Hey all! DJ Razzmatazz here hoping you had a happily haunted Halloween. Now that is Movember, things may be getting cold outside but they are probably heating up at school. As always the Technical Difficulties playlist was full of instrumental music that lets the listener enjoy other activities while having the show on in the background. Get that homework done, get that degree, succeed at life etc etc. Tune in next week as DJ Razzmatazz brings out a collection of his most favourite tunes to celebrate his birthday! It will be a present for everybody. Trust.
Bryson Tiller SZN
Its been just over a year since Bryson Tiller released his debut album, TRAPSOUL, to the world. The album not only reached platinum status earlier this year, but propelled Tiller’s career into the spotlight. While, Tiller may not be a household name just yet, his popularity is undeniable and although being shy in the public eye, its obvious the right people have taken notice. On our last episode of The Rap Up, host TJ Mroz, predicted his shyness this year, and recent decision to release a new single “Let Me Explain”, pointed to a completed sophomore album. The next day, Tiller took to Instagram to confirm just that. While details of the album are not in abundance, expect this project before the year is over. It would make sense for Tiller to have new material to perform while performing with The Weeknd during their recently announced European tour.
The highly anticipated DC4 (Dreamchasers 4) mixtape was released on October 27, 2016. For as long as it took for the release of this album, it was not as good as it could’ve been for as long as it took. The project was extremely repetitive and followed the exact format of the previous Dreamchaser projects. Meek Mill has been in the media regarding a lot of negative press over the past year, the release of this project has been a positive for him. There’s no doubt that Meek is sticking to the core “street rap” that he does, his cult fans definitely do appreciate him sticking to what he does best. For someone who’s a harsh critic Meek seems very complacent and uninspired. Dropping this project was supposed to be a comeback for Meek and to some fans it may seem like he made a good enough come back but to the masses it wasn’t impressive. Has Meek plateaued? Will he get better? Or is all we’re ever going to get from Meek is him rapping about his rollies and his cars, and bikes? Only the future can tell.
(Written by TJ Mroz & Garrick Gray)
Songs Played This Week:
Telephone Calls – ASAP Rocky Ft. Tyler The Creator, Playboi Carti Yung Gleesh
One Time Comin’ – YG
Goldmine – Jeezy
Front & Center – Joey Badass
Litty – Meek Mill Ft. Tory Lanez
Offended – Meek Mill Ft. Young Thug & 21 Savage
Sneakin – Drake Ft. 21 Savage
Two Birds One Stone – Drake
Wanna Know – Drake & Dave
Fake Love – Drake
4 Lit – B.o.B Ft. T.I. & Ty Dolla Sign
Lil Baby – 2 Chainz Ft. Ty Dolla Sign
Join Drew Taddia host of Exploring Mind and Body this week as he interviews registered dietician, Kristin Brown, on Digestive Health. Catch them both this ‘Tuesday at 3pm’ on Laurier Radio to learn more about the importance of a healthy digestive system and what tips and tools you can use today to improve your health!
This week’s show was pretty significant in terms of the topics we aimed to discuss on the show. During our team planning, the topic of the abortion protests happening around Waterloo ignited heated discussions among the team as soon as it was mentioned. The debate between pro-choice and pro-life stances has always been volatile. In the end everyone agreed regardless of one’s stance, people’s individual decisions need to be respected.
In addition, we discussed the relevance of cultural appropriation due to the Halloween celebrations. Every year there are some costumes that toe of the line of what is appropriate and what is disrespectful. Very quickly, the conversation went beyond the scope of Halloween as we explored what cultural appropriation really entails and why it’s something to be wary of.
During the show we also discussed the recent conflict between artists Kid Cudi and Drake. Before admitting himself into rehab and announcing his battle with mental health issues, Kid Cudi had sent out tweets targeting Drake as well as Kanye West. In response, Drake released the song “Two Birds, One Stone” in which he had a few lines that people interpreted as a diss towards Kid Cudi. In these lines, he touched on Kid Cudi’s battle with abuse of prescription medication. Some of the members on the team felt as if this was fair – Kid Cudi started the conflict and Drake was merely defending himself. In essence, embodying the phrase, “all is fair in love and war”. Other members on the team thought Drake went too far and his lines within the song trivialized Kid Cudi’s struggle and made light of a very serious situation.
To end off the show, we discussed the significance in age gaps in relationship inspired by Khloe Kardashian, age 32, dating Tristan Thompson, a 25 year old basket ball player from Brampton. In addition, we also discussed long distance relationships and whether or not they are realistic.
Young Ma – Ooouuu
Travis Scot, Young Thug – Pick Up The Phone ft. Quavo
Chance the Rapper – Cocoa Butter Kisses
Daniel Caeser – Get you ft. Kali Uchis
Drake – Too Good ft. Rihanna
Kid Cudi – Frequency
Shabazz – Club Medellin ft. K Forest (prod. by dF)
Shabazz – Bandido (prod. by df)
Shabazz is an upcoming rapper from the Mississauga/Toronto area. Recently, he released his project, “Alma Sola”, which in English translates to ‘single soul’/’lonely soul’. His music manages to stand out amongst the masses of Toronto artists due to its latin-infused instrumentals, his unique delivery and witty lyricism. His 8 track debut EP features production by producer dF and features from Brampton/Toronto singer, K. Forest. Together, dF and K. Forest’s song Guidance was featured on Travis Scott’s recent album, Birds In The Trap Sing Mcknight. They bring their talents to Shabazz’s project and together all 3 have crafted an EP truly worth listening to. You can check out the project and their other music in the links below:
A very Happy Halloween to all from DJ Deej, DJ Winks, and DJ Nix! Things got a little bit spooky in the studio via some of the tracks played, and they discussed their Halloween outfits from over the course of the weekend.
Lots is happening in terms of music, as always. The Weeknd announced via Twitter that he will be moving forward with a tour in 2017. The tour is called the Legend of the Fall World Tour. At present, there is only one Toronto date listed, which is causing a great deal for fans of the Scarborough native.
Luckily, Kanye West will be returning to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto for a third Saint Pablo Tour performance. The show will take place on December 18th, 2016. What a way to celebrate if you happen to be finished finals by then!
If you are looking for the event page or tickets, click here.
More locally, Radio Laurier’s DIRTY BINGO is returning to Chainsaw this week Wednesday. Doors are opening at 6:30 p.m., and the event will run until around 9:30 p.m. If you like dirty jokes and drinks, this is the event for you. Check out the event here.
This week’s track list is as follows:
- Thriller – Michael Jackson
- No Heart – 21 Savage
- Gin and Juice – Snoop Dogg
- Who Am I? (What’s My Name?) – Snoop Dogg
- Monster Mash –
- Ghosts N Stuff – deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire
- Little Ghosts – The White Stripes
- Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
- Halloweentown Original Theme
- Wicked – Future
- Heathens – twenty one pilots
- The Mood – Kid Cudi
Mondays from 10-11 p.m. Tune in, and turn up.