The song “Pray For Me” from the Black Panther soundtrack by Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd really has you thinking about the lyrics. It’s one of those songs that makes you look at the bigger picture and feel a deeper feeling then you were expecting. The Weekend and Kendrick Lamar’s collaboration for this song is fantastic. It really couldn’t be any more perfect. Once you listen to the whole song through it makes you think, wow, I need to hear that again.
The song begins with The Weeknd straight up sharing some true feelings. He starts off, “I’m always ready for a war again. Go down that road again. It’s all the same. I’m always ready to take a life again. You know I’ll ride again. It’s all the same.” Then he gets real and starts sharing some true feelings, “Who gon’ pray for me? Take my pain for me? Save my soul for me?” After these few versus it starts to make the listener think, feel and connect to the song on a different level.
It gets even better when Kendrick Lamar pipes in. He goes, “I fight the world, I fight you, I fight myself. I fight God, just tell me how many burdens left. I fight pain and hurricanes, today I wept. I’m tryna fight back tears, flood on my doorsteps. Life a livin’ hell, puddles of blood in the streets.” He doesn’t go full blast here but you can feel the sharp anger in his lyrics. I find that to be pretty powerful!
“Pray For Me” is pretty intense and continues to escalate as the song goes on. It’s powerful words and deeper meaning bring out the best in the lyrics and really make you think. After I heard it for the first time I just sat there and thought about it for a minute. I kept listening to it and would pull out different emotions each time. Such a good song! If you haven’t heard it yet definitely check it out. Get ready to feel some feels!
God’s plan makes it to the top of the HOT Billboard 100. Way to Go, Drake! I believe this song has earned its place in the bill. The concept of the song itself and the video is different and breaks stereotypes and like that Grape Juice article rightly said, the video tosses the rule book out of the window for a hit single.
Drake has proved that it is not all about the flashy cars, women, million dollar mansions, “ill” effects, that make a video popular but you can gain popularity or be appreciated through simplicity, and these elements are seen in the God’s Plan video. He gives away all of the $996,631.90, which was the budget for the video.
He made everyone a part of the production. The focus was on the community for a change and various people who needed some financial support, and not all about the artist. Through this Hit Single, he definitely touched lived. Drake definitely drove this a different direction.
The King of Bachata Romeo Santos presented himself in Chicago February 28th at the United Center.
It had been quite a while since his last tour and with so much success coming into his Golden album you already had a glimpse of what was to come. Entering the United Center doors, you immediately get consumed with Latin culture hearing the reggae, hip-hip, and Caribbean tones and people hurrying to take their seat while others patiently wait to buy drinks and food.
The tour began with Dj Mad blaring the speakers with party music gathering the crowd to get hyped. The music infested your body to the point where you couldn’t help but dance along. When all of a sudden Romeo Santos voice interrupts causing a frenzy of female voices to cheer and swoon.
The concert was very entertaining and the best parts was when Romeo Santos would interact with the crowd. He occasionally invited not just women on stage, but men as well. There was a moment where he had two gentlemen have five minutes of fame by singing along Mr. Santos song Bella y Sensual. In that very moment was when the crowd went crazy creating laughter and excitement that most likely could be heard all the way to Wrigley.
Romeo Santos is a great performer and romantic and the show itself may be simple, but worth the money. If Romeo Santos is coming to your city for his Golden Tour you might want to get a ticket if you enjoy getting serenaded and partying at the same time.