Track of The Day – February

Another great month of music! You can find every track of the day I’ve chosen throughout February on a Spotify playlist here or clickable links to each individual track for Apple Music / iTunes below! Enjoy!

  1. Deep End – BenjiFlow
  2. Options – NSG
  3.  Mixed Personalities – YNW Melly ft Kanye West
  4. No One – P Money
  5. You Don’t Know –  Loyle Carner, Rebel Kleff & Kiko Bun
  6. Stressed – Take A Daytrip ft Octavian
  7. Drill Work – Swindle ft Ghetts
  8. Selfish – Little Simz ft Cleo Sol
  9. New Shapes – Diplo ft Octavian
  10. King Arthur – STOGEY
  11. Certy – Double S ft Skepta
  12. Ladbroke Grove – AJ Tracey
  13. Nothing But Net – AJ Tracey ft Giggs
  14.  Mile High – James Blake ft Travis Scott & Metro Boomin
  15. Time – Jafaris
  16. Meet Again – Maxo Kream
  17. RUN IT DOWN– Jay Prince
  18. Bet – Octavian ft Michael Phantom
  19. Hood B*tch – Ms Banks
  20. Bane! – Local Geezers
  21. Chill Out – Blastar
  22. Soulja – Oso Wavey Jay
  23. 25 – Kojey Radical ft KZ
  24. Give Me Something – IAMDDB
  25.  BABY – Giggs
  26. DON’T GO HUNGRY – Giggs ft Labrinth
  27. Black – Dave
  28. Heartache – JayKae

Track of The Day – 2018

Every day throughout 2018 I picked a track which on that day I was really enjoying. At the end of each month, I stuck them in a little playlist to enjoy them all together in one easy place! If you missed any you can find all 365 tracks here in one giant 2018 playlist! I’ve also added links to each monthly Apple Music playlist below. Happy New Year!!

2018

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Track of The Day – December

Can’t believe it’s the end of another year! You can find every track of the day I’ve chosen throughout December on a Spotify playlist here or clickable links to each individual track for Apple Music / iTunes below! Enjoy!

  1. True To Me – Manga Saint Hilare & Sir Hiss ft Frisco & JME
  2. Men Are Trash – Manga Saint Hilare & Sir Hiss ft Murkage Dave
  3. Fatality – Meridian Dan ft God’s Gift
  4. Doorman – slowthai
  5. Doing It – AJ Tracey
  6. Something Dirty / Pic Got Us – Swizz Beatz ft Kendrick Lamar, Jadakiss & Styles P
  7. Come Again – Swizz Beatz ft Giggs
  8. Likkle Pickney – Tempa T ft Giggs
  9. Another One – Tempa T ft D Double E
  10. 101FM – Little Simz
  11. Offence – Little Simz
  12. Touch Down – Stylo G ft Nicki Minaj & Vybz Kartel [Remix]
  13. AirForce [Remix] – DigDat ft Krept & Konan & K-Trap
  14. Living Gravy – Young T & Bugsey ft Not3s
  15. Elixir – Wiki, JJ & Obongjayar
  16. Trophies –  808INK ft Kojey Radical
  17. Teach You Gangsta – MoStack
  18. Jugg – Berna ft Deepee
  19. The Weatherman – Kamakaze
  20. NewwMachine – One Acen ft CallMeTheKidd & Avelino
  21. Invincible – Aminé
  22. Start a Riot – DUCKWRTH & Shaboozey
  23. Outside – Maxsta
  24. Continue – 808INK ft Prynce Mini
  25. I Can’t Wait for Christmas – Aloe Blac
  26. Chewing Gum – Blood Orange ft A$AP Rocky & Project Pat
  27. Winter Wars – Wale
  28. Pumpy – Da Beatfreakz ft AJ X Deno, Swarmz & Cadet
  29. Of Course – Headie One
  30. Coming Home – Swindle & Kojey Radical
  31. Wagwan – Corella

Track of The Day – August

With August over, summer is done (almost). You can find every track of the day I’ve chosen throughout August on a Spotify playlist here or clickable links to each individual track for Apple Music / iTunes below! Enjoy!

1: CASH MANIAC l CAZH MAN1AC – Denzel Curry ft Nyyjerya

2: Don’t Matter To Me – Drake & Michael Jackson

3: SICKO MODE – Travis Scott

4: WUT2 – Nadia Rose

5: What’s the Use? – Mac Miller

6:  Ladders – Mac Miller

7: Loud – Silk City, GoldLink & Desiigner

8:  CANT GET IN KANADA – YG

9: POWER – YG ft Ty Dolla $ign

10: SLAY – YG ft Quavo

11: STOP TRYING TO BE GOD – Travis Scott

12:  Pretty Girl – Stefflon Don ft Tiggs Da Author

13: Run Run – Ray BLK

14: Stay with It – Skepta ft Suspect & SHAILAN

15: 10 More Rounds – Flohio

16: Look At Me Now – Fekky

17:  Run – Bugzy Malone ft Rag’n’Bone Man

18: After the Storm (Pete Rock Remix) – Kali Uchis ft  Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins

19: Separation – Bugzy Malone ft Maverick Sabre

20: ZIPPER – BROCKHAMPTON

21: Flights –  D-Block Europe & Yxng Bane

22: Cocktail –  D-Block Europe & Yxng Bane

23: Lil Bitch – Stefflon Don

24: COFFEE BEAN – Travis Scott

25: XXX – Kendrick Lamar ft U2

26: Common Sense – J Hus

27: Drug Dealer – slowthai

28: Don’t Believe You – Lethal Bizzle ft Lady Leshurr

29: Reboot – KAMI & Smoko Ono ft Joey Purp & Chance the Rapper

30: Ay Caramba (Stay Flee Get Lizzy Presents) – Fredo & Young T & Bugsey

31: 079ME – B Young

Track of The Day – July

Another month down and summer is in full swing. Loads of summery vibes coming through in music too. You can find every track of the day I’ve chosen throughout July on a Spotify playlist here or clickable links to each individual track for Apple Music / iTunes below! Enjoy!

1: Mob Ties –  Drake

2: Hurry – Teyana Taylor ft Kanye West

3: Rose in Harlem. – Teyana Taylor

4: Gonna Love Me – Teyanna Taylor

5:  Nonstop – Drake

6: Emotionless – Drake

7: Tony Thot – Bbno$ & Lentra

8: Call Me – Cautious Clay

9: Baby – Yogi, Maleek Berry & RAY BLK ft Kid Ink

10:  Polaroid – slowthai

11: Boasy – Avelino ft Not3s

12: Got Friends –  GoldLink ft Miguel

13: People Say – Wu Tang Clan

14:  She Wants To Move – N.E.R.D

15: Big Bank – YG ft  2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj

16:  1999 WILDFIRE – Brockhampton

17: Bubblin Remix – Anderson .Paak ft Busta Rhymes

18:  Self Care – Mac Miller

19: Just Fine – Not3s

20: 1998 TRUMAN – Brockhampton

21: Work Out – Chance the Rapper

22: I Might Need Security – Chance the Rapper

23: 65th & Ingleside – Chance the Rapper

24: Count On You – Professor Green ft Greatness Jones & JSTJCK

25:  Your Lovin’ – Steel Banglez ft MØ & Yxng Bane

26: Hear That – Gorgon City ft D Double E

27: 1997 DIANA – Brockhampton

28: Dancing on the Moon! – G-$ANTANA.

29: 3AM – Baauer, AJ Tracey & Jae Stephens

30: Games – jJ ft Self

31: The Count – Curren$y & Harry Fraud ft Wiz Khalifa

Track of The Day – May

This month has been a GREAT month for rap music, a lot of it will most likely spill over to next months playlist! You can find every track of the day I’ve chosen throughout May on a Spotify playlist here or clickable links to each individual track for Apple Music / iTunes below! Enjoy!

1:  OKRA – Tyler The Creator

2: Let the Ink Flow – Wiley

3: Ball for Me – Post Malones ft Nicki Minaj

4: SMILE – Saba

5:  Got You – 169 ft Dave

6: OTW – 6LACK, Ty Dolla $ign & Khalid

7: Soak It Up – MJ Cole & Kojey Radical

8: For the F^_^k of It – Snakehips ft Jeremih & Aminé

9: ERA – Snakehips ft Jay Prince

10: Some Nights (Extended) –  SAINt JHN

11: Family Tree – Ramz

12: Alcatel – Berna

13: This Is America – Childish Gambino

14: Pure Water – Skepta

15:  Motion – Jay Prince

16: In the Morning – Jay Prince

17: Déjà Vu – Snakehips ft Chaz French

18:  iii’m Not Sorry – Snakehips ft Elbee Thrie

19: Shake Something – Louis The Child ft Joey Purp

20: LOGOUT – Saba ft Chance the Rapper

21: Multi – Jerreau

22: Guess Again – Plan B

23: Bubblin – Anderson .Paak

24: Icey – Melii

25: Yes Indeed – Lil Baby ft Drake

26: Edition – Rex Orange County

27:  A$AP Forever – A$AP Rocky ft Moby, T.I. & Kid Cudi

28: Praise the Lord (Da Shine) – A$AP Rocky ft Skepta

29: Tony Tone – A$AP Rocky

30: What Would Meek Do? – Pusha T ft Kanye West

31: Infrared – Pusha T

Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon [REVIEW]

Do you have a spare two hours and thirty-eight minutes? Because that’s how long it will take you to listen to Chris Brown‘s newest album in its entirety. ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon‘ spreads its self across 45 tracks on two discs. Just incase 45 tracks wasn’t enough, Brown also dropped a bonus track.

The album has been received by the public with mixed opinions.  It’s Brown’s first official release since his 2015 ‘Royalty‘, so loyal fans (otherwise know as ‘Team Breezy’) were over the moon to have almost three hours of new content to relish. Others appropriately see the album as a ‘bloated’ body of work, full of repetitive and characterless tracks, simply to create a bulky and busy album. A complete case of quantity over quality.

So why such an extensive project? Billboard.

Brown posted on his Instagram account some clumsily presented rules on how his fans should listen to his new music in order for him to ‘receive the recognition and success he deserves’.

Regardless of his already highly successful career, multiple awards and violent history he astonishingly believes he ‘deserves’ more.

I understand the charts to be a pure representation of what music is currently loved and enjoyed by the fans. Not a result of being dictated on how, when and where you should consume it.

Because of the sheer volume of tracks on the album, it could pull in as many steams as 2-4 smaller albums could. Pushing the album further and further up the charts even if no particular tracks are being highly streamed.

In recent years, the rules of charting changed to keep up with the times as streaming songs were taken into consideration when earning certifications. For Billboard 200, each digital sale of 10 songs from one album counts as one sale of that album. This measures as every iTunes purchase of the 45 track album counts as four and a half album sales. Similarly every 1,500 streams of a track on an album results as one sale of the album. Meaning Brown would achieve an album sale three to four times quicker than average 12 track album. So essentially cheating his way around the RIAA rules.

For album sales, Brown could be onto a winner. But for single sales? Not so much. Many listeners will justifiably be put off by the pure mass of the album and not dig to find the jewels, meaning fewer plays on singular tracks.

Brown revealed last Tuesday morning on his Hot97 interview that he currently has 800 unreleased tracks at the moment. Many argue that this means he’s spreading himself too thin to produce quality music, whilst other delusional’s think each track to be as exceptional as the last.

So an overloaded album full of unmemorable and indistinguishable tracks created purely as marketing strategy or a deluxe showpiece?