Last month, TDE's SZA made her way to Toronto as part of the RedBull Sound Select Present: Toronto; in which she graced the stage in front of countless fans. Now, as she gears up to release her highly anticipated Z EP tomorrow, she teams up with Kendrick Lamar on the hypnotic single titled, "Babylon," produced by DJ Dahi. SZA's EP will also feature Chance The Rapper and Isaiah Rashad. Stream "Babylon" below.
[Review] Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto ft. SZA, Shi Wisdom, a l l i e & KJ March 26th @ Tattoo (Toronto)
On Wednesday, March 26, the monthly Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto was held at Tattoo, on Queen West. The second installment of this live music showcase was curated by Manifesto, bringing together local talents DJ Lissa Monet, KJ, A l l i e, Shi Wisdom and was headlined by Top Dawg Entertainment’s very own SZA. There wasn’t much of a line just before the doors opened at 8 but it was yet another cold night and since it was a sold out show, most people must have been keeping warm until the venue was open. Click the post to read the full review!
[Event] Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto ft. SZA, Shi Wisdom, a l l i e & KJ March 26th @ Tattoo (Toronto)
Curated by Manifesto, Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto is a brand-new monthly showcase that will feature live music, drawing attention to some of the city’s most intriguing artists. Throughout the calendar year, the showcase will stop by different venues in Toronto, all while introducing a fresh bill of artists whom are local to the GTA. Now in it's second event of the series, this live performance will feature headliner and member of TDE, SZA, alongside Shi Wisdom, a l l i e & KJ. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 and is a first come, first served basis, subject to capacity. Please make sure to arrive early as RSVP does not guarantee entry. Take a look at the full details after the jump Join the Conversation on Facebook & Twitter: @RBSoundSelect #SoundSelect @justsza @shiwisdom @alliemoves @kjforshort @manifesto_to @tattootoronto #BreakMusic What: Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto ft. SZA, Shi Wisdom, a l l i e & KJ Where: Tattoo | 567 Queen St W Toronto When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Admission: 19+ | Doors open at 8:00PM | Tickets $3 at the door with RSVP here (first-come, first-served). $10 without RSVP. All door proceeds support the local, opening artists. Via Manifesto
TDE stays winning. SZA, the recent addition to their roster (along with Isaiah Rashad), teams up with 50 Cent for "Teen Spirit". Although I liked 50's maturity on this track, it was SZA who really captured my heart. The dreamy beat gently complements SZA's dreamy, melancholic crooning while 50's presence anchors her meandering and lost soul. The video also explores this concept, with SZA drifting through a dilapidated, empty house that symbolizes her life. She is almost completely dependent on a dominating male figure to provide her life with some meaning or context and she hates herself and everyone because of this and inevitably pushes them away. She clings on to her childhood/simpler times (shown by the Nerf gun scene in the bathtub). She puts on many different fronts hoping that someone will accept one of them but beneath the veneers is just a cold emptiness. Modern relationships in a nutshell. What y'all think?
Top Dawg Entertainment has continued to deliver great music for quite some time now. One example of this is "Ronnie Drake," a song by TDE's own Isaiah Rashad and SZA. Now, the collaboration has came to to life in the form of a new visual. Directed Fredo Tovar & Scott Fleishman, Rashad and SZA stick to the streets for the simplistic, black and white video; using a cool feature where it appears as if it was taken using 35 mm film. Check it out below.