Best Songs of the Week: 27 July

We take a look back at our favourite music releases from the past seven days with Best Songs of the Week. Explore the archive.

 

Cadet & Ghetts – Don’t Take It Personal

South London’s Cadet takes on East London veteran, Ghetts. Quickfire bars and witty wordplay, ‘Don’t Take It Personal’ sees Cadet draw for some hard-hitting punchlines. This track for anyone who thinks he might be soft after sharing his famous emotion-filled letter to his cousin.

 

DJ Spinall – Calm Down ft. Mr Eazi

Nigeria’s DJ Spinall and Mr Eazi come together again for ‘Calm Down’. We’ve already seen the pair make magic on ‘Ohemaa’ and this latest track sounds like it’s set to do some real damage on the dancefloor.

 

J-SOUL – RNB N*gga

J-SOUL has been on a steady rise. Out prove that he’s more than an ‘RNB N*gga’ in his newest single, the Toronto artist is keen to challenge the usual perceptions – be warned he’s rough around the edges. “Flew some bitches from /Atlanta just for caribana / She gets what she wants so she calls me santa / Homie why you crying cause I bought your bitch / I won’t even fuck her, let her wash my whip.”

 

Nyck @ Knight – All Night

Pro Era’s Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight have finally dropped their Nyck @ Knight project, and didn’t waste time releasing the visuals for “All Night”. From graffiti-filled alleys to chillin’ with the Beastcoast gang, the guys go back and forth on the energetic production, created by Kirk himself.

 

A$AP Mob – RAF ft. Quavo & Playboi Carti

It isn’t a surprise that A$AP Rocky would be rockin’ threads from designer, Raf Simons in the video, but what caught us off guard was that it only features verses from Quavo and Playboi Carti. “RAF”, which premiered back in May originally saw Frank Ocean and Lil Uzi Vert lend their vocals.

 

Lil Uzi Vert- Bag feat. Young Thug

For those that have it in their ‘bag’ – counting stacks, racks, staying strapped – we all thought Lil Uzi’s recent releases were cuts from his impending EP, ‘Luv Is Rage 2’ EP. But according to his Twitter, the rapper revealed: “Y’all thought them songs was on Luv is rage. We coming way harder den dat”, leaving fans excited and confused about what he will be dropping.

 

Big Tobz – Slay

It looks like no expense has been spared on the visuals for ‘Slay’. In what can be described as more of a short film, than music video, Big Tobz has cranked the levels up a notch. The Walthamstow rapper waxes lyrical about a girl so bad, she’s dangerous.

 

Nav & Metro Boomin’ A$AP Ferg feat. Lil Uzi Vert

NAV and Metro Boomin link up with Lil Uzi Vert for ‘A$AP Ferg’, to pay homage to the A$AP Mob member, obviously. Uzi belts out on the chorus “Tell me what it’s worth/Tell me what it’s worth/I came from the dirt, know I put in work/Like I’m A$AP Ferg, like I’m A$AP Ferg/Know I put in work”.

 

Tyler, the Creator – Where This Flower Booms

Since Tyler, the Creator’s highly anticipated ‘Flower Boy’  album dropped fans have been going crazy. ‘Where This Flower Blooms’ is another fantastic track off the project featuring R&B crooner, Frank Ocean. Reflecting on Tyler’s past before the fame, he’s thankful for what he has and also opens up about his sexuality and non-conformity.

 

Patoranking – Hale Hale

One thing’s for sure, Nigeria’s Patoranking knows how to make a great dance track. Produced by E-Kelly, the Alkayida-style beat induces the appropriate body movements. ‘Hale Hale’ is taken from his ‘God Over Everything’ album.

 

Amine – Wedding Crashers


Amine’s new album ‘Good For You’ drops 28 July but in the meantime, the Portland rapper has blessed us with ‘Wedding Crashers’. The first verse was taken from his XXL Cypher and sees him spitting about his ex-girlfriend and her new man.

 

Logic – Take it Back

Logic dropped his ‘Everybody‘ album in May and now he’s released the visuals to the second single. The follow up to Black Spiderman featuring Damian Lemar Hudson, “Take it Back” sees Logic rapping along the streets after a plane crash. He sounds off about slavery, prejudice, peace, equality and unity.

 

Words by Daniela Campos & Verbal Vixen