Acting Like [Prod. By Shlohmo]
Let's start off with some of that new music from the Lanez camp. Tory links up with LA-based producer Shlohmo for a sexy alt-R&B cut.
Tory produced this track himself, alongside Playback. It's a regal instrumental, backed up by an epic video and a solid vocal performance as well.
As soon as those rapid-fire high hats come in, you know "Priceless" is going to be the jam. Lanez goes in nice on the beat, too:
"Ayy bitch I'm back in here to show you I'm the nigga
All in the vent them bitches know you as the nigga
From the corner sellin' dope and buyin' Swishers
Every night I pray to God for my intentions
Look, lights and cameras
I came so hard I pay the price for cameras
I flew my new ones for a night Atlantis
And told my oldest bitch her flight is cancelled
My night examples"
Shabba Ranks Freestyle
Usually freestyles don't make the cut for a list of essential tracks, but this one is the exception. Listen to Lanez go in on that Ferg fire.
N.I.N.A [Prod. Baauer]
This one is on the R&B side of things, which you may not expect from a Baauer production, but somehow it works out so well. We'll let you slide out on this smooth, smooth cut.
The Kanye West X Steve McQueen "All Day/I Feel Like That" video will make its American debut on July 25.
Tory Lanez is a 22 year old with a super-bright future ahead of him. Features with Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montanta, and The Game might prove that much, but thirteen mixtapes and a recent EP alongside super-producer squad Wedidit certainly drive the point home.
Aside from his own rapping and singing, Lanez has also ghostwritten some of your favorite tracks. Remember Travi$ Scott and T.I.'s "Quintana Pt. 2"? That was Tory. How about Jeezy and Akon's "Been Getting Money"? That was him too. He also apparently wrote a track off Meek Mill's newest record Dreams Worth More Than Money.
We've been nonstop bumping Lanez's new EP Cruel Intentions, which features production from the likes of RL Grime, Baauer, Shlohmo and more. It's about time Lanez gets the essential track treatment, so without further ado, here are the 10 tracks you have to know.