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Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Kojo Funds, Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee), GRM Daily, Skepta & Slowthai

I’ve got a bumper FTOD post for your listening pleasure today, so let’s get into it without any further ado!

Kojo Funds – Stallin’

The new Kojo Funds tune Stallin’ is everything and currently serves as my vibe of the summer! I literally can’t get the song out of my head. Kojo Funds just evokes a certain wave from his records & this follows the same pattern! It’s a fire tune by every account & this will be on rotation for a long while. Listen to the fire tune below

 

 

Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee) – Touchscreen Navigation

Rae Sremmurd finally released the 3rd installment of their Sremmlife LP series this past Friday and the world is a better place as a result. The unique 3rd album sees both artists collaborate on the first 9 tunes off the album then embark on their solo projects (Swaecation & Jxmtro) over the next 9 songs respectively. As expected, Swae Lee stole the show on the album & Swaecation (one time for the title though!)  feels like it should be a stand-alone tape off pure vibes. As alluded to by a mate earlier, Touchscreen Navigation just makes you want to ride a whip with the woman of your dreams & just vibe out to the tune. Listen to SR3MMLIFE 3 here & listen to the featured tune below

 

GRM Daily – London’s Calling Ft. Skrapz, Avelino, Asco, Loski & AJ Tracey

GRM Daily did it yet again with their latest single London’s Calling featuring Skrapz, Avelino, Asco, Loski & AJ Tracey. The media house is shooting 100% from the field with every official single released so far. This record might just be the cream of the crop and in my humble opinion, AJ Tracey stole the show on this with his crisp 16 and fire footy reference as we’ve come to expect –

“Got my young strikers making names like Asensio”.  

Peep the ridiculously fire tune below

 

 

Skepta – Pure Water

Nigerian Eagle & Tottenham MC Skepta surprisingly released his latest single Pure Water yesterday and I’m here for it as expected. Skeppy’s always been one of my favourite UK MCs but the way he’s embraced his Nigerian roots over the past two years has raised my love for him up a notch! I’m convinced this record and it’s hook  ‘Pure water and lots of ice’ was inspired by his frequent trips to Nigeria as pure water is a common term in Nigeria and used to refer to cold water bagged up in small plastic bags usually sold on the motorway. Either way, it’s a bop and a half and I’m here for it. Listen to the fire tune below

 

Slowthai – Ladies

This song right here alludes to one of my primary reasons for starting the blog. I had no idea who Slowthai was 12 hours ago but my mate told me to check out this one song and I duly obliged so here we are. It is a banger and a half and just a brilliantly made rap record. I’ll definitely be checking for any & every forthcoming release from Slowthai off the back of Ladies,  it’s honestly that lit! Check out the visuals and fire tune below

 

 

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Fire Tune Of The Day: RAYE – Confidence Ft. Maleek Berry (Prod. by Nana Rogues)

Today’s FTOD is courtesy of RAYE, who dropped her incredible Side Tapes EP on Friday. The 6 track EP is littered with bangers, including previous hits Decline Ft. Mr Eazi & Cigarette Ft. Mabel & Stefflon DonThe EP saw her expand her sound even further and every track is literally a moment. Any song from the EP could’ve easily been today’s featured tune but I went for Confidence cause it just has that extra special sauce to it. Maleek Berry delivered a fire verse as we’ve come to expect & Nana Rogues continues to out-do himself in the production department. Listen to the EP here & peep the fire tune below

 

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Fire Tunes Of The Day Featuring Ms Banks, Wiley, Davido, JMSN & Post Malone

Got another bumper FTOD post for your listening pleasure today; enjoy!

Ms Banks – Clap

London rapper Ms Banks dropped her latest LP The Coldest Winter Ever this past Friday and it’s filled with heaters while also showcasing her versatility as a musician with rap, grime & afrobeat influences littered all over the record. However, my favourite song off the tape is easily Clap, which is one hell of a bop. Check out the LP here & listen to the fire tune below

 

Wiley – Over It

Grime originator Wiley dropped his latest album The Godfather II on Friday and after listening over the weekend, I’ve concluded that I prefer it to the prequel The Godfather which dropped last year. The album fuses multiple genres and sees Wiley spitting on both grime & rap riddims. Over It is my standout record so far as I’ve been unable to get the hook out of my head and the artist with the uncredited vocals deserve a moment for what he did to the song. Listen to the album here and check out the FTOD below

 

Davido – Assurance

Afrobeat superstar Davido finally let go off his latest release Assurance earlier this week and I expect this to blow up just like the vast majority of his discography. Assurance sees OBO profess his love for the primary lady in his life, while providing assurance to her that he’s in it for the long run. Check out the FTOD below

 

JMSN – So Badly

I’ve always been a casual fan of JMSN but I got particularly blown away by So Badly after hearing it on Joe Budden’s podcast where it was featured as a sleeper tune of the week. Press play and enjoy the greatness

 

 

Post Malone – Spoil My Night Ft. Swae Lee

Post Malone released his sophomore album beerbongs & bentleys this past Friday and it’s currently scheduled to have the highest 2018 1st week sales in hip-hop stateside so far. I’m a casual fan of Posty and White Iverson’s probably still my favourite record of his but Spoil My Night featuring the yung god Swae Lee definitely goes super hard and is easily my standout from the album. Check out the album here and listen to the song below

 

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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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