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Fire Tune Of The Day: Logic – Indica Badu Ft. Wiz Khalifa

Logic dropped his latest mixtape Bobby Tarantino II yesterday and its as fire as I expected. The Maryland native has seen his star take a massive upturn over the past year with the release of the platinum selling single 1-800-273-8255, which helped raise awareness about the suicide prevention helpline in the United States and culminated in a Grammys performance. That aside, Logic’s been a constant staple in the rap game since the release of his Young Sinatra mixtape in 2011 and he’s amassed 3 Gold-selling albums & 3 mixtapes since then including yesterday’s release. I honestly like pretty much every song on the 13 track mixtape but I decided to highlight Indica Badu cause the beat reminds me of J Dilla. Listen to Bobby Tarantino II here and stream Indica Badu below


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Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Amber Mark, Knucks, Suspect, Tory Lanez, Rae Sremmurd, SG Lewis & Big Lean

I’ve been meaning to post these fire tunes for over six days now but been unable to sit down & just bang it out due to work commitments & laziness. However, the below tunes are so fire that I’ve decided to still do a short but sweet post ahead of tomorrow’s fresh batch of New Music Friday.  So enjoy the must-hear fire below

Amber Mark – Love Me Right

One of the best records I’ve ever heard from rising superstar Amber Mark & I expect this song to take her to the next stratosphere in terms of relevance and result in organic fan base growth cause it’s that fire. I initially paid attention when she dropped her 3:33am EP but none of her songs really resonated with me this strongly until Love Me Right dropped and everybody needs to hear the song!  Peep her live performance & stream the tune below



Knucks – Hooper Ft. Not3s

This is my current fave tune since it dropped on Friday. I knew a little bit about Knucks beforehand but I’ll definitely be paying close attention to everything he releases going forward cause the man is undoubtedly cold with the bars! Not3s is unstoppable right now and continues to drop banger after banger both as a single & featured artist. Enjoy the crisp visuals & stream this incredible song below



Suspect – One Way Ft. Skepta & Jesse James Solomon

Suspect has to be one of the most unique UK rappers out now, with his unique aggressive flow constantly resulting in bangers which take your energy from 0-100 real quick! One Way is no exception & the hook has been popping into my head non-stop all week. Skepta & Jesse James Solomon did the record absolute justice and it’s just a ridiculously fire tune. Listen below


Tory Lanez – Hypnotized

Tory Lanez dropped his sophomore album MEMORIES DON’T DIE on Friday and it’s a marked improvement on his commercial debut I Told You in my humble opinion. The 20 track LP is littered with great songs but I’ve decided to highlight the potential club banger Hypnotized in this post as B.I.D was already featured) . Check out the album here and peep the featured tune below


Rae Sremmurd – Powerglide Ft. Juicy J

Swae Lee is a global treasure; period. One half of Rae Sremmurd has done it again, with this absolutely incredible record, which showcases his versatility as a singer & songwriter once again. Powerglide is unlike anything I’ve previously heard, which makes it automatic must-listen material. The Mississippi natives have proved time and time again that they’ll be here for a long time & this song already gives an indication of the sonic direction of the duo’s forthcoming third album SremmLife 3. Listen below


SG Lewis – Coming Up

I’ve always been a big fan of SG Lewis and his thoroughly enjoyable sound which seems age like wine. He’s prepping the release of his forthcoming Dusk EP, which will include the recently released vibe of a tune Coming Up & the previously featured Aura . Honestly, just listen below!


Big Lean – Hermes Ft. Giggs

Hermes dropped just under a fortnight ago but only surfaced on Apple Music on Friday, which is why it wasn’t shared sooner. Toronto rapper Big Lean got UK rap legend Giggs to assist him on the tune & Hollow man proceeded to steal the show on this one with a hard hitting 16, which gloriously meshes with the instrumental.  Peep the fire tune below



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Fire Tunes Of The Day: Dave – Hangman x Mostack – What I Wanna

Today’s a special FTOD day as two of my favourite British MCs dropped fire tunes yesterday! The ridiculously consistent Santan Dave dropped his first single Hangman since releasing his acclaimed Game Over EP, which housed the hit record No Words featuring today’s other featured MC Mostack. The EP gave us a club bop, a government challenge & an ode to an ex, which clearly showcased the versatility of the Streatham MC. At this point, I’ve run out of superlatives to describe Dave’s ability on the mic and people tend to forget that he’s still only 19 years old! On Hangman, he’s speaking directly to the London youth about ambition while also touching on knife crime amongst other things. Listen to the tune below



Mostack also released his first offering of the New Year last night with the catchy What I Wanna, The record samples Big Pun’s “Still Not A Player” & Brenda Russell’s “A Little Bit of Love and is essentially an ode to living your best life with no care in world. Check out the iLL Blu produced tune below


Fire Tune Of The Day: Good Gas – Good Gas Ft. FKi 1st, MadeinTYO & UnoTheActivist

Today’s FTOD is taken off producer FKi’s recently released playlist project Good Gas Vol. 1, which surprisingly dropped on Friday. The White Iverson producer has teamed up with Diplo’s Mad Decent label to release short playlists seasonally. Features on the 1st installment include MadeinTYO, 2 Chainz & A$ap Ferg. It’s a short but impressive EP and my favourite record so far has to be the title track featuring MadeinTYO & UnoTheActivist alongside the platinum-selling producer. Check out the 4-track EP here & listen to the FTOD below


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Fire Tune Of The Day: Hardy Caprio – Rapper

Today’s FTOD is the latest single release from Croydon rapper Hardy Caprio. Rapper is his first release of 2018 & builds on the momentum he garnered last year after releasing a plethora of bangers including the previously featured Cmon . It’s safe to say that Hardy’s got another one in the bag with this tune & I’m expecting an EP or LP release from the MC at some point this year. Listen to the song below



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Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring RAYE, Giggs & Janelle Monáe

3 songs feature as part of today’s FTOD after New Music Friday served up too many heaters to choose from.

RAYE – Cigarette Ft. Mabel & Stefflon Don

Previously featured London singer RAYE released her latest single Cigarette yesterday. The record features Mabel Stefflon Don, who both came through with fire verses on this straight up banger of a record! I expect this to become an instant hit & it also raises the expectation levels around her debut album, which should drop at some point later this year. She’s having an exceptional start to 2018 and I hope she maintains the momentum for the rest of the year. Listen to the FTOD below


Da Beatfreakz x Giggs – Swingin In Da Whip

Production duo Da Beatfreakz released their latest single on Friday Swingin In Da Whip featuring the hollow man himself Giggs. This right here showcases Giggs at his finest, with him dropping hard-hitting phrases over the bass heavy instrumental. You should play this certified banger while literally Swingin In Da Whip. Listen to the record below




Janelle Monáe – Django Jane

Janelle Monáe announced the release date & title of her third LP Dirty Computer this past Thursday. The album, which has been two years in the making drops on April 27th. As part of the release announcement, she dropped two brand new songs with accompanying visuals titled Make Me Feel & the featured FTOD Django Jane, which is an absolute banger by all indications. She showcased more of her hip-hop side on the record and the result is a masterpiece of a tune. Listen to the song below


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Fire Tune Of The Day: Starboy – Soco Ft Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Spotless & Terri

Today’s FTOD comes courtesy of Starboy records boss Wizkid & his label mates Ceeza Milli, Spotless & Terri. Wizkid opened the floor up for his latest Starboy artists to showcase what they’re capable of but to be honest, it’s hard to tell who’s who on the song at this point apart from the label’s huncho. Regardless of that, it’s still a really strong record with its main strength being the hook, which I’ve found impossible to get out of my head since it dropped yesterday. The song also hints at the possibility of a label LP in the near future, which I’m totally here for! Check it out below





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Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Shakka, 6LACK, Tory Lanez, Nipsey Hussle,, Conducta, Sofia Reyes, Cosmo’s Midnight & M.I Abaga

Let’s get into this bangers asap!

Shakka – Man Down Ft. AlunaGeorge (Prod. by Jae5)

Two-time MOBO winner & Birmingham native Shakka released his first single of 2018 this Friday titled Man Down & I genuinely believe he’s got a hit on his hands with this one. He tapped up super-producer & frequent J Hus collaborator Jae5 on production for this one. Aluna of AlunaGeorge also blessed the track with her glorious vocals on the hook alongside Shakka. I honestly can’t get enough of this record & I hope it takes Shakka’s career to the next level commercially & sonically. Peep the banger below


6LACK – Cutting Ties

Rapper turned singer 6LACK appears to be gearing up for a massive 2018 & he’s uniquely positioned to really cement himself as a top-tier R&B artist if all the stars align for him on his next record. After wowing the world & gaining critical acclaim on his debut mixtape FREE 6LACK at the end of 2016, the Atlanta native spent 2017 touring, while dropping fire loosies & features. He’s now returned with a brand new track Cutting Ties, which was released just before Valentine’s Day. It’s one hell of a record and is sure to raise the interest levels of fans & critics over his follow-up LP. In the meantime, enjoy the fire below


Tory Lanez – B.I.D

Tory Lanez finally announced the title & release date of his highly anticipated sophomore album this past Friday. The album’s called Memories Don’t Die & will be dropping in just over a week on March 2nd. As part of the album’s release, the Toronto native premiered another promotional single B.I.D, which has all the signature Tory Lanez elements to it and fits in sonically with the previously released singles Shooters, the previously featured Skrt Skrt, Real Thing & I Sip. The album will have 18 tracks on it & I’m hoping this project finally catapults Tory into the musical stratosphere that his immense talent deserves. Listen to the OG Parker produced song below



Nipsey Hussle – Dedication Ft. Kendrick Lamar

Crenshaw native Nipsey Hussle finally released his long-waited debut studio album Victory Lap this past Friday. The rap game vet has dropped over 12 mixtapes over the past 10 years including personal faves of mine Mailbox Money & Slauson Boy, which have all helped shape the sound of Victory Lap. The 16-track album is a beautiful body of work & one that I expect to be appreciated more with time. Picking a standout track was serious hard work for me (alternative was the ridiculously fire Rap N****s tune) but the standout 16 from Kung Fu Kenny just edged it for Dedication. Kendrick absolutely bodybagged the beat & to be fair to Nipsey, he also held his own on the record. Stream the album here via All Money In No Money Out records & check out the featured fire tune below


Conducta – Only U

UK producer Conducta released his brand new single Only U this past Friday. The record also serves as the follow up to his remix to Jorja Smith’s On My Mind. One word here = banger. Listen below


Sofia Reyes – 1, 2, 3 Feat. Jason Derulo & De La Ghetto

Mexican singer Sofia Reyes released her follow up single to her debut album Louder this past Friday titled 1,2,3. The record features R&B singer Jason Derulo & reggaeton singer De La Ghetto. I stumbled across this gem of a tune while going through the Best Of The Week Apple Music playlist and it’s ridiculously catchy. I’m sure this will be part of my regular rotation going forward. Watch the music video & stream the record below



Cosmo’s Midnight – Get To Know Ft. Winston Surfshirt

Australian twins & production duo Cosmo’s Midnight dropped off their first official single of the New Year Get To Know. The record features the equally successful six-man band Winston Surfshirt. Check out the visuals to the amazing record below



M.I Abaga – The Crew Ft. Yung L & U.aX

Nigerian rap heavyweight M.I Abaga released his 5th studio album Rendezvous just under a fortnight ago.  The LP is relatively feature heavy but works sonically as M.I went with the direction of making a ‘playlist’ as Drake alluded to with More Life a year ago. The standout record for me has to be The Crew featuring Yung L & U.aX. The song takes a different direction from what we’ve become accustomed to from M.I but the chemistry of the 3 artists on the record just makes it work so well. Check out the feature heavy 15-track album from the Chocolate City boss here & bump the featured tune below



Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring BlocBoy JB, Calvin Harris, Mist, Zacari & Dr Sid

Back again with a big FTOD drop after going ghost for the past few days!

BlocBoy JB – Look Alive Ft. Drake

Memphis native BlocBoy JB dropped his first official single since signing to OVO Sound this Friday featuring his new label boss Drake. It’s the first song I’ve ever heard from the rapper & I’m eager to hear what’s to come from him as Drake easily overshadowed him on his debut by shining on the hook & dropping another verse from the Drizzy stimulus package arsenal on the record. Peep the visuals & record below



Calvin Harris – Nuh Ready Nuh Ready Ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR

Calvin Harris released his first single of 2018 on Thursday. The record features R&B crooner PARTYNEXTDOOR & it’s a sizzler to say the least! I already expect this to do damage to both the charts & clubs over the course of the year. Listen below


Mist – Wish Me  Well Ft. Jessie Ware x Display Skills Ft. Mr Eazi & Fekky

Birmingham MC Mist finally released his hotly anticipated Diamond In The Dirt EP on Friday. The 25-minute project showcases the great chemistry of the rapper & his go-to producer Steel Banglez in a concise but hard-hitting way on the tape. Choosing a standout song was a challenge so I’ve opted to highlight two songs from the tape. Wish Me Well is a surprisingly welcome collaboration with singer Jessie Ware, while Display Skills features Mr Eazi on the hook & Fekky, who came through with a decent 16 for good measure. Check out the project here listen to the featured tunes below


Zacari – Redemption with Babes Wodumo

The Black Panther soundtrack also dropped on Friday ahead of the film’s worldwide release this week. The 14 track album was curated by Kendrick Lamar & Top Dawg Entertainment with many of the label’s acts featuring on the project too. It’s a befitting body of work for the movie but lacks the overall cohesion you would usually expect from a traditional music album. However, there are still a number of gems on it including Redemption by Zacari who featured on LOVE. off Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN album. Check out the soundtrack album here & listen to the FTOD below

Dr Sid – Open & Close

Afrobeats veteran Dr Sid recently released his first single of 2018 Open & Close & it’s one hell of a bop. Listen to the song below


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Fire Tune Of The Day: Justin Timberlake – Breeze Off the Pond

Today’s FTOD is Breeze Off The Pond off Justin Timberlake’s 5th studio album Man Of The Woods, which dropped on Friday. The 16 track album was primarily produced by The Neptunes, with additional support from Timbaland, who produced the lead single Filthy. I personally think it’s a good project but by no means his best. However, there are clear standout records, which lived up to the high expectation levels including today’s featured track.  He also supported the album by headlining the Super Bowl Halftime show last night, which you can watch here & listen to the FTOD below