Best Songs of the Week Featuring Chief Keef, Trouble and More
XXL’s picks for the week’s best songs highlight the new blood in hip-hop. These six tracks give listeners a taste of the young talent flourishing in the rap scene today.
Kicking things off is Bruno Mali Kidd’s “Monkey Suit” featuring Rick Ross. The Florida rapper steps up to the challenge of a Ross guest appearance and shines brightly with his opening verse.
“Once I’m on they ass now, I pick that poetry/Remaster my old flows, make these bustas notice me/Monkey on my back, I ain’t no pillow but they tempting me/Ask me how I feel, nigga, fuck you with parenthesis/He told me never to let these bustas beat me mentally/ I stay on my gangsta, guess I get whatever meant for me/Pop a gunshot, ring out, nigga, it sound like a symphony/Get your block and tear it up, game ain’t built no sympathy,” Bruno raps.
Uno The Activist scores a spot on this week’s lineup with his song “#FreeSmoke.” The Pierre Bourne-produced track is a welcomed return by Uno, who had been pretty quiet before this release.
One of the no-brainers is Trouble's new single "Brick" featuring Skippa Da Flippa. The catchy tune seems destined for heavy rotation in the club and could become Trouble's biggest record since 2011's "Bussin."
Chief Keef and Rae Sremmurd are back in the best of the week's selections thanks to their collaboration "Come Down." The song appears on Mike WiLL Made-It's long awaited Ransom 2 project, which dropped today (March 24).
Wiki changes the pace with his latest cut titled "Icarus." The RatKing member crafts some captivating lyrics on the Rob Mack-produced joint and shows why he's still great on the solo tip.
Denzel Curry caps off XXL's picks with his appearance on Little Dragon's "High" remix. The Florida MC and fellow C9 member Twelve'Len add a new element to the Swedish band's single, which was remixed by Michael Uzowuru and Jeff Kleinman.
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