What I'm Listening to This Week: Stormzy, Kamaiyah, and a "Big Splash" From Fat Joe
Did you hear we started a brand new decade? In this edition of What I'm Listening to This Week, I'm getting 2020 started with the new album from British rapper Stormzy, which is full of self-confident bangers and emotional, purposeful lyrics about family, heartbreak, and Black excellence. There's also a splashy single from Fat Joe and Remy Ma that will fit right in with your goal-setting playlist. Here's what you should slam the play button on this week and why.
"Big Splash" by Fat Joe and Dre feat. Remy Ma
Do me a huge favor and add this splashy banger to your workout playlist now. The beat will get you through even the most torturous set of reps.
"Still I Am" by Kamaiyah
Oakland, CA-based rapper Kamaiyah released her latest single in December, but there's something about the line "I been that b*tch and I still am" that hits especially hard for the first week of 2020.
Heavy Is the Head by Stormzy
The second studio album from British rapper Stormzy was exactly what I needed to transition into the new decade. Along with the highly danceable single "Vossi Bop," the 16-track project tackles racism, heartbreak, and self-confidence, and has also taught me lots of new UK slang.
Standout track: "Do Better"