Today we’re back with an insanely dope set of records for our songs of the week series. If it’s your first time reading, this serie is centered around celebrating records that we think are going to be huge, as well as
Today we’re back with an insanely dope set of records for our songs of the week series.
If it’s your first time reading, this serie is centered around celebrating records that we think are going to be huge, as well as new music discovery—all while also saluting some of our favorite artists that we’ve been supporting for awhile. Some songs are a little older, some just debuted this week, but they’re all A1 records that we’ve been spinnin’ heavy recently.
Today we have new shit from the ever-impressive Ravyn Lenae and Monte Booker‘s new collab, Lamb$ of Ohio’s Insomniac crew, as well some loads of other hot shit.
Check ’em all out below & enjoy:
Ravyn Lenae & Monte Booker // Alive
Ravyn Lenae is one of the youngest and most promising talents bubbling to the forefront of Chicago’s talent-filled music scene, and her latest ballad comes in the form of “Alive.” Produced by Soulection and Zero Fatigue rep Monte Booker, Ravyn elegantly glides across the uptempo electronic sounds of Booker, all adding up to a great listen overall.
Lamb$ // Internet Thugz
Lamb$ just dropped off a hella dope new record yesterday in “Internet Thugz,” a thunderous DJ Patt-produced banger that features his gritty sound and style that combines with the speaker-rocking bass and wild percussion nicely. Overall, it’s another impressive showing from one of the leaders of Ohio’s rap revolution.
Jamie Jermaine // Clueless (Due Damage EP)
Atlanta by way of Maryland singer/rapper Jamie Jermaine made a triumphant return this past week with a great new EP in the form of Due Damage. The project was filled with whip-ready bangers from front to back, showcasing a masterful combination of trap and R&B with his own artistic flair, that all adds up for a fire project.
DeCarlo // Lit Right Now
Accidents happen, and sometimes I’m glad they do. A week or so ago, I was scrolling through soundcloud looking for new music and accidentally pressed play on the wrong song, which turned out to be 1,000 times better than the one I was going to listen to. It turned out to be LA-based artist Decarlo’s debut single, and it’s been going crazy since. “Lit Right Now” is a melodic and vibey record from Decarlo, who combines with the airy production of Krs magically, all resulting in a tremendous ballad.
$teven Cannon // T.I.
Los Angeles-based rapper $teven Cannon returned this week to drop off a fiery banger entitled “T.I.” Inspired by one of his musical idols, Cannon combines with the thumping production from Hollow mad well, piecing together for a dope listen overall. Look out for more from him soon, and he looks to keep the pressure on as we close out 2016.
Duncan Barton // 20
Duncan Barton is one of the more unique artists that you’ll find on our pages, often blending several genres into a clusterfuck of audible dopeness, though he recently took a step back from producing to strip things down and deliver an acoustic jam that’ll remind us all what’s most important in life. “20” is a personal and relatable record all-around from the LA-based musician, who’s putting the finishing work into his newest EP Concepts, which is slated to drop sooner than later.
Trapo // Why U Lookin At Me
Wisconsin native Trapo recently let loose a beautiful, yet semi lo-fi track in the form of “Why U Lookin At Me.” It’s the perfect example of what makes Trapo stand out amongst other artists of his generation—from his melodies to the glitchy, raw vocals, Trapo demonstrates skill and lyrical intelligence far beyond his years. He’s a special talent, and this record has me even more excited for what else he’s got up his sleeve.
K’ron // Pull Up
I was just put onto K’ron this past week and ho-lee shit man—this guy is DOPE. His most recent record “Pull Up” is a home-run of a record that features his great singing voice as well as his knack for writing quality verses and hooks and weaving them together. Not to mention he masterfully commands the impressive, grandiose production with ease, and throws in a dope lil’ breakdown towards the end. Overall, it’s a great display of one of R&B’s next stars.