With plenty releases over the past week, and especially this weekend, we felt like it would be best to point out some of our favorite records for everyone reading. From artists working to build their brand and those who would have to work to break theirs down, here are five of our favorite tracks!
Bobby Sessions - "Like Me"
Originally released three months ago, the first single to Bobby Sessions' brand new album, RVLTN (Chapter 1): The Divided States of America, is a powerful statement of black pride and America's standard of white beauty. Accompanied with a video that captures the anger and force that drives the new Def Jam signee to scream against the night, this is a rapper with strong political views and a need to share them. Sessions is an unstoppable show of force against oppression that cannot be missed, so make sure you go check out this project right away.
DALI - "cross my heart"
DALI has consistently been one of our favorite young artists working to make her name known. Every release has been ready for mainstream attention and, "cross my heart", is no different. Produced by franco masuello, DALI lets herself run free and embrace the love in her heart. Today being her birthday only puts more context around the pure happiness oozing from the song, infecting us all until we can do nothing but smile and move along to the rhythm. Seriously don't miss this one.
Buddy ft. Snoop Dogg - "The Blue"
Compton native, Buddy taps the Long Beach legend, Snoop Doggy Dogg himself for this very West Coast romantic banger. Setting the mood and lighting the candles, "The Blue" was my favorite of Buddy's, Harlan & Alondra, from its first rotation. Complimenting one another's voices perfectly, Buddy opens the door for Snoop Dogg to slide in, pimp cane in hand. Make sure to add this to any baby-making playlist immediately and thank me later.
88rising (Rich Brian, Yung Bans, Yung Pinch, Higher Brothers and Don Krez) : "Red Rubies"
With various standouts from 88rising's debut collective project, Head in the Clouds, including the NIKI and Vory, "Plans", or the Higher Brothers and Goldlink assisted, "Nothing Wrong", the one track that truly jumps out at me the hardest is the largest posse cut on the tape, "Red Rubies". Pulling in the best parts of everyone on the song, "Red Rubies" is the perfect balance of all of the big personalities that seem to share the space on the Y2K produced beat with ease.
The Internet - "Look What U Started"
The Internet delivers yet another excellent album with, Hive Mind. Fresh off every member putting out solo work over the past few years, we find ourselves meeting an almost new group with limitless potential. The sheer growth between projects is something to marvel at, with every song off the newest project landing perfectly after the one before it. However the greatest show of force for the group comes in the form of, "Look What U Started". Embracing the funk that drives the core of their group, the band lays a perfect foundation for Syd to let herself run with it. Make sure to check out this entire project, but this track in particular.