Best Songs of the Week: DeJ Loaf, Lil Herb and K Camp
Welcome to another edition of Songs of the Week, where we present the best in music you may have missed due to mundane duties of life. Over the past week, the music world has been an eventful one to say the least, with the ongoing streaming wars and concerts such as Governor's Ball and Hot 97's Summer Jam making major waves and grabbing the music world's attention.
We're nearing the mid-year mark and the music keeps coming at a rapid pace, but a few records out of the endless pile of new releases managed to pique our interest and stand a cut above the rest. Last week, we highlighted choice selections by Waka Flocka Flame, Elle Varner and Method Man.
DeJ Loaf is fulfilling the promise she showed on her buzz-worthy hit "Try Me" with her latest single, "Like a Hoe." On the song, she takes a break from dropping scene-stealing hooks and verses and gives the people a fresh serving of Loaf. Produced by DDS and boasts a sample of Iceberg Slim, the brooding track features the Detroit rhymer giving the cutie-pie musings a rest and getting back to the edgey content that turned her into a budding star in the first place.
XXL's 2015 Freshman Class issue dropped last week and while many worthy artists were included, one face that more than a few fans felt was missing from the cover was that of Chicago native Lil Herb. Apparently, he also has a few gripes after being snubbed for the second year in a row and let's his frustrations be known on his latest release, "XXL." Letting it all hang out over the soulful beat, Herb takes a subtle shot at the magazine, rapping "I missed that Freshman cover twice like I ain't a factor / And still your favorite rapper's favorite rapper" and drives the anticipation for his Ballin Like I'm Kobe mixtape to a fever pitch.
K Camp has slow grinded his way to an appearance on XXL's 2015 Freshman Class cover and emerged as one of Atlanta's most promising prospect. With his upcoming debut album right around the corner, he releases latest single, "Comfortable." Blending melodic flows with vocals reminiscent of a veteran crooner. Many may have been expecting a more club-ready offering giving his track record, but K Camp crafts one of the better singles we've heard in recent memory and a potential song of the summer.