This segment comes back more times than James Brown when he puts his coat back on!
5. TORY LANEZ – SKRT SKRT
Tory Lanez x Caribbean vibes is always a win.
‘Luv’ off of Tory Lanez ‘I Told You’ was such a big record for him, that I think he decided that Caribbean vibes would be a major player in how he releases music from now on.
On ‘Skrt Skrt’, Tory goes full blown Riddim, dropping this highly infectious DanceHall track that is sure to hit the clubs in the next few weeks.
You know I am a huge fan of Tory’s high-pitched voice, especially when he uses it on tracks like these. Who else can have a high pitch like that and still get bumped out of the killers cars like Tory can? No One Champ!
4. G.H.S. – GOTTA HUSTLE
Dope Hitz Entertainment has one of the best teams in the rap industry to me. With their newest artist, G.H.S., they found a rap artist that embodies that same hunger/determination that all of their other artists have.
Over a passionate trap beat, G.H.S. drops some heinous bars, showing off this unbelievable ability to ride the beat. In terms of lyrical content, you can tell G.H.S. has this obligation to talk directly to the streets, as he bigs up his homies, discusses his demons, and describes the things that motivate him to be the best rapper that he can be today. Overall, ‘Gotta Hustle is some real s–t that the hood is going to love for sure.
G.H.S. reminds me a lot of Harlem rapper Dave East: Both artists have this ability to get very descriptive when it comes to their raps, and each have this hood authentic persona.
3. SMOKEPURPP – FINGERS BLUE
SmokePurpp dropped a pretty good album, and ‘Fingers Blue’ was the standout track from it.
I think ‘Fingers Blue’ is SmokePurpps most unique track on this album. Though the lyrical content may not reflect that notion (the song is still about drugs and money), I think Travis Scott’s presence makes him step outside the box vocally. Aside from the vocal aspect, I feel the vibe of the beat is a little more toned down, which is certainly different from majority of the other tracks on this album.
I love me some Travis Scott, especially on hood n—a songs like this! I feel like Travis Scott doesn’t care if the song is dark, or if it’s about some s—t he’s outgrown, he still hops on it with this black hippie like mentality that always seems to elevate the songs enjoyability to another level. Mr. Kardashian baby daddy 3, I thank you!
2. SHY GLIZZY – TAKE ME AWAY
Shy Glizzy has been poppin’ in the streets for the last 3-4 years, and I think songs like these are the reason people f–k with him hard. Over the dramatic trap beat by TM88, Shy Glizzy gets his harmonizing on, discussing this attachment he has to the streets. Listeners will love his emotion on the song, and low key get impressed with the numerous flows that he uses on his verses.
We gotta get this on 95.5 pronto!
1. PARTYNEXTDOOR – NEVER PLAYED
PARTYNEXTDOOR amazed with his new EP, Seven Days, and ‘Never Played’ is the standout from it.
Doesn’t the instrumental on ‘Never Played’ sound like something Travis Scott would spit on? Travis Scott is a weird n—a, so don’t poo poo that comment like it was nothing.
PARTY drops nothing but appealing lines on this one, using both rap flows and soulful lines. I feel like it’s one of his more complete records to date, as he was finally able to create that one track that has the potential to blow up in the clubs around the world.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.