TGIF means you’re in need of some music for the weekend turn up. That’s why The Boombox is here with the Best Songs of the Week. Last week’s lineup included tracks from Rihanna, Boosie Badazz and De La Soul, which provided a pretty solid selection of dope records. This edition manages to up the ante.
As we move into the heart of spring, more artists are emerging with great music to add to what has been a festive year for hip-hop and R&B so far. And with a slew of blockbuster releases still on the docket, there's no telling what surprises we're in store for. But what we do know is that the past week has definitely been a great one thanks to some of your favorite rappers and singers. Check out the Best Songs of the Week featuring French Montana, Casey Veggies and Rico Love. Be sure to check back next week for another batch of the must-hear loosies of the week.
"Tied Up"Casey Veggies Feat. DeJ Loaf
Only 21, Casey Veggies is a veteran compared to most artists in his age bracket and his music is clearly evidence of this fact. The Inglewood, Cali. spit-kicker pops back on the scene with his latest one-off, "Tied Up" featuring DeJ Loaf. He crafts a sexy hip-hop love song tailor-made for the radio. While he comes correct on the lyrical tip, the main draw is DeJ Loaf, who lends her Motor City twang to the hook with much effectiveness. "I'll be a lady in the streets / In a dress with her hair tied up / Or I can be a freak in the sheets / In the room with her hands tied up," she rhymes. If you dig this, be sure to keep an eye out for Casey Veggies' upcoming debut album, Live and Grow, which should appear sometime this summer if we had to place our bets on it.
"Off the Rip"French Montana Feat. Chinx & N.O.R.E.
After laying low musically for the better part of 2015, French Montana returns to the kitchen on his latest offering, "Off the Rip." Featuring fellow Coke Boy Chinx, as well as N.O.R.E., the track finds French hitting on all cylinders and serving up his usual brand of cocky tough-talk and sex-laden lyrics over production courtesy of Trakformaz. "Shorty brought her friends off the rip / Bitches bust it open, eatin' p---- off the rip," the Bronx, N.Y. native delivers on the catchy track. And with the release of his sophomore album, Mac and Cheese, right around the corner, we're sure that French has more tunes in the stash ready to go.
"Somebody Else (Remix)"Rico Love Feat. Usher & Wiz Khalifa
Rico Love has been one of the hardest working men in show business as of late. After campaigning for the better part of this year with a seemingly endless stream of R&B releases, the mutitalented creative is gearing up for the debut of his new LP, Turn the Lights On, which touches down May 19. Enlisting Usher and Wiz Khalifa for the remix of "Somebody Else," Love delivers another winner and continues to prove his worth as an artist. “Ohh, I’m really hoping she finds somebody else / And it won’t get better till you try somebody else,” Usher sings. “She be all in to the drama, But I just want us to be close / She all about the commotion, I swear she gotta heart of stone/ Can’t turn back time."