When last he was on ROTW (Record of the Week), Lethal Bizzle had just delivered the bass heavy club banger that was ‘Fester Skunk’.
Fester Skank Lyrics — In part:
You might see me in a Lambo Camo snapback, Rambo 500 horses, Django 2 2 chicken, Nando You might see me in a Rari Old school fella, Atari It’s a new dance, no tango Anywhere I go, I make the gang go
Featuring the seemingly oversimplified rhymes that thereafter made the song a perfect sing along, ‘Fester Skank’ rose quickly in charts and while it was later overtaken by even bigger bangers, Lethal Bizzle is taking back his crown with ‘Flex’.
It’s got that bass and that flow that we love him for, ‘Flex’ takes over from Nicki’s ‘Chun Li’ which is still doing heavy rounds on radio airwaves across the world.
The world might still be recovering from Cardi B fever but if there’s a particular project that is shining through regardless, it’s Drake’s ‘Nice For What’ single.
‘Nice For What’ dropped complete with a video that enjoys cameos from some of Hollywood’s top women including Olivia Wilde, Yara Shahidi, Zoe Saldana, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae and even Blank Panther actress Letitia Wright.
The four minute long single samples from Lauryn Hill’s mega hit ‘Ex Factor’ and is currently enjoying 15 million views on YouTube (as of today).
Just like ‘God’s Plan’, ‘Nice For What’ is also empowering, featuring lyrics like…
You been inside, know you like to lay low I’ve been peepin’ what you bringin’ to the table Workin’ hard, girl, everything paid for First, last phone bill, car note, cable
With your phone out, gotta hit them angles With your phone out, snappin’ like you Fabo And you showin’ off, but it’s alright And you showin’ off, but it’s alright It’s a short life, yeah
See how many familiar faces you spot in this video.
Following hot on the heels of her last release, Offset featured ‘No Drama’, Tinashe is now on Record of the Week (ROTW) with her latest release ‘Me So Bad’.
This after we’d listed a number of new singles that we projected to be ROTW this week, seems we were right in choosing this Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana collabo (‘Me So Bad’) as one in the number.
‘Me So Bad’ has an uptempo vibe to it which is very playful and catchy, plus, it dropped with it’s accompanying video which matches the jam’s energy with a bright color palate and sultry visuals.
Released this Easter weekend, ‘Me So Bad’ features lyrics such as …
I know you want my free time I know that we don’t play that, that, that, that I’m walking on a thin line I’m hoping that it break, break, break, break, break I’m tryna give you FaceTime, yeah Don’t mean you wanna wait, wait, wait, wait, wait I wanna better bassline, I wanna better bassline
Every week, we give one jam the honor of enjoying a week’s long heavy airplay on HBR.
Last week the honor was Rich The Kid’s ‘Plug Walk’ but as we are yet to have a ROTW for this week, we thought it best to list a couple of new singles that may just be next in line.
Konshens – ‘Big Belly’ ft Rick Ross & Rvssian)
Though not quite your usual Caribbean flavoured jam, it has been quite some time since we featured a Jamaican artist on ROTW and this single which features Maybach Music mogul Rick Ross, definitely plays into our strengths being that it is a Hip Hop single.
‘Me So Bad’ by Tinashe ft Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana
Following her ‘No Drama’ single featuring Migos super star Offset, Tinashe might be on ROTW with this playful jam ‘Me So Bad’. It’s uptempo which makes for an almost definite banger with the added advantage of featuring HBR staple artists Ty Dolla and F Montana.
‘Love Struck’ by WSTRN, Tiwa Savage and Mr. Eazy.
Wouldn’t be the first time that this UK based RnB crew made it onto ROTW having had their single ‘Textin’ become ROTW. The crew seem to be targeting that spot with their latest release which is a collaboration with West African stars Tiwa Savage and Mr. Eazy.
‘Suicidal’ by Diplo ft Desiigner.
This Major Lazer producer and deejay never disappoints when it comes to producing hit singles and this new one he’s come out with features Trap star Desiigner.
A week after Swae Lee’s ‘Hurt To Look’ single, we can now enjoy five long days of having Rich The Kid’s ‘Plug Walk’ as ROTW (Record of the Week).
Rich the Kid has a debut album, ‘The World Is Yours’, about to drop, an album we hear is set to feature artists like Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and (as reported by Rap Up, possible collaborations with Kanye West, Migos and Frank Ocean.
It’s from that album that we now have the three minute something single ‘Plug Walk’ which is complete with a music video that samples heavily from hit TV Series ‘Breaking Bad’, in which Rich The Kid plays Heisenberg.
Check it out;
The jam features lyrics such as;You can’t reach me (what?), space coupe like E.T It’s the plug tryna call me (skrrt, skrrt) I was up trappin’ early in the morning (plug) Ooh, on the wave like a du-rag (du-rag) Pussy nigga callin’ for his boo back (pussy) Plug walk, Gucci on my shoe racks (Gucci) Walk up in the house with a rat-a-tat
Tra duo Rae Sremmurd, made up of Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmy, are preparing the release of their joint album SR3MM, which will be a three disc project featuring each of their respective solo albums.
It’s from Swae Lee’s solo album ‘Swaecation’ that we receive the banger ‘Hurt To Look’ which follows the release of his brother Slim Jxmmy’s ‘Brxnks Truck’ which debuted on HBR officially, on the Wednesday Jam Session #JSHBR.
‘Hurt To Look’ becomes Swae Lee’s added stay on ROTW, having enjoyed being there with French Montana on French’s ‘Unforgettable’ single.
The jam features lyrics like…
can feel the weight of what you say (ooh, ooh) I had explanations for days (ooh, ooh) Don’t think you’re the only one that’s sane It seems like we’re not on the same page All I do is think when I’m away (away) Colors burst and all I see are shapes (hey!) Sun goes away and that’s when I call your name (your name) She’s here for good, and I’m here to stay
If you haven’t already seen the video, here it is.
DJ Khaled has had his fair share of stay on ROTW, the last time being thanks to his Beyonce and Jay Z featured jam ‘Shinning’.
This iconic producer is said to have gone as far as relocating to New York just to try and bag himself a Jay Z Beyonce collabo and seeing as how ‘Shining’ was ridiculously successful, it makes sense that he thought to record and release yet another single with the power couple, a single we now know as ‘Top Off’.
The joint single also features Trap Music king Future and while we may still be holding it in comparison with ‘Shining’, ‘Top Off’ is its own banger with notable verses from all three acts including Beyonce who channels her inner rapper and shows out with lyrics like;
I’m the only lady here, still the realest nigga in the room I break the internet, top two and I ain’t number two My body, my ice, my cash, all real, I’m a triple threat Fuck it up and then leave, come back, fuck it up and leave again
‘Top Off’ took over ROTW from Post Malone’s second stay at that spot and is currently enjoying world-wide airplay.
It’s the third song off of Post Malone’s ‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ album and ‘Psycho’ is now ROTW.
Coming on the week right after Calvin Harris and Party Next Door’s ‘Nuh Ready’, this single is definitely Post Malone’s signature style featuring lyrics like…
Damn, my AP goin’ psycho, lil’ mama bad like Michael Can’t really trust nobody with all this jewelry on you My roof look like a no-show, got diamonds by the boatload Come with the Tony Romo for clowns and all the bozos
‘Psycho’ features sultry vocals from Ty Dolla $ign and together, they just might surpass the iconic opening numbers set by Post Malone’s previous release and world number 1, ‘Rockstar’.
According to pigeonsandplanes.com, the jam is currently being streamed online, and is number 1 on US Spotify, beating about world acclaimed Drake single ‘God’s Plan’.
Republic Records released the audio to Psycho earlier on with a video that features a remote construction site and a beastly figure which some people claim could have aided in the number of streams the song received.
Kojo Funds and Raye just found a way to bring back to life, a Craig David single that is a classic!
Taking an interesting spin on Craig’s ‘7 Days’, this rapper teams up with Raye for club banger ‘Check’ and after listening to it, it’s not hard to see why there’s so much craze over this hit.
If we learnt anything from Grime Week last year, it’s that most UK urban artists have some African decent and the same is true from Kojo, who hails from the same area as icons Dizee Rascal and Wiley.
‘Check’ is yet another successful hit from this rapper whose viral hits are a part of his legacy. In the jam, Kojo delivers incredible lyrics and the song features the catchy hook in which Raye kicks of singing;
Everything you say is true I’d be a mess here without you And I’ll hold you down, you don’t need to stress So let me just lay upon your chest
Kojo then joins in for the main chorus which goes…
She makin’ me weed check Grinder check Rizla check I got the lighter check Roll the weed and let me smoke the zest And you can lay upon my chest She makin’ me weed check Grinder check Rizla check I got the lighter check Roll the weed and let me smoke the zest And you can lay upon my chest
It’s also got a dope video where the two stars play love interests in a steamy club scene.
Kojo’s ‘Check’ takes over from another UK based ROTW which was ‘Bad Vibe’ by M.O, Mr. Eazy and Lotto Boyz.
It was a long awaited collabo that Kenyan music group Sauti Sol teased via a series of tantalizing pics on social media.
Alluding to a time when singer Bien Aime boldly professed his love for Naija songstress Tiwa Savage, this BET nominated crew only just released this Pan-African collaboration, which they chose to title ‘Girl Next Door’.
The video which is incredibly shot, features authentic African city/town-scapes and showcases Tiwa in a both a blonde hairdo and a revealing tank top.
Like most of their music videos, ‘Girl Next Door’ is fast going viral and if you love it as much as we do, then you’ll definitely love hearing it over and over again as this week’s Record of the Week.