This Week in Music: A Playlist to Netflix n' Chill
It’s finally starting to get cold (thanks Joaquin!) and there’s nothing we want more than a big cardigan, a fireplace, and a cup of hot tea. It’s something we like to call ‘Netflix & Chill’ weather. We all know we can’t just keep Narcos running in the background once the Netflix turns to ‘chilling.’ Luckily this week artists like Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson, and Will Fucking Smith have released the tunes to keep it hot while you’re ‘chilling’. The Milk team is proud to present This Week In Music: A Playlist to Netflix ‘n’ Chill.
Erykah Badu – HOTLINE BLING BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE
The office has just now calmed down from Disclosure and Sam Smith’s cover of this summer’s sad song, ‘Hotline Bling,’ and now we have to gush all over again. The Queen of all that is sexy, sultry, and soulful has put out her own version, co-written with Seven Benjamin (her son with Andre 3000). The song is from her upcoming mixtape BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE, and features the realest interlude (“If you’re calling to beg for some shit in general, press 4. If you’re calling to beg for the shit but this is that pre-call before the actual begging, press 5. If you’ve already made the pre-call and this is the actual call to beg, press 6.”). If you thought this was a ‘fucking song’ before, the First Lady of Neo-Soul is here to guide your love boat to the steamiest tropical beach she knows.
Bomba Estéreo ft. Will Smith – Fiesta [Remix]
This is not a drill. We repeat: This is NOT a drill. It finally happened – Will Smith has finally come back to the rapping world, lighting it on fire with his unmatched clean raps. Fiesta, his new track with Colombian electro-group Bomba Estéreo, is the bassy, techno-latin beat we never knew we wanted to badly. While it’s technically a remix of one of Bomba’s tracks, hearing Big Willie spit straight fire (and curse!) is the 90’s nostalgia bait we’ve been waiting for with finger crossed. We missed you, Fresh Prince. Don’t ever leave us for that long again.
Run the Jewels – Meow the Jewels
On the subject of things we’ve been waiting for for what feels like an eternity – the cat themed hip hop album of the year (and probably ever) has finally dropped. Meow the Jewels, Run the Jewels’ cat based remixes of all the tracks on Run the Jewels 2, is the ultimate soundtrack for a Straight Outta Compton remake, but instead of following N. W. A., we explore the life of a troupe of cat ladies keeping the streets clean from a wild dog pack. We suggest starting with BOOTS’ remix ‘Meowrly’, a remix of ‘Early’. You’ve never wanted to fuck to cat sounds so badly. It’s the album you need to listen to right meow.
Janet Jackson – Unbreakable
The Queen to Michael’s King, Janet Jackson’s first album in what seems like forever, Unbreakable, has just landed today. Unsurprisingly, it’s perfection. With J. Cole and Missy Elliott popping up for features, Janet mixes dance beats (in ‘BURNITUP!‘) and pure, unadulterated, sexiness (in ‘No Sleeep’) to make the a record that might as well be called Netflix and Chill. To be fair, having Janet and J. Cole on a song together is a sultry match made in heaven. And who doesn’t love a good Janet Jackson album? A bunch of artists have even come together for a tribute album called Dear Janet. All aboard because we’re pulling straight into Rhythm Nation with this album.
Disclosure ft. Lorde – Magnets
Okay, we know Caracal technically came out last week, but the video for Disclosure’s collab with Lorde, ‘Magnets,’ just came out, and one thing’s for sure – our little Lorde is all grown up. Being demure on an alien rooftop party, the New Zealander finds her conquest for the night and that’s when things get really erotic. The artist gone from taking her first plane ride to a powerful and sensual young women, making out with her new partner. With lyrics like “Pretty girls don’t know the things that I know/Walk my way, I’ll share the things that she won’t,” this is the song to bump when you’re looking to win your lover back, or maybe even win a new one.
Featured image via Run the Jewels, banner image via BET