Each week, the SL team rounds up the songs we can’t get enough of and believe others should definitely check out. With that being said, here they are, in no particular order.
- Pink Siifu is relentless this year, dropping all the music you could dream of. But besides albums & deluxes, Lng Hair Dnt Care is his second single of the year and so far one of his waviest tracks, matching the smoked-out energy of riding down I-95 in a hazy Escalade, but still enough energy to play at any function.
2. On a major run of tracks, Poplaan marks the fifth release this year by Brooklyn-based Lanii. Guaranteed to move your head in a lateral motion, Lanii is never lacking especially when it comes to songs to make the party gyrate.
3. Hailing from Harlem, NY, the insightful dou. has returned with heaven’s home. // SLUMS, a two-part single that brings a buoyant production in the first half with smooth harmonies and deliberate lyricism. On the back half, dou. comes with a hard-hitting bi-lingual verse full of emotion.
4. Your Grandparents released their long-awaited project “Thru My Window” with the standout track beside the singles being Sunlight. A groovy medley of melodies fitting for a beach day or an early morning wake and bake. Highly recommend this entire project if this is your first time hearing of the Los Angeles-based super-group.
5. When someone says “Bonita Applebum,” I say “You gotta put me on.” But Harlem, NY, based Delly flips the New York classic with Bonita. This time with Bonita rocking a G-Unit tee & a G-string thong. A track for the ladies, this one is another from this list to make the people twist and move.
6. The mysterious Champagne Denim teamed up with the fashion brand Maison Kitsuné’s record label to release the emotional HOLLYWOOD HEALING. Somewhere between Future & Post Malone, Denim has a relaxed flow over a big production but the enigma is still unraveling for this early artist with this being his second release.
7. Pluggnb is still a burgeoning scene with new people popping up almost daily. Xhulooo has been making his name known for a while. His latest release comes after the notable feature on Antisocial 2 from BabySantana. Something about his flow just makes you float and you can especially feel that on his latest EP, “Rude & Reno,” with my favorite track being 42.
8. This is the first track I’m hearing from LOCS but it’s as good a time as any to start listening. R&B is a pretty broad spectrum and this track Fallin is leaning more towards a hip hop style from the talented Atlanta, GA artist. There’s definitely a lot of potential for the style he’s going for, excited to hear more.
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