Weekly Track Roundup: 8/23/20

Weekly Track Roundup: 8/23/20

Travis Scott, Jay-Z, Future, RZA, DMX and many more released new songs this week. Look down below to see our thoughts!

The Plan- Travis Scott

Working with Christopher Nolan on his new film “TENET”, Travis Scott is back with a brand new single titled “The Plan”. Over some heavy synths, the Houston rapper excites the listener with his quick flow and intoxicating vocals.

Rating: 8.5/10

Fighting for Equality- RZA (feat. Ghostface Killah)

Wu-Tang leader RZA teams up with go to member Ghostface Killah on “Fight for Equality”. Over a hard-hitting beat, RZA goes on an intense rant preaching about the dangers black people face every day in America. Ghostface’s performance pushes the track’s narrative even further as he addresses some of the corruption in greed within the high power of the world.

Rating: 8/10

Hello- Aminé (feat. Luke Steele)

Shortly after the release of his “Limbo” album, Aminé is back with a new single titled “Hello”. While Aminé delivers a solid performance filled with witty bars and quotables, the track feels like a throwaway due to the annoying and redundant hook.

Rating: 5/10

Bout Shit- The Lox & DMX

The Lox is reuniting with their old collaborating buddy DMX for “Bout Shit”. On this gritty posse cut, Styles P, X, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss all contribute with gritty verses that embody everything their past struggles and established fame has brought them.

Rating: 9/10

Bang Bang- Chief Keef & Mike Will Made-It

With producer Mike Will Made-It behind the boards, Chief Keef hopes to make a new hit with “Bang Bang”. Over a pretty straightforward trap beat, the Chicago rapper goes on a lyrical exercise where he addresses various issues in his life while also flexing on the audience. Throughout the song, Keef seems to have a fire lit under him, which is something I haven’t seen from him in years.

Rating: 7/10

Wowzers- Chucky Chuck (feat. Kool Keith)

Up and comer Chucky Chuck manages to get a feature from the infamous Kool Keith for his song “Wowzers”. The two show off their lyrical ability over a glitchy instrumental. Kool Keith is fun, ambitious and memorable here which truly makes this an experience worth listening to

Rating: 8/10

The Don & The Boss- Busta Rhymes & Vybz Kartel

The legendary Busta Rhymes teams up with reggae artist Vybz Kartel for “The Don & the Boss”. Due to their being nearly no chemistry, the track gets killed as each artist tries to emulate the other. In doing this, the whole experience super awkward and artificial.

Rating: 2/10

Thrusting- Future & Swae Lee

Serving as another single off the upcoming Internet Money compilation, Future and Swae Lee put out “Thrusting”. While this is no crazy intoxicated banger, Lee’s exceptional vocals will make your mind drift, and additionally, Future’s soft delivery complements the rest of the song well.

Rating: 6.5/10

Don’t Care- Rich Brian

Rich Brian continues to show his artistic development and progression on “Don’t Care”. With a melodic tone, the 20-year-old MC spins his problems into a joyous anthem that will make you carefree. While its not perfect, hearing Brian dive into new sonic waters is very intriguing.

Rating: 6/10

Free Merey- 42 Dugg

Dedicated to a jailed up friend, 42 Dugg releases “Free Merey”. In theory, songs like these are usually super hard and potent but, 42 Dugg just makes a generic anthem about drugs, money, and power.

Rating: 3/10

Entrepreneur- Pharrell Williams (feat. Jay-Z)

Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z team up to make an empowering anthem for the struggling youth with their new song “Entrepreneur”. While the song’s intent was there, we ended up getting a poorly delivered surface level depection of racism and how to stop it. Definitely the worst track this duo has ever made.

Rating: 1/10

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