New albums from J. Cole, Ab-Soul, and Post Malone. What a New Music Friday. And that's not to mention new Tech N9ne, The Dream, Hodgy, and the comeback EP from Atlanta falsetto don Lloyd, who might have another hit on his hands with Weezy, arriving over a decade after "You." The new one made it onto this week's Staff Picks, which also boasts an additional Wayne feature, coming on a surprise Boi-1da-produced drop from YG. Elsewhere, we've got a strangely perfect collab from Lil Boat and Big Ferg, as well as new Jazz Cartier and yet another show-stealing guest verse from 21 Savage. As you can see, it's tough to keep up with hip-hop these days, but the below playlist should give you a taste of the cutting-edge sounds that surfaced this past week. 

And for the HNHH perspective of the whole year, head here for the newly unveiled list of the 50 Hottest Songs of 2016. 

Stream the playlist and check out each staff member's picks below. 

Angus Walker: YG feat. Lil Wayne "Trill"; Lil Yachty feat. A$AP Ferg "Terminator" 

Daniel Schwartz: Ab-Soul "Threatening Nature"; Demo Taped feat. Amber Mark "Stay" 

Trevor Smith: Lloyd feat. Lil Wayne "Holding" 

Zakk Feig: Wale "Groundhog Day"; Kelechi "Play with My Hair"

Carver Low: Curren$y "Defenseless"; Jahkoy feat. Vince Staples "California Heaven (Remix)" 

Rose Lilah: Jazz Cartier "Pree"; Lil Bibby feat. 21 Savage "Squad"

Kevin Goddard: PnB Rock feat. Quavo and A Boogie "Playa No More"