What a week of music this was. No only did we get four new projects from power players (Meek Mill, Jeezy, 2Chainz & Lud Foe) last night alone, but rising star Youngboy Never Broke Again also debuted his highly-anticipated 38 Baby mixtape. More
What a week of music this was. No only did we get four new projects from power players (Meek Mill, Jeezy, 2Chainz & Lud Foe) last night alone, but rising star Youngboy Never Broke Again also debuted his highly-anticipated 38 Baby mixtape. More than, we got a TON of new music from stars and newcomers alike.
Overall, it was a week chock-full with heat, and we’ve got the best of what we were listening to this week rounded up for ya below.
Drake // Fake Love
Drizzy came back with four new songs on this past episode of OVO Sound Radio, and of those four songs, “Fake Love” is the obvious guess to be his next viral hit. From the production to the hook and his verses, it’s a mega-catchy record that has an infectious feel to it just like “Hotline Bling” did, and we saw how huge that was. Look out for this one to be everywhere soon.
Youngboy Never Broke Again // They Ain’t With Me
Youngboy Never Broke Again (formerly NBA Youngboy) finally unleashed his debut mixtape this week in 38 Baby. It’s a well-done project, featuring some maturely-written rhymes about his rise to fame out of his hometown of Baton Rouge. He just turned 17, but has a very impressive writing game as he masterfully tells gritty street tales laced with braggadocios lines, all adding up to a strong debut from a young star in the making.
Mvstermind // Ain’t No Water In The Water Tower
Unlike its midwest neighbor Chicago, St. Louis hasn’t had a ton of strong artists come out of the area in recent years outside of Smino. However, it seems as though there’s a new class of hip-hop talent patiently waiting to breakthrough the barrier of the underground into national attention. One of the names key to pushing the city’s popularity forward is Mvstermind, a multi-talented emcee that just let loose a very dope project in the form of his Cusp EP. One of the standout cuts from the project was “Ain’t No Water In The Water Tower,” as it features Mvstermind’s razor-sharp flows and potent lyricism. Overall, it’s an impressive showing from the St. Louis rap pillar.
Cal Rips // Lord Knows
Cal Rips took a page out of Future’s book this past week, delivering a reflective, auto-tuned banger entitled “Lord Knows.” Cal comes with that same tenacity that fans have come to know and love from him, looking back on past events in his life that have helped him become the person and artist he is today. He’s grown in a lot of ways, and “Lord Knows” is a great example of that, not to mention it cranks.
gianni & kyle // all eyes on you
gianni & kyle have been making waves for the last few months, and are back on our pages with a great new jam entitled “all eyes on you.” Produced by Kojo A., “all eyes on you” is a pop-R&B ballad that features g & k’s tremendous chemistry and knack for quality songwriting, all piecing together for a pretty knockout cut that’ll definitely be getting some burn.
Nessly // Focus
Nessly continued his win streak this past week when he dropped off an ultra-wavy new record in the form of “Focus.” Produced by frequent collaborator Outtatown, “Focus” is a well-done track from the Atlanta native, who laces this joint with a great hook that’s super catchy and bookends his verses mad nicely.
Ski Mask The Slump God // Vetty Vrocker
Ski Mask The Slump God has been on a fuckin’ roll, constantly coming with fire tracks and creative flows that all piece together for a great listen time and time again. He recently dropped “Vetty Vrocker,” a bangin’ cut that features his cyclonic flow and gritty lyrics, and it’s been on repeat all week long.
Case Arnold // Lord Willin’
Case Arnold just let loose an incredible album in S O [U] L Theory, and after my first few listens, one of the best cuts from the project is “Lord Willin’.” It’s a vibey, slow-burning record from the Clarksville, Tennessee native, who elegantly glides across the production from The Tour with ease, all coming together for a great track that’s a part of a great project.