Remember that Future song from a few posts back? The one called “Rock Star” where he’s robot singing a classic Kenny G riff? Here’s the Nicki Minaj version of it. It sounds a little better with her verse as the lead-off and him chiming in. This is a banger, regardless.
Future is releasing something new that will likely redefine rap as much as he first did with his alien style two years ago. He refuses to choose between singing and bleating or rapping and groaning and that refusal has brought him to new planes of robot rap existence. Here’s one version of his song “Rock Star.” Listen after the jump.
Country rap singer Rich Homie Quan comes through with a Young Thug assist. All the squeaky hollering is unusual, alluring and poetic. The trap keeps sweetening itself for more young d-boys to enter it and re-emerge jaded. They’re all having a grand time of it. They got what you want after the jump.
The reason I think Trick Trick possibly threatened Eminem and Royce to be on this track is inconsequential. But let’s just recognize that they don’t belong on a twerking song with him, that their verses sound like they were applied without knowing what the beat was and that Trick Trick only fits with these lyrical giants geographically and not in terms of talent. Anyway, twerk that, pop that after the jump.
As much as no one wants this to be Metta World Peace making a rap song saying he’s the best, this is Metta World Peace making a rap song saying he’s the best. Listen to track after the jump.
An unusual trio of rappers join drummer Travis Barker for this single. Yelawolf has a weird verse too.
I dream of a day when I can post only hip hop songs that join Bieber/Cyrus with Future/Rozay. There’s no other way.
Unmistakable, unapologetic and unashamed might describe this trio in order. Ladies, you might wanna leave this one off the iPod.
Cormega and Rae for a collab that’s remarkable in most eras.
PYD. PYD. PYD. This is a joint. It only needs Chris Brown to be even more gross and also sound like urban pop magic.
MoRuf punches his rhythmic flow into this minimal space-soul ambience.
Who the illest? Depends on your perspective. Co$$ hosts this exceptional throwback-style posse cut with some of the best home-spun spitters around. Hard to decide who outdoes whom. Blu’s verse…is a powerhouse from 2:00m to 3:00m. Denmark’s (from 4:45m to 6:00m) is heavy.
Joey Bad offers this bonus cut “My Yout” from his soon-to-drop Summer Knights EP. It sounds like he’s had Distant Relatives and The Best Of Stephen Marley playing on repeat in the headphones. Not bad and certainly a step out of the boom-bap area where he got cozy for a while. Nice to hear the Pro Era leader going for uptempo rhythms.