Welcome to The Sports Fan Journal’s music series, In The Rotation. Music fans are always trying to find the latest tunes to spin and our editor Mya Melody, a.k.a. the playlist virtuoso is here to help. Whether you need a weekend turn up anthem or a smooth jam for a kickback, this series will highlight the week’s hottest song to add in your collection. Vibe out and enjoy it! #MelodyPutYouOn
As the world continues to combat a pandemic and more people are working from home, the more it allows individuals to realize the value of taking time out for themselves. Surely, "Work hard, play harder" is a mantra for many, but allowing time for necessary breaks and reflection is just as important. Rising star Masego alludes to this peaceful way of life in his latest single, "Veg Out (Wasting Thyme)."
In the video, Masego is seen enjoying the comfort of his home while doing anything to pass the time such as making TikTok videos, making FaceTime calls, and playing games with his friends. While the video showcases the singer kicking it with his homies, the song's lyrics are catered more to spending some chill time with his significant other. The piano-driven track finds Masego singing the hook as:
"I wanna veg out / I don't really care what you talk 'bout / I just wanna waste some time / I just wanna rest my mind."
Masego has no issue with turning up, but he also wants to use the turndown time to be at ease and spend quality time with the people he cares about the most. As more people continue to navigate a remote work lifestyle, Masego is letting listeners know that it is quite fine to wind down.
If the quarantine weekend calls for a mental break and self-reflection, or you want the right vibes playing in the background while placing bets on horsebetting.com as races continue in certain parts of the country, put this track on.
Masego's "Veg Out (Wasting Thyme)" is worthy of being in your rotation, and here's some reading material to keep you busy. Enjoy!
Female Rappers Are The Queens of Quarantine Entertainment - NYLON
Epic Teddy Riley 'Verzuz' Babyface Instagram Battle Draws Over Half a Million Viewers - Variety
The Record Store: What Used To Be - VIBE
How Issa Rae Built the Best Soundtrack on Television - HYPEBEAST
Renegade Creator Jalaiah Harmon on Reclaiming the Viral Dance - Teen Vogue
Mya Singleton a.k.a. Mya Melody is a music writer hailing from the Bay Area. As the current music editor for TSFJ, think of her as the playlist virtuoso or the audio aficionado for sports fans everywhere. Although music is her first love, she occasionally partakes in any argument regarding the NBA. She's a huge Kobe Bryant fan who's still upset Chris Paul never became a Laker. To this day, Hardball is one of the saddest movies she's ever watched, R.I.P. G-Baby! Follow her as she navigates to change the face of music journalism and remember, a wise philosopher once said, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."