Obviously you’ll need some jams to keep you warm during this all too cold weekend. We got you covered.
Eminem – “Walk On Water” (ft. Beyonce)
Eminem really enlisted the Queen for the chorus on “Walk On Water”, the first track off Em’s next album.
It’s a song about the writing process and Eminem not really fucking with what he’s coming up with in the booth. Eminem rhymes over a simple piano and string beat sans drums.
There’s no release date yet for Em’s new project, but this is definitely a star-studded first single.
Yung Lean – “Muddy Sea”
My dude Yung Lean has been through it all. After rising to the top of the SoundCloud rap world with his 2013 mixtape Unknown Death 2002 as a then-18-year-old from Stockholm, Sweden, Yung Lean fell into a scary cycle of drug abuse and insomnia, culminating with an episode where he disassociated and ended up in a mental hospital.
Lean is all better now, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still battling the demons.
On his new album Strangers, Yung Lean is still a Sad Boy, even if he can stunt a little bit now. The Swedish rapper has had a big impact on SoundCloud rap, it’s dope to have him back.
Chromeo – “Juice”
The Funk Lordz have returned. The duo of Montreal natives Dave-1 and P-Thugg always bring their brand of toe-tappin’ funk and “Juice” is no different. The band also announced a new album Head Over Heels is around the corner, although a release date has yet to be announced.
Cam’ron – “D.I.A.”
Harlem legend Cam’ron dropped a surprise mixtape The Program yesterday. Shit is incredibly lit. It’s your typical blend of bangers, hilarious skits, and stuff only Cam could do (he remixes Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” into “Dime After Dime”).
Put your best pink outfit on and lamp to The Program.
Cousin Stizz – “Lace Up”
Boston rapper Cousin Stizz is holding down the underground rap game right now. Dude is on the come up and after dropping his mixtape One Night Only back in July, he’s already dropping new shit.
Stizz is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Kamaiyah – “Leave Em”
Kamaiyah is truly out here. She dropped a surprise mixtape Before I Wake after beef with her record label forced her to release music on her own. On “Leave Em” she flips TLC’s “Creep” to tell a friend to dump her bummy ass boyfriend.
Rich Chigga – “Crisis” (ft. 21 Savage)
So when Rich Chigga debuted with “Dat $tick”, it seemed like a joke. 21 Savage himself wasn’t so sure about Rich Chigga at first but the Jakarta-born rapper is slowly making his way to legitimacy. I mean, 21 bodies him on this track but that’s to be expected when you begin as a meme rapper.
“Crisis” is actually pretty good. But dude… change your name.
A – Trak & Baauer – “Fern Gully”
A-Trak (brother of Chromeo’s Dave-1) and Baauer of “Harlem Shake” fame linked up for a two-track EP and announced a mini five-date fall tour.
“Fern Gully” is a wild collision of sounds that will keep any function going this cold ass weekend.
Vulfpeck – “Running Away” (ft. Joey Dosik, David T. Walker, James Gadson)
Vulfpeck, a funk band hatched at the University of Michigan School of Music, are actually pretty good.
Their new album Mr Finish Line is a brief collection of soulful jams with frequent collaborators like David T. Walker (worked with Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder) and James Gadson (Bill Withers).
For a group of awkward-looking white dudes, Vulfpeck has some serious funk.
Quicksand – “Illuminant”
Quicksand released their first album since 1995 (1995!) and for anyone that enjoyed the punk riffs (listen to that damn BASS) on Manic Compression, Interiors brings much of the same energy, just with a slightly more refined sound.
21 Savage dropped his video for “Bank Account” which features a very confused Mike Epps.
It’s worth a look just to see 21 Savage and Mike Epps chill.
Gucci Mane and The Weeknd dropped their very extra video for “Curve.”
The greatest of all-time Young Dolph dropped the video for “What’s The Deal” off his latest mixtape Thinking Out Loud.
It's Friday. Avoid the bookings beloved.
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) November 10, 2017