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5 Tracks for This Week’s Grind: Von Alexander, Bryson Tiller, Trè Samuels and More

With the sudden lull in the week and the increasingly confusing weather pattern, we’ve turned to gathering tracks to while our time away. Here’s this week’s edit.

1) Von Alexander, “Hard To Tell”

Milwaukee artist Von Alexander teases his upcoming project, MAYHEM 1993, with this Derelle Rideout produced track. “Hard To Tell” is on a similar wavelength as his past releases; spilling truth about getting the success when nobody around him expected him to, and letting the world he’s been putting in mad work for what he does. Von Alexander’s obviously making it a point that he’s here to stay, and we already can’t wait for the release of MAYHEM 1993.

2) Bryson Tiller, “Don’t (Sevyn Streeter Remix)”

“Girl killed it,” is our collective thought after listening to this. Sevyn Street really put in the soul in the Trapsoul King’s track. Switching up the heavy dark RnB sound for something more airy, as well putting her touch to the lyrics, we’re already wondering when’s she’s gonna put out a debut album.

3) Trè Samuels, “Flying Without You”

16-year-old Australian Tré Samuels must be some kinda wunderkind, with the sheer amount of talent he possess. He put out his debut track at the tender age of 11, and has been working with big names like Warner Chapel and Rachel James throughout his journey. Things got better: Last year, Tré was scouted by a modeling agency – he’s now signed to four, Elite being one of them. Check his Instagram out here, where he has amassed 14.9k followers (and counting) with his charm and good looks.

4) Daniel Nes, “Somethin’ (ft. Issi Laïki)”

If you’re into tracks with a dope mix of percussion and vocal chops mixed in, this is definitely for you. The drums, keys and synths combine to make for a heady experience thats perfect for lonely office lunches.

5) Alessia Cara, “Scars To Your Beautiful”

Ever the voice of the generation, Alessia Cara makes a comeback with this empowering, self-love track in lieu of her 20th birthday. “You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are,” she sings. “You don’t have to change a thing, the world can change its heart,” is what the songstress croons during the music video featuring different people (including RnB singer JoJo) embracing all their imperfections.

Got a suggestion for next week’s grind? Drop us an email at editorial@straatosphere.com.


Tira Lee is Straatosphere’s resident aux cord heaux. She’s in-charge of pulling together nifty mixes each week to spread dope tracks and good vibes to the public. In her free time, she partakes in something distressingly referred to as academia and often experiences an existential crisis of sorts. She’s also paid to put pretty clothes on pretty people sometimes.

Read more: 5 Tracks for This Week’s Grind, 7 July 2016