Mac Miller & Kali Uchis Paint A Lovely Picture On Free National’s “Time”
Free Nationals share a welcome reminder of Mac Miller’s soulful presence.
Today marks the arrival of Free National’s “Time,” which features vocals from Kali Uchis and the late Mac Miller. Though much has been made about Mac’s presence, Uchis kicks things off with a beautiful reflection, her vocals floating effortlessly over Free National’s focused groove. “I gotta take some time to grow,” she sings, lamenting her difficult decision. “But I don’t want to let you go.”For a moment, it’s easy to forget that Mac is no longer with us. The way he slides onto the track as if he hasn’t lost a step, a reminder of his evolving soulful presence. Musically, “Time” wouldn’t have sounded out of place on Swimming, with emphasis on live instrumentation and melodically inclined vocals. “Look at me watering seeds, time to grow,” sings Mac. “I get out of control when I’m alone, if you could make it with me you can make it on your own.”In truth, the track takes on a bittersweet quality, though it’s admittedly nice to hear first official posthumous vocals from Mac. It stands to reason he played a pivotal role in shaping “Time” alongside Anderson .Paak, Free Nationals, and Kali Uchis, making this feel closer to a full-fledged collaboration. Though he may be gone, Mac’s legacy will surely live on through his music; with that in mind, another chapter of the story is never unwanted. Rest in peace.
Dreamville Drops R&B Jam “Got Me” Ft. Ari Lennox, Ty Dolla $ign, Dreezy, & Omen
The label slows things down and offers up a sultry slow jam.
Today, Dreamville dropped off two new singles: “Down Bad” and “Got Me” from their two-song release, 1-888-88-DREAM. The label is revving up for the release of their highly-anticipated record Revenge of The Dreamers III, a compilation that shows the world that the hype around Dreamville is deserved. We’ve already shared the first single from their two-song 1-888-88-DREAM release, “Down Bad,” that’s stacked with rappers showcasing their lyrical skills. “Got Me” is on the other side of the spectrum as singers Ari Lennox and Ty Dolla $ign, along with rappers Omen and Dreezy, join forces for the sultry R&B jam.”Got Me” is a song that you can dedicate to that special somebody or groove to when you’re cruising around on a hot summer night. Dreamville does a fine job of having a handful of artists on a track without having each of them step over or on top of the other. Many times, having four people, especially singers, on one single can create a song that’s too long in length or can sound as if it’s a huge mess as artists vocally combat for the top spot. “Got Me” is a nice balance and shows that Revenge of The Dreamers is cooking up an album that will have a little something for everyone.Quotable LyricsBeen living good but it get better when I’m witchu
You should know I’m tweaking when I say I’m thru
You the only one with my focus
I’m the baddest up out my crew
He like ’em brown-skinned independent
Money-driven Gucci down
How bout you get in your benz
And come and give this coochie rounds
Dreamville Delivers “Down Bad” Single Ft. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EarthGang, & Young Nudy
It’s about to be a Dreamville summer.
Fans knew that Dreamville had something up their sleeves when all of the artists changed their social media images, and 24 hours later two new singles have hit the streets. Revenge of The Dreamers III is the forthcoming album from the label, a compilation that showcases the combined talent that Dreamville has to offer. One of the new singles, “Down Bad,” is packed with heavy-hitter spittersJ. Cole, J.I.D, Bas, EarthGang, and Young Nudy. The track has a head-boppin’ groove that complementary to each artist’s addition.Fans were able to get a sneak peek at “Down Bad” when J.I.D performed at Rolling Loud where he debuted the single and there’s no question that Revenge of The Dreamers III is one of the most anticipated releases of 2019. “The Revengers sessions are done thank you to every artist and producer that came through,” J. Cole previously tweeted about the record. “I love y’all, that shit was beautiful. Next step, finish the songs and let the [world] feel em.”Quotable LyricsOkay, lil’ dirty, nappy-headed East Atlanta ng*ga Father said that I was a force
.44, Hank Aaron chrome
When I make it home, then get out the Porsche
Let a n*gga cover FADER ‘fore I have to fade a n*gga at the FADER Fort
It’s tomato or tomato, either way, the boy the greatest