Money On The Dresser
Kirko Bangz Feat. Z-Ro
Kirko Bangz has spent the past few months rolling out new videos in support of his latest mixtape Back Flossin, but today he decides to switch things up & get back to the music by dropping off a new song called “Money On The Dresser” featuring fellow Houston rapper Z-Ro.
Ye Ali Feat. Kirko Bangz
You don't usually have to wait too long in between releases from the prolific Ye Ali.
Kirko Bangz Feat. Sauce Walka
When Sosamann came to our NYC office for an interview recently, he proclaimed the HotNewHipHop's office as 'HotNewDripHop,' and proceeded to promote it accordingly. We actually just published that interview earlier in the week, and now appropriately enough, today, one of his Sauce Factory affiliates, Sauce Walka, appears on a drip-promoting song with Kirko Bangz.
I Just Got Paid
Kirko Bangz Feat. E-40 & TK Kravitz
Kirko Bangz typically holds it down for the South, both in his Houston-influenced sound and his collaborations. However today he takes things to the West Coast, with a feature from Bay Area OG E-40 and a sound that is also more Bay than H-Town. The production definitely has hyphy influences, with a feel good hook that could easily pass as a 'West Coast' summertime anthem if the listener didn't know any better.
Down As A Great
Nipsey Hussle Feat. Kirko Bangz
While we're still unsure what's actually happening (or not happening) with Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap album, the rapper has, at least, been keeping his name alive in the blogosphere with a recent string of Soundcloud leaks starting in May. He's teamed up with collaborators for most of the leaks, from Young Thug to Young Dolph to Buddy and more.
Kirko Bangz Feat. Cam Wallace
Kirko Bangz continues his prolific ways with a new joint ripe for the impeding summer season.
Ye Ali & Kirko Bangz
Kirko Bangz & Ye Ali are getting ready to release a joint project soon called IV Play, and today we get its latest leak. After hitting us with the track “Go First,” the two decide to return today with another offering from the EP called “Still Down.”
P The Artist Feat. Wale & Kirko Bangz
P the Artist is a new face out of Cleveland, Ohio who made his HNHH debut in December with "Finessin." He's now back with his new single, "Morning After," which features the star talents of Kirko Bangz and Wale.
Love & Basketball
Since dropping his Playa Made EP in February, Kirko Bangz has stayed active with a few different freestyle releases, including a Ricky Racks-produced H-Town tribute spat live from the HNHH studio. Today, he's back with a new loosie dedicated to a girl whom he's been crushing on since he was a kid, taking inspiration from the relationship seen between Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan in the 2000 film "Love & Basketball."
Pull Up On Da Kid (Remix)
Kirko Bangz has been on his freestyle grind lately.
Real Friends (Freestyle)
Kirko Bangz Feat. Ken Randle
In between last month’s Playa Made EP and his upcoming project with Ye Ali titled 4Play, Kirko Bangz has been holding us over with various freestyles in the meantime, including his most recent take on Rihanna & Drake’s smash hit “Work.” Keeping the momentum rolling, Young Kirko decides to waste little time in sharing his next freestyle over Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo cut “Real
Rihanna and Drake's #1 record, "Work," has become an unlikely freestyle record over the last few weeks. Perhaps, it's just a symptom of the increase of singing rappers, but either way, we're all for these melodic remixes becoming more commonplace, and Kirko's new take is definitely worthwhile.For the most part, he sticks to the blueprint set by Rih, but also breaks into his own nuanced melodies now and again, and all the while keeps a perfectly slippery coating of auto-tune on his voice. Like the original, he keeps the song short and sweet, as it's supposed to be.
Kirko Bangz has been a busy man lately. The Houston native is fresh off the release of a new EP, Playa Made, is apparently already at work on a new EP with up & coming singer Ye Ali, and has been touring in support of Playa Made.
Kirko Bangz Feat. Ye Ali
Kirko Bangz just dropped a new EP but he's already at work on another one, this time teaming up with Ye Ali for the whole project. The two have shared the first single from the upcoming effort, which is titled 4play (and should be a good indication of what to expect).
Kirko Bangz Feat. Jacquees
Kirko Bangz came through with his Playa Made EP earlier in the week, which found him doubling down on the syrupy R&B sounds he's experimented with throughout his career. One of the songs we've continued to play over the last few days is "1:45," a duet with R&B newcomer Jacquees, their second recent collab (the other appearing on the young singer's Mood project).
Ain't A Pimp
Kirko Bangz has picked up a great deal of wisdom over the course of his music career and career courting the ladies. In a new song "Ain't a Pimp," he imparts his knowledge on three voluptuous woman -- how to deal with thirsty men, basically -- and advises that they could make 'em pay for it if they wanted. All over a saucy, gospel-inflected beat.
Kirko Bangz isn't the first Houston artist to make a song about Codeine, but his new collaboration with Sledgren applies the subject to a tender, but very slippery ballad, making sure to do something interesting with the familiar subject. Some acoustic guitar chords greet a sparkling synth backdrop, driven by a buzzing bassline, constantly pared down to its essential elements only to be built up again.
30 For 30 Freestyle
After giving fans the Fallin Up Mix two months ago, Kirko Bangz returns today with a freestyle over Drake's solo cut from What A Time To Be Alive, the "30 For 30" freestyle.
Glasses Malone Feat. The Game & Kirko Bangz
Glasses Malone has a lot of respect in the game, to the point that he can get a feature from just about anyone he wants. Recently getting Kendrick Lamar and Killer Mike on the same record, Malone has now shared yet another star-studded record from his upcoming album, GH2: Life Ain't Nuthin' But. This one features Kirko Bangz supplying a syrupy hook, while The Game comes through with a memorable 16.
Worry Bout It
Kirko Bangz Feat. Fetty Wap
Kirko Bangz's new single, "Worry Bout It," keeps in line with his crawling Houston sound, opting for a beat reminiscent of 90s Timbaland (specifically Ginuwine's "Pony"), but pulled through the filter of his city. On top of that, a life-affirming hook from Fetty Wap turns things around, adding a dose of brightness in the otherwise darkly melodic offering.