Best Songs of the Week: The Game, Dr. Dre & Keke Palmer
It's the weekend! We have a playlist of good music to help prepare you for the impending turn-up or to just fall back and rock out to with your friends. We’ve got you covered with The Boombox’s Best Songs of the Week, where we bring you some of the noteworthy tracks of the past seven days.
Last week's lineup featured new songs from Rico Love, Brandy and Tank. This week we managed to narrow it down to three songs that caught our ears.
Listen to these songs and enjoy.
The Game return to form in 2015 with the release of The Documentary 2. The Compton rhymer is ready to deliver some new tunes in 2016. His latest offering, "Do It to You," is a raunchy song featuring Trey Songz that leaves little to the imagination. On the song, the Game drops a verse that's definitely not radio-friendly while detailing his prowess in the bed. "We was f---ing all night, she ain't complain one time / Know that p---- swole up, but she said that it was fine, so I dove in it / Right stroke, left stroke, d--- swole on it / No other d--- can fit, left a d--- mole in it," he raps. Trey Songz sings the hook, which is slightly less raunchy, but remains Rated R. "You know I'm a cold n---- / P---- got me higher, but she keep it on the low, n---- / Inspiration to the broke n----s / Middle fingers to you gold diggers," he croons. Innuendo aside, "Do It to You" is a premier selection from this week's pick of selections that's worthy of a spin.
Dr. Dre made fans wait over a decade before gifting rap fans with the stellar Compton album. But the legendary producer can't seem to stop liberating tracks from his vault of bangers. The latest leak, titled "Back to Business" features T.I., Justus and Victoria Monet. Justus opens the cut with a few melodic words before Dre manhandles the mic with a mean verse of his own, spitting "Now I remember when I was young, just a front-runner / I was f---ing with them drums like every summer" while employing a flow similar to Kendrick Lamar's rhyming patterns. Tip also makes a noteworthy appearance with a verse of his own, rapping "This s--- realer than rap, somewhere trapping, you can find me at / Got thirteen in my strap and I keep that bitch with me, whatever town we at," and serving as an anchor to the track. There's no telling when we'll hear the full version of "Back to Business," but we've heard enough to know it's one of the best songs of the week and deserves your attention.
Making the transition from acting to being a recording artist is nothing new, but Keke Palmer's decision to pick up the mic and flex her vocals has been met with much chatter. While many attempts at switching lanes have been met with lukewarm receptions, if Palmer's latest release, "I Don't Belong to You (Remix)," is any indication of her upside as an artist, this is a change of pace that we'd welcome. Featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Dej Loaf, the record is a slow-rolling heater which sees Ty Dolla $ign and Keke Palmer's vocals meshing and making for pleasant harmonies, while Dej Loaf provides a few bars and adlibs to take the track to another level and give it added appeal. Keke Palmer's singing career may be young, but she's already proving to have the Midas touch, as "I Don't Belong To You (Remix)" is our clear-cut winner for this edition of Songs of the Week and should be on your playlist immediately.
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