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Songs For The Week

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AWOPBAMBOOM Vol. 56: Music 4 Music People

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From a Mediterranean classic to a North Korean novelty, here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week.

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G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha, “Me, Myself, & I”
Originally entitled, “I Don’t Need Anything,” Bebe Rexha intended to feature this track on her debut album. But when G-Eazy joined in on the fun, the song was later renamed “Me, Myself, & I” and placed on B. Rex’s second album.

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“Misirlou”
Recognized by most for its role in the film, Pulp Fiction, “Misirlou” actually dates before 1927 Greece when Tetos Demetriades added Middle Eastern flair to a Mediterranean original.

Tetos Demetriades, “Misirlou” (1927)

Dick Dale & The Del Tones, “Misirlou” (1962)

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Kanye West, The Life of Pablo
Kanye West fans should find comfort knowing Martin Shkreli does NOT own the rights to Ye’s latest album. Streaming options for The Life of Pablo are limited to Tidal at the moment.

http://listen.tidal.com/album/57273408

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Rihanna, ANTI
No, we haven’t forgotten about Rihanna’s eighth studio album, ANTI. Actually, the highly anticipated album is everything we could’ve hoped. Drake features in “Work,” the album’s prized jewel.

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Moranbong
Allegedly hand-selected by Kim Jung-Un, this all-female ensemble plays some of North Korea’s finest totalitarianism-friendly music.

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NEWS
If you didn’t catch the Grammy Awards, visit their official site for a list of this year’s big winners.

As for the night’s best performances, you can find a nice recap here.

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Lead-In Image Courtesy of Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock.com

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com or send him a Tweet (@SenorJoseRafael).