justin timberlake

Magna Carta Holy Shit.

No, I’m not calling Jay-Z’s newest album shit. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

I have never been so hyped about a new hip-hop/rap album. Kanye’s recent Yeezus got me excited, but I’m calling it right now, Magna Carta Holy Grail will be rap album of the year. J Cole’s Born Sinner is of the same caliber, with great music as well, but MCHG… Damn.

Seen all those Samsung commercials promoting it? Heard the background music? Those teasers do not do this album justice. Of course, you get a glimpse of the production process. But once you hear the album, you’ll be blown away. I know I was.

Here’s the tracklisting for you.

  1. Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake)
  2. Picasso Baby
  3. Tom Ford
  4. F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit (feat. Rick Ross)
  5. Oceans (feat. Frank Ocean)
  6. F.U.T.W.
  7. Somewhereinamerica
  8. Crown
  9. Heaven
  10. Versus
  11. Part II (On The Run) (Feat. Beyonce)
  12. Beach Is Better
  13. BBC
  14. Jay Z Blue
  15. La Familia
  16. Nickels and Dimes

Here’s my advice. Don’t hesitate to download this album. This is going to go down in history as one of the best rap albums of all time. Jay never disappoints.

 

Earworm: Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake

I wasn’t much of a JT fan back in the day, but slowly and surely, his music remained popular enough to be replayed on the radio and satellite radio.  Not only does he get airtime, but he was getting screen presence, with a few movies here and there, and his frequent guest spots on SNL.  Hearing his music throughout the years just kinda sank in my consciousnesses, and I slowly transformed from being a hater to being a fan.  He is simply an amazing performer, not just singing, but, his on screen presence is great.  He is this era’s Frank Sinatra (ok, not quite there yet, but, he is becoming a legend in his own right).  Even his new song, ‘Suit and Tie‘, when I first heard it, I was like,  “WTF?!”, then it grew on me, and I hum it a lot, maybe because it does get a lot of play on commercials also, but, it’s not like Bruno, or the Lady Gaga’s.  It does not get over killed, and his song’s are just that much better.

Sexy Back remains my favorite track of his.  Can’t quite figure out why, but it is.

[youtube http://youtu.be/Fz1BXF7bVpM]

Here’s a barbershop quartet version he did with Jimmy Fallon

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD8tGWIqA-c]

and the SNL Digital Short Trilogy that is just hilarious.

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Earworm: “Bye Bye Bye” by ‘N Sync

Oh lord, does this song bring back memories. Back when boy bands were the ish.

‘N Sync and The Backstreet Boys and and Britney Spears ruled pop radio back then.

It came on the radio today in the car, and I was so pumped to hear the song again. It’s been stuck in my head all day. “EARWORM?! Hell yes,” I thought immediately.

I remember when I watched the music video for this song when I was a kid and just felt like running around my house like a maniac. I would dance for hours to this song.

There’s not much to say about this incredible pop hit besides that it is on my list of Top 10 Favorite Songs.