Best Songs of the Week Featuring Nicki Minaj, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and More
Nicki fired back at Remy by releasing three records. The biggest of the tracks is “No Frauds,” which saw Nicki team up with her old Young Money cohorts Drake and Lil Wayne. While the song is not the no holds barred diss some wanted, Nicki still managed to deliver solid shots.
“You can’t be Pablo if your work ain’t sellin’/What the fuck is this bitch inhalin’?/Tried to drop ‘Another One,’ you was itchin’ to scrap/You exposed your ghostwriter/Now you wish it was scrapped/Heard your pussy on yuck/I guess you needed a Pap,” Nicki raps.
Westside Gunn and Conway the Machine made headlines when they inked a deal with Shady Records. The duo quickly became acquainted with one of their label mates by working with Royce Da 5’9” on “100,000 Machine Gunz." The track appears on Westside Gunn’s Hitler on Steroids mixtape, his first release as a Shady Records artist.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Kodak Black may seem like an unusual pairing, but the rappers work well on their new collaboration “Drowning.” The track provides a little synergy between two Atlantic Records artists who appeal to different crowds.
J.I.D is not a new name to enterprising fans. But when the Atlanta rapper inked a deal with J. Cole's Dreamville imprint, he gained the attention of many new listeners. J.I.D quickly capitalized by dropping The Never Story album. “D/Vision” was great choice for the lead single as J.I.D teamed with his Spillage Village brethren EarthGang for an outstanding record.
Your Old Droog supplied fans with another batch of dope raps on his new album Packs. One of the standout cuts is the Danny Brown-assisted “Grandma Hips,” which is an easy choice for this week’s selections.
Amine took the hip-hop world by storm last year with his hit single “Caroline.” The Portland rapper hopes to find similar success with his latest cut “REDMERCEDES,” which features a much different sound compared to his breakthrough song.
Capping things off is Playboi Carti, who released the hypnotic cut “Woke Up Like This” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The track is hopefully a sign that his much anticipated debut will drop in the near future.
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