Best Songs of the Week: Jim Jones, Snoop Dogg & Ariana Grande
It’s the weekend so it’s the perfect time for a new edition of Songs of the Week. The latest roundup of tracks will keep your ears busy throughout the two-day rest period. We’ve scoured through the internet and found some tracks that you can add to your digital player’s playlist.
We can honestly say that the music is only getting better and better by the week. Last week’s killer lineup featured new songs by Run the Jewels, Onyx and a club song by A$AP Ferg. Our picks for this week are heavy hitters that are sure to pique your interest.
Did any of your favorite new release make the cut? Take a listen below.
Harlem is known as the home of the hustler and two of its favorite sons join forces on this enticing new track. Produced by the Dramatics, Jim Jones' "Harlem" features the Dipset co-founder spitting greasy bars over menacing productions. "Same kid from the projects 5H / Just flew by in the i8 / Still do it for them n----s that buy weight / Used to get bricks off my face," he raps. A$AP Ferg is also in rare form, boasting, "And I'm Harlem bout to do this everyday, aye / F---in' on your bitches and you know I'm finna hate, aye / I don't need a shovel, put that p---- in a grave, aye / I'm on another level, you can see it in my face, aye," effectively lending his infectious energy to this banger. While there's no word on when Jim Jones will drop his next LP, what we do know is that "Harlem" is an undeniable song that is more than worthy of placement on your playlist.
Snoop Dogg continues to defy the laws of relevance in rap by maintaining his position as one of the most prolific and lovable artists of today despite having more than twenty years in the game. Notorious for his love of the herbal, Uncle Snoop unleashed a new audio treat to celebrate every tokers favorite day of the year, 4/20. Titled "Late Nights," the Mike WiLL Made-IT-produced track is a hazy number on which The Doggfather gets groovy on this hypnotic track. "Late night on the move, what you bitches wanna do? / We can do a hotel or get up in a swimming pool / Set up on the mountaintop, let you get a hella view / Once you get the diznick, you do what I tell it to" he raps on the hook. Bars like "Ain't no telling what Jack told Helen / You can kick it with a he-she or chill out with a felon / I'm a go-gorilla not your average bitch n---- / All I want is your money but I just might hit up" are vintage Snoop and make "Late Nights" a heavy contender for Song of the Week.
Ariana Grande is one of the biggest pop singers in music, but she decided to go with a more urban sound on her latest release, "Let Me Love You," off of her forthcoming album, Dangerous Woman. Looking to shed her innocent girl next door image, she gets naughty alongside Lil Wayne on this Brown & Mr. Franks track, and executes the transition well by giving an ample dosage of sex appeal without completely jumping the shark. Purring "I just broke up with my ex / Now I’m out here single, I don’t really know what’s next / But I ain’t even trippin', I'mma chill and sit back / And I know they will be coming from the right and the left, left, left," Ariana makes it clear that she's single and ready to mingle. Lil Wayne also holds up his end of the bargain, musing, "Okay, Ariana my lil mama, goodbye to the good girl / My ex tripping, it's no Biggie, I 2Pac, shook her / I'm laid up with my new thing, she lay her head on my new chain/Then the mood change, my name change from Lil Wayne to Oooh Wayne" while delivering one of his more serviceable feature verses of late. Ariana Grande may already be one of music's biggest superstars, but "Let Me Love You" is one of her most sensuous releases yet.
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