S.U.S.H.I represents a new beginning, a genesis, an insight into the music that gets me through everyday life on a bi-weekly basis.
I’m inviting you to take this journey with me.
I want to combat the algorithms and radio music that make playlists boring.
THIS IS RAW. THIS IS SUSHI
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD HEAR IMMEDIATELY.
MOVEMENT 1 (Songs 1-13)
Hoes mad… Do I really need to say more?
I’ve been to the strip club three times in the last week. I’m not a big fan of that statement, and neither is my bank account. That said, the heavy 808’s and misogynistic music in such establishments were the influence for the first movement of S.U.S.H.I EP 006.
One theory that keeps popping into my head is that I’m pretty sure Smokepurrp writes for Lil Pump. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m thinking maybe that’s the reason we’re seeing less of Smokepurpp and more and more of Lil Pump.
MOVEMENT 2 (Songs 14-16)
Skip ahead to “Groceries”….HOLY SH*TTTT. This kid Tisakorean has been making waves on Twitter for the last six months or so with his viral dance moves and *interesting* style.
(Aeropostale is “in” again???).
When I originally heard the snippet of this with Chance, I thought it was one of those songs that would never see the light. BUT HERE WE ARE. Damn this is a banger….really hope it will be on Chance’s upcoming album.
“Love Me” by Lil Tecca is one of those songs that always makes me move. His melodic voice flows perfectly over the beat. Unreal summer vibes. Definitely be sure to keep Lil Tecca on your radar this summer
MOVEMENT 3 (Songs 17-21)
JAHKOY’s “Don’t Be Sorry” is definitely one of my favorite finds of the last few weeks. I originally stumbled upon his music while perusing YouTube and immediately knew I needed to add him to S.U.S.H.I. JAHKOY’s sound definitely brings me back to the early 2000s, an era I would call the golden age of RnB. His debut album, 404, was released just over a month ago and is definitely worth a listen
Safe is an artist signed to OVO/Drake. I heard “Summers End Pt. 2” almost two years ago as a snippet on OVO Sound Radio and have been waiting for the official version ever since. Although I think it could use a little bit more reverb/echo, it’s so pure and simple that you can’t help but nod your head. Hopefully OVO can make better use of the plethora of young talent they have under their wing
Movement 4 (Songs 21-25)
It’s not even close to new, having been released over 10 years ago, but N.E.R.D’s “Provider” has always been a really powerful song to me. A lot of the themes Pharrell grapples with throughout the song are things that I’m personally grappling with in my life right now. If you haven’t, definitely check out the music video because it is an absolute work of art.
To be honest, this episode was originally finished as soon as I heard “In My Head” by Unodavid. The track incorporates a very hard sample of The Script’s “Breakeven” that hits perfectly in the current climate of emo/punk hip-hop taking charge.
(but seriously how did they clear this…)
PRODUCERS AND ARTISTS, REMEMBER, THERE IS NO REASON TO REINVENT THE WHEEL WHEN THE WHEEL HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE.
This concludes S.U.S.H.I EP 006.
Until next time,
Jon-Lawrence Koloba is a music lover with eccentric taste. From the house to hip-hop, he always manages to cover all of the bases. He is also the founder of S.U.S.H.I, or “Stuff U Should Hear Immediately, a bi-weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music.