By: Papa Minnow
Welcome to the 10th edition of the Friday Funk:
Lil Baby – Harder Than Ever [Album]
Following his trend of “hard” titles, his last two projects were Too Hard and Harder Than Hard, Lil Baby drops his latest record Harder Than Ever which features Drake on the hit song formally known as
Pikachu Yes Indeed.
Andre 3000 – Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)
As an artist there’s no higher form of respect than to dedicate a song to your mother on Mother’s Day. 3 Stacks came out “retirement” to do just that with a very emotional song.
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
One Kiss is an upbeat sexually charged summertime anthem that should get a lot of spins on boat parties.
Anderson .Paak – Bubblin
AP combines a cool video, with a banging beat, and some lyrical heat. Bubblin should pop off.
NAV – RECKLESS [Album]
The release of NAV’s sophmore album RECKLESS (we don’t count that Metro Boomin tape around here), comes just in time for fans to get a taste before he opens up his joint tour with 88 GLAM tonight.
Tyga – Taste (Feat. Offset)
Can’t say I’ve been checking for new music from Tyga, but he decided to let some fly and I’m not going to lie…it checks out. Offset’s stardom is on full display here too.
Jay Rock – Win
Fans should expect a new project from Jay Rock soon as TDE’s president alluded to it on Twitter not too long ago. I suspect that Win, an easy going banger, is the first single off that project and it’s even got some Kendrick ad-libs sprinkled in for good measure.
YBN Cordae – Old N***** (1985 response)
So remember when J. Cole lyrically sat Lil Pump down and sonned him on his album KOD? Well, YBN Cordae came back with his response track, and it’s not some braggadocious boasting about the old heads being broke that one might expect, but a rather thought provoking retort.
Fetty Wap – Surfboard
Fetty was on his way to stardom as a versatile artist that could blend both Trap opera and pop together seamlessly. He was the hottest artist out and his run was unparalleled for sometime, but he’s since cooled off after his motorcycle accident a few years back. He’s resurfaced with his latest song Surfboard which may not be as big as his past hits, but it’s solid “debut”
Killer Mike – Black Power, White Powder (Feat. 2Chainz)
Three of ATL’s finest (production done by DJ Toomp) join forces for this southern rapping affair.
Valee – Miami (Feat. Pusha T)
First off, Pusha’s verse is wayyy too short on this, but it’s good to hear him get in his bag before his album drops next week (we’re still on schedule right Kanye?). Valee is GOOD Music’s latest artist from Chicago who made a detailed song about his Miami experience.
Kevin Gates – Chained To The City [EP]
As a free man, Gates got right back in his vocal lane on this three track surprise EP.
Plies – Rock R&B Remix (Feat. Jacquees, Tank & Jeremih)
A veteran in the game, Plies continues to stay relevant by creating ONE catchy hit every year. His latest hit Rock got two remix treatments, an R&B amalgamation and a odd pairing rap one; however, this is the only version you need to concern yourself with.
Chevy Woods – Mojo
Chevy Woods is a talented individual that was able to carve his own niche alongside fellow artist, Wiz Khalifa, back in the 2010 era. On this Austin Powers themed song however, he decides to swerve into an over saturated lane that makes it hard for his uniqueness to stand out.
Jay Critch – Near You (Feat. Rich the Kid)
The 21 year old Brooklyn rapper teams up with Rich the Kid to deliver a mellow banger with a soothing sample.
Christina Aguilera – Fall In Line (Feat. Demi Lovato)
Never knew how to spell her last name until now. Christina Aguilera is prepping for her next album Liberation and she delivers a powerful empowering performance with
future bae Demi Lovato on the latest single Fall In Line.
Big Shaq – Man Don’t Dance
skrrrrraaaappp, pap-pap-pap-pap-pap, skidiki pap-pap-and-a…back at it again with another banger for the summer. It’s a given that Big Shaq can’t top his past hit, but he might have another one on his hands. What do you think?
Trey Budden – Game Plan
TREY WAYYYY! Joe Budden’s eldest son has taken to rapping, as genetics would dictate, and he gets busy on Game Plan.