Week of super obvious picks. Still even god-level ears like mine get lazy. Here are some shlaps.
Chief Keef - “Citgo”
I want you to know that a huge number of modern rappers wouldn’t exist without this song. The amount of recent cadences, ad-libs, and flows that you can pinpoint to this era of Keef is pretty mind-boggling. It also seems like this beat made Pi’erre wanna come out here.
Kevin Gates - “4 Legs and a Biscuit”
Gates is Gates. As usual he raps like he has a ton of bricks on his chest and he’s suspended over a bottomless pit full of sharks.
WizKid f/Future - “Everytime”
Just want you herbs and herbettes to know that if WizKid becomes the NEXT BIG THING in America I was part of the wave before it was known. Clearly Drake has been cheating off this guy’s tests for a while now right? But this is so good even a great Future performance feels superfluous.
Muppets, Chief Keef clones, basic Mustard-isms, Crips, and REAL LYRICISTS.
Fetty Wap f/Monty - “Jugg”
Nipsey Hussle f/G Perico - “Basic Instinct”
Lil Yachty - “Ma$e in '97”
Big K.R.I.T. - “Mount Olympus”
Yo Gotti f/Jeezy & YG - “Act Right”
Vince Staples - “Big Time”
Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q - “6 Foot 7 Foot”