Case of The Mondays: 5 Songs To Start Your Week
To best suit today’s gloomy weather in Chicago, this weeks Case of The Mondays post features music from Kendrick Lamar, Star Slinger, Freddie Gibbs, Their Ocean and The Weeknd. Whether it is the street knowledge dropped from Gibbs & Lamar, or the calming tones from Their Ocean & The Weeknd, today’s COTM brings you some of the freshest, up-to-date tracks on the scene with a common theme. Hit the jump to listen.
Kendrick Lamar: “Hol Up” – Being the 4th leak from his upcoming LP, Lamar is batting an exquisite 1.000 virtually outdoing himself with each release. The scholarly wordplay that is emitting from from Kendrick’s mouth is showcased again on this track, as K dot proves he is coming for that #1 spot no matter what. Bump this while brushing your teeth in the AM and wait patiently as your head begins to nod uncontrollably at about 30 seconds into the track. Section80
Star Slinger: “Slow ‘N’ Wet” – The vast amount of Star Slinger’s catalog should be bumped in situations involving hot weather, beaches and probably Coronas. However, the crispy yet solemn, “Slow ‘N’ Wet” meshes perfectly with this weeks COTM and the dreaded rainy weather that decided to hover over Chicago today.
Freddie Gibbs: “Rap Money” Feat. Daz (Prod. by Statik Selektah) – Off of the Lord Giveth and Lord Taketh Away EP recorded in 24 hours, Gibbs smoothly attacks this unusually patient and soft Statik Selektah beat. Adding West Coast legend Daz, rock this during your lunch break while brainstorming the different ways you can quit your job and attain that real Rap Money.
Their Ocean: “Come Back To Me” - When the local Chicago band dropped their “Still Waters” EP this spring plenty of listeners did not know what to expect from the duo. Producer K-Kruz and inrstumentalist Jason Hunt whipped up a very Solid EP containing an organic, innovative mix of soul/indie/phsych rock. Brilliant. Just listen as you type up that spreadsheet and when it seems to finish itself, ask Their Ocean why.
The Weeknd: “Trust Issues” – Released as a re-work of Drake’s addition to “I’m On One” Toronto’s newest sensation hits us with yet another banger. I can safely say that The Weeknd & Frank Ocean have got me appreciating R&B in a way I haven’t before. It may be the fact I’m getting older, but the lo-fi, riding production these artists utilize surely doesn’t hurt.