Monday, July 18, 2011
Lust 4 MUSIC: The WEEKND // "House of Ballons"
THE WEEKND is a Toronto-based R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye, that I happened to stumble across in March and I was pleasantly surprised. Him on the other hand is anything but pleasant. He has an eerie melodic style filled with lyric that talk about LOTS of drugs, lust and loves lost... I Love it! Just check out the album artwork. It's a cross between emo art and porn. But what really tripped me out is when I found out he is only 20 years old. Since his quite debut into the game he has gain some notoriety when he grabbed the attention of another Toronto based Rapper/R&B signer that you might have heard of by the name of DRAKE. It looks like THE WEEKND might be on the cusp of commercial success, the opening track on his mixtape (House of Balloons) "High For This" is currently featured on the promo commercial for the highly anticipated HBO series finally of "Entourage". People have associated him with FRANK OCEAN for some reason, all though I don't get why and for obvious reasons DRAKE. He has a couple more joints dropping soon the next mixtape is called (Thursday) and a couple of the tracks leaked "The Birds Part 1", "Birthday Suit", "Do It", "Material Girl" and my personal favorite "Trust Issues" and so far I like them. I just wonder how long before the mass catch on...