Best Songs of the Week: Joe Budden, Paul Wall & CeeLo Green
Summer may be gone and fall may officially be here, but we all know that music is life and always relevant regardless of the season. So it's business as usual and that means another edition of Songs of the Week. While the Pope (Olivia and the religious one) have been the talk of the town this week, there have also been a slew of dope new tracks that deserve our attention and we're here to keep you up to date on the hottest bangers that you may have missed.
Last week's edition of Songs of the Week featured KXNG Crooked, Scotty ATL and Christina Milian, but while that selection was solid, this week's lineup looks to be just as promising (if not more). The process to narrow it down included a few close calls, but everyone can't be a winner so decisions had to be made. With that said, check out the new tunes from Joe Budden, Paul Wall and CeeLo Green. Enjoy the music and see you next week.
Ten years may be a lifetime in rap, but we're sure that more than a few of you are familiar with Paul Wall. Well, if not, here's a little ditty to refresh your mind. "Crumble the Satellite," a new song from the Houston heavyweight's Slab God. Curren$y and Devin the Dude also appear on the smoked-out cut. Wall brings out the big guns and comes out blazing on the mellow, trunk-rattling cut (lyrically and literally). "You can buy real s--- but you can't buy real / And just 'cause your shirt say it that don't make you trill," the Houston native delivers.
The newest song of the week comes courtesy of Goodie Mob member and Dungeon Family alumni CeeLo Green, who has something to say on his new uptempo offering, "Music to My Soul." "Where I come from, I've seen things that you wouldn't believe / But once your hearts there, you can never leave / I wrote this for everyone to see / It was calling me, it kept calling me," he sings. Green's vocals ring through with emotion and vulnerability and he cooks up some much-needed food for the soul. The soul machine's new album, Heart Blanche, is due to touch down Nov. 13, so be on the lookout for more feel-good music sooner rather than later.
Joe Budden may be one of the most talented lyricists in all of rap, but he is also one of the more underrated and maligned. Despite a prolific output, fans focus more on his reality show appearances and social media fodder rather than the actual music at times. But Budden has a great shot at putting the focus back where it should with his new single, "Where Do We Go." The latest leak in anticipation of his forthcoming album, All Love Lost, which drops Oct. 16, the track is in Budden's usual lane of soul-bearing and soul searching. This time the New Jersey native aims his scope on the topic of strained relations. Featuring Eric Bellinger on the hook, "Where Do We Go" is a worthy selection that deserves a listen.
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