Best Songs of the Week: Juicy J, Anderson .Paak and KRS-One
It's the weekend so it's the perfect time for a new edition of Songs of the Week. The latest roundup of tracks will keep your ears busy throughout the two-day rest period. We've scoured through the internet and found some tracks that you can add to your digital player's playlist.
We can honestly say that the music is only getting better and better by the week. Last week’s killer lineup features new songs by Sheek Louch, Babyface, and a posthumous song from rap legend Pimp C. Our picks for this week are heavy hitters that are sure to piqued your interest.
Did any of your favorite new release make the cut? Take a listen below.
Juicy J and Logic may seem like an odd pairing on paper, but when you hear the song, the end result is pretty good. The Memphis native taps the rising Maryland spitter for his latest offering, "Ain't F---in Wit Cha," which is a mid-tempo turn-up affair. On the Wondagurl-produced track, Juicy J flexes his lyrical capabilities that should hold fans over until his forthcoming project, The Hustle Continues, hits stores. This is a sure-fire banger that is more than deserving of a slot in your playlist.
California has long been known for its nightlife and serene views, which Anderson .Paak encapsulates with his latest banger, "Am I Wrong." Featuring TDE's Schoolboy Q, the song grabs you from the beginning with its groovy production and Paak's quirky vocals. "I'm only coming out to play / Nothing more than I hate in this life / The wrong impression, you only have one to make," Paak belts in a style that borders closer to rapping than vocalizing. "Am I Wrong" is sure to be a pleasant surprise to those unfamiliar with the R&B upstart, but we have a feeling that he will be on everybody's radars sooner than later.
The topic of old school rap has been a hot-button issue as of late, but KRS-One ignores the backlash and reps for the old guard with his new single, "Drugs Won." The lead single from his upcoming album, Now Hear This, the song features the Teacha breaking down the war on drugs in detail throughout and lamenting the discrepancies in drug laws across the nation. "Flashlights, canine dogs and crooked coppers / Automatics, tear gas, rams and helicopters / All for marijuana on the east coast every year / While California selling that high-grade everywhere," he raps. The tenured veteran comes correct on this offering and relinquishes one of this week's more potent releases.
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