The Weeknd Feat. Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd's highly anticipated album, Starboy, hit online retailers at midnight/shelves today. Based off my first initial listen, it's one of the avant-garde singer's best pieces of work to date, or at least, since his mixtape spree put him on. What do you guys think, initial impression-wise?
As if one wasn’t enough, Abel decided to double dip on the new music today and drop off a second record for the fans called “Party Monster.” Following up “Starboy,” “False Alarm,” & today’s “I Feel It Coming” with Daft Punk , “Party Monster” will also see life on The Weeknd
I Feel It Coming
The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk
With the release of Starboy only a week away, The Weeknd had warned us two days ago that he would be dropping not one, but TWO new songs in its support on Friday called “Party Monster” & “I Feel It Coming” featuring Daft Punk, and now they’re here. At the stroke of midnight, both tracks were made available for purchase on iTunes & Apple Music, allowing fans to download the records instantly when they pre-order the album today.
All That Money (6-Inch Demo)
The Weeknd Feat. Belly
"All That Money," The Weeknd's demo that would ultimately be manifested as Beyonce's "6-Inch," has found its way onto the internet. The demo bears a few similiarities and differences from "6-Inch." For one, it features a couple verses from Belly as well as an entirely new verse from The Weeknd. A line or two from his new verse actually got cut-and-pasted into the final version of "6-Inch," which offers some insight into how these songs come together.
Yesterday, The Weeknd killed off his former self -- and his infamous Basquiat-inspired hairstyle -- in the new video for "Starboy," the first single and title track off his upcoming album.
The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk
The Weeknd gave fans something to look forward to on Wednesday when he unveiled the artwork & title to his next album Starboy. Now fast forward a couple hours later to midnight & the project was just made available for pre-order on iTunes, ultimately revealing its release date (November 25) in the process and offering a free download of the opening title track for anyone who takes advantage of the early purchase.
Cashmere Cat Feat. The Weeknd & Francis And The Lights
Yesterday, The Weeknd shared a promising snippet of what appeared to be a collaboration with Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat. This morning, the track, entitled "Wild Love," has been made available to stream on Spotify. "Wild Love" also features Francis and the Lights, who has scored some very high-profile collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, and Bon Iver as of late.
Pass Dat (Remix)
Jeremih Feat. Chance The Rapper, Young Thug & The Weeknd
As if today wasn’t already lit with plenty of “Very Hottt” new records, here goes another one from R&B crooner Jeremih, who decides to call on Young Thug & fellow Chi-town native Chance The Rapper for a new rendition of his Late Nights standout “Pass Dat," which also features The Weeknd, who's verse we already heard last year though.
Might Not (Remix) [CDQ]
Belly Feat. The Weeknd, 2 Chainz & Yo Gotti
Taking a break from his recently-released Another Day In Paradise album, buzzing Toronto artist & XO member Belly decides to revisit last year’s Up For Days mixtape and give The Weekend-featured standout “Might Not,” the remix treatment tonight by adding 2 Chainz & Yo Gotti for this H
All I Had
Where TF has Trey Songz been? He went quiet after November's To Whom It May Concern mixtape, which found him channeling a tougher, club-ready sound. Well, he's likely been working on new material, as today, he's dropped off a finely polished party-starter titled "All I Had." The song happens to be a remix of Belly and The Weeknd's "Might Not." Damn, Trigga man. His strengths may lie in the bedroom, but "All I Had" is a set-reppin' anthem that proves he can easily veer into street territory, where much of the most trendy R&B lies these days.
Well here’s an unexpected treat. Out of nowhere, The Weeknd decides to liberate a new remix over Bryson Tiller’s Trap Soul standout “Rambo.”
Nocturnal (VIP Remix)
Disclosure Feat. The Weeknd
British house superduo Disclosure made inroads into the world of hip hop & R&B with their sophomore album Caracal by recruiting the likes of Sam Smith, Kwabs, Miguel, & The Weeknd. One of the best songs from the album was the leadoff track, "Nocturnal" feat. The Weeknd. This morning Disclosure shares their rework of "Nocturnal," dubbed the "VIP Remix."
Travis Scott Feat. The Weeknd
Following in the footsteps of The Weeknd, Travis Scott decided to release two new songs on his soundcloud page tonight, one of which happens to feature non-other than Abel himself, and it's "Wonderful."
The Weeknd Feat. Future
The Weeknd decided to kick off the Christmas festivities a little early today by releasing not one, but two new songs for us this morning, including a remix of Jeremih’s infectious new hit “Pass Dat.” But that wasn't all, after hitting us with a preview on IG a little while ago, the Toronto crooner decided to unleash an all new original song with Future as well called "Low Life," and its FIRE.
Pass Dat (Remix)
Well here’s a nice Christmas present from The Weeknd. Out of nowhere, the Toronto crooner decides to drop not one, but TWO, new songs for us this morning. Here goes his take on Jeremih's catchy new hit "Pass Dat." Leaving the same infectious production intact, Abel shows off his impressive vocals and croons about smoking a lot weed, pourin’ up, and having some fun on tour. While it may only be one verse, it sure is nice to hear the Toronto crooner murder another instrumental again. Take a listen and let us know what you think!
Tell Your Friends (Remix)
As of yet, Ja Rule, Drake, Kanye West, & Belly have all remixed The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness single "Tell Your Friends," and only Belly has eclipsed a 60% user rating. Now, Ghostface Killah comes through with a remix of his own. Will he break Belly's record of 66%?? Ghost comes out guns blazing per usual, dropping references to lambskin boxers and Draymond Green-themed strains of weed all that stuff. Once again, shoutout to whoever mixed this beat.
The Hills (Remix)
Just in case the tracklist wasn't proof enough, that No Ceilings 2 is really dropping tonight, Lil Wayne releases a little preview with his freestyle over The Weeknd's "The Hills."
Tell Your Friends (Freestyle)
Belly let go "Money Go" this morning, and shortly thereafter he followed it up with a "Tell Your Friends" freestyle. The Canadian rapper gives us his own take on The Weeknd's Kanye West-produced instrumental-- did he one-up his friend and affiliate with his version? Let us know what you think.
When I See It (Extended Version)
Kanye West surprised fans earlier this month and released two new songs onto his soundcloud page, an alternate version to “Say You Will” and a remix to The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends.” The latter, which was produced by Kanye & his long time collaborator Mike Dean, has now seen a new extended version of the instrumental surface online tonight thanks to Mike Dean. The four-minute instrumental is a little more heavier with the guitar, but still dope nonetheless. Give it a listen and go tell your friends.
Tell Your Friends (Remix)
Ja Rule is getting a chance at small screen fame with his upcoming MTV reality show "docu-series," as they like to call it, centered around the NY rapper and his collective. The first episode premieres tonight, so with that in mind, Ja has decided to drop a quick little remix of The Weeknd's Kanye West-produced record "Tell Your Friends." He tacks a short verse onto the beginning of the Beauty Behind the Madness cut, and let's it ride out from there.