1) “All The Way Up Remix” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma with Jay-Z
Jay-Z came in on what’s been one of the hottest songs in the streets this summer nationwide and gave it additional juice.
“You know you made it when the fact that your marriage made it is worth millions. Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is.” — Jay-Z
BREAKDOWN: Jay touches on the rumors of infidelity helping Beyonce come with huge sales of her album and subsequent tour. The Lemonade line is actually a Gang Starr rap lyric reference from the 90’s.
“I was up top seven winters and six summers. Cuffed. They on me on that bus all the way down now I’m all the way up.” — Remy Ma
BREAKDOWN: Remy has been quite a while locked up in New York but like Gucci Mane, she’s home now.
2) “Money Made Me Do It” – Post Malone feat. 2 Chainz
My boy Post Malone is back with a dope new track! Now, I wouldn’t consider it to be on the same level as his hit single “White Iverson”, but this is definitely something good to follow up with this. Post Malone sticking with his singer type rapping vibe on this track while 2 Chainz actually delivers a couple solid bars. One of my favorite producers FKI also does a great job on the production of this track. Assist to my boy Dante (@BuzzSawww) who reposted it on Soundcloud and I had to grab it. – Jordan Davis
CLAY: I love this one. I’ve been on it since JD tossed me the lob at the rim a couple of weeks back.
“Rest in peace to Bankroll, you in a better place bro.” — Post Malone
BREAKDOWN: Shoutout to up-and-coming rap artist Bankroll Fresh who was killed earlier this year.
“Bandana round my neck, like Bankroll Fresh. Pocket full of street money, count my blessings. One hundred, one thousand, 100 K, one million.” — 2 Chainz
BREAKDOWN: Chainz takes the Bankroll tribute and throws his spin on it. Well played.
3) “New Level” – A$AP Ferg feat. Future
If you’re looking for the perfect song to get that last set out in the weight room, finish that last mile on the treadmill, or a pregame track, look no further. This song immediately gets me hype when the beat drops because of that A$AP Ferg presence and delivery. Not to mention this is right in Future’s lane, who has been making some of the hypest tracks since “March Madness”! Both Future and Ferg do a great job of killing the beat lyrically without trying to do to much. – Jordan Davis
CLAY: “A$AP, A$AP…that call on the intro is the coldest part of the song to me.”
4) “Major” – DMK
Keep an eye on the Detroit based RnB group. Their first single, “Major,” is a radio-friendly track that I actually caught on Sirius XM in late-May. Check their self titled “DMK” EP.
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