Tracks of the week Reviewed: Tyler, The Creator , Doja Cat and Jazmine Sullivan

Tyler, The Creator - SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE

SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE” features on Tyler, The Creator’s latest album “CALL ME OF YOU GET LOST” which is a masterpiece of a project that highlights the growing complexities of Tyler’s genre bending ability, as well as his increasingly transparent songwriting. The project does also feature incredible vocal additions from DJ Drama alongside musical features from the likes of Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert , Brent Faiyaz, and Fans Hues to name a few.


The song is 9 minutes and 48 seconds in length and moves to incorporate a synth-pop sound that steadily progresses into a mellow reggae imbued rhythm. The first half of the track in “SWEET” sees Tyler gush over his crush as consistent and repetitive metaphors are used to liken his suitor to sugar. “They should call you sugar, you're so sweet (Sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar)


The latter half of the track “I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE” however sees Tyler bring attention to a miscommunication in emotions as his zest for romance and unapologetic display of it faces a staunch rebuttal through this love's latter stated pending nature.


Doja Cat - Get Into It (Yuh)

Get Into It (Yuh)” is a track on Doja Cat’s brand new album ‘Planet Her’. This is her third studio album and it features guest appearances from Young Thug, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, JID, and SZA, in addition to production from the likes of, Dr. Luke, Yeti Beats, Y2K, and Tizhimself. Doja's fearless and relentless quest for originality radiates from almost the onset as already trademark features of her sound are adjoined by forays into afro-swing and more purposefully written anthems, as Doja looks to cement her role as one of the biggest artists in the world.


Get Into It (Yuh)" can be seen to be a homage to Nicki Minaj’s sophomore album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded". The track has all the hallmarks of early Nicki as everything from the sharp switches in her vocal intonation and rhyming schemes to her now signature pop-rap backdrop highlight the large degrees of Nicki’s influence. The songs running slogan of “Get Into It (Yuh)” encapsulates much of the lyricism as Doja uses the expression as a calling card to carefree celebration.


Jazmine Sullivan - Tragic

Jazmine Sullivan’s new track “Tragic” comes just six months after dropping her blockbuster album “Heaux Tales”. The track also features production from Leven Kali. This mid tempered soul infused track made incredible use of the now popular excerpt from the meme akin to politician Maxine Waters; of whom coined the expression “Reclaiming my time”. Within the track Jazmine used this phrase to help reflect on a prior relationship that was deemed a waste of time in hindsight.

The BET Awards saw her first performance of the track as she managed to pick up the gong for Album of the Year for her album “Heaux Tales”. The track features an accompanying video where she can be seen to be conversing with her friends about sex in what formed to be an addition to the theme attributed to her prior album, “Heaux Tales”. Jazmine said the following about the discussion via Instagram “Continuing the conversation around Heaux Tales with some of my dope friends, old and new”



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