Hip-hop is moving as fast as ever. Luckily, we’re doing the work to compile the best music in one place. This week, we had new tracks from Migos, MadGibbs, Jeezy, Denzel Curry, as well as Lil Tecca and Juice WRLD. There were also a slew of memorable videos from Lil Baby & DaBaby, Doja Cat, Jpegmafia, Dreamville, YBN Cordae, and Brockhampton. Here’s the best of the rest:
Pop Smoke — “Welcome To The Party” Remixes Feat. Nicki Minaj, French Montana
Nicki Minaj has made a few headlines this week by calling out Joe Budden and Rick Ross, but she also dropped off some music. The Queens rapper spit some bars on a remix to “Welcome To The Party,” the Pop Smoke hit that just may be New York City’s song of the summer.
French Montana also jumped on an official remix of the track, which may have a Meek Mill verse coming too.
Rich The Kid — “Breakin You Off” Feat. 2 Chainz & Ty Dolla $ign
Rich The Kid’s “Breakin You Off” sprung a leak earlier this week. Instead of pulling the song down, the young artist decided to embrace the moment and tweet it, telling his fans to enjoy the blippy banger.
Snoop Dogg — “One Blood One Cuzz” Feat. DJ Battle Cat
Snoop Dogg took the somber occasion of the late Nipsey Hussle’s birthday to deliver the video for “One Blood, One Cuzz,” his inspirational plea to gang unity featuring DJ Battle Cat. Snoop salutes Nip on the first verse, calling him “the truth,” before poignantly surmising that “every neighborhood Jesus got a neighborhood Judas.”
Young Nudy & Girl Talk — “No Problem”
Young Nudy recently collaborated with Pittsburgh producer Girl Talk on “No Problem,” a menacing track where Young Nudy lets us know, “we don’t play no games.” Girl Talk is perhaps more known as an electronic producer, but he showed off his versatility by lacing Nudy with spooky keys and sharp 808s.
Supa BWE — “Look” Feat. Qari
Chicago’s Supa BWE is a ball of energy on “Look,” where he threatens to “shift that n—a face” over a thumping, minimalist production. Qari is the Yin to Supa BWE’s rambunctious yang, rhyming with a more laidback delivery and hilariously divulging that “I smoked 1,000 blunts — yesterday.”
Cousin Stizz — “Anonymous” Feat. Smino
Cousin Stizz’s Trying To Find My Next Thrill album is finally here. Earlier this week he prepped his growing fanbase for the project with “Anonymous,” an enchanting track where he trades melodic flows with Smino.
Skyzoo & Pete Rock — “It’s All Good”
Earlier this week I wrote about the power of nostalgia in hip-hop. Pete Rock and Skyzoo just showed the rap world another example of going back to the well, as Skyzoo rhymed over a track that Rock created 25 years ago in 1994.
Guapdad 4000 — “First Things First” Feat. G-Eazy & Reo Cragun
Guapdad is literally finessing his way toward mainstream rap acceptance. The Oakland rhymer was on Dreamville’s Return Of The Dreamers 3, and he recently got G-Eazy to lay a verse on his melodic “First Things First” single.
ASAP Twelvyy — “Kratez”
A$AP Twelvyy’s “Kratez” is a fun record where he drops some braggadocious bars over a catchy synth melody and cavernous production.
History — “Next Route” Feat. Madwiz
Brooklyn rapper-producer History dropped off “Next Route” earlier this week. He commandeers a pensive BLANK production with slick talk like the humble brag that “we went from coppin’ sh*t to free sh*t” before his Mogul Club brethren Madwiz follows up with a characteristically compelling verse of his own.
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