Whether you're preparing for the turn-up tonight, or else need something a little more mellow so you can just relax, we've got an assortment on this week's Staff Picks playlist. The end of the week proved quite eventful, as not only did a semi-surprise album from Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz drop (I say semi-surprise because Kanye announced the album's release date just a few days prior), but an actual surprise album from Kendrick Lamar hit our speakers as well.

Yesterday alone was fruitful for songs, not to mention the new mixtapes we received from Joey Fatts, Red Cafe and Sap. With all this goodness out, it was hard to narrow down our Staff Picks, but we managed. Take a listen below.

Angus Walker: Cormega feat. Gunplay "Guns and Butter" 

Carver Low: Royce Da 5'9" "Tabernacle"; Zeds Dead feat. Freddie Gibbs "Back Home"

Danny Schwartz: Nyck Caution feat. Joey Bada$$ & Albey Balgochian "Crucifix"; Kool John feat. Iamsu! & Snoop Dogg "Ahh Shit Gah Damn!"

Mike DeLeon: Lil Durk "If I Could"

Trevor Smith: Famous Dex feat. Rich The Kid "Hell Yeah"; Gallant "Bourbon"

Kevin Goddard: TM88 "TrapYeezy88 (I Love Kanye Remix)"; ASAP Rocky "Phantogram Freestyle (Snippet)" 

Rose Lilah: Nessly "Giddy Up"; JMSN "Cruel Intentions"