Over the past week, the music world has been an eventful one to say the least. 2015 is continuing on with a slew of high-profile tracks being released, including songs from Dave East, Ciara and Large Pro, who made up the Songs of the Week lineup just seven days ago. This week, Tech N9ne and Eminem's collab made major waves, while acts such as Dej Loaf and Currenn$y held the ‘net down with random heaters of their own.
The end of the month is right around the corner and the music keeps coming at a rapid face, but a few records out of the endless pile of new releases managed to pique our interest and stand a cut above the rest. We present our latest edition of Songs of the Week with three tunes from Rihanna, Boosie Badazz and De La Soul. Did your favorite song make the cut? Let us know in the comments below.
The road to riches has been one covered with thorns for Boosie Badazz, but through the trials and tribulations, still he rises. While no one would mistake him for Maya Angelou, the brand of ghetto gospel he spews on this track is ironically poetic if you read between the lines. He serves up another scripture out of the book of Boosie with "Retaliation."
Produced by London on Da Track, the Louisiana native seeks revenge for one of his kin and plays for keeps. His Touchdown 2 Cause Hell album drops July 15, so be sure to expect more than a few offerings from the Badazz sooner than later.
"I'd rather be smoking weed whenever we breath," purrs the feisty diva known as Rihanna on "James Joint." A special treat for fans in celebration of the annual stoner holiday 4/20, the track is an interlude that will appear on her upcoming album, R8. While only slightly over a minute long, that is all the listener needs to know that they've been blessed with something that is refreshing and dope.
Rihanna is taking a soulful yet aggressive approach on your eighth LP. If we can expect more selections like this, the effort will definitely be one of the best albums in our favorite island girl's career.
"God It"De La Soul Feat. Nas
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but De La Soul prove that notion wrong by utilizing the power of the internet to fund the making of their upcoming LP. Amassing over $500,00 from a Kickstarter fundraiser, the Long Island, N.Y.-bred are well on their way to delivering the new project to loyal fans. As a gift to supporters, they unleashed a freebie titled "God It."
Bringing in Nas to serve as a co-pilot, the veteran MCs do their thing on the mic and succeed in whetting the appetites of De La loyalists fiending for a return on their investment.