Best Songs of the Week: Dave East, Wale & YG
It’s been a long seven days and the pressures of the week may have worn on your soul, but we have a new Songs of the Week lineup that you should add to your digital playlist this weekend.
Last week's selection included new songs from David Banner, Consequence and August Alsina. After listening to several tracks the past few days, we managed to narrow it down to three winners for this week.
Listen to our selections below.
Harlem, New York looks to have a winner in up-and-coming lyricist Dave East, who has quickly built a buzz that actually matches up against the quality of his music. While in between projects, East looks to give fans a treat with his one-off heater, "Winners Never Lose," which sees the Mass Appeal Records signee volleying hard-hitting one-liners over the jittery track. "I put it all on my mind, I give it all to my grind / Now they just falling n line, they tryna throw shade, but don't bother my shine," he raps. East's determination and no nonsense attitude make this the perfect motivational song.
Wale became one of the biggest winners of the year with his latest project, The Album About Nothing. The Maybach Music Group rapper continues to impress with his latest track, "MVP (Bryce Harper)." Inspired by Washington Nationals star and newly named National League MVP, this loosie is a hot song and sees Wale doing what he does best: turning sports references into great rap songs.
Rapper YG had a relatively quiet 2015. But just when everyone thought the Compton native was going to wait til 2016 to catch wreck, he returns with a few heaters to end off the year. One of them is "City Mad," which will definitely put fans on the edge of their seats waiting for YG's sophomore set. Featuring Mozzy and Slim 400, the track is tailor-made for cruising in a vintage low rider while mobbing with the homies.