The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar

07.19.19 4 weeks ago

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Rap music is moving as fast as ever. Luckily, we’re doing the work to put everything in one place for you. This week was relatively light on releases, with videos for A$AP Ferg’s “Floor Seats” and yes, another “Old Town Road” remix. But that wasn’t all that was released. Here’s the best of the rest:

Lil Durk — “Bougie” Feat. Meek Mill

Lil Durk’s Love Songs For The Streets 3 project is officially out. One of the standout tracks from the project is “Bougie” an electric collaboration with Meek Mill. The flashy, braggadocious song shows the two talking, jewelry, and all the other finer things over a thumping instrumental.

Tierra Whack — “7/14/19 Freestyle”

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Jermaine Dupri has been the ire of the internet for the past week after shortsighted comments he made surmising that every woman rapper sounds like a “stripper” rapping. Tierra Whack decided to shut JD down in the best manner possible: with bars. Whack jumped on Jay-Z’s “Jigga What” beat and unleashed a double-time flow in which she declared, “they hate to hear a girl rap / quick to say a girl wack / who the hottest in the world? It’s the girl Whack.”

Tory Lanez — “Forever”

The multi-talented Tory Lanez released “Forever” today, a loosie where the Toronto artist employed a range of flows in a freeverse fashion.

DooWop — “Cap Flow” Feat. Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert and Chicago artist collaborated on “Cap Flow,” a churning ode to DooWop’s late brother Capo. The two take turns darting melodic verses over the sinister Chief Keef production.

Lil Skies — “Going Off”

Lil Skies has been relatively quiet this year, but the Waynesboro, Pennsylvania native is “Going Off” on his latest atmospheric track., where he has fun and lets us know with lines like, “I don’t make of these songs with a straight face.”

Murs & 9th Wonder — “High Noon” Feat. Rapsody & Reuben Vincent

Murs and 9th Wonder’s The Iliad Is Dead And The Odysseys Is Over will be released in a week. This week they delivered the latest single from the project which features Rapsody and Reuben Vincent trading bars along with Murs. The soulful track was produced by 9th’s 15-year-old daughter JDEAFBEATS.

Young Dolph & Key Glock — “Baby Joker”

Key Glock recently shared a picture of him as an adolescent with a then-aspiring Young Dolph. Glock’s rap dreams came true as well, as he signed to Dolph’s Paper Route Empire label off the strength of bangers like “Baby Joker,” their latest collaboration. The two artists paired the menacing track with a Next Friday themed video.

YBN Nahmir — “F*ck It Up” Feat. City Girls & Tyga

Last week, French Montana collaborated on “Wiggle” with the City Girls. This week the Miami act collaborated with YBN Nahmir, another party starter, for “F*ck It Up,” a thumper in which producer Hitmaka breathed new life into Juvenile’s “400 Degreez.”

Don Q — “Out Of Line” Feat. Jay Critch

A pair of New York’s young gunners collaborated on “Out Of Line,” featuring Don Q and Jay Critch. The two took turns dropping flashy, gritty bars over a mysterious, 808-driven instrumental.

Rich Brian — “Kids”

88Rising’s Rich Brian is reflecting on his growth on “Kids,” a coming of age track where the rapper once known for trolling as Rich Chigga notes that he’s now focused on “making songs that’ll probably outlive us for generations” over a triumphant beat.

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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