Best Songs of the Week: AG Da Coroner, Waka Flocka Flame and Scarface
It's T.G.I.F. folks. Summer is preparing to bid farewell but the season hasn't been lackluster, especially when it comes to new music. Our Songs of the Week is a solid indication of that. Each week, we bring you three tracks that should end up in your playlist for good reason. From hip-hop to R&B, there's something for everyone.
Last week’s lineup included cuts from 2 Chainz, B.o.B. and a bittersweet scorcher from the late Sean Price, all of which continued the plethora of noteworthy releases that have been dropping throughout 2015. Our picks this week are a mix of legends, veterans and relative upstarts all with one thing in common: they don't disappoint.
Scarface, Waka Flocka Flame and AG Da Coroner deliver songs that stand above the rest and get our nod of approval. If you don't walk away wanting to press play again, you may have to get your ears checked. Check out Songs of the Week below.
The state of New York rap may have been much maligned for the better part of the past decade, but there are a few promising up-and-comers turning the tide slowly but surely. One of these prospects is Brooklyn MC AG Da Coroner, a rhyme animal that presents more brutal deadpan rhymes than flashy punchlines. Currently making his rounds on the underground circuit, Coronelli slams down a big joker in the form of his latest buzz cut, "Jumpin." Featuring fellow indie maven D.R.U.G., Da Coroner gets busy over the hectic production, courtesy of Praise. "Ain't no one-on-ones where we come from, let's get this s--- jumpin," he warns, in case his foes have any qualms with his code of conduct. Be sure to keep an eye out for the East New York rep's forthcoming project, Sip the Nectar.
Waka Flocka Flame's presidential aspirations may have went kaput, but he'll always have music to fall back on and it looks like he's ready to get back to his day job. The ATL rep unleashes a new single, "Workin," which is more of a get-it-how-you-live banger than a blue-collar tune as far as content is concerned. Produced by Tarentino, "Workin" should hold Waka's disciples over until his long-awaited Flockavelli 2 project arrives. "I will never back down," he affirms on the hard-hitting track.
With more than a quarter-century worth of dues paid in the rap game, Scarface is the definition of a lyrical deity. But the rapper ran out of gas a bit around the time his last release, Emeritus, touched down in 2008 and announced a reprieve from the rat-race that is hip-hop. For those who thought it was the end of Brother Mob, he at least capped off his career on a high note. But seven years later, Scarface has decided to pick the mic back up and deliver some new food for the musically malnourished soul. The Houston native gets spiritual with his new John Legend-assisted effort, "God," the lead single from the rapper's 12th solo album, Deeply Rooted. Set to drop on Sept. 4, the LP is sure to be one of the premier long players of 2015 and "God" is a heck of a taste test that gets our cosign.
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