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Tory Lanez Has Turned Quarantine Radio Into One of Our Great Isolation Pastimes

Tory Lanez’s Chixtape series is music that doesn’t seem fit for any specific time or place other than active—as in, body-rolling after a love interest in a conspicuously empty city street—courtship. The name is a clumsy portmanteau of “chicks” and “mixtape,” and all of the songs are earthly come-ons over old boner jams. Like me, Lanez is in his late 20s, which means he was also in high school for the choreographed cat-calling of the mid-2000s hey shawty–ssance. He mined that nostalgia for five Chixtapes installments to ever-diminishing returns…

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