New Music Roundup: Best Party Tracks of the Weekend
This past weekend was huge for hip-hop releases, with nearly every prominent artist closing out the summer with new music. The onslaught may seem like a lot to get through, but lucky for you, we've compiled a handful of the best recent tracks of the weekend. Young Thug's highly-anticipated So Much Fun boasts the eccentric artist's signature stylings, but with new faces. Diplo, meanwhile, continues the country-trap trend with a collab with Morgan Wallen. Finally, Atlanta rap collective Quality Control is back from their success in 2017 with an all-new LP of some of the freshest faces in the genre. With so much to choose from, here's where to start:
1. Won't Be Late - Swae Lee (ft. Drake)
The latest collab between Swae Lee and Drake takes us back to "One Dance," with Drake's Jamaican accent making a surprise guest appearance. All jokes aside, the laidback stylings of this single can turn even the seediest bar (or most crowded subway car) into a popping dance hall. Swae Lee has granted us a summer hit we can take into the cooler months.
2. Bad Bad Bad - Young Thug, Lil Baby
Atlanta native Young Thug brings his own dynamic stylings to whatever track he releases, and "Bad Bad Bad" from his newest album So Much Fun is no exception. The LP released just three days ago on August 16 hosts many standout singles, but don't sleep on this one. Lil Baby keeps the drip going with bars that will make you want to roll down your windows and turn up the volume.
3. Heartless - Diplo (ft. Morgan Wallen)
Following in the footsteps of "Old Town Road," Diplo has tried his own hand at the country-trap remix, relying on the piney vocals of Morgan Wallen. Under his real name (and backroad alter ego) Thomas Wesley, the producer and DJ behind the record-breaking song of the summer has returned to his fake grassroots. "Heartless" has all the usual country tropes of heartbreak and mourning, but set to a decidedly hip-hop beat. It's no Lil Nas X, but if you needed more country rap in your life, this song is your best bet.
4. BOY BYE - BROCKHAMPTON
Last week, BROCKHAMPTON returned to form with the release of "BOY BYE," a track that combines Latin and Middle Eastern influence, 90s rap pullings, and BROCKHAMPTON's signature ensemble-style vocals. The eclectic rap group has always distinguished itself from the pack with their tongue-in-cheek lyricism and unique production style, and this is no exception. "BOY BYE" might just give you the confidence to break up with your summer fling.
5. Pink Toes - Quality Control (Offset, DaBaby ft. Gunna)
Quality Control is the Atlanta-based rap collective headlined by Migos' Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset, but their newest album released last Friday features the likes of Saweetie, City Girls, and countless others. "Pink Toes" keeps the momentum of singles "Baby" and "Intro" with some of the most sophisticated flows of the LP, but the diverse album is worth a full listen-through.