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Since the release model of the music industry is totally changed due to digital access to vast song libraries through streaming services, it is almost impossible to keep track of all releases. Here has Wired Hip-Hopwe put our ears to work and amassed a collection of 10 of the best new Hip-Hop songs of the week.
To do away with the idea of ranks and such, the collection of songs below is in alphabetical order and not numbered on purpose. Our criteria for selecting songs was simple: if the song slaps, fits in a variety of playlists, or just stands out for a single reason, we added it. Much like our bi-weekly CRT FRSH playlist, the songs below will feature established artists alongside newcomers.
For now, check out the 10 best new hip-hop songs this week from Hip-Hop Wired.
42 Dugg & EST Gee – “Everybody Shoots Too”
42 Detroit’s Dugg and Louisville’s EST Gee Just Dropped Their Collaborative Project The last left and that’s what you’d expect from two of the most outstanding rappers of their generation and their way. On the track “Everbody Shooters Too”, the chemistry between the two is refreshing and a fitting introduction to their respective sounds.
BIA ft. J. Cole – “LONDON”
BIA’s grind is impressive and even though they got down to business with huge tracks like “Whole Lotta Money”, they are still preparing a decent debut album. The Massachusetts-born rapper dropped a new radiator in “LONDON,” featuring a verse from Dreamville honcho J. Cole.
Billy Woods feat. Breeze Brewin, El-P – “Heavy Water”
The New York underground is teeming with young legends, but Billy Woods and his mastery of dense poetics may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but worth a listen for sheer ambition. Woods’ latest project is Ethiopias and is solely produced by Preservation. The track “Heavy Water” features Breeze Brewin from the Juggaknots and El-P for an old-school cypha-style posse cut.
Doechii – “Crazy”
Doechii, formerly known as Iamdoechii, was a standout feature film about Isaiah Rashad The house is burning album and seemed destined for stardom. Now with the Top Dawg Entertainment mighty machine behind her, Doechii drops the chaotic track “Crazy” with a video that has people talking.
Fivio Stranger – “Trust”
Fivio Foreign has positioned himself as the king of New York Drill and his new album BIBLE is the best representation of this sound to come out of town in quite some time. Through a powerful track listing, a standout track is “Confidence” with a comfortable A$AP Rocky.
Girl Talk, Wiz Khalifa, Big KRIT, Smoke DZA – “No Singles”
Pittsburgh’s Girl Talk is no stranger to stoner raps from Wiz Khalifa and Smoke DZA and a new collaborative album Press all over the yard with Wiz and Big KRIT adds to this powerful connection. One of the standout tracks is “No Singles” with all the aforementioned gentlemen doing what they do best.
IDK – “Tacos”
IDK, formerly Jay IDK, always seems to catch one despite the general public taking a long time to recognize his artistry. The Prince George’s County, Maryland native’s latest track, “Taco,” is more in line with what we hope to hear from IDK in the years to come.
Pusha T & JAY-Z – “Neck & Wrist”
Pusha T will soon deliver his latest album It’s almost dry and his audio barrage began this year with a number of notable appearances. With “Neck & Wrist,” King Push is paired alongside JAY-Z, who delivers another effortless verse answering Faizon Love’s doubts about Hov’s time on the streets.
Real Bad Man feat. The Alchemist, Boldy James, Evidence, Stove God Cooks – “Pot Of Gold”
Real Bad Man is a hard act to describe as we don’t know if it’s a label, producer, producer group, band, etc. What we know is that they put a lot of heat and the last set of RBM On Alert, Flight. 4 is no exception. The track “Pot Of Gold” finds The Alchemist and Evidence (collectively known as The Stepbrothers) delivering verses alongside Detroit’s Boldy James and Syracuse’s Stove God Cooks.
Vince Staples – “THE BLUES”
Still in his twenties, Vince Staples has accomplished a lot in his still-ongoing career that he could comfortably hang his hat on. Luckily for the world, the Long Beach, Calif. native is very active as an artist and his fifth studio album RAMONA PARK BROKEN MY HEART showcases his skillful calligraphy and uncanny gift for detail. Although the project as a whole is solid, the album comes close, “THE BLUES” is the one we need.