcons are the HOME TEAM FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. Do you let people come into your home and tell you what you can and can not do? This is about more than just football, it’s the principle. Interested to see how this one unfolds…