It’s that time of the week where some of the writers come together and pick and choose their tracks of the week and give you their reason behind it.
It’s been a big week for music with Young Jeezy, RZA and Kanye West all dropping new material.
Join Smackie, Sif Infamous, Natasha and Sian as they take you on a journey with their tracks of the week.
Smackie’s Tracks Of The Week
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Jeezy – Get Right
Well this is an awfully nice surprise, it is no secret I love me some Jeezy, so I was rather pleased when he released this new tune. New single, just a teaser, one is not so sure yet but all I do know this is a typical Jeezy track; his gruff sounds, that infectious bass and that drum heavy production. All around I am happy with this, I just wonder what this is the prelude too, we can all watch and observe. Yeaaaaaaaaaaah, this is such a banger.
Kanye West – White Dress
A one minute snippet of White Dress doesn’t seem enough, yet this is possibly one of the most anticipated song’s of RZA’s ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’ soundtrack. Kanye offers an insight into a tainted relationship, in which I am guessing, is about Amber Rose, but hey it’s Mr West, he isn’t the most predictable person is he?
“And you the type of girl that probably deserves a new last name. But, they never let us do our thing. Everybody lying on who I bang, we was on fire but they blew our flame.”
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Respect the West Cypher
Technically this isnt a track but when i watched this cypher from the BET hip hop awards I was going crazy!! The whole cypher was so Hip Hop, from the domino set up, to Quik tapping on the table with the pen, and finally we had some MCs actually spitting some bars off the top of the dome at one of these cyphers! I dunno who did best but you know its a classic moment when Kurupt, Snoop, E 40, X to the Z and Quik kick serious game on BET.
Roc Marciano – “Poltergeist”
I literally discovered this song out of nowhere!! Action Bronson tweeted out the video for this Arch Druids produced track and said “no one alive is rapping like this”. Since the stuff i had heard from Roc Marci had been on point before I checked the video out and i was not dissapointed!! a simple video directed by Marci himself, this song has got enough bars in it to fill a jail house!
Wu Tang – “Six Directions Of Boxing”
I am greatly anticipating the man with the iron fists film by RZA to come out (I don’t do cinemas but would actually go if it’s screened in the UK), and so far all the leaks from the soundtrack have been exemplary.
RZA did a serious number on the beat I love how its progressive and changes as the song goes along. As Far as the rapping, c’mon, its WU TANG! can’t fuck with that. From U-God starting it off to Inspectah Deck closing its all round greatness
Rick Ross ft Drake & Lil Reese – “Us”
This Week, Rozay dropped his new mixtape “Black Bar Mitzvah” out of nowhere, and remixed this Lil Reese (from Chief Keef’s GBE camp) track. Produced by Young Chop this one could live in the clubs now its got the Rozay and Drizzy push
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Krept and Konan “Don’t Judge Me” Ft Anthony Thomas
First of I’m beginning with London’s finest Krept and Konan. Jumping on the success of Chris Brown’s “Don’t Judge Me” the duo take on the powerful ballad and give it some grime life with an lyrical twist. Bringing to life what the female stans could only picture, the boys switch up the style and delve into the reality of what would give to be with the woman of their dreams, I love it as a standout for the simple fact that they don’t do a lot of tracks for the ladies but when they do we get heavyweights like this.
Mellowhype Ft Frank Ocean “Astro”
Mellowhype keeps it funky fresh on this futuristic high tech computer back track with the help of one of the hottest vocalists at the moment Mr Frank Ocean. These OFWGKTA artists know how to throw it down and what I like best about the track is the cool blend that they created when they both come together to make a hit. And what a hit indeed.
Pusha T Ft Future “Pain”
The G.O.O.D music representative takes his lyrics up a notch in this chilling back track. What I love about Pusha is since joining his CEO’s roster, his improvement and grind to become a better MC is reflecting on the amount on his importance on Cruel Summer and his collaborations. He’s really taking Kanye’s advice as well swiping some of his swag which aint such a bad thing when you’re on one of the hottest labels in Hip Hop right now. Future does his thing auto tune style. Class with a capital C for this one.
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Kanye West – White Dress (snippet)
It may only be a 60 second preview from Kanye but its enough to make my tracks of the week. This new song from Kanye West titled “White Dress” is featured on the soundtrack to RZA’s film The Man With the Iron Fists, and is very reminiscent of his old flow. Even tho his new style is great, it’s good to hear him go back to this every once and a while.
Styles P – I Know
Yonkers native Styles P, a brand new track called “I Know”. The piano driven track is accompanied by some smooth drums and a heavy synth that perfectly matches Styles pure hip hop flow.
With the repetitive, bars of ”I know the coke game, I know the dope game, I know the shooter that jacked boy you’re old game, I know the fast cars, I know the fast hoes, I know the n*****s that hustle and get fast dough” this is defiantly one track to be stuck in your head.
Dizzy Wright – Songs – Fly High
Dizzy Wright drops off a very smooth tune as his a new single featuring female artist Nikkiya. He has an EP “1st Agreement” dropping in November so be on the look out for that.
RZA – The Baddest Man Alive Feat The Black Keys
Two of my tracks of the week come from “The Man with the Iron Fists” soundtrack. This marriage of rap and rock has previously generated some interesting sounds, but this one works well. Indie band The Black Keys add their bluesy-rock flavor to RZA’s urban flow on their latest track “The Baddest Man Alive.”