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The Best New Hip-Hop To Have On Your Radar

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This week, a range of artists put out music set to tear up the spring and summer months. Kevin Abstract of Brockhampton ingeniously released the first third of his upcoming Arizona Baby project as an EP, innovative Chicago artist Supa BWE dropped his Just Say Thank You EP, and Lil Uzi Vert dropped two more tracks in the lead up to his much-anticipated Eternal Atake project. GOOD Music’s 070 Shake also dropped a pair of tracks, and Chance The Rapper appeared on tracks with fellow Chicagoan Supa BWE and Lil Yachty:

Lil Yachty & Chance The Rapper, “Atlanta House”

Chance The Rapper is getting ready to release his OWBUM sooner than later it seems, and he’s sharpening his pen on “Atlanta House,” a track where he and Lil Yachty take turns trading bars. For all the talk about Lil Yachty’s lyrical ability at the start of his career, he has a respectable fervor for spitting that many of his peers don’t.

Khalid Feat. Megan Thee Stallion & Yo Gotti, “Talk” (Remix)

Khalid decided to get Yo Gotti and the red-hot Megan Thee Stallion to drop some bars on the remix for his “Talk” hit. It was only right for him to get a pair of in-demand acts to spark the smooth, groovy track with in-your-face energy.

Chief Keef, “Boost”

Right on the heels of Chief Keef and Zaytoven’s Glotoven collab is Chief Keef’s upcoming Almighty So 2. He gave us a first taste of what to expect on “Boost,” a genre-bending track where he harmonizes about the women in his life.

Soulja Boy, “Malibu,” and “No Cap”

Unfortunately, it looks like Soulja Boy was incarcerated on another probation violation yesterday. It’s a shame that he’s in this predicament because he’s been working hard all year to release enough music to back up his “comeback of the year” affirmation. This week he released a divergent pair of singles. “Malibu” is a smooth ode to material excess while “No Cap,” shows him going in the other direction, belting over an energetic track as if someone told him he wasn’t influential.

070 Shake, “Nice To Have,” and “Morrow”

070 Shake had been a bit quiet since her appearances on the GOOD summer of releases. Today, she dropped off two new tracks. “Morrow’ is a majestic observation on living for today, while “Nice To Have” is a pensive, passionate ode to love, where she croons, “if I die in your arms, it’d be a smile on my face.”

Yung Bans, “Side By Side”

Atlanta’s Yung Bans dropped off the video for “Side By Side,” a melodic track where he boasts an autotune croon over a synth-driven trap soundscape.

Snow Tha Product, “Say Bitch”

Snow Tha Product proclaims “I am what you get between a Texas and a Bay b*tch” on “Say B*tch,” a club-ready slapper where she sounds as confident as ever. Instead of letting the smooth production carry her, she goes off with a double-time flow in which she reflects on her come up and collects haters by telling them “half of ya’ll hate your life.”

Maliibu Miitch, “Chyna White”

The Bronx’s Maliibu Miitch is talking tough on “Chyna White,” a menacing ode to Foxy Brown’s original track where Miitch unleashes an uncanny Foxy Brown-esque flow. It’s a testament to her dynamism and respect for Foxy’s heyday that she offsets the grimy track with a video showcasing her looking all kinds of glamorous.

Chelsea Reject, This Is Not My Final Form

Brooklyn-based MC Chelsea Reject is back with her latest project, the affirmatory This Is No My Final Form. The project is true to the title, showing lyrical and conceptual growth since 2015’s CMPLX album. The 12-track album boasts appearances from fellow lyricists such as Mick Jenkins, Kota The Friend, and Dirty Sanchez 47.

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