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! #MelodyPutYouOn
Producer and DJ Mustard is known for making hit songs for other artists, well this time around, he’s back with his third studio album, Perfect Ten. While there’s no doubt his albums beam with fiery collaborations of star-studded features, this album’s title track shines a little differently with a verse from the late Nipsey Hussle.
“Perfect Ten” is the second posthumous track from Nipsey following up the “Higher” collaboration alongside DJ Khaled and John Legend. This isn’t the first time Nipsey has collaborated with Mustard, however, this song gives a listener a different type of emotion since Nipsey’s passing. Not only does Mustard allow Nipsey to spit bars, but he adds in a motivational interview the rapper conducted with Big Boy back in 2018. While the radio clip has Nipsey discussing how he uses hip-hop to advance his people, there’s one lyric that sticks out when he says, “Ain’t no guarantees but you know that / Ni***s die everyday, can’t control that.” The track is not only an insight into NIpsey’s views, but also the perfect reminder that the marathon continues on.
Summer is officially here, and with it comes playing outdoor ping pong, day drinking and time to make adjustments midway through the year. Therefore, if the weekend calls for some wise words from the late Nipsey Hussle Tha Great, put Mustard’s “Perfect Ten” in the rotation and check out this week’s pertinent reading material:
The French (Hip-Hop) Revolution – DJBooth
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.”