It’s a Friday, and this Friday presents a moment to you where you might walk in to a sandwich shop, feverish with your hunger and drool trickling from the corners of your lips. You peruse the offerings and wonder aloud to yourself, “Do I want a sandwich, or a wrap?”
The crisp tortilla calls to you, as it softly embraces a lettuce leaf, and perhaps a slice of tomato that seems far too thick for comfort. You know what you want — the wrap beckons.
Clams Casino, All Nite (ft. Vince Staples)
With Clams Casino set to drop debut full-length album 32 Levels on July 15, dance vibes collide with Clams’ penchant for dark cinematic sounds, while the frantic flow of Vince Staples tapers overhead. Set to be track 3 on the album, anticipation is already high for what may well be one of this year’s hottest full-length releases.
Usher – No Limit (ft. Young Thug)
Usher drops a surprise collaboration with Trap superstar Young Thug, which may be wholly surprising particularly given how listenable and enjoyable the track is. A Tidal exclusive for now (but will be made available on all services next week), the track finds Usher paying homage to both Master P and his own American Express card, and cops the enjoyable assist from the aforementioned Thugger to finally take the track over the line.
Young Chop – Ring Ring Ring (ft. Chief Keef & RiFF RaFF)
Young Chop is preparing the release of a new album, titled King Chop, today and, in advance, has let loose this collaboration with Chief Keef and RiFF RaFF ahead of the album. A trap offering existing on an arguably lower sound spectrum than the sub-genre is used to, it’s unclear if the track is a good indicator or not of what the album in its entirety will sound like.
Wale – Her Wave
Taking cues and soundbites from Miguel’s Waves track, Wale has let loose a new offering titled My Wave, a smooth effort from the Maybach Music Group member. With album S.H.I.N.E. (Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy) slated for release later this year, it’s unclear whether this song will find its home on that project or being even the upcoming MMG compilation album Self Made Vol 4.
Knox Brown – No Slaves (ft. Anderson .Paak)
UK/Jamaican artist Knox Brown has released a collaboration with one of 2016’s hottest hands Anderson .Paak, finding the two plying their trades on a soulful backing track, with the single taken from Brown’s upcoming EP Searching (releasing August 5).