Jay Electronica - Road To Perdition
Top Tracks of The Week: March 3 - March 9
While we're talking consistency, we might as well talk about Flatbush Zombies' latest track. The greatest Beast Coast affiliates team up with Domo Genesis of Odd Future for "Plz Don't Make Me Do It".
The track rides a lot lighter than the typical Zombies track, but the lone drug-addled verse from Erick "Arc" Elliott proves that this cut is Zombie through and through.
OG RON C - Madonna
Maybe it's because I have a tendency to pop in DJ Screw tapes that are actual tapes when I'm relaxing at the end of the day, but I genuinely feel this OG Ron C remix of Drake's "Madonna" is worth a lot more than the rating HNHH readers gave it.
This ChopNotSlop remix from Houston legend OG Ron C is an excellent take on a track that wasn't that great in its original form. The hook is perfect fodder for for a screwed take, with Drake's slowed vocals slithering over the re-worked beat like the world's most faded garden snake.
We don't know if a full remix album (like OG Ron C is planning with If You're Choppin This It's Too Late) will be worth a listen. It has a good chance of being a bit much. But as a standalone remix, "Madonna" works.
The Game ft. Meek Mill - The Soundtrack
We know y'all might be weary of a track from The Game in 2015, but this collaboration with Meek Mill over a perfectly far-out jazz sample is worthy of your attention.
The cosmic production and choir snippets clash in a really interesting way with Meek and Game's grounded and grimy take on street life in their respective cities of Philadelphia and Compton. Meek goes in sounding like he stubbed every single one of his toes and Game delivers the sort of performance we haven't heard from him in a while.
The Documentary 2 might surprise us yet.
Iggy Azalea Announces "The Great Escape Tour" [Update: Tour Pushed Back]
Iggy Azalea, Tinashe and Nick Jonas will be hitting the road for "The Great Escape Tour" in 2015.
Our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts
Here it is, the once-a-week look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about.
Keep in mind that these tracks are culled from the very top of our Top 100 and, by their very nature, lean toward more popular artists. We still think these tracks are worthy of your attention, but if you need a look at artists you may have missed, take a look at Underrated Audio.
With no outright superstars to talk about this week, our top tracks consisted of quite a few up-and-comers (and several familiar faces we haven't heard from in a while).