Song of the Day: Lupe Fiasco – Dopamine Lit (Intro)


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Why We Like It: It’s the album’s INTRO, and possibly it’s best track. Lupe integrates a trappy barrage of cave-like echos with big bass hits, layered under a lyrical chopped salad. Tip: Turn up the bass if your car has anything other than a stock system installed. Turn down that shit if you need to visit Best Buy for some new woofers.

Over-D off of this, but don’t fall asleep ‘til the dopamine hit

Song of the Day: French Montana ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable


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Why We Like It: What is it about Rae Sremmurd (or maybe half of Rae Sremmurd) that makes everyone want to do a dance challenge? While the song itself is mellow and the lyrics are an even combination of boozy and sexual, the challenge itself is well… hilarious. Even Snoop is getting in on this.

Check out the videos below:

Song of the Day: Mike WiLL Made-It ft. Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane & Kendrick Lamar – Perfect Pint


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Why We Like It: To be honest, we like the entire album. Do yourself a favor a listen to it, in its entirety.

This track is cool for multiple reasons; it’s the first time we hear Kendrick refer to himself as ‘Kung-Fu Kenny’ in a song (an ode to his love of Don Cheadle’s character in Rush Hour and his love of martial arts). It’s also Gucci’s second collab with Rae Sremmurd (the first being ‘Black Beatles’… cue Mannequin Challenge).

Blue cheese, no Ranch, hunduns on me.

Song of the Day: Lupe Fiasco ft. Gizzle – Jump


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Why We Like It: Another dope track; another dope sample. ‘Jump’ features a no-nonsense, straight forward WOMP WOMP from some dude named Gigi D’Agostino (who we can only assume is a French DJ). We don’t care how Lupe found it, we are just happy it’s here. In addition to this track’s addictive beat, Gizzle gets creative on his feature:

I thought you couldn’t rap, when’d you learn how to do that
Then what you need me for if you already know how to flow?
Aye, fuck that, we gotta go, wouldn’t even be in this hoe
If you told me from the jump we wouldn’t be on this UFO
But I think that I can fly us, stole a key so I can try it
Never thought that I would ever be a flyin’ saucer pilot

This track has it all –
Legit beat? Check.
Supreme flow? Check.

Lupe, you’re back. Thank you.

Song of the Day: Drake ft. Young Thug – Ice Melts


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Why We Like It: Last week Young Thug announced he will be releasing a “singing“ album, executive produced by Drake. TBH we don’t really kno what to expect, but we’re intrigued.

If the rumor ends up being true, the album will be named “EEBBT“ aka “Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls“. In addition to “Ice Melts“, YT has been featured on quite a few singles this Spring including Frank Ocean’s “Slide On Me“ & Calvin Harris’ “Heatstroke“. He even made an appearance on the Fate of the Furious soundtrack.

Dude has been busy.

Song of the Day: Future – Mask Off (Remixed by HunesBeats)


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Why We Like It: Yes, we know. You’ve already heard Future’s “Mask Off”. But you probably haven’t heard it remixed against this beat.

We bet you didn’t know that the original beat (what you might call ‘flute-like’) is sampled from Tommy’s Butler’s “Prison Song”, which was on a 1978 MLK tribute album. This remix takes the track one step further and samples it over a classic ‘boom-bap’ type of beat.

Fuck it, mask off.

Original Beat here:

Song of the Day: Kid Ink – Supersoaka


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Why We Like It: While the lyrics leave us with something to be desired (“Got hunnid, fifty, no stressin’, bend it over, yoga stretchin’”), the beat is produced by Murda Beatz aka the same guy who produced Drake’s “Portland” and Travis Scott’s “Outside”.

While Kid Ink seems to flip flop between releasing harder hitting tracks like “Murda” with pop-rap songs like “Promise” – we know one thing for certain: Anytime this guy releases a new track, we’re pushing play.

Song of the Day: Vince Staples – Bagbak


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Why We Like It: From the opening line (“This is for my future baby mama – hope your skin is black as midnight”) to the ever-so-timely and beautifully eloquent closing thoughts (“Tell the president to suck a dick”), we love this track mainly because of it’s no-nonsense, low lit, gritty synth beat.

For a guy who toured on the coattails of A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, and Tyler, the Creator a couple years ago, Vince has legitimized his own name over the past 6 months by releasing the 7-track album, Mona Lisa, in 2016 and Bagbak in February.

Vince has been on the come up for a while now, and we are happy he is finally getting the pub he deserves.

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