Were artists scared to drop this week because of Drake? We did get a healthy serving of VERY HOTTTTT records, but nothing quite as earth-shattering as Beyonce last weekend, and now, Drake today. The Staff Picks playlist could have very well been comprised of Drake and Beyonce alone, if only their records were readily available on Soundcloud. 

Instead, our Staff Picks playlist this week is actually made up mostly of under-the-radar releases, save for a handful. From Underground Underdog Pouya, to Seattle native on the rise Dave B, to the heavily-underrated Dawn Richard, to our own studio exclusive with Ye Ali (shout out self).

If you have time in between all that Drake, take a listen below.

Kevin Goddard: Chris Brown feat. Young Thug & Young Jeezy "Wrist (Remix)"

Angus Walker: Rich Homie Quan feat. Rocko "Driveway"; Madeintyo "HunnaOnMe"

Carver Low: Dave B "Got It From"; Pouya "Billy Mays"

Rose Lilah: Ye Ali "Fiji Dasani"

Trevor Smith: Dawn Richard "Honest"; Nipsey Hussle & Young Thug "Thug Life"

Daniel Schwartz: OG Maco "Status"; Lil Wayne "Do It Again"