Best Songs of the Week: Vince Staples, Miguel and A$AP Rocky
It’s been a long seven days and the pressures of the week may have worn on your soul, but today is Friday and you know what that means: a new edition of Songs of the Week. Last week, Casey Veggies' new DeJ Loaf-assisted single made the list along with Rico Love taking home top honors with his effort, “Somebody Else,” which has gotten its fair share of spins and has become a fan favorite around The Boombox office.
Music releases may have been light at the start of last week with all of the award shows and festivities taking place, but this week has been the polar opposite. Everyone from Fetty Wap and Drake ("My Way" Remix) to Camp Lo have been liberating new tracks for the public and continuing the barrage of great music being released in 2015.
After mulling through the possible picks throughout the past few days, the elimination game may have been a headache, but we managed to narrow it down to three winners. Here are your Songs of the Week featuring A$AP Rocky, Miguel and Vince Staples. Enjoy.
Harlem, N.Y. continues to be on the rise and a big reason for that has been A$AP Rocky. Building momentum for his forthcoming sophomore album, A.L.L.A., the rapper delivers a sonic gem mixing old school and the new. He comes out of left-field with a banger titled "Everyday." Opening up his Rolodex to include Miguel, Mark Ronson and the legendary Rod Stewart, Rocky unveils a cryptic-sounding number that is as unexpected as it is infectious. If "Everyday" serves as any indication of what's to come, Rocky's upcoming album should be a star-studded affair and account for more than a few surprises. A.L.L.A. arrives June 2.
Left Coast rapper and Def Jam signee Vince Staples has been heavily touted as one to watch, which has been going on for the past three years now. Looking to further his rep as one of the rap game's more promising youngsters, Staples links up with the Auto-Tuner of the moment, Future, for his latest Christian Rich-produced offering, "Senorita." He usually offers bruising bars, but here he delivers lyrics for the turn-up. Staples proves his hit potential on this effort. "I'm focused, they stuck on that dull s--- / Livin' for that True Religion is broke s--- / I can spend that on a Mac with a long clip," Staples raps over tinkling piano keys.
Miguel has been quiet as of late, but that's the kind of stuff you can do when you put out quality albums like Kaleidoscope Dream. The crooner ends his silence in a very noticeable manner with his new release, "Coffee (F***ing)." He previously released the track in December but improves on the number by featuring MMG rep Wale. Miguel sings of feeling at ease with his lady, getting between the sheets and shows that he's lost nary a step during his hiatus. "Coffee" serves as the first salvo from Miguel in anticipation of his third studio album, WILDHEART, due June 30. "F---ing in the morning / I dont wanna wake you / I just wanna watch you sleep / It's the smell of your hair / And it's the way that we feel / I've never felt comfortable like this," he croons.