HNHH's weekly round-up of our favorite SoundCloud tracks of the week.
Three months into 2017, and the hip-hop narrative continues to unfold in an increasingly exciting manner. Much of last week was spent enjoying More Life, until Kendrick Lamar came out of the woodwork to drop "The Heart Part 4," closing the song by saying, "Y'all got 'til April the 7th to get y'all shit together." Before we arrive at that fateful date, he went ahead shook the game up some more last night, releasing a thundering new banger, "HUMBLE.," which came with an even more epic music video.
And though Kendrick took up much of the spotlight with his latest work, there is much more to talk about when it comes to all the HotNewHipHop that came out this week. Just today, we received new albums from Kodak Black and Freddie Gibbs. A track from the Project Baby's Painting Pictures is included in this week's Staff Picks playlist, as are two songs from Freddie Gibbs' You Only Live 2wice. The rest of the playlist is a heady mix of mainstream and underground, with contributions from Ludacris (huh?), Young Thug, The Underachievers, and a gang of young Floridians.
Check out each staff member's picks and stream the playlist below.
Angus Walker: Kodak Black feat. Future "Conscience"
Rose Lilah: Ludacris feat. Ty Dolla $ign; JMSN "Where Do U Go"
Trevor Smith: Lil Baby feat. Young Thug "Rider"
Danny Schwartz: Freddie Gibbs "Alexys"; Blu, MED & Madlib feat. Oh No "The Turn Up"
Mitch Findlay: Freddie Gibbs "Amnesia"; Yoshi Thompkins feat. Denzel Curry, SDotBraddy & Nell
Shaun Michaud: Remy Banks "spaceship."