Childish Gambino- Centipede
Gambino returned in a big way this week, not only delivering a certified banger, but pretty much instantly topping the HNHH Charts. Glover only continues to improve as a rapper, and carve out his niche, making this one of his most impressive tracks yet.
Chief Keef- I Ain't Done Turnin' Up
Keef sounds RELATIVELY coherent on his new track, something he's been struggling with since his release from juvenile hall a few months back. Sosa has yet to deliver an undeniable single in line with his hits from last year, or even something that falls into the weirder but still successful vein of something like "Citgo". Still, "IADTU" is a step in the right direction, and offers a melody that sticks a little more than what we've heard from Sosa in the last while.
Tech revealed in a recent interview that he was looking to grab a Jay Z feature for this track. While that would have pushed it over the top, there's still a lot of great things happening here to make up for Jay's absence. Namely the charisma of Krit and Cee-lo, which work surprisingly well with Tech's rapidfire flows.
Rich Gang- Bigger Than Life
"Bigger Than Life" satisfies in the same way most of the Rich Gang compilation does. It's a big budget, pop-rap opus, that doesn't aim too high, but nails it's target. It might not live past your summer playlist, but it probably wasn't intended to in the first place.
Nispey Hussle- Summertime In That Cutlass
Nipsey keeps dropping big tracks, but there's still no release date in site for his new tape. This track will tide fans over for the time being, living up to its title, and serving as a breezy summer anthem.
Nicki Minaj steals the show on this one. The YMCMB rapper actually drops the line "Dick on H, Pussy on W," which is either kind of clever or incredibly juvenile, but often some of the most memorable rap lines straddle that line.
Staff picks for the week of July 22th to 28th.
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out and left room for discussion. This edition features Childish Gambino, Nipsey Hussle, Tech N9ne, and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.