The Colton Vibe – Songs of the Week – Sept. 3


Courtesy of Newsweek

Kanye West and Drake both released new albums this week, putting them in competition for the top of the charts.

Myles Garza, Pepper Bough Staff Writer

Welcome to the Colton Vibe, our weekly look at the songs that should be playing in your airpods right now.

Both Yeezus and Drizzy have new albums out this week. Kanye brings us to church with “Donda,” inspired by his mother. And Drake returns with “Certified Lover Boy,” a “flirty and reflective” hip-hop opus. Once again, these two titans of hip-hop fight it out on the charts, and these are the tracks you need to be listening to right now.

“Off the Grid” – Kanye West

In this Drill-inspired song, Kanye shows he still has the rapping skills he came up on. Joined by Favio Forgin and Playboi Carti, this 5:38 song has no slow points. The shining part of the song has to be the final verse from Kanye himself. It is filled with witty lines and good bars. This is a top song on his latest album “Donda.”

“You Only Live Twice” – Drake

The soul-filled beat, followed by the drums, is what makes this song for me. With the addition of great verses from Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and Drizzy himself, the song is a great one. Drake shows why he is one of the best in the game, and Lil Wayne continues his side of the convo for GOAT. 

“Believe What I Say” – Kanye West

Kanye does it again with “Believe What I Say.” Sampling the great Lauryn Hill starts the song and carries throughout the whole piece. Mr West recaptures his more upbeat TLOP self. From the 808s in the background, this has a funk feel balanced by the calm flow.

“TSU” – Drake

Drake’s sample of DJ Screw (R.I.P) in the intro quickly gets to the point. Drake teased this song back in January when the original release of CLB was supposed to come out, and this was the one we were all waiting on. The cadence and flow of Drake on this song is what we should expect from him. The vibe on this is more melodic and best listened to with headphones. 

“Pure Souls” – Kanye West

This gospel song, featuring Roddy Rich, does not disappoint. From the vocals and range of Roddy to the pino following the beat, this is a true kanye song. Both go back and forth for almost 6 minutes before the beautiful outro. This song puts your butt in church whether you are religious or not.

“7am on Bridle Path” – Drake

Whenever you see a time and place song by Drake, you know he’s gonna go in. Between the bars and the way he floats on the beat, there are main key points in this song. With this song being toward the end of the album, it rounds it out the set nicely. CLB ending is what you can expect from a Drake outro piece/last couple of songs.