By Nailah Curry-Jenkins '20
Here’s a list of some hand-picked songs that are hot right now. There are some albums and songs from our favorite artists that we believe our fellow Bonnies need to hear. Everyone listens to music, and here we have music that’s perfect for every occasion and mood.
23-year-old Bronx rapper, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Hoodie Szn was released December 21st and included 20 songs. The album marries hip-hop and R&B under romantic lyrics and addictive beats. The album includes a variety of today's top artists from Offset to Queen Naija. The album is on Apple Music, Tidal, and Spotify.
Rihanna has been asked by many to release another album since her long-awaited album, Anti. This album is very moody and filled with vibes. Anti embodies Rihanna's carefree, island girl attitude with new mellow, muted beats - which is different compared to her past works. We even get a taste of the Riri’s raw raspy voice in “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Give this 2016 R&B, hip hop soul album a listen. It can be found on many platforms.
J. Cole released his first single of the year “Middle Child” as a calling to King Cole, backed with regal horns and a steady flow. The lyricist King Cole has done it again, his song hitting top 3 on YouTube only a day prior to the release. It is hitting the charts in less than a week of being out.
Travis Scott’s album Astroworld hit the charts in 2018, and is perfectly summed up by the song “Sicko Mode.” Having the album depicted with an amusement park on the cover is perfect because “Sicko Mode” is rollercoaster with abrupt beat changes and surprising drops.