StraatBeats Vol. 3 delivers the freshest and hardest hitting tracks for your Friday night.
This week’s curation includes tracks from Action Bronson, Kodak Blac, Gunna, and Sheck Wes.
1. “White Bronco” – Action Bronson
Rap game’s favorite chef is back with a dreamy and melodic boom-bap single. It is quintessential Action Bronson with his aggressive boasts and sports references complimented by his distinguishable voice and flow.
2. “Tints” (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Anderson .Paak
Ever since that photo of Anderson and Kendrick surfaced, we have been waiting to see what the two will bless us with. Now that the track (the lead single to Anderson’s upcoming LP Oxnard) is here, it does not disappoint. It’s a groovy and jazzy beat that complements Anderson .Paak’s flowy rap-singing. Kendrick kills it as usual as he raps about how he’s a level above everyone else and needs tints to filter the snakes and posers. A tune to get jiggy to.
3. “Kyrie” – Sheck Wes
Sheck Wes reached overnight stardom with his break out single “Mo Bamba” and since then we have all been waiting on what a full-length project will bring us. He stepped up to the plate as Mudboy delivers 14 tracks of pure hard-hitting bangers. “Kyrie” is an initial favorite as he raps about how he is as saucy as the Boston Celtic star. He also shouts out Kyrie’s teammate Jayson Tatum and references how he is killing his rookie year in the rap game. With such a catchy hook and hilarious sample at the beginning, this tune will be in the clubs sooner than you expect.
4. “Outstanding” – MadeinTYO
MadeinTYO says he’s got it all under control in his latest single. A disgustingly hard beat produced by Ronny J, The “Mr. Tokyo” rapper stuck with his addictive flow and adlibs as we get an infectious club banger.
5. “Stuck” (With Arin Ray) – EARTHGANG
Atlanta duo EARTHGANG puts out a soulful single from their upcoming LP as they talk about figures they have a deep attachment and remorse for. Johnny Venus and Doctor Dot are currently signed with Dreamville and have been working with the likes of J.I.D.. The track is one for a chill sesh with the crew as the duo shows their prowess in mixing up flows and pop culture references. EARTHGANG is going to blow up, you heard it here first on StraatBeats Vol.3.
6. “High” (feat. Elton John) – Young Thug
Another single off Thugger’s recent EP Off The Rvn, Young Thug remixes Elton John’s “Rocket Man” and turns it into a heart-swelling dreamy trap beat. Thugger continues shows his versatility and willingness to always push the boundaries of what a rap song is supposed to be. Both artists are known as icons in individuality, so it was no surprise to hear Thugger was a favorite of Elton’s. I mean, just take a look at this.
7. Do You Understand? (feat. Young Thug) – Shy Glizzy and Gunna
Since hitting the mainstream as a feature on Goldlink’s “Crew”, Shy Glizzy keeps up his form as he collabs with Gunna and Young Thug. The trio continues to prove that if done correctly, mumble rap is a mood. Another perfect chill tune for the chill sesh with the crew.
8. “GOKU” – Jaden Smith
Jaden shouts out the Dragonball Z character in his latest single as he attacks the heavy-hitting trap beat. Spitting bars with references to A$AP Rocky and Charlamagne Tha God, Jaden pushes the idea that he’s on top of the game and no one can touch him. A club banger for sure, the track is apparently the first single off his upcoming project, The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tapes Story.
9. “Deadcrush” (feat. Danny Brown) (Alchemist x Trooko Version) – alt-J
Danny Brown jumps on this remix of the alt-J track off the producer’s latest project. Combing Brown’s iconic high pitched voice with a psychedelic trip-hop beat, Danny seems comfortable as he goes back to similar beats that shot him into popularity.
10. “Never Recover” (feat. Drake) – Lil Baby & Gunna
After the success of their first project, Lil Baby and Gunna just dropped their Drip Harder LP. Enlisting the help of Drake, the trio spits braggadocious bars on a hard beat with heavy-hitting 808s co-produced by Tay Keith, one of the game’s hottest producers at the moment.
The above is a selection from StraatBeats Vol.3, check out the full playlist below.
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