Lil Wayne- Moment
Wayne has been far from top form in the last few years, but he's had moments of brilliance throughout. This aptly titled track is one of those, and while it's not to be greeted with "Wayne's Back" declarations, it should at least trigger an "oh yeah, this guy can rap when he wants to" reaction.
While he's generally been operating in the shadows of Nicki and Drake, "Moment" is a solo performance that may not quite match "Trophies" or "Lookin Ass", but isn't leagues behind either.
Lupe may be making something of a comeback. "Thorns and Horns" is the second of two impressive singles from the Chicago rapper. However, Ab-Soul takes the spotlight on the track (as he often does), delivering an urgent verse that finds its most memorable moments when he changes up his flow and turns up the intensity.
Big Sean- Sanctified (Full Verse)
"Sanctified" is far and away the best track on Rick Ross' new album Mastermind, and while the song is pretty much perfect in its original form, Big Sean fans were definitely looking for a full 16 from the Detroit rapper. Well, their wish has been granted, as the full verse surfaced this week, and incorporated all of Sean's signature quirks, including some absurd punchlines, and the so-off-time-it's-on-time rhythms he perfected on "All Me".
Tyga - Tsunami (Remix)
"Tsunami" finds Tyga taking on a popular electronic instrumental, something he's proven quite capable of doing on his memorable collaborations with Major Lazer. T-Raww compliments the Dvbbs and DJ Borgeous beat with some triplet flows, successfully adding to the intensity of the build, and stepping out of the way when the beat drops-- only to come harder after the fact.
Kendrick Lamar- Backwards (Feat. Tame Impala)
Kendrick Lamar greets the hypnotic psychedelia of Tame Impala with some of his raspiest ferocity. It's an interesting contrast, considering he could have slid through, put on his alien voice, and floated into the abyss of the instrumental. It definitely gives him more room to be himself than the awkward match up with Imagine Dragons (though he certainly made the most of that one as well).
A selection of the biggest tracks from March 3rd to 9th.
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.
This edition of Top Tracks features Big Sean, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Tyga 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.