Best Songs of the Week Featuring Future, Gucci Mane and More
Another week, another batch of insanely dope new tracks from the ever-expanding world of hip-hop. This edition of XXL's Best songs of the week takes us all the way from the depths of the south to the West Coast.
First up is Uno The Activist's with "Go With the Flow," a relaxed, slightly melodic banger produced by Krookz. The track is all set to appear on his forthcoming project, Live.Shyne.Die , and we like what we've heard so far.
Next up is Future's "Mask Off (Remix)," which features a standout verse from none-other-than Kendrick Lamar, who couldn't do wrong if he tried. At this point, K. Dot's dropped three albums most people considered to be classics upon their release—and he's done absolutely everything on his own terms.
“Platinum, platinum, platinum, gotta look at self and ask what happened/How y’all let a conscious nigga go commercial, while only makin’ conscious albums?” K. Dot asks the rap game in his verse. We don't think they had a choice, Kenny.
Fresh off releasing his excellent Mr. L.A. album, RJ rolls through with the ScHoolboy Q-assisted turn up anthem, "Hennebeeto." The Swish and Larry J-produced track clearly takes a bit of inspiration from Snoop Dogg's "Gin an Juice," which is appropriate because it's also discussing a special drink. In case you didn't know, hennebeeto is a mixture of champagne and Hennessy. Sounds bomb.
The last song we're taking a look at comes from Gucci Mane and Offset. The track, titled "Met Gala," finds both Georgia representers doing some serious flexing over an ice cold beat from Metro Boomin. The way Offset bodies this one, we wouldn't be surprised to see him go on a Quavo in 2016-esque run of fire guest verses. "Met Gala" appears on Gucci's newest project, Drop Top Wop.
That about does it for us. Check out XXL's songs of the week for yourself just below.
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