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Just like the weather, the summer is defined by whatever song is the hottest. Artists schedule their releases around the year’s warm months and hope to make an impact that leaves them with defining career moments and memories of fans as the tracks age. The past has seen the likes of Jay Z and Future – who happen to do it again – own the summer and the scene has been a spot for newcomers to make their mark. Take a look on the following page to view who cracks the list as the top seven songs of Summer 16.
It’s hard to believe that we have experienced 15 years since the untimely passing of Aaliyah. The Princess left us on this day in 2001, but what never left was the music that she created, the legacy that stemmed from that music and the love of her fans then, along with those who come to adore her after the incident. A legendary staple in R&B and the style of her era and still loved on the radio and the outlets we consume music and heralded by your favorite stars, Aaliyah, to quote the title one of her massive singles, was
Can a non-rapper be the rap MVP of the summer? If not, we need to change the unwritten rules because with DJ Khaled there is a strong argument to be made. The Snapchat King has for years put together compilation albums that enlists top tier hip-hop talent on dream posse cuts. That recipe for creating is no different with his new album Major Key, however, this may be the strongest batch of ingredients that he has had to date. When you take a glance at the playlist there is a collection of your favorite rappers, some amazing newcomers and singers
I have never seen one show that can make a little over half of a year feel like an eternity. When Power left us at the very last few glimpses of summer sunshine in 2015 we knew that it wouldn’t return to our television and computer screens until the following warm months, but damn it still seemed like it would never return. Thankfully Starz has brought us all back to the “Big Rich Town” led by our favorite New York City drug kingpins, Ghost and Tommy. If you remember back to last summer, everything didn’t end peachy between the two
2015 was an amazing year for music and 2016 came through and wrecked it within the first half. Between January 1st and now we have received albums from Rihanna, Drake, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper with some monsters on the horizon. With all of the big releases that have come or are rumored to come it’s very easy to overlook some of the lesser hyped albums, but you shouldn’t. There are projects like Anderson .Paak‘s Malibu that is arguably better than any of the above list and is worth a listen and endless rotations. If you
June has arrived, Memorial Day has passed and the summer season has kicked off. Summer is known for various things like day parties, BBQs and more but it’s without a doubt the hottest season of the year for music. Everyone wants the song of the summer, artists plans to roll out their most promising projects but most importantly your favorite stars make it to your city to takeover for a night. When you examine the scene there are plenty of tours underway. The Formation World Tour has been the event of the Spring, while smaller joints like Curren$y have packed
The first night of Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour, selectively featuring DJ Khaled, is in the books. Kicking off in Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, the entire BeyHive was glued to the #FormationWorldTour hashtag to get a glimpse of what awaits them when they get to see Beyoncé at a nearby stadium. What was there to see? Some of everything! In this edition of The Seven we break down seven of the hottest topics from this insane opening night in Miami so be sure to follow along in the pages below.
Somehow in the middle of all the madness of Beyonce and Lemonade, Drake has been able to stay afloat and have anticipation for his Views album to be just as high as ever. Who are we kidding? This is Drake we are talking about. Drizzy is spending his time courtside at Raptors games and mocking Pacers players because he doesn’t have to worry, his star power is that great. A couple weeks ago we updated you on everything Views and Drake, but guess what? There’s more! The amount of news this man Drake makes with a new release is insane.
It’s April 20th, a weed smoker’s paradise. The annual stoner day has returned and with weed being legal in numerous places across the country it very well could be the biggest one ever. But what if you are like me and don’t smoke at all? When 420 rolls around and people are getting ready to blow all day and then run to their favorite wing spot, I make my drive to the chicken full of all my tracks that would be played if I did get blazed. In this special edition of The Seven check out a set of tracks
The Kanye West storm came early in 2016 but could an even bigger one be one the way with the return of Drake? Well to be honest Drizzy has never gone anywhere but he is gearing up for a strong run with the release of his new album Views from the 6. Words about views have been spewed overtime and now we have some definitive details about what’s coming from Drake. In this edition of the Seven we catch you up on all things 6ix God. Flip through the pages.