Hip-hop is moving as fast as ever. Luckily, we’re doing the work to put the best music all in one place for you. This week, there were new videos from Gang Starr and J. Cole, Mustard and Roddy Ricch, as well as Burna Boy. There were also new singles from Guapdad 4000, Chance The Rapper, And Charlie Wilson, Danny Brown and Run The Jewels, Wale and Robert Glasper. DaBaby had a busy week off the heels of releasing his Kirk album, with a Sway freestyle and video for his “VIBES” track. Here’s the best of the rest:
Wiz Khalifa Songs
Apparently, Wiz Khalifa is spending the start of his fall living the dream: smoking, working out, and making music. In the past week he’s released five more songs on top of the album’s worth of tracks he’s dropped in the past month. As always, you can check them all out on his SoundCloud page.
Lil Kim — “Pray For Me” Feat. Rick Ross & Musiq Soulchild
Rick Ross has long ideated himself as a descendant of sorts of Biggie. It’s only natural that he got a collaboration with the Queen Bee, Lil Kim, off his bucket list. Ross lent bars to a single from Lil Kim’s upcoming album, her first in 14 years.
Highly Suspect — “Tokyo Ghoul” Feat. Young Thug & Terrible Johnny,
Young Thug decided to take his rockstar leanings on “Tokyo Ghoul,” a genre-bending collaboration with Terrible Johnny, aka Johnny Steven of Highly Suspect. The two take turns crooning lovelorn verses over urgent, atmospheric production.
Cam’ron — “Believe In Flee”
Cam’ron already has “Killa Cam,” an ode to his most popular nickname. This week he released “Believe In Flee,” a self-mythologizing single from his upcoming The Program album.
Young Scooter — “Petty” Feat. Lil Baby
“Petty” is a thumping cross-generational link-up between Young Scooter and Lil Baby, two of Atlanta’s most beloved acts. Scooter starts off the moody track celebrating his newfound independence, rhyming “I got out my situation, now I’m ’bout to sign me.”
116 & Lecrae — “California Dreamin” Feat. John Givez
Those who are still waiting on Kanye’s gospel album can get some kind of solace that Lecrae dropped the nostalgic “California Dreamin” this week. Zaytoven showed off his versatility by lacing Lecrae with the perfect California-flavored soundscape to reminisce on his childhood in San Diego.
070 Shake — “Fish On Land”
070 Shake’s steadily growing fanbase is still awaiting her debut album, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t dropping new music. The GOOD Music artist recently dropped “Fish On Land,” a characteristically haunting, account of her internal discontent that bodes well for what to expect on Modus Vivendi.
Jackboy — “No Cap”
Kodak Black protege Jackboy gave Sniper Gang fans something for the rotation with “No Cap,” a sinister single where he lets us know “I want all the smoke, just like a hippie” over chilling piano play and thudding 0808s.
Tef Poe — “Believe Me”
Today, renown St. Louis-based activist, journalist, and rapper Tef Poe dropped “Believe Me,” his first track on Tommy Boy Records. The track is his first release in a while, as he’s been grieving the death of his father and near-loss of his brother. Tef Poe sounds newly rejuvenated on the surging lyrical exercise over a fire-and-brimstone production.
Blocboy JB — “Jail Calls”
On “Jail Calls,” Blocboy JB bemoans that “when I was locked up ain’t nobody give me fanmail,” then springboards into braggadocious bars about the fast life he’s now living as a rap star.
A$AP Twelvyy — “LYBB (Garments Renaissance) Freestyle”
On Wednesday, A$AP Twelvyy dropped off the nostalgic “LYBB (Garments Renaissance).” He rhymes with a cool, self-assured flow on the sonic affirmation to the “Last Year Being Broke” mantra of his new company.
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