Best Songs of the Week: Iamsu, Fat Trel and Lil Jon
It's T.G.I.F.! We know you're ready to clock out of your day job and dive right into the weekend festivities. But what's a Friday without some good music to help prepare you for the turn-up? Don't worry, in case you've been busy toiling away at the 9-to-5 or busy with the other mundane things in life, we've got you covered with the newest releases in The Boombox's Best Songs of the Week, where we bring you what we feel are the cream of the crop out of the endless batch of noteworthy tunes that flood the web.
Last week's lineup featured some pretty stiff competition with Trey Songz, Gunplay and Sage the Gemini. Over the past week, the music world has been an eventful one to say the least and there are a slew of great tracks to pick from. We managed to narrow it down to three that stand a cut above the rest. We present our latest edition of Songs of the Week featuring Iamsu!, Fat Trel and Lil Jon. Enjoy.
Cali native and HBK Gang founder Iamsu! comes through with a remix to his "FTB" record featuring the late Coke Boyz member Chinx, who was gunned down in Queens, N.Y. earlier this month. That tragedy may have left the rap world in mourning, but this record is a jubilant reminder of Chinx's artistic prowess and ability to craft party-friendly rhymes in addition to his more hard-boiled work. "FTB Remix" is yet another standout offering from Iamsu!, who is quickly becoming one of the more buzzworthy newjacks in rap.
Washington D.C. hard-rock Fat Trel has slowly been grinding his way throughout the mixtape scene for the past few years, which culminated in his alliance with Rick Ross' MMG clique. Known more for his tales of thuggery, Trel puts down the guns and the narcotics and opts to sweet talk the ladies on his newest offering, "I Need You." Featuring Fetty Wap, the track is an infectious banger that is sure to gain the D.C. goon even more fanfare.
Lil Jon may have been catering more to the EDM crowd over the past few years, but he returns back to his hip-hop roots on "My Cutie Pie." Accompanied by T-Pain, Problem and Snoop Dogg, the father of crunk music lays his rambunctious vocals over the track and turns in a stellar lead verse before letting Compton rep Problem catch a little wreck. Uncle Snoop anchors the effort with his usual brand of pimped-out pizzazz, rapping, "My time is yours if you want it / We can get lose, get right or get blunted" and contines the winning streak he's been on this year. "My Cutie Pie" comes right in time for the summer and is sure to be a go-to selection for party-goers nationwide.