Entries in Diplo (3)
The extremely popular Azealia Banks has just dropped a fantastic "freebie" titled "FUCK UP THE FUN". I'm always impressed by her extraordinary talent for rapping, but I kind of wish we heard her equally impressive singing voice more often - which was demonstrated in her track "212". I'm really loving the production here too, I just hope we get to hear more collaborations between Azealia and Diplo. Download the track for free below.
On paper, this piece is definitely a curveball. Maybe it's the hang-ups that anyone would naturally have about Usher Terry Raymond IV's more recent material which leaves a lot to be desired. 'OMG' is typically associated (in my head anyway) with depressing nights in clubs where the air is a smog of perspiration. The perspiration being that of perverts inhabiting any popular Saturday night venue. Taking all of this into account, you might raise an eyebrow at me recommending this track for a listen.
Moving away from the analogies, it would be best to point out that DJ of much prestige Diplo tweeted saying that this new record is the best thing he has ever been part of. Bold statement to make, non? He goes on to describe Usher's upcoming album as 'gamechanging'.
It might take you a few listens to fully enjoy this record. Yes, it's exceptionally produced. Yes, it's utterly different from anything Usher has released before. And lastly, yes, Usher's voice does still sound like Galaxy chocolate. This is a belter.
Be off with you haters, this Usher album is set to be a big deal.