Hottest Songs – June 2019 – Pt. 52

Mustard Taps The Late Nipsey Hussle For Inspiration Single “Perfect Ten”

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The Crenshaw rapper continues to motivate our generation toward a better future.

Mustard produced a star-studded, 10-track project Perfect Ten, and to close out the record, he used inspiring messages from Nipsey Hussle for the title track. The hip hop world was shaken on March 31 when Nipsey was murdered in front of his Marathon Clothing Store in the Crenshaw district of L.A. Since that time, the world has learned more of not only the rapper’s talent, but his unique take on strengthening urban communities, business management and ownership, as well as character building.

Many of Nipsey’s famous friends have honored him in various ways whether it be with foundations, fundraisers, or on social media. Mustard shares clips of Nipsey’s interviews and conversations on “Perfect Ten.” As was his custom, Nipsey talks about his worldview and what positive changes he believed needed to be made in hip hop in order to see an advancement of the culture. He does rap for a verse and delivers the thought-provoking hook, but “Perfect Ten” isn’t meant to be listened to as you would any other song. Sit with it and let us know your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

I think that our reaction to being disrespected
We gotta, we gotta, we have to reassess how we react
You know what I mean?
I think that, we’ve been known, as, as hip hop, to make songs
And that’s a part of it
And then, we gotta, we gotta go a step further because I think that
It’s like a disease in our body
Once you start givin’ it a treatment it’ll get immune to the treatment (Mhm)
And you gotta try something else to kill that disease
I think protest music is important
I think YG was a genius

Chris Brown & Tory Lanez Collaborate On Sexy Single “Lurkin'”

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The dancehall track isn’t for the prudish.

Indigo season has officially begun. After six months of counting down Chris Brown’s ninth studio record, the singer has released his star-studded project. With features including Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy, TygaGunnaJuicy JLil Jon, H.E.R., and Drake, it’s safe to say that this double album is dripping with stand-out tracks. Brown manages to deliver a number of sexy jams on Indigo, one of which he performs with friend and collaborator Tory Lanez.

The duo taps into a reggae dancehall vibe as they sing to or about women who have hypnotized them. The often racy lyrics (“Put it in my face, I’ll be alright / Make your legs shake, guess I’m doing alright“) will get female fans feeling a certain type of way as they do their best wines on the dancefloor. This is one of two islands-influenced tracks on Indigo, the other being “You Like That.” Check out “Lurkin'” and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

Mi not gon’ listen to the “He said-she said”
Girl, I’m gon’ drink from your water (Huh)
Mi ah go down in the deep end, baby
Mi ah gon’ spend every dollar
Just bring your body here, bring your body here

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