V Playlist: Timbaland, Brandy, AZ, Kelly Rowland, And More

VIBE’s Daily Additions to the ‘Pod

1. Timbaland – “White Wedding”
Get ready to pump your fists at a party near you to this fast-paced Timbo track. Judging from the title, it’s easy to assume this would be followed by a slow ballad, somewhat like the OneRepublic collaborative hit “Apologize.” However, “White Wedding” is heavy in robotic nature & Auto-Tune vocals. We definitely see this one doing well in clubs and live performances.

2. Brandy – “How High”
It’s only right that Brandy is “high” on love lately (congrats on the engagement to Ryan Press, B-Rocka!). On “How High,” she’s riding the ‘I’m sprung’ wave with her amazing, deep register pipes paired with a contemporary R&B beat—and even brings out her alter ego Bran’Nu for the bridge. Overall, we’re definitely feeling her happiness through the music, which is always a great thing.

3. AZ – “Genesis”
Grabbing the opening beat from the classic Illmatic—an album he actually helped contribute to—AZ comes back on the scene and let’s us know how much of a beast he is on the mic. Based off his bars, we can’t wait to hear his new shit on Doe or Die II.

4. Kelly Rowland – “Number One”
Kelly has an amazing way of using her sensuality to her advantage as far as delivery goes. “Number One” falls in line perfectly with that signature nature, and it’s working as usual.

5. Young Scooter (feat. Mase & Verse Simmonds) – “Made It Through The Struggle”
No real lyrical content coming from this one, not even from Money Mase. Hopefully Street Lottery has more “turn-up” music featured. Look for that to drop later tonight.

6. Raheem Devaughn – “Unchained (Django’s Revenge)”
You can always count on Raheem for some soulful metaphors—even when their alluding to a fictional slave-turned-western cowboy vigilante. Funky tune, sir.

7. Khia – “Come To Moma”
Hold up: who knew Khia could sing?! We’re not saying she’s a powerhouse (not even in the least bit), but her voice has a certain Kelis essence to it. The song itself will probably have you nodding your head a little bit too. Given the artist at hand, we’re pretty surprised—in a good way.