I don’t know if any of you die-hards would’ve noticed but the title track on this week’s playlist was actually on last week’s ‘list but it was deleted a few hours after I posted it. I threw in an okay replacement jam to keep with the ten song theme but I’ve been vibing to Night Job all week hoping Bas would just post the damn thing. That Shlohmo x Jeremih sample is too fresh! This Soundcloud disappearing act seems to be a running theme with new rap music; it gets leaked by all kinds of sites then repeatedly reported and deleted until the artist decides to release it for real. I’d probably play that same hard-to-get scenario if I was a rapper just to keep things fresh and frustrating for my fans. I think I’d make a pretty quality rapper, actually. This is something I think about often but one major detail always has me stuck, what would my signature “thing” be? Most of my favorites have that special something:

  • Jadakiss thinks everything is humorous and constantly yells, “HaHAAAA!”
  • Pusha T is disgusted with himself and how amazing his life is now that he’s not cooking and distributing bricks. “YEEECH” is his statement of choice a.k.a I’m murdering the scene in my post drug-dealer life.
  • Action Bronson sounds like Ghostface and he’s a little overweight (Fine, he’s probs obese). He talks about how errrything he eats is f’n delicious and I’d have to agree with him.
  • Eminem is white and gets away murders.
  • Jay is married to Bey.
  • Everyone hates Kanye West because he’s a terrible human but everyone hates themselves even more because they love his music so much.
  • Lil Wayne‘s skills include having babies with groupies and not dying. The dude is on a perpetual codeine and promethazine high but somehow stays alive. He is also thriving with all kinds of young moola, baby, despite the plethora of child support payments I assume he’s dishing out.
  • Drake has a handsome face, impeccable hair line, and killer dance moves…Drake hands are always and forever my go to dance when I’m partying recklessly. Plus, he’s Canadian so almost everyone likes him because he’s nice…and then makes fun of him behind his back because they’re jealous that he had access to poutine and Timbits his entire life.
  • DJ Khaled used to just yell his name repeatedly at obnoxiously high volumes, “DEEEEE JAAAAY KHAAALEEEEEDDDD!!”, but now he’s the primary source of inspo in my life. You’re right, Khaled; I is a genius and we is da best. Thanks for making me feel appreciated on some real levels.

You, my readers, are also DA BEST. After you’re done listening to this week’s playlist, start brainstorming ideas about what my rap persona could look like so I can get started on this career change sooner than later. I appreesh your input. You very smart. You a Genius. You loyal. I appreesh you.

xo

Jenna, the future best rapper alive.

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Have you guys noticed that so many seemingly unknown artists are releasing fire covers lately? I’ve definitely taken note and I’ve been peppering my favs into these playlists. Earlier this week, I was passively listening to my S-cloud feed and all of a sudden I’m like, “Hmm how do I know all the lyrics to this song? Wait, a girl named Billie Jean may or may not be this guy’s lover? I know this!”

You can’t deny that the above picture of the King of Pop is amazing for a couple key reasons: First, Michael’s resting bitch face is on point and that judging glaze can follow you around a room; Second, Bubbles the chimp has solid I woke up like dis hair and that pose leads me to believe he was all, “I’m just casually hanging out here waiting for some Jesus juice but if you want to take my picture, I’m cool with it.” Heh. Too soon?

Did anyone else forget that Michael had a chimp BFF in the 80s? Life was wiiild back in those days!…or so I’ve heard. I’m much too young to know what anything was like before the late 90s *wink*. This is one of those instances when I wish the lie WOULD become the truth; You know, like Michael’s mom always told him…

And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do ’cause the lie becomes the truth

I’ll see myself out.

XO

-Jenna

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The above image is Weezy’s rendition of how I look tonight because I’m expecting to have a snooooow daaaaaay tomorraaaaa!!! You may note from this glorious image that I’ve stacked two styrofoam cups of lean because I’m just getting started; I’m smoking that West coast icky; I have my Xmas Don Cherry party blazer on *obscure Canadian reference*; and I’m wearing my very chill white-as-snow-or-cocaine-depending-on-how-you-party bucket hat. Won’t this be awkward if I actually have to go to work in the morning?…Okay, in reality I just put a little extra Bailey’s in my coffee, I’m still getting pumped listening to the No Ceilings 2 mixtape, and it’s 2am but I’m showing no signs of going to bed. YA GIRL BEIN’ STRAIGHT RECKLESS ON A SCHOOL NIGHT!

If you didn’t cop No Ceilings 2 over the holiday weekend, you should do that; it’s very lit and the first time Lil’ Wayne’s lyrics haven’t embarrassed me in quite some time. Pour yourself some sizzurp, lean back (See what I did there?), and turn on this week’s WAS playlist.

Xo

-Jenna F Baby, please say the Baby.

P.s. That Bey’ and Coldplay number that was just released is real nice if you’re into that sort of thing.

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I think I might be one of a select group of eccentric humans who was alternating listening to new albums from Adele, Jadakiss, and Justin Bieber on a very steady, and sonically bizarre, rotation this week.

Even if Adele doesn’t sing your preferred music, I hope you won’t deny that she is a damn angel; she’s hilarious, beautiful, and so insanely talented. The album consists of eleven stunning tracks containing lyrical wisdom well beyond her 27 years and, though this experiment has yet to be conducted, I’m positive her voice could make the toughest Guantanamo Bay inmates cry real tears. Last Saturday, SNL showed us what her track ‘Hello’ can do to calm nerves at an offensive and racist family thanksgiving dinner so I’d imagine that’s basically like hard time.

No stranger to a lil’ jail time, Jadakiss “ahhhHHAAAAA” is back with another banger. Heavy with tracks about drugs, guns, and all sorts of nefarious activities that I fully understand due to an upbringing in the murder capital of Canada…JOKES! My upbringing in the ‘burbs was lovely and far from rough but binge watching The Wire many many years back taught me some real things about the cold, hard streets. In the words of ‘ye talking about his own music, “These beats are DOPE!” and I’m all about dem fire beats.

Lastly, my transition into a full-blown Belieber is very new and I’m still adjusting to this strange world. I could do without his current Zack Morris hair and I did NOT need to see his banana sans a hammock in Bora Bora a few weeks back (THANKS, TWITTER) but this is the world we live in, I guess? Despite these minor transgressions, I actually find him likable now and this album is just so catchy that I keep coming back to it. Is it too late now to say sooooorry…for hating you all these yeaaaars? I think that’s how the lyrics go. Loving Justin Bieber is the new hating Justin Bieber in 2015/2016 so get on my level and almost every teenage girl’s very audible level.

Buy or stream these three aforementioned albums, then listen to these ten songs I enjoy that you may not have heard this week.

XO

-Jenna

P.s. That Hotline Bling cover seemed to be a big hit last week so I included the first Donna Missal track I ever heard on this week’s playlist. Enjoy!

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Wednesday always sneaks up on ya’ girl. I had all kinds of ideas for what I was going to write this week but I’m about to hit you with some brief realness. I’ve been feeling just plain sad about all the terrible, scary things that are going on all over the world. I feel so lucky to be where I am right now but my heart breaks for everyone who is struggling. Music is the one thing that has always kept me feeling positive no matter what is going on. I have seen so many amazing things happen through the power of music and togetherness during these recent times of tragedy. Music helps us realize that other people are feeling the way we are, music can take us away, music can bring us back to reality, and most of all music helps connect people in such an incredible way. I’ve been fortunate to meet so many people I now call my friends through our mutual love of music. Thank you for reading Wait And Scene, sending me messages, and allowing me to connect with you through the music I enjoy every week.

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato

 

Sending love and positivity to everyone who is dealing with unimaginable struggles right now.

 

XO
-Jenna

 

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