A bite-sized showcase of the hottest records to grace the industry this month.
PHASES – Sean Leon
Sean Leon brings listeners on a groovy rap venture with this track. This song from the artist’s newest album, HERD IMMUNITY, features a smooth flow over an easy beat, all produced by Leon himself along with Bijan Amir. Not to mention, the track also boasts an intro by famed actor Denzel Washington, giving the song a cinematic feeling. Definitely check this one out!
Agenda – Ben Reilly
Atlanta up and comer Ben Reilly impressed audiences this month with this song from his new album, Freelance: Charlie. The track features two distinctive halves, a softer first part, and a metal and electronic inspired second half, all produced by british-american rockstar Slash. The vocals are reminiscent of Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar in the best way, and Reilly’s energetic flow shines on this song. A must listen for fans of Keem this summer, and anyone who enjoys rap with electronic elements.
PDBMH – Ken Carson
The eighth track from Playboi Carti protege Ken Carson’s newest album, “PDBMH,” is a lightning paced pop-trap track featuring an almost whimsical beat, and classic Ken Carson vocals. “PDBMH,” which stands for “Please Don’t Blow My High,” fuses elements of hyper-pop and trap into a unified ear-pleasing sound. Fans of artists like Carti, Uzi, or Yeat, this one’s for you.
F.F – Lil Uzi Vert
On the last track from the cloud-era legend’s newest EP, RED & WHITE, Uzi taps into a pure flow state! Lil Uzi Vert’s “F.F” features stellar vocals on both the hooks and the verses, combined with a soothing, but exciting beat, that give the overall work a unique and addictive sound. A must listen to fans of Lil Uzi, or cloud-era rappers in general.
The Root of All – DJ Premier
A standout from DJ Premier’s Hip Hop 50: Vol 1 extended play, “The Root of All” is an homage to an earlier era in rap music. Featuring verses from Slick Rick and Lil Wayne, the song is a lyrical rap titan. Rick and Wayne flow together effortlessly, and the easy beat creates breezy listening experience for audiences. This song is a mandatory listen for 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s rap fans, especially anyone that appreciates more lyrically focused songs.
Big Steppa – Flo Milli
Flo Milli brings the heat on her newest album, You Still Here, Ho?, with the song “Big Steppa.” The track boasts hard-hitting, bravado filled verses over a hypnotic bass-heavy beat, guaranteed to get your body moving. This Flo Milli banger is an excellent addition to your workout playlist or to get the people dancing at any summer function.
Tomioka – Jay Eazy
New York rising rapper, Jay Eazy, absolutely delivered with his first single of July, “Tomioka.” Eazy shows off his distinctive style and flow on the track, rapping part of the song in spanish, and littering the lyrics with jovial bars and anime references. Taking off on TikTok after its original release, the song is the most popular track in the budding rapper’s short discography, and a must listen this month.