It's Friday, the sun is shining, and time is about to spring forward — let's get this party and bullshit started! And it's going to be a quick one this week, because, well, looks like cats are taking the week — my inbox is empty, YouTube is fallow, and my news feed is a no-man's-land. Oh wait, that's probably because I've been de-friending weak rappers like it's going out of style. (So kids, learn to rap or we can't be friends.) But that isn't to say that we don't have a high-quality bit of P&B for you this week — in fact, we've got that new newness from Mello Rello. Rell's been laying low lately, but this video for "40 Days and 40 Nights" makes a solid argument that you should not sleep on Rell, ever. The track is from last year's Long Live the Fly, and I'm going to cross my fingers and hope that the dude drops a new tape soon.
All right, let's get on with this party-and-bullshit bullshit ...
* P&B fave Jota Ese just dropped a new mixtape called Music to Dine By, Vol. 2: James Bond comes to Kingston. It's a mellow mix of pop and reggae, both classic and contemporary — basically the smooth shizz that your weekend requires.
* This new video from GeeSlab and P.A. Lit — directed by Ducko — took a couple of spins for me to wrap my head around, but I appreciate that. A lot. You have no idea how many songs to don't even get to the second verse before I turn them off. "Qu'ran" is menacing and atmospheric, a well-executed mediation on sin and contradiction that we don't see too much of in local hip-hop.
* JellyRoll is on a, um, roll? Nah, let's go with "on a tear" — JellyRoll is on a tear. He dropped his new mixtape Whiskey, Weed & Waffle House last week, dropped a video for "Dope Boy Shit" the week before that, and this week he's rolling out "Never Give Up." Busy dude.
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