This week’s best songs featuring: Craig Xen, Sherwood Marty, I Set My Friends On Fire, Lil Tjay, and Derez De’Shon.
Trust me, we get it. In today’s streaming-dominated market it can be tough to keep up with the avalanche of new releases every week. Lucky for you, that’s where we come in. Every week we’ll be bringing you a few of our favorites from the past week. You can find many of these tracks and others on our weekly Spotify playlist here.
Read on to discover some new heaters.
Craig Xen – Stain Ft. Ski Mask The Slumpgod & Smokepurpp
When it comes to today’s aggressive style of modern rap no one does it better than Craig Xen, Ski Mask The Slump God, or Smokepurpp. There were snippets of this song, without Xen, that made it around social media originally titled “Low At My Wrist.” The Stain and DJ Patt produced song was never released until recently as Xen added a verse and put it out as his most recent single titled, “Stain.”
Sherwood Marty – Ticket Ft. Trapboy Freddy
The past year has seen an incredible amount of growth for Baton Rouge’s Sherwood Marty. The rising Southern star recently connected with exploding Dallas, TX rapper Trapboy Freddy for “Ticket” off his upcoming mixtape “Stuck In The Trenches 1.5.” Over a bass-heavy Drum God beat, the two trade bars while showing off their jewelry and riding dirt bikes throughout Oak Cliff. Learn more about Sherwood Marty in MyMixtapez new documentary series on Louisianna “The Boot” here.
I Set My Friends On Fire – Don’t Take Me For Pomegranate ft. Lil Lotus
While Vans Warped Tour may be over, the music that was broken on the road by the bands that hailed supreme on MySpace continues on. Founded in 2007 in Miami, FL I Set My Friends On Fire has spent the past ten years combining aggressive metalcore with electronic music. Their latest release comes as a Lil Lotus assisted single titled “Don’t Take Me For Pomegranate” that will take you on a dynamic journey from laid-back trap to riot inciting metal.
Lil Tjay – Leaked
It seemed like only yesterday the exploding Bronx rapper Lil Tjay uploaded “None of Your Love“ on his SoundCloud page and it’s now sitting at 3.1 million plays. Continuing with the hot streak that he has been on over this summer, the young rapper has released his latest single titled “Leaked.” With the city of New York beginning to get behind him at an alarming rate, it’s only a matter of time until Tjay’s music makes its way across the country.
Derez De’Shon – Beat The Odds Ft. YFN Lucci
After his breakout hit single “Hardaway” earlier this year, Derex De’Shon has established himself as a staple in the ever-flourishing Atlanta rap scene. Linking up with ATL superstar YFN Lucci, De’Shon’s latest single “Beat The Odds” finds him reminiscing the trials and tribulations he has faced on his journey to success. While the song has been putting up impressive numbers on streaming platforms since it’s initial release, the emerging rapper has released a new Motion Family-directed visual that will without a doubt give the song more life.