The year is nearing completion, and it’s time to look back and see some of the best musical collaborations on the Hip Hop and R & B scene. Every second the artists representing the genre gain more popularity, and from well-positioned artists such as Kendrick Lamar to new promises like Post Malone, here are five songs that have been on the lips of many during 2017.
1. Post Malone ft. Quavo – Congratulations
Post Malone and Quavo are celebrating, but not just them, all followers of both artists as well. The author of ‘Stoney’ presented in January with the member of Migos the music video belonging to ‘Congratulations’, his collaboration for the debut album of Posty. “Congratulations”, a track extracted from Post Malone’s successful debut album, has managed to be one of the most listened songs of the album in diverse musical platforms.
2. The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming
The Weeknd premiered the video clip in March for the song “I Feel It Coming”, part of his album Starboy, released last November. The subject corresponds to the second collaboration for this material of the electronic duet Daft Punk, after the hit that names the third studio album of the Canadian.
The images of this video clip show the artist on a rocky planet, where he lives a romance until the planet collapses and leaves the lovers turned into stone statues. The French musicians appear brief seconds at the end of the video, with their classic helmets and black capes, arriving at the same planet that is now covered with snow.
3. Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla Sign – Swalla
Jason Derulo returned after collaborating with The Game on ‘Baby You’, and this time he was back together. ‘Swalla’ is the title of this video clip released in March along with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign who perform as guests of luxury in the new material of the artist born in Florida.
Directed by Gil Green, the audiovisual shows Derulo carrying out his energetic dance steps between a handful of lightweight dancers of clothes, Nicki demonstrating who commands with a very characteristic style and Ty Dolla enjoying hand-in-hand with Derulo.
4. Dj Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne – I’m The One
DJ Khaled is making Grateful the most anticipated album of 2017, just as he did with Major Key last year. “I’m The One” is the video clip released in April and brings a collaboration with great artists of the moment.
Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, Quavo and Lil Wayne join forces with the fashion producer to tell us from a luxurious mansion that they are the best. These last three look styled in individual stanzas, while Bieber takes over the chorus to make us enjoy more than a catchy melody.
5. Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna – LOYALTY
Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, DAMN., has been accompanied by a high visual component that goes from the cover of the album to the aesthetics of the videos he has presented for some of his songs. LOYALTY is the fourth single from his acclaimed album DAMN. in which Rihanna participates, released in July.
This is the first collaboration between Compton and Barbados. At the beginning of the video, both singers are in a room with red lights; he is sitting and surrounded by women with little clothing; later, Rihanna makes its appearance approaching very slowly. The development of the video clip illustrates the themes explored by the song, mainly related to loyalty in love.
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