Tracks we can’t stop listening to no matter how hard we try. This week’s picks include music from A$AP Rocky, Rod Stewart & Mark Ronson, Fetty Wap featuring Drake, and Wiz Khalifa.
1) “No Permission”, Wiz Khalifa
Fresh off the mad success of “See You Again” from the Furious 7 OST comes “No Permission”, a track featuring a more traditional rap sound. Shot on the streets of New York City, Wiz Khalifa surprised fans with the unexpected release of the music video on May 5th. Expect more surprises from now till June, when Wiz embarks on his Boys of Zummer tour with Fall Out Boy.
2) “My Way (Remix)”, Fetty Wap feat. Drake
Fetty Wap’s banger “My Way” just got better – at least that’s what Drake fans would say. In this remixed version, the rapper drops a few verses at about 2:30 into the track, giving it the classic melodic Drake treatment.
3) “Trophies”, Brasstracks
You know how you wanna listen to your favorite music without the words sometimes – especially while you’re doing work? Consider Basstracks that wish fulfilled. Jazzy and soulful, Basstracks is modern instrumental music at its finest.
4) “Bitch Better Have My Money”, StarRo Remix
Since Rihanna played that April Fool’s prank on Jimmy Kimmel, storming into his room while he was asleep with neon lights and belting her latest hit, “Bitch Better Have My Money”, the song has been stuck in our minds. But StarRo’s remix is about to change that, so even though Rihanna sings, “don’t act like you forgot”, this remix damn near wipes our memory clean of the original version.
5) “Everyday”, A$AP Rocky feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel & Mark Ronson
A$AP Rocky first gave fans a preview of his upcoming album At.Long.Last A$AP with “Everyday”, an unlikely combination of rock legend Rod Stewart and rapper Miguel, with beats by Mark Ronson. If Rihanna and Kanye’s “Four Five Seconds” featuring Paul McCartney and now, “Everyday” featuring Rod Stewart on vocals are anything to go by, it seems collaborations between rappers and the greats may just be the next big thing.