Best Songs of the Week: Bilal, King Los and Omarion
We're in the middle of June and it's been a solid month as far as the music world is concerned. It looks like summer is officially here and that means predictions of who will have the song that defines the season are upon us. 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 was loaded with heaters, with the likes of DeJ Loaf, Lil Herb and K Camp filling the top three slots, but this week is equally stacked with a few notable releases as well. Check out these three tracks from Bilal, King Los and Omarion that managed to crack our list. Did your favorite song make the cut? Let us know in the comments below.
Garnering critical acclaim for his contributions to Kendrick Lamar's heralded LP, To Pimp a Butterfly, Bilal decided to get the artistic juices flowing again and put together an album of his own for the people to enjoy. His forthcoming LP, In Another Life, features the Big K.R.I.T.-assisted number, "Pleasure Toy." The Philly-bred crooner channels his inner Prince and gets funky with his vocals while K.R.I.T. lends his tried-and-true velvet flow to the track, making for an extended effort that's pleasing to the musical palette. In Another Life arrives June 30.
Baltimore spitter King Los is finally ready to release his debut album after years of riding the roller coaster that is the music industry. With his God Money War project right around the corner (June 23), he unleashes this R. Kelly-supported tune, "Glory to the Lord." The MC reflects on where he's come from and gives thanks to the man above for all of his blessings. If this track is any indication of what listeners can expect from God Money War, King Los may truly be on his way to being an heir to the throne.
2015 has been looking like a comeback year for R&B singer Omarion. His signing with Maybach Musi Group may have gotten the side-eye from more than a few fans and critics, but the alliance has proved to be a fruitful one so far. After putting his name back into the conversation with his previous single, "Post To Be," the former B2K frontman returns with a new banger, "I'm Up" featuring Kid Ink and French Montana. If people thought his current hit was a monster, this selection should solidify Omarion's ascension back to the top of the game.