In rap climate where rappers are constantly tracing over one another's flows, Los is a revelation. The guy never seems to return to a rhythm, even within a song. "Me Too" finds him getting every idea out of his system within the first minute, before things are taken over by Jeremih and Kid Ink, who bring out some melodies to contrast Los's tightly packed rhyme schemes.
The result is a track that sacrifices no technical ability or catchiness, a rare and winning combination.
Apparently the original blueprint for "Big Homie" was brought to Diddy from a Miami rapper named Lunch Money via French Montana, but it's also clearly got Ross' fingerprints all over it. It plays like a Teflon Don cut screamed from a mountaintop, and that's thanks to Puff Daddy's gift for performance.
One thing Diddy has never lacked in is personality, which is why he's able to drop approximately one shit-talking verse a year and still have respect in the rap game. While Ross' Boss persona generally finds him rapping comfortably from his throne, Puff decides to take the opposite approach, throwing as much energy into each word as humanly possible, which makes them a well-contrasted team.
To many, this is exactly what Keef SHOULD be doing. A straight ahead, Chop-produced Drill record, with a little more mastering put in is definitely a great look for Sosa, and he greets it with some completely clean vocals to boot.
While Keef should probably never abandon weirdness altogether (Citgo and Kay Kay are easily among his best tracks), it is nice to hear him loud and clear once in a while. Reese and Chop also bring their A-game to the table, proving that as much as their respective styles have been emulated, things are still best when done by the originators (the three dudes behind 'Don't Like' may we remind you).
50 Cent- Pilot
50 Cent never really switched up his style, simply refining it as he went along. It's no surprise then that Fif has decided to pick up where he left off. A good decision on his part, as trend-chasing has become a part of the game that can leave veterans sounding awkward and confused.
The rapper has learned from his "Hot tamale/Pop a molly" couplet on "Hate Being Sober", staying within his comfort zone on recent tracks, and doing it just as well as he ever has. From the sounds of it, Animal Ambition will have the lighter side of the rapper, while Street King Immortal will find him tackling subjects he's not yet approached on record. We'll have to wait and see which one suits the rapper better, but "Pilot" is certainly an indication that he knows where he's going.
Wiz Khalifa- Ziplocc
"We Dem Boyz" snuck up on a lot of people. As simple as it was, it took multiple listens for its infectiousness to really register. "Ziplocc" is a little more immediate. Billed as a "Weedmix", it really has the spontaneous feeling of a freestyle, with Wiz never staying in one place for too long, starting things off with some multi-syllabic triplets, before later breaking into a melodic post-chorus that's surprisingly never revisited.
The influx of ideas up the replay value, as does the strength of the one structurally consistent part of the song-- the hook. This probably won't end up on Blacc Holywood, but along with "We Dem Boyz", it's definitely evidence that Wiz is willing to experiment with his new material.
A selection of the biggest tracks from March 23rd to 30th.
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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.