Drake / The Weeknd [audios]



"You think I'm so caught up in where I am right now, but believe I remember it all."
-Drake

It's really simple to me now. Either you take him at his word or not. Lessons always catch up to us, no man is immune. Amnesia fates us repetition of the past and memory grants karma its momentum and reign. We tease out the fronts here/ all/ the/ time but I simply remember when Drake was some dude from Toronto with a blog, and "Say What's Real" was real to me. Add that he puts his city on -- Toronto's The Weeknd has blown up recently with two quality free albums that sound winter fresh to us like if Apollo Heights or ACME was born in Grandmother's Land and sometimes they sound like they could have scored the movie Drive (don't gotta like Wale either, but hey) -- plus even radical hearts in the streets hype-humming to ourselves that we "on one", and you know something has resonated out here. For certain, I'ma always push for acceptance of reality and reconciliation of the entity.

The only critique I'm interested in hearing about now is from him -- "I had to become a man very quickly and be the backbone for a woman who I love with all my heart, my mother" -- because the black dad from Memphis, single white jewish mom thing* seems relevant somehow; like a Canadian version of the black dad from Kenya, single white mom from Kansas thing ("the dominant figure in my formative years... The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics"). I will not take away from her moment by any means, but you telling me you don't hear something deeep* when Nicki Minaj shares that, "this night just remind me of/ everything they deprived me of"? Personally, I'm tryna learn my lessons early and remember far past my deprivation. In the mean-time, this must be (part of) what time it is, because it's pretty hard to not like at all.

*References: "The (mixed race) bastards of our colony"., "On Wenches and B-sides"




The Morning

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High For This

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The Knowing

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Wicked Games

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House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls

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What You Need

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The Zone

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Thursday

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Heaven Or Las Vegas

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Lonely Star

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Trust Issues (remix)

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Club Paradise

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Moment For Life

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Marvin's Room

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Dreams Money Can Buy

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I'm On One

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She Will

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What's My Name?

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