Last Week in Music: 3/23-3/27



Last week ended the musically-rich month of March on a high-note. We received releases from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Nav & Gunna, Knxwledge, Joyner Lucas, Trevor Daniel, Tory Lanez, Wiz Khalifa, Comethazine, and more.


We compiled our five favorite releases and added your takes, too. Keep up with the Burbs Instagram to vote each week. While you're at it, cop yourself a cozy Burbs hoodie.


Let's talk some music:


#5 - Nicotine by Trevor Daniel


Fast-growing pop artist Trevor Daniel has delivered his full-length debut.


At 10 tracks, Nicotine is a short-and-sweet sample of Trevor Daniel’s sound. He included “Falling,” the “TikTok famous” track that first helped him gain traction, as well as new hits like “Things We Do For Love”, “OMG”, “911”, and “Disaster”. Nicotine received production from Nick Mira, FINNEAS, Charlie Handsome, and Taz Taylor, among others.


Keep an eye out for Trevor Daniel - he’ll be huge in no time.


Fan Rating: 2.5/5

Burbs Rating: 3/5


#4 - “Turks” by Nav & Gunna (ft. Travis Scott)


The three-headed snake of Nav, Gunna, and Travis Scott reassembled for the first time since Astroworld’s “Yosemite,” only this time Nav was the star of the show.


Produced by Wheezy, this energetic track makes for one of the most exciting trap collaborations we’ve received yet this year. As Nav’s first single in a year, this track is speculated to be a single off of his forthcoming project. Hopefully it will be better than Bad Habits, but this track is a good indication that he’s on the right track.


Fan Rating: 4/5

Burbs Rating: 3/5


#3 - ADHD by Joyner Lucas


Passionate lyricist Joyner Lucas released his debut album after dropping nine promotional singles over the past year and a half.


Joyner stuck to his roots on ADHD, embracing mental health and pro-black themes. He also made sure to incorporate his infamous fast-paced flow, dismantling tracks such as “Isis” (ft. Logic), “Lotto”, and “I Love”.


ADHD features guest stars Young Thug, Logic, Chris Brown, Timbaland, King OSF, and Fabolous, as well as production from the likes of Boi-1da, Mally Mall, Timbaland, Jahaan Sweet, and NoxBeats.


Fan Rating: 4/5

Burbs Rating: 3.5/5


#2 - 1988 by Knxwledge


Legendary producer Knxwledge has returned with a new instrumental project full of smooth soundscapes.


Of 1988’s 22 tracks, 20 of them are purely instrumental. “Itkanbe[Sonice]” features a verse from Anderson.Paak, Knxwledge’s right-hand man and the other half of their duo NxWorries. “Minding_My Business” features vocals from singers Durand Bernarr and Rose Gold.


Despite being 22 tracks, 1988 is only a 38-minute listen. Throw on your headphones, close your eyes, and let these tranquil beats transport you to another world. This record came just in time for all of the stress circulating our world.


Fan Rating: 4/5

Burbs Rating: 4/5


#1 - PARTYMOBILE by PARTYNEXTDOOR


R&B heavyweight PARTYNEXTDOOR ended his four-year hiatus this past week with the release of his highly-anticipated third studio album.


A notable highlight from PARTYMOBILE was PND pulling Rihanna out of her own hiatus for “BELIEVE IT,” the catchy new cut that’s set to be one of the songs of summer 2020. Other tracks such as “TRAUMA”, “SHOWING YOU”, “EYE ON IT”, “TOUCH ME”, “SPLIT DECISION”, and “LOYAL” (ft. Drake) are additional highlights that will make their way into rotations around the world.


The production on this album is ethereal, carried out by usual suspects 40, Murda Beatz, Bizness Boi, and Cardiak, among others. Despite mixed reception thus far, PARTYMOBILE is a solid release that has a little something for most fans of R&B/pop.


Fan Rating: 3.5/5

Burbs Rating: 4/5

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