Music Crush Sundays: Double Feature: R2Bees // Goldlink

A slightly late MCS post. I realize Sunday has come and gone, but seeing as though today is a holiday in Turkey (Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day) it still feels like the weekend in my mind.

This week, we’re switching things up with a double feature (the world just has so much good music out there)

First up, R2Bees, a Ghanain rnb group that makes some KILLER West African tunes. Similar to naija music, R2Bees’ music-style is certainly not the most sophisticated (lots of autotune), nor are the lyrics ever that good – but the BEAT is enough to get you moving and dance all your worries away. The definition of “get down, get down” music.

R2bees repping Ghana

R2bees repping Ghana

One of my favourite tracks by the group is called “Love”, and has a dope-ass beat that has me breaking down in public on a consistent basis.

Another great track is “Slow Down” featuring the uber popular Wizkid (a very popular naija singer). This is the kind of song that would get people so hype if it was played at a party. Lots of grinding and whining, ya feel me?

my exact sentiments whenever I hear this song

my exact sentiments whenever I hear this song

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Next up is a talented rapper named Goldlink. Coming out of Virginia, this 20-year old has a ridiculous flow, combined with an excellent ear for groovy beats (dubbed “future bounce”), making for all around good music. He recently released his first mixtape, called the God Complex (2014), and it’s been getting excellent reviews all around the interwebz. In many ways, his style is slightly reminiscent of my boo, Kendrick – but Goldlink does a great job of carving out his own unique space in the rap game.

So Goldlink is actually anonymous - according to an interview I read, he wants it to be all about the music #refreshing

So Goldlink is actually anonymous – according to an interview I read, he wants it to be all about the music #refreshing

One song I’ve been listening to quite a lot is called “Sober Thoughts”, and considering its produced by master of groove, Kaytranada (reppin Montreal!), its not a surprise I can’t get enough . The chorus is so catchy, with Goldlink crooning, “Sober kids with sober thoughts/But its okay cause baby I got what you want.”

I’m also a fan of the tune “Wassup”, which has a fantastic flute-backed beat (just trust me on this one!). This tune was also blessed by an excellent producer, namely Sango, who I’ve been a fan of on Soundcloud for quite some time.

This song always has me jamming out at my desk

This song always has me jamming out at my desk

Get into it y’all!

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