Simple – [IDK] & [Kaytranda]

Since news broke that IDK and Kaytranada had completed their joint project Simple, fans instantly (and rightly) knew that they were about to be treated to an album of the year contender. In spite of both artists’ earlier works existing at almost opposite ends of the musical spectrum – like Kaytra Todo and I Was Very Bad for example – Kaytranada and IDK’s collaborative record together shines as a true testament to versatility, risk-taking, and the dynamic journey of a true artist. Making waves with a project that stands at only 8 tracks long, Simple is a refreshingly unique and colorful take on the styles and sounds that Kaytranada and IDK have helped popularize in mainstream music. Painstakingly polished and carefully crafted, album cuts like “Zaza Tree” and “Breathe” see IDK flexing his singing skills over Kaytranada’s eclectic hip-hop/house beats. Levels of energy fluctuate at moments’ notice on Simple – and while “Breathe” stands as more on the ambient and spacious side of things, tracks like “The Code” with Mike Dimes or “Dog Food” with Denzel Curry and Karriem Riggins are instilled with a certain level of high-octane energy. Every track blends perfectly into the other to create a nonstop …

Fall in Love – [GoldLink] ft. [Ciscero]

GoldLink once again shines as he shows us his amazing talent for making very catchy funk influenced rap with his latest release in “Fall in Love.” GoldLink is one of my favorite lesser known rappers because what he brings to the table as a rapper is so unique and fun to listen too. First things first, GoldLink went to Kaytranda and BadBadNotGood to give him this amazing beat. He also went out and recruited Ciscero for the lone feature on the track. “Fall in Love” is a great, groovy, and upbeat tune that is sure to get you up and out of your seat and start dancing. The song also showcases the Washing D.C. rapper’s best traits. He displays his great singing voice, but then also transitions over to rapping so perfectly. If you are a fan of Anderson .Paak, I highly suggest you take a listen below as they are very similar artists in my opinion so wait no longer and press play below!