To continue our 2 part series on J&R’s Top 5 Records of 2015, we now turn to Angry Mob Music Group’s A&R Director, Jay Sloan. With the diverse release of Ralph’s top 5 earlier this week, Jay has some serious competition.
Regardless, Jay is beyond qualified to offer up a list of equal talent. His valued contributions with Warner/Chappell, ASCAP, AIMP, NARAS and NARIP have helped him develop an exceptional ear for music that crosses many genres.
To accompany the records below, Jay has included a brief caption on what makes these songs special and unique.
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Favorite song: “Wesley’s Theory”
Jay – “I love how this song is a metaphor describing how successful black artist are “pimped” by the entertainment industry.”
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
Favorite song: “Back To The Future (Part 1)”
Jay – “I really dig how he seems to be addressing his very public fall from grace and moving forward without dwelling on old successes, missed opportunities and fair weather friends.”
Adele – 25
Favorite song: “Hello”
Jay – “This song speaks for most of us that have hurt someone and wanted to reach out to apologize or to just call call and say ‘Hello’….but didn’t.”
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
Favorite song: “Tell Your Friends”
Jay – “Tell me who doesn’t want to say, “Bitch, This is my life and I love it?!” Now go tell your friends how fly I am…. ”
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Favorite song: “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Jay – “Sometimes relationships can be a struggle and I love how Alabama Shakes describe it on this sexy Blues-Rock beat.”
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