BY TER STAFF
The best and brightest of this past week in music, as well as a throwback track! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings. This week we have new music from the hip-hop heavyweights Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and more!
Chance The Rapper loves his fans, so of course he gave them a new jazzy love tune for Valentine’s Day. Check out Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment’s ‘Lady Friend’ above.
Listen Big Sean’s remix and verse of Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late track ‘Used To’. Like always, Big Sean comes hard when he hops on a track, and this time is no exception. Check out the remix above and be on the lookout soon for Big Sean’s forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise album.
During New York Fashion Week, Kanye West premiered a brand new song titled ‘Wolves’, track one from his forthcoming album. ‘Wolves’ features Chicago’s Vic Mensa, as well as ‘Chandelier’ singer Sia and while we are still waiting on a CDQ version of the track, check a decent quality version of the song above.
One day after winning two Grammys for his debut single ‘i’, from his forthcoming second studio album, Kendrick Lamar kept the ball rolling with a new fiery record. Over a gritty Boi-1da beat, he spits three vicious verses, addressing his own hypocrisy, culture vultures, and the death of Trayvon Martin. He also shares the hook with Jamaican dancehall artist Assassin (you may recognize him from Kanye West’s 2013 album Yeezus). Check out ‘The Blacker The Berry’.
Listen to Drake throw shots at Tyga and his relationship with Kylie Jenner, on Drake’s new If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late track ‘6PM in New York’. The track is hot, one of the best on the album, and a trilogy of sorts to his similarly named ‘9AM in Dallas’ and ‘5AM in Toronto’ tracks. Read our review of Drake’s surprise album here.
This week did not only mark the release of Drake’s surprise album, but also the 6-year anniversary of Drake’s breakout So Far Gone mixtape. Watch the Kanye West directed video for the song that helped make Drake a household name, ‘Best I Ever Had’.