Young T & Bugsey, Kojo Funds, Saweetie and more all feature on this week's essential selection...
Young T & Bugsey (Feat. Dababy)
Don’t Rush (Black Butter)
Not content with the hugeness of their viral TikTok hit Don’t Rush, Young T & Bugsey have recruited chart-topping US rapper DaBaby for this souped up new version. This record will run and run.
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East London Afro Swing pioneer Kojo Funds returns after a brief hiatus with his first drop of 2020, a soft-focus bid to woo the titular Vanessa.
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Tap In (Warner Records)
The world is richer for Saweetie’s characterful rap records, and Tap In is one of her strongest yet, the aural equivalent of a massive, neon exclamation mark.
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Black Man (AWAL)
Boy Better Know legend Frisco put his album temporarily on ice to record this document of his own black experience. “We just want a fair shot,” he raps, over soulful piano.
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Be My End (Roadrunner)
You can always rely on Creeper for gothic escapism, and they serve up plenty on this new single, which comes with an animated video and no little black-hued drama.
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Hartnoll & Young
I’m Going Shopping (Kazoo Sounds)
Orbital’s Paul Young goes full techno robot on a charity song about shopping during Covid-19. “Don’t stand so close to me,” he intones. Whatever you say, Paul.
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All We Are
Not Your Man (Domino)
It wouldn’t be summer without pop songs about cocktails and holiday romance, and this new one from All We Are offers just that. Their third album lands on August 14.
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