Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Burna Boy, Migos, Octavian, Mist, SiR & One Acen

by Olu

Massive apologies for not posting any bumper tunes over the past week, so I’m here to make it up to everyone by dropping SEVEN heaters for your listening pleasure. Let’s get into it

Burna Boy – Ph City Vibrations

Burna Boy finally released his long-awaited 3rd studio album this past Friday Outside via Atlantic Records. Since releasing his debut studio album L.I.F.E in 2013, which included hit records like Like To Party & Tonight, Burna has seen his star continually rise year on year with each release as either the lead or featured artist. He followed his debut album release with 2015’s On A Spaceship, which included the timeless banger Soke & one of my personal faves Rizzla. The new album Outside showcases all the elements of Burna’s artistry in his best form & shows why he’s one of the go-to afrobeat superstars. The album features an impressive arrray of songs, which should cross-over well in the UK market but also contains records that are true to his PH roots like my favourite afrobeat song of all time Rock Your Bodywhich forms part of the 12-track album. Lily Allen & J Hus (on the previously featured Sekkle Down)  also serve as the only features on the LP. My favourite tune barring Rock Your Body has to be Ph City Vibrations. It’s so good that I’m even intrigued & more receptive to the idea of visiting the city one day. Check out the Outside album here & peep the fire tune below

 

Migos – Walk It Talk It Ft. Drake / White Sand Ft. Travis Scott, Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign

Migos dropped the long-awaited sequel to their Grammy-nominated & platinum-selling 2nd studio album Culture this past Friday. The aptly titled Culture II album features an incredible 24 songs & feels like a double LP in all honesty. I think it’s a good album but not at the same level sonically as the prequel. That being said, the album is still littered with a number of gems, as you’d expect based on the law of percentages; 11 by my count. I settled on featuring two songs on the tape cause I couldn’t decide between them. Walk It Talk It is a braggadocious nod to taking action over saying shit, which we can all relate to & features a 16 by the 6 god, Drizzy. The 2nd featured tune is the Wheezy-produced banger White Sand. The record features Travis Scott, Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign, who are all favourites of mine & the resulting tune is a hazy banger with a brilliant hook & fire verses to match from all 3 of them. Check out Culture II here and sample the featured tunes below

 

 

Octavian – 100 Degrees Ft. Sam Wise

Rave of the moment Octavian dropped his second official single via Drilla Records on Friday. The French-born & South London raised MC made a big impression on the rap world at the back end of 2017 with his excellent single Party Here, which casted the spotlight on him as an MC to look out for & culminated in a feature spot on Drizzy’s OVO Sound Radio which took the hype level surrounding the MC to another notch. At this point in time, Octavian looks like a great hope for the UK rap scene and I can only hope that he makes good on all this early promise! For now, he’s shooting 2/2 from the field so enjoy the sophomore single featuring Sam Wise below

 

Mist – Game Changer

Birmingham MC Mist dropped his first single in over 10 months titled Game Changer this past Friday. Mist has emerged as one of my favourite MC’s on the UK scene over the past 15 months or so. His style is unique & the chemistry he’s got with producer Steel Banglez is undeniable. The record serves as the first single off his soon-to-be-released Diamond In The Dirt EP. Look out for the tape’s release date & peep the crisp visuals below

 

 

SiR – War

TDE signee SiR released his first official project through the legendary label November just under two weeks ago & it’s a beautiful body of work to say the least. The 11-track LP is a great intro into one of the newer members of the label alongside Lance Skiiwalker. I personally really enjoyed the tape & it served as my first real sample of the Inglewood native’s music. The featured record below War is my fave from the tape & I’ll definitely be keeping tab on all his future releases! Peep the tune below

 

One Acen – Vice Versa Ft. WSTRN

UK rapper One Acen came through with a brand new fire tune last week Friday titled Vice Versa. The rapper gained mainstream notoriety with last year’s Verified. Vice Versa is an impressive party record featuring the resurgent group WSTRN, who seem to be slowly building their profile back up after a few legal mishaps involving a group member last year.  In layman’s terms, this is a banger & I expect this to gain traction in the clubs over the coming months. Enjoy the fire tune below

 

Check out the official Vibes Patron Apple Music playlist here or the Spotify version below