Best Songs of the Week: Busta Rhymes, Lil Bibby & E-40
Another week has flown by and that means a new edition of Songs of the Week. Last week, R&B newcomer Anderson .Paak made the list along with rapper-producer Juicy J and hip-hop icon KRS-One.
This week has been very eventful with many of your favorite artists liberating new songs via the internet. After mulling through several tunes, we narrowed it down to three winners.
Enjoy this week's selection below.
New York has taken a backseat to other locales in the past decade, but there remains a slew of capable MCs in the Big Apple ready to get busy. Veteran rhyme-spitter Busta Rhymes enlists some formidable lyricists for his latest one-off, "Respect My Conglomerate 2." Featuring Fabolous, Jadakiss and Styles P., each rapper goes for broke and spit breathtaking rewindable lyrics. Bussa-Buss, Fablo, 'Kiss and Ghost garner respect while taking no prisoners on this mix show-friendly banger. Take a listen.
Chicagoan Lil Bibby bares his soul on his latest offering, aptly titled "Speak to Em." On the song, the young rhyme animal gets candid and holds no punches. "Let me tell you how it feel / This the same life I dreamed about when we was kids / And since I got a couple years / I ain't gon' preach to 'em, but let me speak to 'em," he raps. Fellow Chi-Town native Common also drops some words of wisdom but Bibby gives the people something that they can feel and scores one of this week's more remarkable songs.
Bay Area veteran E-40 may be long in the tooth, but remains one of the more enthusiastic spitters in all of rap. The king of slanguistics returns with a new banger called "Gamed Up." Produced by Rick Rock, the beat is a trunk-rattling banger that is capable of shaking a city block and is high on the boom meter. Featuring vocalist Rayven Justice, who shines on the hook, the song features 40 Water rapping, "B----, how the f--- you think you 'sposed to run game on me / I could've been a pimp at the age of three" and laying his mack down all over the track. Check out E-40's latest project, Poverty & Prosperity, which is available now on iTunes.