11.30.18

BUILD Weekend Listen: November 30

In our BUILD Weekend Listen panels music aficionados discuss the latest singles, albums and trends in the massive industry that is music.

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>>> WOW. THIS IS A WILD CROWD. WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND LISTEN, EACH FRIDAY WE DISCUSS AND RECOMMEND NEW MUSIC RELEASES FOR YOU AT HOME. JOINING ME TODAY ARE SENIOR HE HAD IT -- EDITOR AT HUFF POST AND ALSO JAMEER POND.

>> I THINK IT IS BECAUSE I DID THE WAVE.

>> ALL RIGHT. THIS IS A LOADED FRIDAY FOR NEW RELEASES. KIND OF REMINDS YOU BACK IN THE DAY QUARTER FOUR IS WHEN ALL THE BIG ALBUMS WOULD DROP AND I THINK THIS IS LIKE THE LAST EFFORT FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT FOR THE HOLIDAYS. SO MEEK MILL, HE HAS A NEW ALBUM OUT. THIS IS LOADED. EVERYBODY IN HIP HOP IS ON THIS RECORD. AND WE HAVE A SONG TO CHECK OUT, "DANGEROUS.” \M IT WAS NIGHTS LIKE THIS FOR THE RIGHT LIKE THIS, NEVER REALLY SPENT NO TIME LIKE \M \M SECOND TIME KNOWING I MIGHT NOT HIT, WHAT I LOOK LIKE BITCH \M \M LOOKING IN YOUR EYES, IT IS DANGEROUS, I CALL IT ANGEL DUST \M \M NO CHAINS ON YOU, THEY GET TANGLED UP, NEVER FELT LIKE THIS \M \M

>>> MEEK IS CUSSING. THAT WAS DANGEROUS, ONE OF MANY, MANY TRACKS. I THINK THERE ARE 19 TRACKS ON THIS ALBUM. SOUNDS GREAT. BUT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE LINK UP HE HAS WITH DRAKE. THERE IS A LOT OF HEADLINES TO GET INTO WITH THIS RECORD. BUT LET'S START WITH GOING BAD WHICH IS THE DRAKE SONG. WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THAT ONE?

>> I LOVE IT. I THINK IT IS EXTREMELY DRAKEESQUE.

>> WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IN 2018?

>> WELL, WHAT DOESN'T IT MEAN?

>> WELL, LIKE HE IS A PRETTY ECLECTIC GUY. SO WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

>> I THINK DRAKE -- FOR ME, HE HAS BEEN ON AUTOPILOT FOR LIKE THE MAJORITY OF -- YEAH, I SAID IT. DRAKE HAS A SOUND. AND HE JUST GOES STRAIGHT THERE. AND YOU KNOW, HE DOESN'T LIKE DO A LOT OF WIGGLE ROOM. SO I FEEL LIKE DRAKEESQUE IS NOT BAD, IT IS GOOD. IT IS DRAKE. SO IT IS A VERY DRAKE RECORD. AND I ALWAYS LIKE DRAKE AND MEEK TOGETHER.

>> AND HE HAS A LINE IN THE SONG, HE HAS MORE SLAPS THAN THE BEATLES. AND HE IS GETTING IN THAT UPPER ECHELON OF BILLBOARD RECORDS. BUT AS A FAN OF MUSIC AND SOMEONE WHO INTERVIEWS ARTISTS, HOW DO YOU COMPARE THE STREAMING AGE TO WHAT THE BEATLES ACHIEVED?

>> I JUST DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN REALLY COMPARE THE BEATLES. BUT THE BEATLES ARE THE BEATLES. BUT TO THAT SENSE, YEAH, DRAKE IS EVERYWHERE THESE DAYS. AND I DIDN'T LIVE DURING THE BEATLES ERA, BUT THE BEATLES ARE STILL 50 YEARS LATER, WHITE ALBUM JUST GOT RELEASED AND PEOPLE ARE BUYING IT FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE HOLIDAYS AND IT STILL HOLDS UP TODAY. I'D BE CURIOUS TO SEE WHETHER DRAKE'S MUSIC HOLDS UP 50 YEARS FROM NOW.

>> AND JAY-Z HAD SOME WORDS FOR RICK ROSS. AND THIS VERSE HAD TO BE WRITTEN LIKE THIS WEEK. HE TALKS ABOUT THE RACKETEERING CHARGES, AND WITH JAY AND THESE THOUGHTS ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS, HE SAYS WE USED PRAISE BILLBOARD AND NOW WE SAY ARE YOU DUMB. WE'VE CHANGED RULES BECAUSE OF SAMSUNG DEALS AND WHAT NOT. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT JAY'S COMMENTS?

>> I MEAN, WHAT IS -- HOW LONG IS THE SHOW? THAT'S ALL I WANT TO SAY.

>> THE FLOOR IS YOUR.

>> JAY-Z AT THE TENDER AGE OF 48, ALMOST 49, IS UPPING THE ANTE AGAIN. AND IT IS NOT JUST AGAINST HIMSELF, BUT IT IS AGAINST THE GAME. LIKE HE IS RAISING HIS FLAG AND SAYING I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING AS LONG AS I CAN. AND YOU HEAR THESE RHYMES AND IT IS AMAZING. HE IS SO SHARP AT 48. I MEAN HE IS TALKING ABOUT BILLBOARD -- SORRY BY THE WAY. BUT TALKING ABOUT BILLBOARD, KANYE, THE PRESIDENT. AND JUST SO WITTY. HIS PUNCH LINES ARE SHARP. HE IS THE G.O.A.T. JAY-Z IS THE G.O.A.T. THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

>> IT IS ONE OF THESE THINGS WHERE SOMETIMES YOU'LL BE LIKE WHAT IS SO GREAT -- I DON'T SAY THIS. I LOVE JAY-Z. BUT SOMETIMES YOU HEAR PEOPLE ESPECIALLY YOUNG FANS THAT SAY WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT JAY. BUT HE COMES OUT WITH THESE VERSES AND YOU'RE LIKE THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN ANYTHING. IT IS JAY AND THEN THERE IS JUST SUCH A SPACE BEFORE YOU TALK ABOUT ANYBODY ELSE. BUT IT IS COOL TO SEE OF COURSE DRAKE AND WHATEVER THEY HAD GOING ON A COUPLE YEARS AGO. CARDI B IS ON THIS ALBUM. 21 SAVAGE. KODAK BLACK. I MEAN IT REALLY IS A STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR. IT WILL BE QUITE THE RACE TO NUMBER ONE ON THE BILLBOARD 200 IN A COUPLE WEEKS BETWEEN THIS AND A BUNCH OF OTHER SONGS THAT WE'LL TALK ABOUT. LET'S GET INTO THE NEXT ONE. THIS IS CALLED ELO AND THIS IS VERY CONFUSING. THIS IS COLD PLAY. THEY ARE NOT CALLS THEMSELVES COLD PLAY, TRYING TO BE COOL OR SOMETHING, BUT CHECK IT OUT. \M\M \M\M

>> DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT IT MEANS?

>> I LOOKED IT UP. I THINK IT IS THE UNITS. I DON'T KNOW -- I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHY COLD PLAY DECIDED TO CHANGE THEIR NAME FOR THIS, BUT I DO KNOW LIKE A COUPLE YEARS AGO REMEMBER CHRIS MARTIN WAS LIKE I'M NOT DOING MUSIC AS COLD PLAY ANYMORE. WE'RE GOING TO TOUR, BUT IT WON'T BE COLD PLAY ANYMORE. IT WAS VERY CONFUSING. BUT HE WAS LIKE I'M NOT RETIRING. SO I THOUGHT MAYBE THIS WAS AN EXTENSION OF THAT. SO --

>> WE DON'T KNOW.

>> I READ IT LIKE A FAN SAYING I'M EXCITED BUT VERY CONFUSED. I MEAN YOU LISTEN TO THIS, IT IS CLEARLY COLD PLAY. YOU'RE NOT REALLY HIDING UNDER --

>> TERRIBLE HIDING SPOT.

>> BUT THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT IT SONG, IT IS RELEASED IN TANDEM WITH GLOBAL CITIZEN IN AFRICA. SO IT IS GOING FOR A GOOD CAUSE. IT IS GOING TO END -- TRYING TO END GLOBAL POVERTY. AND SO PROCEEDS FROM THE SINGLE AND THAT KIND OF THING GOES TO THAT. SO THAT IS GOOD TO SEE. IT FEATURES PHARRELL I BELIEVE AND LIKE ANOTHER ARTIST. SO IT IS COOL. AND IT IS CATCHY AND IT HAS A GOOD VIBE AND ALSO REALLY POSITIVE. SO I'M ALL ABOUT THAT ON A FRIDAY. GOOD VIBES OUT IN THE WORLD.

>> TOTALLY.

>> MY QUESTION THOUGH, WHEN YOU RELEASE SINGLES LIKE THIS, HOW MUCH OF THE MONEY IS REALLY GOING? BECAUSE WHO IS BUYING SINGLES ANYMORE?

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> I REMEMBER WHEN WE ARE THE WORLD CAME OUT, I KIND OF REMEMBER IT, BUT IF YOU THINK ABOUT THAT OR LIKE LIVE AID THAT RAISE AWARENESS, ARE WE REALLY RAISING MONEY FOR THIS CAUSE. WHO IS BUYING THESE ALBUMS.

>> FOR ME IT WAS THE U2 iPOD, WASN'T THAT SUPPOSED TO GO TO SOMETHING?

>> I COULDN'T EVEN DELETE IT. LIKE I WANTED THE SPACE.

>> FOR BACK IN THE DAY THOUGH, THERE WAS ALSO LIKE A U2 iPOD LIKE A BLACK AND RED -- YEAH, YEAH. APPARENTLY YOU BOUGHT THAT -- I WAS LIKE MOM, THIS IS FOR THE KIDS!

>> AND SO THIS I'M HOPING THE RAISING AWARENESS THING IS THERE. I THINK BEYONCE IS PERFORMING, A HUGE SLATE OF PERFORMERS.

>> AND THERE IS A PHOTOGRAPHER THAT TOLD ME THAT HE IS GOING THERE AND HE WAS SHOWING ME THE STAGE, IT WAS LIKE MASSIVE.

>> SO COOL TO SEE THE ARTISTS COMING TOGETHER FOR LIKE A REALLY IMPORTANT CAUSE. AND SO IF COLD PLAY IS COMING BACK IN THIS NEW FORM, I'M CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT IS NEXT. BECAUSE LIKE WHAT IS THIS.

>> YEAH, IS IT A ONEOFF.

>> OR WILL WE SEE MORE.

>> AND THEY DON'T GET THE CREDIT I THINK FOR HOW ECLECTIC THEIR COLLABORATIONS ARE. PHARRELL IS ON THIS ONE. AND THEY HAVE DONE ONE WITH BEYONCE. AND YOU MENTIONED SOMEBODY ELSE. OH, CHAIN SMOKERS.

>> SO DEFINITELY STAYING CURRENT AND THAT IS GOOD TO SEE.

>> SO THE UNITS. ALL RIGHT. LET'S GET INTO SONG NUMBER THREE. THIS NEW ALBUM, I CANNOT SAY THIS, A BRIEF INQUIRY. IT IS OUT RIGHT NOW AND FANS ARE GOING CRAZY. AND THIS SONG IS CALLED SINCERITY IS SCARY. CHECK IT OUT. \M WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS, JUST CALLING ME OUT, CALLING ME IN \M \M JUST GOT ONE MORE THING, WHY WE'RE HERE BELIEVING \M

>> ALL RIGHT. THAT WAS FROM THE 1975 NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

>> I LOVE THIS SONG. THE VISUALS ARE AMAZING. I LOVE HOW IN THIS DAY AND AGE WE CAN JUST LIKE ANYTHING -- I REMEMBER I WAS HERE BEFORE TALKING ABOUT THE ARIANA GRANDE WITH THE PIG. LET'S JUST DO A VIDEO WITH A PIG.

>> LIKE A FRIENDS EPISODE.

>> YEAH. BUT I LOVE THE FACT THAT WE'RE THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX. AND THIS SONG IS SO CATCHY. AND I THINK FOR ME, MUSIC IS THERAPEUTIC. AND AT TIMES LIKE THIS, ESPECIALLY ON A GLOOMY FRIDAY, I LOVE SONGS THAT CAN PICK YOU UP LIKE THIS. SO GREAT PICK WHOEVER PICKED IT.

>> THE POWERS THAT BE. IT MAY HAVE BEEN ME. AND IT IS FUNNY THAT YOU BRING UP MUSIC IS THERAPEUTIC. I HAD MADDIE ON MY RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK AND A FAN ASKED WHAT WOULD YOU NEVER DO. HE TALKED ABOUT THE HEROIN ADDICTION. AND HE SAID IF YOU PUT IT INTO SONG, MAYBE YOU COULD WORK IT OUT. AND HE ALWAYS FELT LIKE IT WAS IRRESPONSIBLE TO TALK ABOUT BECAUSE HE UNDERSTOOD THAT HE WAS A ROLE MODEL FOR THESE KIDS AND ANYTHING THAT HE DID WAS INHERENTLY COOL. SO HE WAS WORRIED FOR MANY YEARS THAT IF YOU WERE TO TALK ABOUT THE ADDICTION PROBLEM THAT KIDS WOULD ROMANTICIZE IT, BUT HE IS FINALLY OPENING UP ABOUT IT. AND IT IS A VERY ECLECTIC RECORD. IT IS AN ECLECTIC FRIDAY. AND HE ALSO TOOK ISSUE DURING THE INTERVIEW, THAT ONE WE JUST HEARD, IT IS SORT OF DREAMY POP. BUT THERE ARE ELECTRONIC SONGS ON HERE, AND I CALLED HIM A ROCK SONG AND HE TOOK GREAT OFFENSE TO THAT. HE SAYS HE IS A MODERN ARTIST IN MODERN TIMES. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE 1975?

>> IT IS SO CRAZY THAT YOU SAY THAT BECAUSE I WAS LISTENING TO THE ALBUM AND IT WAS KIND OF ROCK AND ROLL BUT IT IS NOT. SO I UNDERSTAND WHY HE FEELS THAT WAY. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A FRESH TAKE ON MUSIC TODAY AND THERE IS LIKE -- THERE ARE SAD SONGS, AND IT IS REALLY RAW. POTENTIALLY BECAUSE HE'S GOTTEN SOBER, SO MAYBE THAT IS COMING THROUGH. I ACTUALLY REALLY, REALLY LOVE THIS ALBUM AND I CAN'T WAIT TO DIVE INTO IT MORE. I ALMOST LIKE IT BETTER THAN THE LAST ONE.

>> YEAH, A LOT TO GET TO. AND THERE IS ANOTHER ALBUM COMING OUT NEXT SPRING THAT HE'S ALREADY NAMED BUT HE HASN'T WRITTEN IT YET. HOW DO YOU NAME AN ALBUM THAT THERE IS NO MUSIC FOR?

>> AND HAVE THE CONFIDENCE THAT YOU WILL GET THAT DONE.

>> YOU LITERALLY READ MY MIND. I ASKED HIM LIKE WHERE DO YOU FIND THE CONFIDENCE TO NAME AN ALBUM THAT YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WILL SOUND LIKE AND HE GOES SAME PLACE I FIND CONFIDENCE TO WEAR SUNGLASSES INDOORS. ALL RIGHT. AND SPEAKING OF ROCK MUSIC, I CHOSE THIS NEXT SONG, IT IS FROM GRIMES WHO HAS DONE POP, ELECTRONIC, ALL THAT. AGAIN, ECLECTIC FRIDAY HERE ON WEEKEND LISTEN. AND I THINK THIS IS A PRETTY ROCKING SONG. IT IS WE APPRECIATE POWER AND THIS IS THE VIDEO RIGHT HERE. \M\M

>> SORT OF LIKE NINE INCH NAILS. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?

>> WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT WHILE THE VIDEO WAS PLAYING AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE'S GOING THROUGH, BUT WE LIKE IT. I LOVE A GOOD ANGRY BOP, VERY AGGRESSIVE. YOU NEED A MIXTURE IN MUSIC THESE DAYS. YOU KNOW, WE NEED SOME OF THAT -- \M\M SO SHE'S BRINGING A LOT OF THAT ENERGY. THE VISUALS ARE GOOD. I'M A HUGE VISUAL PERSON. AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE SHE'S GOING. HOPEFULLY IT IS HEALTHY.

>> AND WHAT JUST HAPPENED, THAT NEEDS TO BE EVERYWHERE. SHE'S BEEN HANGING OUT A LOT WITH ELON MUSK. MAYBE THAT IS HIS INFLUENCE.

>> THIS IS DEFINITELY A ROCK BANGER I AGREE, I LIKE THE VIBE. THE SENTIMENT IS ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IT IS BASICALLY COMING FOR YOU WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. SO I WONDER HOW MUCH OF THAT HAS BEEN INFLUENCED BY ELON BECAUSE OF HIS STANCE IN THE WORLD. BUT, YEAH, THIS IS THE FIRST SONG I THINK THAT WE'LL HEAR FROM HER FIFTH ALBUM, AND SO I'M EXCITED. HER LAST ALBUM GOT SO MUCH PRAISE. SO A LOT TO LIVE UP TO AFTER COMING OFF OF A REALLY HIGHLY CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM.

>> DEFINITELY.

>> AND THIS SONG IS COOL. I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN GET ON THE A.I. VIBE, THE FUTURISTIC PART OF IT, BUT THE SOUND -- BOP.

>> THAT'S WHAT THE KIDS ARE SAYING. THE BOP.

>> BUT THE NINE INCH NAILS VIBE THAT YOU MENTIONED.

>> ALL RIGHT. LET'S MOVE ON TO TRACK NUMBER FIVE ON OUR PLAYLIST. NEXT UP IS TAKASHI 69. IS IT JUST 69 NOW?

>> YEAH, AND THAT WHOLE WAVE IS CONFUSING.

>> WELL, LET'S CHECK OUT -- SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT HERE. LET'S FIRST PLAY THE SONG. THIS IS MAMA FEATURING NICKI MINAJ AND KANYE WEST. \M\M

>> WHERE DO WE START WITH 69. THERE IS THE ALBUM, THE SONG WE JUST PLAYED WHICH WENT TO NUMBER ONE ON iTUNES THIS WEEK. HE IS FACING LIFE IN PRISON POTENTIALLY BECAUSE OF SOME RACKETEERING CHARGES. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO START?

>> YOU KNOW, I DON'T WISH PRISON ON ANYONE. BUT WE CAN TELL FROM THE YEAR THAT 69 HAS HAD THAT IT WAS EITHER COMING DOWN TO THIS OR EVEN WORSE. AND I REALLY HOPE HIS SITUATION WORKS OUT. BUT AS FAR AS THE MUSIC, SORRY, I'M NOT IMPRESSED.

>> WHY DON'T YOU LIKE IT? I LOVE IT.

>> IT IS NOT LIKE I DON'T LIKE IT. IT IS LIKE FRIED FOOD. YOU CAN'T HAVE IT ALL EVERY DAY. AND WHEN I LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM, I'M LIKE BY TRACK SEVEN, IS THIS A DIABETIC COMA, SO LET'S TURN IT OFF. SOME THINGS I CAN DO AND SOME THINGS I CAN'T. I LIKE MAMA, BUT WHY THE TWO --.

>> A LOT OF SHAKING OF HEADS.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF IT. HE IS KIND OF INVENTING HIS OWN RULES AT THIS POINT WHICH I LIKE. HE IS NOT AFRAID TO BE HIMSELF. BUT THE MUSIC KIND OF HAS TO MATCH UP AND I DON'T FEEL LIKE THIS ALBUM DOES THAT.

>> HE HAS GREAT BEATS ON IT. I LIKE WHAT HE DOES ON IT. AND THERE IS AN AMAZING JOB ON THE INSTRUMENTAL. HE HAS MARKETED HIMSELF AS A NEW YORK GANGSTER, HE RUNS THE CITY IN HIS OWN WORDS. AND HIS LAWYERS SAY THAT IS ALL FAKE. SO LET'S SAY THAT HE COMES BACK AFTER WHAT HE IS FACING AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE GOES FROM HERE BECAUSE HIS WHOLE IMAGE IS THIS LIKE GANGSTER. AND NOW IT IS COMING OUT LIKE WAIT, MAYBE THIS WAS ALL AN ACT.

>> COULD IT REALLY BE AN ACT, ALL THESE FEUDS, EVERYTHING?

>> I DON'T KNOW.

>> I FEEL LIKE IT IS NOT. I DON'T KNOW.

>> I HONESTLY THINK IT IS AN ACT. IN 2018, IF  --  LET'S SAY HE CAME OUT TODAY, RIGHT, HE WOULD MAYBE BE A LITTLE MILDER. BUT THEN HE WOULD INTENSIFY.

>> IT USED TO BE THE CHAMPION IN THE CULTURE AND NOW I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE PRIORITIZED ENTERTAINMENT.

>> HE IS SUCH AN INTERNET PERSONALITY THAT I FEEL LIKE -- THAT IS HOW I KNOW OF HIM MORE THAN THE MUSIC.

>> AND IT ALMOST DOESN'T MATTER IF HE WAS A GANGSTER OR NOT BECAUSE IT WAS ENTERTAINING. AND WE TALKED ABOUT MEEK AND DRAKE BEFORE. DID ANYONE REALLY CARE -- DO THE MASSES REALLY CARE THAT DRAKE DID NOT WRITE THAT SONG?

>> NO.

>> THEY JUST DIDN'T CARE.

>> THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW.

>> EXACTLY. BUT YOU BRING UP A GREAT POINT IN TERMS OF HIS SOCIAL MEDIA ANTICS. DO YOU FEEL IT OVERSHADOWS THE MUSIC?

>> THAT'S RIGHT. AND I LIKE THE GUEST APPEARANCES. I LIKE THAT KIND OF STUFF. BUT I'M JUST NOT -- I DON'T KNOW.

>> IT IS NOT ON PAR AS WHAT IT WAS BUILT UP TO BE BECAUSE IF YOU ARE GOING TO CALL YOURSELF THE KING OF NEW YORK AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE THIS BRAGGING TYPE OF GUY AND THE MUSIC DOESN'T LIVE UP, IT IS JUST A BIG LET DOWN.

>> I WILL SAY THOUGH, BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE I'M THE ONLY 69 FAN ON THE STAGE NOW, BUT HE IS 10 FOR 10 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 100. MY WHOLE STANCE ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA STUFF IS I GET IT, HE IS ENTERTAINING AND I GET THAT HE HAS GARNERED AN INCREDIBLE FOLLOWING BECAUSE OF IT, BUT I THINK THE MUSIC IS LIKE -- THERE IS TIMELESS MUSIC AND THEN MAYBE THIS ISN'T TIMELESS, BUT I'M WITHIN 2018 AND I JUST WANT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME RIGHT NOW.

>> HE DOES HAVE SONGS LIKE THAT WHICH I DO APPRECIATE. BUT AGAIN, A WHOLE ALBUM'S WORTH? CAN ANYBODY DO IT?

>> NOT GOING TO BE BOPPING.

>> NOT DOING THAT.

>> AND I THINK THIS GUY IS IN THE CONVERSATION. CHANCE THE RAPPER HAS A COUPLE NEW SONGS OUT. THIS ONE IS CALLED THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING. \M\M \M\M \M\M

>> A LITTLE TASTE OF THE NEW STUFF FROM CHANCE THE RAPPER. AND WE WERE TALKING BEFORE THE SHOW ABOUT CHANCE IS IN AN INTERESTING SPOT. HE HAD A MASSIVE MIX TAPE BUT HASN'T DROPPED THE FOLLOWUP ALBUM. HE IS GETTING HIS LIFE IN ORDER, HE HAS BEEN ENGAGED AND SEEMS HIS PRIORITIES ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HIM IN 2019?

>> HE IS EVERYWHERE. AND I THINK HE WAS IN LIKE AN AMAZON PRIME MOVIE HE IS WORKING ON. HE JUST ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL BE HOSTING -- OR JUDGING A NETFLIX SHOW ABOUT THE HIP HOP INDUSTRY, CARDI B. SO I FEEL LIKE IS DIVERSIFYING HIMSELF OUTSIDE OF THE HIP HOP/RAP SORT OF WORLD AND TRYING TO BECOME MORE THAN JUST CHANCE THE RAPPER. SO THAT IS COOL. I'M INTO THAT.

>> DEFINITELY.

>> AND I ALSO LOVE THAT WE TALKED ABOUT BEING IN ENTERTAINMENT AS OPPOSED TO STRICTLY MUSIC. AND EVERY TIME I TURN ON THE TV, ONE FOOT IN THE DOOR, ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE.

>> THAT IS A GOOD CHANCE.

>> THANK YOU. I PRACTICED. BUT HE HASN'T HAD TO MAKE AN INFLUX OF MUSIC BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN DOING PHILANTHROPY WORK. AND I THINK THESE TIMES, YOU DON'T NECESSARILY NEED TO MAKE MUSIC TO BE STILL RELEVANT? MUSIC. SO WHATEVER HE DROPS, HIS FANS ARE GOING TO FLOCK. THAT'S JUST WHAT IT IS. BUT IT IS A TESTAMENT TO THE OLD KIND OF WAY THAT MUSIC WORKS. WE JUST GIVE YOU A LITTLE AND KEEP YOU WAITING. WE DON'T HAVE TO PUT OUT SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE TRACKS EVERY THREE MONTHS. GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT, GO AWAY. SO NOW PEOPLE ARE WAITING.

>> AND BECAUSE HE IS KIND OF AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST, NOT REALLY TIED TO A RECORD LABEL, HE CAN DO THAT. THIS IS SORT OF RELATED TO THE HOLIDAYS. HE TALKS ABOUT SANTA CLAUS AND GIFT, PREFERRING JESUS OVER SANTA AND ALL THIS STUFF. SO IT IS TIMELY SO RELEASE IT, WHY NOT.

>> AND SPEAKING OF THE HOLIDAYS, THE JEREMIAH MIX TAPE, ANYBODY KNOW ABOUT THIS? IT IS GREAT. I FEEL LIKE IT GOT LOST IN THE HOLIDAY MADNESS. BUT CHECK IT OUT. ALL RIGHT, THIS ONE, THIS MIGHT BE THE BUSIEST MAN IN MUSIC. THIS IS CALLED NOTHING LIKE YOU. CHECK IT OUT. \M\M \M\M

>> THERE YOU GO. KICK IT OFF, JAMEER.

>> YEAH, I'M A HUGE FAN. WHAT HE DOES -- HE IS A WONDERFUL DEEJAY TOO, HE IS ONE OF THOSE PRODUCERS THAT REALLY INDICATES -- HE CATERS AROUND ARTISTS AND THEY HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP. SO IT IS GOOD TO SEE HIM BRANCHING OUT AND DOING MORE NONTRADITIONAL STUFF. I LOVE IT.

>> I DIG THAT TRACK AND I KNOW THAT HE HAS DONE A LOT OF REMIXES THIS YEAR. AND I THINK FANS ARE PROBABLY WELCOMING HIS OWN STUFF. THERE ARE SOME INSTRUMENTALS, TOO WHICH IS KIND OF COOL. SO YEAH.

>> COOL STUFF HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND. AND WE HAVE SOME AUDIENCE MEMBERS THAT I WOULD LOVE TO GET THEIR GUEST PICKS. BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH MUSIC OUT. LET'S GO HERE FIRST. DO WE HAVE A LIGHT? THERE YOU GO.

>> I'M ALL FOR SUPPORTING THE NEW YORK ARTISTS.

>> DO YOU LIKE 69?

>> NO. I GREW UP WITH HIS --

>> YOU ARE REALLY TRYING. I GET IT.

>> I DO NOT. I HAVE A STRANGE STORY ABOUT HIM TOO. ANYWAY, I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO -- ACTUALLY HE IS A FRIEND OF MINE, BUT HE MAKES REALLY GOOD MUSIC, HIS NAME IS JACOB DEIL. HE STARTED OUT IN SOUND CLOUD. HE IS ON ALL THE STREAMING PLATFORMS NOW AND HAS AN ALBUM COMING OUT. AT THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER, HE WORKS WITH JAY CRICH WITH OFF RECORDS. BUT HE JUST DROPPED A SINGLE WHEN I DIE, IT IS AVAILABLE ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS AND IT IS REALLY GOOD.

>> YOU'RE DOING GREAT ON THE PROMO GAME RIGHT NOW. GIVE US ONE SONG THAT WE SHOULD CHECK OUT. IS IT THE NEW ONE? IF SOMEONE IS WATCHING, WHAT IS ONE SONG THEY SHOULD CHECK OUT.

>> I WOULD SAY PILLS.

>> PILLS.

>> WHICH IS ON SOUND CLOUD. IT IS HIS BIGGEST SONG THAT PEOPLE REALLY LIKE. IT IS OFF OF MISCOMMUNICATION WHICH IS HIS FIRST MIX TAPE.

>> IS THAT ABOUT MEDICINE?

>> IT IS ABOUT GROWING UP. BUT HE HAS LIKE GOOD LYRICS. HE HAS ACTUAL LIKE GOOD LYRICS.

>> THAT IS COOL. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. VERY COOL. ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE A COUPLE MORE PICKS FOR SOME AUDIENCE FEEDBACK.

>> YEAH, SO BASICALLY THERE IS THIS ARTIST THAT I REALLY LIKE, HER NAME IS RENA. AND BASICALLY SHE WAS BORN IN JAPAN, BUT GREW UP IN BRITAIN. SHE DROPPED HER DEBUT LAST YEAR. PEOPLE REFER TO HER AS ASIAN BRITNEY SPEARS. BASICALLY SHE HAS HAD A PRETTY GOOD YEAR. SHE HAS DROPPED THREE SINGLES. AND HER MOST RECENT THIS WEEK IS CALLED FLICKER. AND IT IS JUST A REALLY FUN CATCHY UPBEAT LIKE SELF-CONFIDENCE LIKE BOP. AND THE STORY BEHIND IT IS ALSO REALLY COOL AS WELL BECAUSE OF HER LAST NAME. SHE TOLD THE STORY OF HOW BASICALLY A TEACHER BUTCHERED HER LAST NAME IN SCHOOL WHEN SHE WAS SUPER YOUNG AND SO SHE SORT OF CRIED BECAUSE OF IT. AND THAT IS WHEN SHE FIRST REALIZED THAT SHE WAS DIFFERENT AND SHE TURNED IT AROUND AND MADE IT MORE ABOUT SELF EMPOWERMENT.

>> I FEEL LIKE I KNOW THIS ARTIST. DID SHE SING ORDINARY SUPERSTAR?

>> YES.

>> SHE'S AMAZING. SHE'S FANTASTIC.

>> YEAH, SHE'S AMAZING. IF YOU SEE HER LIVE, IT IS LIKE WOW. SHE IS LIKE A POP STAR IN THE MAKING.

>> SO GOOD SHE DID A SHOW IN NEW YORK HERE, I FORGET WHERE.

>> AND YEAH, SHE HAD TWO SHOWS.

>> SHE'S FANTASTIC.

>> DO WE HAVE ONE MORE PICK FROM THE AUDIENCE? THERE WE GO.

>> THANK YOU. I WAS IN VERMONT FOR THANKSGIVING AND I HAPPENED UPON THIS LITTLE INDY HIP HOP SHOW AND I SAID WHAT THE HELL, I'LL CHECK IT OUT. AND I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THIS GUY CALLED HUMBLE AMONG. THAT IS HIS NAME. JUST ONE GUY. AND HE WORKS WITH A COUPLE DIFFERENT DEEJAYS AND HE MAKES SOME OF HIS OWN BEATS. HE IS NOT A RAPPER LIKE IN THE SENSE OF CHANCE THE RAPPER. HE IS VERY NERD CORE, VERY OFF BEAT, SPECIFIC WEIRD REFERENCES. HE JUST PUT OUT AN EP CALLED HALLOWEEN BUT IT IS STILL SUPER RELEVANT. DEFINITELY CHECK IT OUT. HE IS ON ALL THOSE SOUND CLOUD AND ALL THOSE ONLINE THINGS. HUMBLE AMONG. AND HE JUST DID A REALLY COOL SONG CALLED DON'T SHOOT WITH A CAT CALLED JUDAS BOOTH WHICH KIND OF ADDRESSES THAT WE'RE IN A WORLD GONE MAD. IT IS REALLY DEEP STUFF. IT WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE FEELS. SO CHECK IT OUT ON YOUR ECLECTIC FRIDAY. GIVE A SHOUT TO HUMBLE AMONG.

>> ARE YOU HUMBLE AMONG?

>> NO, I'M NOT HIM. I'M NOT AFFILIATED. I'M NOT PAID TO GIVE HIM A SHOUT OUT. JUST DOING IT OUT OF THE FACT THAT I'M A FAN.

>> IS IT SPOKEN WORD KIND OF STUFF?

>> I MEAN HIS FLOW IS -- IT IS JUST DIFFERENT. IT IS JUST FITTING AS MUCH SYLLABLES IN EACH LINE AS HE CAN. IT IS VERY DENSE.

>> INTERESTING. THANK YOU SO MUCH, DUDE. ALL RIGHT. WELL, HUMBLE AMONG AND THEN I WON'T EVEN TRY TO SAY HER NAME, BUT I AM A FAN OF THE ARTIST THAT YOU MENTIONED. AND THEN PILLS. RIGHT ON. COOL. ALL RIGHT.

>> WE'RE BOTH LIKE --

>> I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.

>> ALL RIGHT, GUYS. THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY AND THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. WE'LL BE BACK NEXT FRIDAY WITH A NEW PLAYLIST FOR YOU.

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Monét X Change with Gene Graham, Blaze & Fever

Oh, the tea that was spilled in this week's episode of "The X Change Rate"! Besides talking the latest in pop culture, Monét sat down with some folks behind the "This One's for The Ladies" documentary. And if you're a fan of "The Price is Right," you're in for quite the treat! 🤣🍆  (Photo Credit: Jammi York /BUILD )

Stana Katic

The Amazon Prime series, "Absentia," is back for another season! 🙌Stana Katic gave us some deets on what viewers can expect and her rewarding experience as lead and producer on the show thus far. Tune in! (Photo Credit: Jammi York /BUILD )

Julia Stiles

Sometimes wealth comes from the shadiest business as we see in Julia Stiles' great new show, "Riviera." Watch her explain how her character, Georgina, and the show has evolved from season 1 to season 2.  (Photo Credit: Jammi York /BUILD )

Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor, Molly Bernard & Peter Hermann of TV Land's "Younger" on BUILD Series

We always love having the "Younger" folks at BUILD and, honestly, we always will! 😍This time around we sat down to chat with Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor, Molly Bernard and Peter Hermann about what awaits viewers in season 6 of their hit series. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Jake Miller

Needless to say, we aren't the only ones who love Jake Miller! 💛Fans haven't been able to get enough of his latest EP, "Based On a True Story," and he's so appreciative of it. Check out our chat with the great and humble artist. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Elaine Welteroth

You are "More Than Enough" and if you don't believe it, let author and former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth convince you. Our discussion with Elaine about her book will leave you feeling empowered. Make sure to tune in! (Photo Credit: Jammi York /BUILD )

Alexandra Shipp, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall & Tim Story

These folks are some bad motherf...🤭We're only talking about the cast & director of "Shaft!" Hear all about the fun time Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp and Tim Story had making the third installment of the popular blaxploitation film. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Carrie Preston & Niecy Nash

You know the ladies of "Claws" had to come with their nails on point! 💅Find out what awaits viewers in season 3 of the TNT drama from stars Niecy Nash and Carrie Preston. (Photo Credit: Jammi York /BUILD )

Monét X Change with RuPaul and Anthony Rapp

We kicked off the first "The X Change Rate" of Pride month with the one and only RuPaul and we put his pop trivia knowledge to the test! Monét also sat down with her "scissor sister" (insider 🤣) and "Star Trek: Discovery" star Anthony Rapp. Be sure to tune in! (Photo Credit: Jammi York /BUILD )

Jo Koy

🗣Netflix watchers be on alert cause Jo Koy is "Comin' In Hot!" ☄️We had a great time talking with the charmingly funny guy about his latest Netflix special that is sure to leave viewers cracking up. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Behati Prinsloo

She's a supermodel who not only makes time for the runway but to save rhinos; you gotta love her! Tune into our talk with Behati Prinsloo about her work with the organization, Save the Rhino Trust Namibia. 🦏 (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Samira Wiley

Absolutely loved having Samira Wiley of "The Handmaid's Tale" stop by! ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 From what she's learned from her character to what she's taking away from her other hit series, "Orange Is the New Black," we had a great conversation with her.  (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Sanaa Lathan

Always a pleasure having Sanaa Lathan! The lovely actress talked about her experience working on the rebooted classic sci-fi series headed by Jordan Peele, "The Twilight Zone." So do yourself a favor and replay our chat with her. 😬 (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Skyes is not normal...she's far above average with her outstanding activism, wit and comedy! She joined us to talk about her new Netflix special. Trust us, you're going to want to hear what she had to say! 😏 (Photo Credit: Noam Galai /BUILD )

Ellen Page, Alan Poul, Lauren Morelli, Charlie Barnett, Laura Linney & Zosia Mamet

Look at those smiles! 😁 These beautiful people are responsible for what's sure to be Netflix watchers' newest obsession, "Tales of the City." Hear what the cast and creators had to say about modernizing the 90s miniseries.

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Tyga

There aren't too many people that shine as bright T-Raww! 🤩Hip-hop lovers are in for quite the treat with Tyga's new album, "Legendary." Tune into to see who's featured in it.

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Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Austin Amelio & Jenna Elfman

They may star on a show all about death but these fine folks give us life! 🥰 Find out what zombie-infested fates await your favorite characters in the new season of the hit AMC series, "Fear the Walking Dead." 👀

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Patrick Page & Amber Gray

Put these two master actors on a stage and it's no surprise that you have a Tony-nominated musical. If you're a fan of Broadway's "Hadestown" or just stellar musicals in general, be sure to watch our chat with Patrick Page and Amber Gray. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Monét X Change & Colman Domingo

This picture is an understatement of how much fun we had with Colman Domingo on The X Change Rate! 🤑We talked Iggy Azalea leaving social media, we found out who Colman would "beat" or "eat" and so much more. Don't miss Monét being Monét! (Photo Credit: Noam Galai /BUILD )

Gabrielle Green, Ryan Alessi, Kate Godfrey, Chinguun Sergelen, Reece Caddell, Lex Lumpkin & Nathan Janak

These kids are the future and they're funny! 🤣Now although they have some big shoes to fill, they're up for the challenge! Check out how the young budding stars felt about joining the reboot of the beloved Nickelodeon sketch comedy, "All That." (Photo Credit: Michael Koehler /BUILD )

Albert Hammond Jr

Musician Albert Hammond Jr stopped by the studio to give us some details about his new single, "More to Life." Make sure to tune in to see what "Queer Eye" member sent him a super supportive video message! 👀 (Photo Credit: Jammi York /BUILD )

Kel Mitchell

90s kids rejoice...Kel Mitchell and "All That" are back! 🙌 The former star, who now co-executive produces alongside Kenan Thompson, told us all about the nostalgic and new bits in the show that will have audiences cracking up.

(Notice the orange soda on the side 😏)

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DeWanda Wise

DeWanda Wise is as lovely as she is gorgeous, we promise you! 😍🤩 Find out what attracted the "She's Gotta Have It" star to the vibrant role of Nola Darling and how she approaches playing her. (Photo Credit: Mike Pont /BUILD )

Monét X Change & Logan Browning

The X Change Rate is officially open! We couldn't have had a better guest to join Monét X Change on our new show's debut than Logan Browning. Don't miss all the tea cause trust and believe there was some spilled! ☕️✌️ (Photo Credit: Jammi York /BUILD )

Logan Browning & Allison Williams

They're just perfect! 🥰 Horror fans you're in for a treat with the new Netflix Original movie, "The Perfection," starring Allison Williams and Logan Browning! Find out what makes this particular horror/thriller different than the rest. (Photo Credit: Jammi York /BUILD )

Julianna Margulies

Some people are just class acts and Julianna Margulies absolutely falls in that category! You DEFINITELY want to check out what she had to say not only about her new miniseries, "The Hot Zone," but about Trump, abortion and more. (Photo Credit: Jammi York /BUILD )

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