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New & Hottest Songs – July 2020 – Pt.60

Black Thought Brings The Bars For Whoever On “Thought Vs Everybody”

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Black Thought

Spewing fire over one extensively long verse, Black Thought reminds the world that he’s still as much of a beast as he was during his days with The Roots on a new song titled “Thought Vs Everybody.”

Usually when rappers claim their supremacy in the game, it’s often met with eye rolls and five or 10 names that people think are better. When a hip-hop icon like Black Thought decides to talk his talk, it’s probably best for other emcees to just sit down, shut up and listen to what The Roots‘ frontman has to say like he does on a new single titled “Thought Vs Everybody” off his forthcoming album Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cain and Abel.

Black Thought Vs Everybody
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Firing off an impressive one-verse hot take at, well, whoever needs to hear it, Thought proves that there aren’t too many that can lyrically go toe-to-toe with him. Addressing the current issues of today, historical events from the past and the Black experience as he and others have seen it, the bars on “Thought Vs Everybody” deliver both a history lesson and verbal lashing from the Philly-bred emcee. The track is the latest offering off his forthcoming album, featuring the likes of Pusha TKiller Mike, Portugal. The Man, ScHoolboy Q and more.

Listen to Black Thought’s powerful new record “Thought Vs Everybody” below, and expect Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cain and Abel to drop on July 31:

Quotable Lyrics:

Between heaven and Satan, while I’m steady creatin’
And try to separate the truth from the lies that they told us
I even heard the Soviet’s, the 45th POTUS
That ain’t the photo they showed us, or acceptin’ the onus
Did they Washington us? My condolence to y’all diplomas
Here’s a bonus, the point of view to make things see through
If I’m a walking institution, I’m a HBCU
Face the music, keepin’ it moving’s one of the great things we do
Yo, the devil’s tryna to pull together his gang, me too
And whether you come from Lagos or Trinidad and Tobago
You can either stay broke or be wealthy as Jeff Bezos
If you just stay woke, I was in the dark then day broke

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New & Hottest Songs – July 2020 – Pt.59

Juice WRLD Solidifies His Immortality On “Can’t Die”

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Interscope Records/Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD lives forever on “Can’t Die.”

At the tender age of just 21-years-old, Juice WRLD left the physical realm on Dec. 9, 2019, but left his fans and music enthusiasts alike a plethora of hidden gems in the form his artistry. With the recent release of his posthumous album, Legends Never Die (2020), his devoted fellowship has earned the opportunity to mourn the loss of the Chicago-bred musician but one track stands out eerily above the rest. The nineteenth track on the twenty-one song LP entitled, “Can’t Die” somewhat appears to be a manifestation of the events that took place at Chicago’s Midway Airport that led to his untimely demise late last year.

The song produced by Morgan O’Connor and DY Krazy remains instrumentally similar to the majority of the tracks on the album experimenting with distorted guitar riffs, thunderous 808 basslines, and heavily programmed drum sequencing. However, contextually where the song hits home for many who’ve celebrated their immortality only to fall short to the reality of humanity. In the second verse, the “Wishing Well” rapper croons about those around him warning about possibly overdosing from partaking in various dangerous substances. Unfortunately, his lyrics creepily were manifested and the masses won’t be able to see the young artist grow into the world-renowned megastar he could have been.

However, with his art here for the culture to appreciate for years to come, maybe Juice WRLD is immortal after all. Check out Juice WRLD’s “Can’t Die” album cut in the video link provided below.

Quotable Lyrics

Cross my heart, hope to survive
That I’ma be the last rich nigga alive
They tell me that I’m finna OD in no time
I told ’em I’ll do it on my time, not your time
Got my heart in a hellhole, it’s on fire
But I won’t let myself get trapped in here this time, time
Time will stop (Time stops), time will stop (Time, time stops)

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New & Hottest Songs – July 2020 – Pt.58

Summer Walker’s “White Tee” Is A “Life On Earth” Stand-Out

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Summer Walker/LVRN

Summer Walker receives help from NO1-NOAH on the smooth “White Tee.”

After much anticipation, and just under a year since she released her critically-acclaimed debut album Over ItSummer Walker has returned. The ATL singer treats fans to five new songs on Life on Earth, with two features from fellow r’n’b singer NO1-NOAH and a singular appearance from PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Among the evident stand-outs from the collection of records is “White Tee.” Fans might recall that this is actually one of the records Summer previewed on her Instagram way before she had even announced the EP. It sounded dope then, and it sounds even better now that we have it in its full form. The song is produced by Crack God and Summer herself, revealing the depth of her talent extends beyond just vocals. It’s a bedroom jam that moves purposefully with shimmering closed hi-hats, punctuated by clapping. NO1-NOAH actually has quite a large role, handling the hook where he advises his lady to “treat me like white tee, don’t get me dirty.”

In related news, Donald Trump caused a bit of a commotion on twitter when he ‘Liked’ a tweet about Summer’s new EP. Why? We may never know.

Are you feeling Summer’s new EP? Let us know in the comments.

Quotable Lyrics

Mess up your white tee
I’ll do you dirty, yeah
Wish you could fuck on me
Love on, love on me
But I’ll take your money

– Summer

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New & Hottest Songs – July 2020 – Pt.57

Desiigner Samples Nas On Hard-Hitting “Hate Me Now” Freestyle

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Image via Desiigner

Desiigner went off on his latest freestyle which pays homage to Nas.

Desiigner has certainly had an interesting career in music. While his favor has waned since the “Panda” days, there is no denying that Desiigner can come through with a banger when he wants to. Recently, that’s exactly what he did as he sampled Nas on the appropriately titled “Hate Me Now (Freestyle).”

This is one of Desiigner’s most hard-hitting songs in quite some time as we see the artist providing some braggadocios bars, all while riding the beat to perfection. If you’re in the mood for an undeniable banger, then definitely give this track a listen.

Quotable Lyrics:

You gon’ hate me now because you’re fuckin’ with the sound (Sound)
We had to get it, go through the bottom, then the top got found (Uh-huh)
You know my n****s like no pigs, we don’t like them around (‘Round)
I like me an eater, I do not keep her, she just bust shit down (Down)

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New & Hottest Songs – July 2020 – Pt.56

DJDS, Tory Lanez & Rema Blend Their Cultures Together On “Simple Things”

DJDS

DJDS

Influenced by the Jamaican culture that helped bring their “No Trust/Feel Nice” EP to life this year, DJDS linked with Tory Lanez and Rema for a new afrobeats-inspired banger titled “Simple Things.”

Back in April, The Life Of Pablo production duo DJDS dropped a three-track EP titled No Trust/Feel Nice that was produced in Jamaica and inspired by the local chunes. The sound ended up leaving a lasting mark, going on to inspire a new banger alongside Tory Lanez and Rema called “Simple Things.”

DJDS Tory Lanez Rema Simple Things
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Promoted as a fusion of cultures from Los Angeles (DJDS), Toronto (Lanez) and Lagos (Rema), “Simple Things” is also a mesh of genres as well with the clever blend of afrobeats and dance-heavy vibes heard on Kanye West‘s TLoP standout track “Fade.” Tory adds the most impressive addition with a patois-laced verse, meanwhile Rema croons effortlessly in his own right to assist the body-rocking instrumental provided by the Dodger Stadium duo.

Listen to “Simple Things” by DJDS, Rema and Tory Lanez below and on all streaming platforms:

Quotable Lyrics:

You give me reason
Lovin’ and teasin’
Touchin’ and squeezin’ when love isn’t easy
Everyting hot, like the sun in Ibiza
Fly her off a country, haffi land with a visa, hmm
Body shaped like a figure eight
Put your neck pon’ ice, like the gyal with them figure skate
Lotta noise and it’s in the way
Just tryna have a next level bezel with the diamonds in the face