In The Cut: Travi$ Scott And Rick Ross Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week

Birdman & Rick Ross Ft. Mack Maine – “Money To Make”
Birdman and Rick Ross dropped their boss-of-all-bosses collaboration album, The H, earlier this week. Originally recorded in 2008, the raps on here sound a bit dated but still possess plenty of gangster-isms from these two. “Money To Make” features Mack Maine and is a through-and-through drug-dealing record that’s narrated from a don’s perspective. Rozay handles the hook, rapping: “My niggas 100, My corner 100/The car cost 100, the truckload 100/Just smoking my ganja, this joint cost 100/The Niks cost 100, the ice in abundance.”—Eric Diep, Assistant News Editor

Travi$ Scott Ft. Theophilus London & Paul Wall – “Dance On The Moon”
There are so many incredible songs to pick from on T. Scott’s Owl Pharaoh—the type of debut project that makes a career—it’s legitimately hard to name a favorite. I’ll go with “Dance On The Moon” because it’s the project’s most accessible and fun track, and its features are so awesomely weird (Theophilus London and Paul Wall) that you just have to celebrate La Flame for pulling this off. This song would fit perfectly in a life-is-great montage in any summer blockbuster.—Dan Buyanovsky, Associate Editor 

Gangsta Boo Ft. Big K.R.I.T. & K-So – “Bad Times”
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard anything substantial from rapping belle Gangsta Boo, but after her appearance on Yelawolf’s debut Radioactive she reminded us that she’ll still tear it down on the mic. The Tennessee emcee has a new mixtape out in It’s Game Involved, and while the project largely adopts SpaceGhostPurrp’s dark sounds—a sound befitting the former Three 6 Mafia rapper—it’s her collaboration with Big K.R.I.T. that stands out. The duo trade honest rhymes about the blue collar life over a smooth, classically Southern beat.—Sean Ryon, News Editor