[ALBUM REVIEW] “True to Self” x Bryson Tiller

Check out THE ORIGINAL CHATMAN’s review of Bryson Tiller’s sophomore effort, True to Self.

This Friday (June 23rd), would mark the original release date of Bryson Tiller‘s sophomoric effort, True to SelfBryson Tiller must really have the juice like that with his label RCA Records due to him dropping the album a whole MONTH early—May 26th to be exact.

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To be honest, I really rock with Bryson Tiller. Ever since his Fall 2015 debut with the infectious T R A P S O U L lead single “Don’t”,  I knew Tiller would stick around and continue making waves in the evolving world of R&B.

Let me begin with the album title: True to Self. After the first few full-length listens, it’s apparent Bryson is still adjusting to his newfound fame while still dealing with his rocky love life. 

Nothing new is under the sun when rappers sing; however, when singers lay down rhymes and really well at that? Priceless. Tiller has some legit bars all over on tracks such as “Self Made”, “High Stakes”, and “Before You Judge.”

Personally, I partially feel some tracks on True to Self  sound the same; however, the samples that influence the album’s best tracks (I’ll let y’all decide which songs are the best) will surprise you the most. Sample credits are included from ’90s artist like Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, and SWV. Marsha Ambrosius and Ice Cube even make minor musical influences on the album.

Despite the various musical influences, I admit some songs have similar sounding structures which can be credited to Kentucky producer Nes. Nes produced nine of the nineteen songs from True to Self. Check out the full production and sample credits here at Complex.

What did y’all think of True to Self? Blow up my comments sections and let me know!

-♠TheOriginalChatman♠

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Dj Khaled Reveals ‘Grateful’ Artwork; Drops New Drake-Assisted Track “To The Max”

Dj Khaled Reveals ‘Grateful’ Artwork; Drops New Drake-Assisted Track “To The Max”

 

DJ Khaled and Drake team up for the first time since Major Key‘s hit single “For Free.”

Despite Khaled screaming all over the Internet the now-famous chant: “ARE THE DRAKE VOCALS IN YET!?”, the new track between Khaled and the 6 God is fire!

The collaboration “To The Max” will be featured alongside the certified platinum  hit “I’m the One” for Khaled’s tenth studio album Grateful, which is slated for a a June 23rd release.

Listen below and as always let me know if the track is hot or not.

♠-TheOriginalChatman-♠

 

Will Childish Gambino Make Any More Albums?

Will Childish Gambino Make Any More Albums?

How many actors in Hollywood have successfully done what Childish Gambino (real name Donald Glover) has done in their careers?

Don’t get me wrong…Hollywood is full of actors that dedicate themselves to several crafts outside of acting; however, none of them have had a strong cultural impact like Glover and his stage persona, Childish Gambino.

This past weekend, Gambino performed at The Governor’s Ball Music Festival, in which he made the announcement that Governor’s Ball is the only show he’s doing this year. Although that was a mildly exciting statement from ‘Bino, he saved the big announcement for the end of his show.

Naturally at one of the summer’s biggest music fests, Gambino played “Redbone” for the audience. However, it was the way he lead himself into the song that was dope in my opinion.  He used the “What ‘Redbone’ would sound like…” meme to incorporate the song into his setlist.

After finishing his setlist, he used the final moments of his time to tell the audience, “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album” which lead several audience members to scream “What!?” in disbelief.

For all things considered, it’s no huge surprise Donald is stepping away from making music. From being cast in major Hollywood productions such as the Lion King live-action remake and as a young Lando Calrissian in a Hans Solo Star Wars, and being all hands on-deck with FX’s Atlanta AND being a father sometime last year—music should take a backseat for him.

To be honest, I’d be content with just one final Gambino album–only if it’s done right!

 

[WATCH]: “Kill Jill” by Big Boi feat. Killer Mike and Jeezy

Watch the video for “Kill Jill” by Big Boi feat. Killer Mike and Jeezy. The album “Boomiverse” is available June 16th.

Although André 3000 has kept us confused as to whether or not he will release a solo album, Big Boi continues to release music at an alarming and extremely entertaining rate.

The other half of legendary rap duo Outkast will release a new album Boomiverse next Friday (June 16). Until then, Big Boi has laced fans with the album art and tracklist also.

The new lead single “Kill Jill” featuring Killer Mike and Jeezy is a certified banger soon as you play it in the whip. Check out the Game of Thrones-themed video below and be sure to cop Boomiverse when it comes out!

Big Boi 'Boomiverse'
Image via @therealbigboi Instagram
Big Boi 'Boomiverse'
Image via @therealbigboi Instagram

2 Chainz Releases Cover Art + Tracklist for “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music”

2 Chainz Releases Cover Art + Tracklist for “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music”

It’s been a while since we’ve last got an album from….. 2 CHAINZZZZ!

Recently, 2 Chainz revealed album art and tracklist for his next project, “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.” The cover’s artwork features an abandoned bruised-up pink house surrounded by thunder and an incoming tornado. Not quite sure of the significance behind the art and the album title, but I gotta say it’s pretty fire for an artist such as 2 Chainz.

Here’s the tracklist below:
1. Saturday Night
2. Riverdale Rd
3. Good Drank [feat. Gucci Mane & Quavo]
4. 4 AM [feat. Travis Scott]
5. Door Swangin
6. Realize [feat. Nicki Minaj]
7. Poor Fool [feat. Swae Lee]
8. Big Amount [feat. Drake]
9. It’s A Vibe [feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Trey Songz & Jhené Aiko]
10. Rolls Royce Bitch
11. Sleep When U Die
12. Trap Check
13. Blue Cheese [feat. Migos]
14. OG Kush Diet
15. Bailan [feat. Pharrell]
16. Burglar Bars [feat. Monica]

Movie Review: “Baywatch”

Check out TheOriginalChatman’s movie review of “Baywatch.”

Welcome to  ♠The Original Chatman’s♠  FIRST EVER movie review! Stay tuned for more in the future!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope y’all enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend!

Sunday night, I went to the movies in what felt like forever. In true movie theater fashion, a slew of potential hits (or misses) arrive at the theater around the same time, causing a dilemma on what to watch.

Baywatch was my choice for the night. Here’s my honest spoiler-free review of it below:

Baywatch stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (The Fate of the Furious)Zac EfronPriyanka Chopra (ABC’s Quantico), and Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas).

Dwayne Johnson plays Lieutenant Mitch Buchanan, the leader of Florida’s Emerald Bay lifeguard team. Mitch and his fellow lifeguards, which are of course beautiful women in skin-tight swimsuits, host the annual lifeguard tryouts in which only three recruits can join the Baywatch team.

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However, things are not as they seem on Emerald Bay when flakka, a synthetic drug begins washing up on the beach’s shore. Additionally, the funding for the Baywatch team is threatened to be cut off—henceforth Efron’s character Matt Brody, a two-time gold-winning Olympic swimmer, comes forth as the public relations savior to keep the Baywatch team from disbanding.

 Priyanka Chopra channeled her inner James Bond-villian for her role, demanding a grand presence similar to her role as Alex Parrish on Quantico, however with more comedic input than what we’ve seen her act out on screen.

Usually when comedy blockbusters are released, all the funny jokes and punchlines are revealed within the trailer. This was the opposite of Baywatch. The funniest moments of the movie came from Matt and Brody constantly bumping heads with each other. Throw in a bunch of stunts on water-skis and all-terrain vehicles, and the movie is definitely a hit for the summer.

Check out the movie trailer below and go see Baywatch in theaters now!

Gucci Mane’s “Drop Top Wop” Drops Friday!

Gucci Mane’s “Drop Top Wop” Drops Friday!

Gucci Mane has steadily claimed his spot back in the rap game with an amazing level of consistency—maintaining guest features while still releasing projects of his own (last year’s Everybody Watching and East Atlanta Santa albums).

Tomorrow (May 26th), will mark a day to the year since Gucci left prison. To commemorate such a joyous occasion, Guwop will bless fans with Drop Top Wop, a new mixtape entirely produced by Metro Boomin. Earlier this month, Gucci teased the possibility of a joint effort between them via Instagram.

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The artwork for Gucci and Metro’s “Drop Top Wop” which is releasing this Friday.

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Drop Top Wop will boast 10 tracks with features from Rick RossYoung Dolph2 Chainz, and Offset. Check out the tracklist below. No surprise here…Gucci and Metro’s tape will be available at 10:17 a.m.

Y’all ready for this new Gucci or nah? Let me know what y’all think in the comments section. As always, don’t forget to share this post, and follow TheOriginalChatman.Com for more content!