Best Songs of the Week: T.I., Big Grams & Amir Obe
We know it's hard to stay on top of all the new music day in and day out. From newbies popping up on the scene to the staples in hip-hop and R&B throwing out loosies every other day, it seems like it's a job in itself to listen to all the good stuff out there.
Since today's Friday, we're here to help. In our latest edition of Songs of the Week, we present the best selections in music you may have missed due to your busy schedule. Last week’s lineup included releases from Redman, Wiz Khalifa and Diggy Simmons, all of which have gotten their fair share of burn around The Boombox office. Overall, the previous week in music was pretty solid, but now we're looking at what's new.
Summer may be winding down, but the weather continues to heat up and the barrage of new music releases keeps increasing. This vetting process is a daunting task. But alas, we’ve selected three awesome tracks for your listening pleasure. Check out our latest picks for the Best Songs of the Week featuring T.I., Big Grams and Amir Obe.
T.I. is pretty much established as a legend in hip-hop, but he seems far from content on resting on his laurels. The Grand Hustle boss continues to stay knee-deep in the game year in and year out and 2015 has been no different. Da' Nic EP, his latest release, is another heater to stack on top of his pile of solid projects. One of its standout tracks, "Peanut Butter Jelly" finds Tip linking up with Young Thug and Young Dro to talk greasy and celebrate bank statements over a beat provided by London on da Track. If this song isn't enough to whet your appetite, be sure to check out the rest of the EP, which features four other songs in edition to this snack-inspired ditty.
Drake's OVO collective is riding high with no signs of losing momentum. And while all eyes may be on their superstar ring leader, the background players have also been paying their dues in a big way. One of the contributors to OVO's recent string of exclusives is Amir Obe, the producer behind Drake's "Start67" and a promising artist in his own right. His new record, "I'm Good," is an impressive loosie that features PARTYNEXTDOOR and falls in line with the drowsy, harmonic sounds that Drake and company are known for -- this is no uninspired imitation. Upgrading his status from relative unknown to one to watch, Amir Obe hits the spot with "I'm Good." "Police still watchin' the boy now 'cause I ain't no boy now, I'm a man," he delivers on the steady groove.
OutKast is one of the best things to ever happen to hip-hop, but with Andre 3000 more concerned with Hollywood scripts than rap verses, his partner in rhyme Big Boi has been left to fend for himself. Survival has been far from a struggle, given the fact that Sir Lucious Left Foot is a highly skilled wordsmith with all of the tools to wow any listener. After going for dolo on recent releases, Big Boi is joins a team again, this time alongside electronic rock duo Phantogram. They've come together for a collaborative EP, BIG GRAMS, arriving Sept. 25 via Epic Records. Our first taste of the project, "Fell in the Sun," is a sweet one indeed and sure to pique the interest of OutKast loyalists and pedestrian fans alike.
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