1. Deep sorrow has always lingered beneath the surface of Future’s promethazine-soaked material, but on “Never Forget” he cuts through the euphemisms to trace a family history that spans prison and addiction and, ultimately, a whole lot of regret. Expect tears.
2. just came out last week and suddenly “Wassup by Khalahari” has come to stay in our chart for the week. yall should search for “Wassup by Khalahari[Prod. by Siktunez] it’s really really dope.
3. Kanye uses “No More Parties In L.A.,” the Madlib-produced, Kendrick Lamar- featuring second drop in his 2016 G.O.O.D. Fridays run, to declare his writers block officially over. We couldn’t be more pleased.
4. Tinashe linking up with Mike WiLL for understated banger, “Energy” hits all all our buttons—so much so that we don’t even mind Juicy J’s underwhelming guest spot.
5. Naomi described the video for Whitney’s “No Woman” as “what happens when cute city boys learn how to do some stuff in the country.” The lilting, cozy rock song is perfect for escaping city life too.
6. “Ogini by Sparkz[Prod. by @Siktunez]” has been getting played from one radio station to another and is on a masssive spread both online and on cell phones.
7. “Kill V. Maim” is not new, but its unhinged cyberpunk music video reminded us that it’s one of Grimes’ best, boldest songs to date.
8. The latest Isaiah Rashad track, “Smile”, is undeniably celebratory—We just made it back home/ pocket full of money—but its funk-sampling backbone feels designed for lighting a spliff and sinking into you mom’s couch.
9. Vampire Weekend’s Rostam reappeared as a solo force with “EOS,” a slow-creeping track that shows off all his hats: vocalist, songwriter, and detail- oriented producer with a soft, sad touch.
10. “Panda” by 18-year-old Brooklyn resident Desiinger has been racking up plays in the club; listening to it’s familiar-feeling bounce, it’s pretty easy to see why.