These are the highlights of this past week in music! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings, and to stay up-to-date on today’s music. This week we have new music from indie rock’s The National, rapper Jon Bellion (along with a new headlining tour), and even Soulja Boy Tell Em. Get started at the jump below to check out our favorite records of the past week.
You haven’t heard Soulja Boy Tell Em’s name called a lot in the past few years. Usually when the rapper finds himself in headlines it’s over rap beef and not for the music itself. However there is no denying Soulja Boy’s influence circa 2008 and he is definitely aiming to make a comeback. And now, in promotion of his forthcoming King Soulja 4 project, Soulja has released a new music video for his track ‘Whippin’ My Wrist’, directed by John Anthony Villalobos. King Soulja 4 is set to release in stores on July 28, 2015.
Rapper Soulja Boy and R&B singer K. Michelle have taken ‘Twitter Beef’ to a new level when exchanging a number of disses at each other on social media, with absolutely no filters. See the tweets for yourself, but while they are pretty humorous, they are pretty graphic as well (in just 140 characters each).
Hip-Hop is a young man’s game, but as the pioneers of Gangsta Rap have became film stars and headphone moguls, the subgenre faded off into the distance, making way for the shiny suit era (post-Biggie Bad Boy), middle class rap (Kanye West, Childish Gambino), and emotional rap (Drake, Lil B).