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Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Chip, MIST, Hardy Caprio, Niska, Quavo & Stefflon Don

I’ve got a triple-threat serving for your ears today, so let’s get into it without any further ado!

Chip – Marijuana Ft. MIST

Chip’s always been one of my favourite UK rappers out and he finally released his first single of 2018 and it’s a banger as expected! It’s his first release since dropping League Of My Own 2which was easily one of my favourite LPs of 2017. Marijuana was produced by UK super producer Sevaqk and features a fellow fave of mine MIST. In a nutshell, this tune is such a vibe and hearing it being blared out from a woman’s car over the weekend pretty much increased my gas levels towards this tune. Listen to the banger below

 

 

 

Hardy Caprio – Naij

Blog favourite Hardy Caprio dropped his latest single Naij last week & it’s a vibe as expected. As a Nigerian myself, I had to check out the record and it’s safe to say Caprio did it again. I’m not sure what the goat in the artwork & video symbolises but let the young upcoming superstar rock! Listen to the fire tune below

 

 

 

Niska – Réseaux Ft. Quavo & Stefflon Don

Niska‘s a French rapper who I had no previous knowledge until this past Friday, when I stumbled on his remix featuring Quality Control’s own Quavo & Stefflon Don and my ears were immediately impressed! I played the track multiple times over the weekend & my twin brother was super gassed by the song and requested multiple wheel ups and I knew it had to be featured on the blog! Peep the fire tune below

 

 

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Fire Tune Of The Day: Janelle Monáe – I Like That

Janelle Monáe dropped her third album Dirty Computer this past Friday to rave reviews so far and it also provides today’s FTOD selection. I Like That was released earlier in the week as the LP’s final promotional single and it’s a beauty to say the least. Check out the incredible album here & the featured tune below

 

 

Fire Tune Of The Day: The Internet – Roll (Burbank Funk)

 

Today’s FTOD is the brand spanking new single Roll (Burbank Funk) from LA collective The Internet. It is the band’s first release since their critically acclaimed 2015 album Ego Deathwhich featured the incredible GIRL produced by Kaytranada. New music from the group has been a long time coming as members Syd & Steve Lacy dropped solo projects last year, so I’m particularly excited by this release and how funky (I couldn’t resist) it sounds. Listen to the fire tune below

 

 

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Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Nines, J. Cole, Ramz, Khalid & Young Thug

Today’s FTOD post is a heavy hitter and includes standout records from my top 2 LPs of 2018 so far – Nines’ Crop Circle J.Cole’s KOD, which both dropped last week Friday. Nines’ Crop Circle is a well-rounded body of work and is up there with the best UK Rap albums to drop in a minute. It’s easily my favourite album at the moment & the featured fire tune Rubber Bands is a particular standout with RAY BLK delivering a monstrous hook to go alongside Skrapz stellar guest verse.

As for J.Cole, KOD was a much better first-listen experience for me compared to 4 Your Eyez Only and I seem to enjoy the album more with every listen. Picking a standout record was difficult but Motiv8 just shades it for me.

UK rapper Ramz, released his third single titled Family Tree and it’s easily his best effort since his debut single Barking, which peaked at no 2 on the Official UK Singles Chart. The hook is almost impossible to get out of your head after 2 listens!

US teen superstar Khalid released his latest gem this past Friday OTW featuring fellow R&B heavyweights Ty Dolla $ign & 6LACK. Honestly, the song is incredible and that’s all that needs to be said!

Young Thug showcased his genius yet again with the infectious Anybody featuring Nicki Minaj. The release was part of a 3 track EP Hear No Evil but is the standout record for me and has been on constant rotation for a hot minute now.

 

Nines – Rubber Bands Featuring RAY BLK & Skrapz

 

J. Cole – Motiv8

 

Ramz – Family Tree

 

 

Khalid – OTW Ft. Ty Dolla $ign & 6LACK

 

Young Thug – Anybody Ft. Nicki Minaj

 

 

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Fire Tune Of The Day: ZAYN – Let Me

Look, this new Zayn Malik single is straight flames! His music isn’t usually my go-to but as you all know, I appreciate a great song when I hear one & that is exactly what Let Me is. The record looks to be the beginning of his sophomore album roll out following his 2016 solo debut Mind Of Mine. If this is any indication of what to expect, then we’re in for a treat & I’ll definitely be checking out the album when it drops. In the meantime, peep the fire single below

 

Fire Tune Of The Day: Mut4y x Wizkid x Ceeza Milli – Commando (Prod. Spellz)

Today’s FTOD is courtesy of Wizkid’s music imprint Starboy titled Commando. The record continues Wizkid’s electric start to the New Year after assisting DJ Spinall on Nowo & introducing the world to his listen label acts on Socoincluding today’s other featured MC Ceeza Milli. The tune was produced by super producer Spellz and in all honesty, Mut4y (a producer & one half of Legendury Beatz) is also credited on the song, so I’m guessing he co-produced on the record too. Listen to the fire tune below

 

 

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Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Drake, Cardi B, Alina Baraz, Calvin Harris, Snakehips, Nines & Azealia Banks

New Music Friday threw out some absolute gems this past week & here are my favourites from the lot.

Drake – Nice For What

The 6 god continued his ridiculously hot streak to 2018 with Nice For What, which dropped on Friday with a star-studded cast to match in the video. Drizzy Season is well and truly upon us and the signs all point to an album release at some point this year. I expect Nice For What to follow God’s Plan by hitting no.1 both in the UK and stateside soon. Listen to the absolute banger below

 

 

Cardi B – I Like It Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Cardi B released her highly anticipated debut album Invasion Of Privacy on Friday to rave reviews so far. The 13 track album featured a host of fellow superstars including Chance The Rapper, SZA, Migos, J Balvin & YG to name a few. It’s a beautiful body of work, which everyone needs to listen to. Choosing a standout was difficult but there’s something about I Like It that just screams banger! Listen to the album here and peep the fire tune below

 

Alina Baraz – I Don’t Even Know Why Though

Alina Baraz dropped her latest EP The Color Of You and it’s a glorious body of work in all honesty. The 9-track EP is littered with gems and choosing a favourite was a toss up between I Don’t Even Know Why Though and Coming To My Senses. Listen to the EP here and check out the featured tune below

 

 

Calvin Harris – One Kiss with Dua Lipa

Summer banger connoiseur Calvin Harris released his latest single in time for the sunshine this past Friday. The record One Kiss features my current guilty pleasure Dua Lipa who absolutely body-bagged the song. The song’s already no.1 in the latest UK chart midweek update and it will inevitably debut at no.1 this Friday.  Forthcoming project or not, expect the Scotsman to fully continue his reign over summer this year. Peep the banger below

 

 

Snakehips – iii’m Not Sorry Ft. Elbee Thrie

One of my favourite production duos Snakehips released their latest EP Stay Home Tapes last week including the already featured Cruzin‘ and the featured fire tune below. Check out the EP here and listen to the fire tune below

 

Nines – I See You Shining

XL recordings artist Nines released his first single of 2018 I See You Shining this past Friday and it’s a litty one. Listen to the Steel Banglez produced banger below

 

 

Azealia Banks – Anna Wintour

Azealia Banks released her first single in over a year this past Friday titled Anna Wintour. The dance-influenced banger is a welcome return to the early promise shown by the Harlem native on her debut mixtape Fantasea and the worldwide smash 212. Peep the banger below

 

 

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Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring The Weeknd, Tinashe, Mike Will Made It, Ne-Yo, Smokepurpp and Murda Beatz, Preme & Octavian

With all the new music dropping today, it’s only right that I run through the best drops over the past week. Enjoy the fire below

The Weeknd – Wasted Times

The Weeknd shocked fans with the release of his latest EP My Dear Melancholy last week Friday & it took me right back to Trilogy Abel vibes,. Hopefully  he continues releasing music in this vein cause it’s fucking incredible. The 6 track EP was clearly motivated by ex relationships, most notably Selena Gomez, who I never assumed to have the sauce that strongly, but the EP boderline made me change my mind on that opinion. It’s a beautiful body of work and the standouts in my opinion are Call Out My Name & today’s featured tune Wasted Times, which I’ve been absolutely obsessed with since it dropped. Listen to the EP here and listen to the fire tune below

 

Tinashe – Me So Bad Ft. Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana

It’s been over 2 years since Tinashe announced the release of Joyride but it looks like the album will finally drop next week, which is rather exciting. I’ve been a fan of the LA native since she released her self-written mixtapes Reverie & Black Water back in 2012 and 2013 respectively. She gained mainstream clout with 2013’s 2 On featuring Schoolboy Q but it’s always been clear that she’s destined for great things. I noticed a change in her music output once she singed to RCA Records, which is expected as you get more label involvement in your recording process. However, I have high expectations for Joyride when it drops next week, especially after listening to Me So Bad featuring Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana, which is a certified banger. This album has been a long time coming,  so make sure you check it out next week but enjoy her latest single in the meantime below

 

 

Mike Will Made It – Aries (YuGo) Part 2 Ft. Rae Sremmurd, Pharrell, Quavo & Big Sean

Super producer Mike Will Made It premiered the remix of his Ransom 2 hosted single Aries last week featuring Rae Sremmurd, Pharrell, Quavo & Big Sean and it’s a super banger to say the least. The USP of this banger lies in the infectious hook vocalised by music legend Pharrell and Lord knows I’m on my way to being the nigga with the bag! Enjoy the banger below

 

 

Ne-Yo – Push Back Ft. Bebe Rexha & Stefflon Don

Ne-Yo released his latest single in forever last week & it’s a smash in all honesty. Yes, it’s very pop-oriented but a banger is a banger and that is exactly what Push Back is. Bebe Rexha & the UK’s Stefflon Don perfectly complemented the R&B legend on this record. Peep the tune below

 

Smokepurpp & Murda Beatz – Do Not Disturb Ft. Offset & Lil Yatchy

Florida rapper Smokepurpp & super producer Murda Beatz released a joint single last week featuring Quality Control’s Lil Yachty & Offset. The result is a banger and a half, which I’ve struggled to get out of my head, especially the hook. Listen to the banger below

 

Preme – Hot Boy Ft. Lil Wayne

Canadian artist & OVO signee Preme formerly known as P. Reign, released his first single in over a year last week titled Hot Boy featuring one of the GOATs Weezy and it’s a heater! Listen to the fire below

 

 

Octavian – Hands

London rapper & new wave connoisseur Octavian released his latest single Hands last week Friday to rave reviews within the UK scene. Octavian’s a breath of fresh air with his unique take on rap, which blends in elements of dance and house music like nothing I’ve previously heard. After gaining acclaim from his debut single Party Herethe young MC now has the eyes of the world on him and on further evidence, we’ll be doing just that going forward. He’s straight up special and Hands is a straight up banger. Peep the record and visuals below

 

 

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Fire Tune Of The Day: Not3s – M3 Not You

Today’s FTOD is the surprise drop M3 Not You from rising British superstar Not3s. The North-East London MC/singer has been on a hot streak for over a year now dropping fire release after fire release including Aladdin, My Lover and Sit Back Down. He’s been on a particularly hot streak when featuring on records – Knuck’s Hooper, GRM Daily’s YRF, Mist’s Order It In, NSG’s Pushing Up, Sneakbo’s Nah, Fredo’s Haters & Mabel’s Fine Line have all dropped within the past 4 months, which is frankly insane!  The video includes highlights from his recent trip to Texas for SXSW where he performed on 3 separate occasions and showcased some of the best music that the UK has to offer right now. Listen to the wavy tune below

 

 

Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring WSTRN, AJ Tracey, 23 Unofficial, Snakehips, Yxng Bane, Sango, Years & Years, Wretch 32 & Vince Staples

Apologies for the longest hiatus since the website went live and there’s no particularly reasonable excuse for it. Either way, I’m back again with 9 absolutely fire tunes, which have dropped over the past fortnight and all deserve to be shared with the world!

WSTRN – Lovestruck Ft. Tiwa Savage & Mr Eazi

WSTRN continue to shoot 100% from the field with their releases over the past few months and Lovestruck is no exception to the mould. After raising the roof with the exceptional Ben Ova & complementing One Acen perfectly on Vice Versa, Lovestruck sees the group connect with afrobeat superstars Mr Eazi & Tiwa Savage. All artists on this record did themselves justice but it’s hard to ignore Haile’s falsetto, which has brought about yet another memorable hook for the ages. Check out the video & stream the banger below

 

 

AJ Tracey – Mimi

One of my favourite MCs out AJ Tracey released his first single of 2018 this past Friday and it’s a heater as expected. Check out the cold visuals below

 

 

23 Unofficial – Day In The Life

I recently got into 23 Unofficial after hearing him steal the show on B Young’s Jumanji remix. Here’s his latest release and it’s a litty one

 

Snakehips – Cruzin’ Ft. St Rulez

Snakehips are easily one of my favourite production duos out there & they continue to impress with every release. Well known for the feel good vibes of their records, the London duo continuously remind me of the summertime. Cruzin’ is another track in the mould & will be on repeat for a long time. Listen below

 

Yxng Bane – Vroom

Disturbing London artist Yxng Bane continues his impressive 2018 with the release of Vroom. The single serves as the follow up to the impressive Corner featuring Maleek Berry which dropped earlier in the year & it coincided with the latest Dope Chef line release. Check out the record below

 

 

Sango – Out My Way/ Around You (feat. Marr Grey, RELLA, July 7 & Devin Tracy

Famed Seattle producer Sango finally released his long awaited full studio album In The Comfort Of 10 days ago and it’s an impressive body of work. After wowing me with his Brazilian music inspired sounds on the Da Rocinha series, it’s also good to see him deliver the goods on a more traditional sounding R&B influenced dance record. Listen to one of the standout records Out My Way/Around You below

 

Years & Years – Sanctify

British group Years & Years released the first single of their forthcoming second studio album earlier in the month of March and its a beauty of a tune. Sanctify sees lead singer Olly Alexander flex his vocal range yet again and the result is a potential no.1 record. Listen to the song below

 

 

Wretch 32 & SOS – Affi Me Ft. Culan & Masicka

UK rap legend Wretch 32 released his first single of 2018 earlier in March titled Affi Me. It’s a dancehall influenced song featuring Culan & Masicka. Listen to the banger below

 

Vince Staples – Get The Fuck Off My Dick

Long Beach native Vince Staples released the hilarious but introspective Get The Fuck Off My Dick earlier in the month. It follows up the hard hitting Opps, which featured on the Black Panther soundtrack album. Enjoy the banger below

 

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