Best Songs of the Week: Hit-Boy, Kanye West & Missy Elliott
It’s been a long week, you’re feeling stressed out and need some mood music to get loose to, right? Well, look no further as we bring you another edition of Best Songs of the Week.
Last week’s lineup featured the stylings of Yo Gotti, Your Old Droog, and Tory Lanez, but these past seven days have also been filled with a slew of new tracks that are definitely sure to move the needle.
After scouring the internet, we found three songs that made the cut this week. This new playlist features great tracks from producer-turned-rapper Hit-Boy, the ultra-sensitive Kanye West and comeback queen Missy Elliott.
So without further ado, listen to our Songs of the Week rundown below. Enjoy.
Producer-turned-rapper Hit-Boy continues to flex his skills as a double-threat with his latest release, “Feels.” The song, which features the vocal talents of Ricky Anthony on the hook, is the opening track from the Surf Club member’s Zooming 2 project and should further increase Hit-Boy’s buzz as an artist.
Ricky Anthony opens the track, crooning “I can’t feel (nothin’) / Everything’s changing, I’m close to insane now, I can’t feel (nothin’),” before making way for Hit-Boy to take center stage. Rapping “I can’t feel nothin’, like I’m off a pill or somethin’ / Out here searching for a real somethin’,” the Cali native drops sharp lines, like “Really get it how I live, give a f— how it look /Last chapter of the book, no film coming” and sounds at ease over the self-produced track. Hit-Boy may still be known more as a boardsman than a wordsmith, but with selections like “Feels,” that may change sooner rather than later.
You say you never seen this coming, well, you’re not alone,” Kanye West says on his latest G.O.O.D. Fridays freebie, “30 Hours,” which comes on the eve of the release of his forthcoming album, The Life Of Pablo. Yeezy wastes no time dropping quotables over the jittery drums, rapping “My ex said she gave me the best years of her life / I saw a recent picture of her, I guess she was right,” and musing about hitting the gym for an “All Chest, No Legs” workout before filming porn with Kim Kardashian. Exchanging a traditional hook for a vocal sample, Yeezy relinquishes two clutch verses that are reminiscent of the ambitious rhymer fans fell in love with back when and gifts us with one of the better songs of the week.
It’s been more than a decade since Missy Elliott released her last LP, The Cookbook, in 2005, and the fans have been clamoring for the multi-talented Virginian’s official return to the music scene. And that comeback has been taking place over the course of the last year, starting with her appearance alongside Katy Perry in the pop star’s performance at last year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, and looks to be moving into full gear with her latest release, “Pep Rally.” The energetic song features Missy delivering a sure-shot banger that sees her updating the flow and lending some country twang to the track.
Rapping “Uptown, Downtown / Everywhere we get down, it’s bout to go down / Are you ready, on your mark / Get set, let’s go,” Missy opens the track hitting on all cylinders and doesn’t take her foot off the gas at any instant. Commanding the ladies to get “Gainst the wall, touch them toes / Turn around like it’s gold / Back it up, back it up / Til you know you got control,” Misdemeanor turns in a song that is criminally good and fun.