One of our great isolation hobbies is Tory Lanez’s quarantine radio

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Each week, Micah Peters studies the world of music – from new releases to bubbling trends, including both big and dark birthdays – and gives some recommendations.


Tory Lanez Chixtape the series is music that doesn’t seem to fit for any specific moment or place other than active – as in, rolling after a love interest in a visibly empty city street – the courtship display. The name is an awkward coat rack of “chicks” and “mixtape”, and all the songs are earthly allusions to old boner jams. Like me, Lanez is in his late twenties, which means he was also in high school for the mid-2000s cat choreography. hey shawty–session. He exploited this nostalgia for five Chixtapes payments at ever decreasing yields, the latter proving to be the most ineffective: the thrill of congratulations for the identification of anthems of street harassment and the surprising features of T-Pain, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Mario and others weren’t enough to support 2019 Chixtape 5 more than 18 tracks. People showed up for the first commercial iteration of the project, but costly samples meant that Lanez lost money on it, despite Chixtape’S debut at no. 2 on the Billboard table of albums. Add to that his claims about being the king of R&B, and Lanez, by the end of last year, had cultivated a reputation not only for being creative, but delusional.

And then came Quarantine Radio, which made him more than just a business.

What is quarantine radio? A piece of driftwood in a storm. A breeze in the unhappy slump. A light April rain in an endless desert. A place where Tiffany Haddish plays drinking games and retired porn star Kelsi Monroe twerks to “Back That Azz Up” while a friend pours strawberry milk on her, which, according to my trends, Last weekend was as important as Donald Trump leaning in the light of authoritarianism. Imagine if Nappy Boy Radio was a real radio station, and you are 98% there.

The concept is simple: Lanez sits on his couch with a blunt microphone and a handheld microphone, untied durag, and wanks it for several hours while playing a few favorites from the playlist and inviting guests “on stage” to rage. He is a great showman: behind perhaps the battle of DJ Premier-RZA last Saturday, it is one of the best content offered since IG Live became the new radio a little over a month ago. . It started with Lanez who watched DJ D-Nice’s Quarantine Club and thought it might be fun to have sound clashes with his friends. It’s a much better way for him to express his exciting side to the main thing, as well as his affinity for great pop songs: his first set was mainly composed of old stuff from the ’90s, like’ NSYNC and Britney Spears’ . Then Bryson Tiller joined the livestream. And then Justin Bieber. And from there it continued to snowball – there were up to 310,000 viewers at a time (when Drake was online).

You have seen Quarantine Radio appear in relation to the term “demon time”, which is more of a statement than a time period. “Demon Hour” means it’s time to “put on a demon”, which means it’s time for the host to give way to a guest with strong knees and loose inhibitions. I’m saying all of this so that you can understand this phrase: “The time of demons” happened so frequently on Quarantine Radio that Instagram closed it for a while.

He’s already back, and at the time of writing, Tory Lanez is offering cash prizes for answers to trivial questions about this new project, The new Toronto 3. At 16 tracks, it’s long, but it practically flies compared to 2016 I told you, which had 28, including countless sketches. New toronto would be his last album with Interscope. “I will become completely independent,” he said in a recent interview. “I’m not here to play games. I’ve been working there for 10 years and I’m still relevant. “Indeed, there are a lot of paranoid rappers about the loneliness of success and the unbearable weight of all the money he makes, but” 10 F * CKS “is New Toronto »It’s the only real standout time. Speaking to DJ Ebro on Beats 1, he said that the world hadn’t even known his best music, that he had kept a few “golden songs” from the label.

Sure. Right now, I’m more concerned about the status of quarantine radio – it happens every other day, but depending on whether or not the Canadian government chooses to “open” the country at the end of the month, quarantine radio can be interrupted. “If we are [still in quarantine] we’ll bring another QR month, ”said Lanez on Instagram. “Otherwise THEN WE OUTSIDE NIGGAAAA. “

Now for some recommendations:

“Chief of the Offenders”, Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi’s first solo single in three years is a marked change in pace from his last three albums, the Kanye collaboration Children see ghosts, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin ‘, and Speedin ‘Bullet 2 Heaven. Each relied primarily on Cudi’s voice as an instrument, each defined by a sound that could be vaguely identified as rap music.

Now, I’m not here on Al Gore’s internet to try to tell you that Cudi has never been a rapper or rapper, just that he can and has done better than moaning mercilessly “his vagina is wet!” “Leader of the Delinquents” is as explosive as Cudi is capable of, and he gets some smart lines here, for the first time in what seems like a while.

“She thinks”, Buddy

If you’re doing some melodic rap in Los Angeles, chances are you’ve hired one of Buddy and OverDoz’s two friends, Kent Jamz, to get things done. They both have a penchant for stuffing songs with a bunch of immediate mini hooks like, “She sees me on TV and now she thinks she’s falling in love / She smoked all my grass and now she thinks that she falls in love . ”

If that and “Hollyhood” are to be continued, this possible joint project will be absolutely perfect for this summer that we are not getting.

“Gin & Juice (Quarantine Remix)”

Every part is smooth, but I was absolutely remains by “I don’t like 2020, 2020 I don’t like. “

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