Best Songs of the Week: Tyler, The Creator, Logic and DJ Khaled
We’re in the middle of October and it’s been a solid month of music releases. Fall is officially in full swing and that means predictions of who will have the song that runs the last quarter of the year. While that has yet to be determined, what’s more important is that we have a fresh batch of tunes for your listening pleasure with our latest edition of Songs of the Week.
Last week, Run the Jewels, Rich the Kid and Bow Wow filled the top three slots, but this week is equally stacked with a few notable releases as well.
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Tyler, the Creator cooks up some unexpected randomness with his latest offering, "F--- It," a loosie that sees the enterprising MC getting aggressive with his flow. On the song, the rapper stacks quotable bars bars over an expansive beat that transitions from gutter to plush seamlessly. "When Marshall had this problem what the f--- was they telling him / Is it cause of status or his melanin lacks black," he raps, adding, "I think people love to be mad / How can I be misogynist, I love titties and ass / How can I be homophobic when my boyfriend's a f--- and we been hiding in the closet like our passion is fashion."
Rhyming with a sneer and attacking the track without a regard for the damage inflicted, Tyler turns the beat into a sacrificial lamb to hold fans over until his next project hits stores. The Odd Future rhymer has gifted us with what is one of the dopest joints out right now.
Logic turned a few heads with the release of his debut album, Under Pressure, which exceeded the expectations of many who slept on the MC. But no one is sleeping on him this time around as he prepares to release his sophomore LP, The Incredible True Story, on Nov. 13. To get the momentum going, the Maryland-based rapper liberates his new single, "Whoa!" Co-produced by 6ix and himself, the song incorporates style and substance and gives the people something they can reflect to.
DJ Khaled has had one of the most unlikely paths to stardom in rap history. Over the past decade, he's parlayed his connection to Fat Joe's Terror Squad crew into a career as one of the best middlemen in rap by connecting the best artists in the game for blockbuster posse cuts. The super-producer is on the verge of dropping his new album, I Changed A Lot, on Oct. 23, and has been unleashing plenty of firepower to get the people warmed up for the big release. On his latest single, "I Don't Play About My Paper," Future and Rick Ross spit flossy rhymes whiles the veteran DJ playing the hype man. The result is a jam that is sure to run the clubs for the rest of 2015 and is our top pick for Song of The Week.