Monday Mood: Jay Z – “Oceans” (Ft. Frank Ocean)

Only Christopher we acknowledge/
is Wallace

Oh my gawd, I hope y’all don’t get see-sick

Watch below for Jay breaking down “Oceans”, Christopher Columbus/Wallace to Timbaland and Pharrell to their amazement and your amusement. HOLY Grail!

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Monday Mood: Goapele – “Undertow”

“From the moment I saw ya, there was somethin about ya”

That’s the 1st line in today’s Monday Mood. -_- Funny, Goapele! From the moment I heard this I thought “there’s somethin about this song”. Then I went back and revisited young Frank Ocean’s debut for the song “Pyramids“, and thought “OH.. there it is.. there’s that somethin about the very EXACT SAME song”
Now, while Ocean’s album with the song was released earlier, the album with today’s Monday Mood was recorded between 2007-2011. Either way, neither gives the other sampling or extrapolation credits, and asks us to believe that these masterpieces of Smooth R&B were created in complete mutually exclusive vacuums. NOPE… NOT buyin it. Somebody’s Undertow is washing away someone’s Pyramid… or the Pyramid’s casting major shade on the undertow… Either way – WE NEED ANSWERS! What came first? The chicken or the egg THIS or Frank’s joint?

Humpday Hymn: Frank Ocean – “Swim Good”

It’s like that on Humpdays. Sometimes you just wanna do like a fish, and catch a wave (I really need to get some swim lessons at this age, but I probably won’t). This was the grammy-winner before his masterpiece of a debut album, on his equally acclaimed mixtape, “Nostalgia/Ultra” which also contained the smash hit and equally Humpday Hymn worthy, “Novacane”

Since we got your feet wet, let’s just go ahead and make this a double shot with that classic below. Swim Good!

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