Songs of the Week: David Banner, Consequence & August Alsina
The year 2015 is almost done and it’s the perfect time for another edition of Songs of the Week. The competition seems to get stiffer and stiffer as we get further into the end of the year. After the fresh crop of music that was produced this week we can take solace in the fact that some artists haven't packed it in for 2016 just quite yet and are still focused on the moment.
Last week’s picks featured selections from the likes of Majid Jordan, P. Reign, and Jeremih, which was a dope lineup in its own right.
This roundup of Songs of the Week features new tracks from David Banner, Consequence and August Alsina. All of these heat-seekers are certainly no slouch and includes a range of sounds, styles and moods.
So without further ado, here's our latest Songs of the Week lineup. Enjoy!
David Banner provides some turn-up music for the modern revolutionists with his new single, "Black Fist." The song features the Mississippi rhymer taking racists to task and calling for unity among his black brethren. "These crackers got drones, they flying they saucers / Keep your white Jesus, go pray to your crosses / They burning our churches, quick, pass me the Uzi / I know how to work it, I know how to squirt it," he raps. Fellow Mississippi rep Tito Lopez pops up for an appearance alongside Banner and makes his presence felt with bars like "I ain't African, I'm Ethiopian / Put them royal seeds in the fallopians / You can hope I win, hoe, I hope I lose / B---- long as we make it trill to hope again" and serves as a perfect compliment to David Banner's patented aggressive flow about the opposition. With Banner's The God Box album on the way, the rapper-producer liberates one of the more impressive tracks of the week.
Rap fathers should crack a grin after pressing play on Consequence's latest loosie, titled "That Dude," which features the veteran spitters four-year-old son, Caiden, on the track. Rapping, "I eat on the east, but I know what the West is craving / And that's a scary thing about me like Wes Craven / I might write a check that cost me my whole savings / Just to make sure my lil' boy becomes famous," the Cons hints at the secret to his staying power in the music game while pledging his full support to the development of his son's future career. Caiden shines on the hook by simply rapping "my daddy's that dude" and nearly steals the show from his talented father, who make this inclusion on our Songs of the Week list quite the family affair.
August Alsina taps fellow R&B heartthrob Chris Brown for his latest single, "Dreamer." The track, which is from his sophomore album, This Thing Called Life, is ripe with rich instrumentation and is powered by guitar riffs, piano keys, synths and thumping kicks and snares. The crooners' glide over the song with their smooth vocals. Singing "She was only seventeen when she left home heading out to Cali / Just the clothes on her back, 40 dollars in her pocket / On the couch of the one-bedroom apartment / Roommate tryna get her to pop her p---- for dollars," Alsina weaves a tale of a misguided girl lost to the bright lights and a young man addicted to the street. "Dreamer" is definitely a track you need to press play on and one of this week's better offerings.
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