#MusicMonday Presents: #FlirtingWithStrangers | MOB Music

music monday - penelopePenelope Dollaz finally gives us what we have all been waiting for: her debut mixtape titled “Flirting With Strangers”. You probably remember Penelope (aka Prncess Morbucks) from my Kent Gone Wild Pt. 1 blog a few weeks ago and her song “Yeah Ho” which is a single on her tape.

Penelope is such a dope chick and this mixtape does not sound like typical hip-hop (which is a duh moment for those who follow her music). It gives me a 90’s hip-hop/hipster/techno/trippy vibe – which almost reminds me of Kid Cudi with a female touch.

You can hear that she is not afraid on the track and she definitely “has a passion for this shit.”

She hops on the beat and dominates every track with no hesitation. This tape is exactly what I was expecting and I LOVE IT! I’ve mentioned before and I’ll say it again – she is the only upcoming female rapper who doesn’t have to talk about how “wet” or “phat” her box is to get noticed (if you know some one else, show me I would love to see it).

My favorite tracks so far are “P.S.A.” and “Black Widow” (of course). Listen, download, and let me know what your favorite track is.

MOB Music has been doing a lot of working as well doing some behind the scenes preparing for their next tape. Keep your eyes and ears open because the MOB is cooking and they are about to come HARD! You saw the numbers #WordsUnspoken, #PointProven, #SunAndShade, #SNARE2, AND #PeoplesChamp did the first time around. Can you imagine what these guys have coming next?

Stay tuned here because this is the ONLY place you will find anything MOB related – I am the connect, fam.

No one in the MOB has the same sound; every one is unique.

A-Down (who has been mentioned on this blog a numerous amount of times) is a member of the MOB who I have personally watched evolve as an artist. He can always make me feel mellow and let me vibe out and both of these tracks do just that.

I feel like “What You’re Here For” is my favorite because it has a The Weeknd sample. BUT, “Dreams About A Million” has that guitar strumming that is so soothing. A-Down doesn’t even plan on releasing these tracks himself anytime soon but luckily he allowed me to share them with you all!

Take a listen to A-Down’s new tracks and let me know what you think.

“…& that XO is the only thing I believe in.”

I have become hip to a guy (or is it a group I’m confused) called “The Weeknd”. The first time I ever heard music from this artist was on Drake’s “Take Care” album and the song “Crew Love”. Ever since then I become a little intrigued with the guy.

20111225-055033.jpgMy roommate in particular helped peak my curiosity. Usually when it comes to music I am very stuck in my ways and I like what I like and that it is all. It takes me a while to open up to new artists and their style of music. When Echoes of Silence released (the latest mixtape by the Weeknd) a few days ago I was slightly timid when listening to it for the first time. But, to my surprise I immediately fell in love with it!

The thing that I love about this mixtape is that it is very mellow. Listening to this makes me just want to kick back and enjoy the music (verses an album like “Talk That Talk” that makes me want to shake it fast & watch myself…literally like in a mirror and everything). But, that is also the same thing I don’t like the mixtape. You would really have to be in a mellow mood to listen to it. Not exactly the music you would play to get hype for the club. It also sounds like all of the songs blend together, which is cute. But not cute when I’m trying to find my favorite song and everything sounds the same.

Like I said, I never heard of The Weeknd until “Crew Love”, but when I heard he did a cover of the late M.J.’s “Dirty Diana” I thought two things 1.) this guy is crazy, career suicide thinking he can cover M.J. & not make a fool of himself or 2.) this guy has balls, he must have the juice (a person having the juice means they have the skills to excel in the task at hand). But he truly made the cover his own and did not merely try to duplicate a sound – which ultimately made the track one of my favorites. Regardless, no one is touching M.J. obviously but I love the song.

Bottom line, love this mixtape! Definitely going into my favorite music of 2011 category.

You can follow The Weeknd on Twitter at @theweekndxo and download the mixtape for yourself.

P.S. I heard this isn’t even his best mixtape.

P.S.S. what’s up with the XO?

P.S.S.S. If you’ve heard it already, what do you like or don’t like about the mixtape?