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It’s been an eventful week in the music world. Artists are continuing to release a slew of high-profile tracks for their fans. The end of the month is right around the corner and the music keeps coming at a rapid pace, but a few songs out of the endless pile of new releases managed to pique our interest and stand a cut above the rest.
Our previous Best Songs of the Week playlist included tunes from DJ Drama, Lloyd and Chance the Rapper.
Our latest edition of Best Songs of the Week boasts three new tracks from Dipset leader Cam’ron, Compton’s own The Game and the late rhymer Chinx.
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Cam’ron Featuring Juelz Santana
The Dipset brothers reunite again on the anthemic track “Oh Yeah.” On the song, Cam’ron and Juelz Santana talk heavy over tumbling drums and cashing cymbals, courtesy of producer Trigga T. “He wanna play with me, man, I play with triggers / Took the oven off my waist, started heating n—-s,” Killa Cam spits on his opening verse. Juelz does his bidding with the lines, “Everybody dead, Dipset’s most wanted / And I still got a boatload of coke coming,” his youthful exuberance and charisma clearly intact. “Oh Yeah” is one of the pleasant surprises of the past week and gets our approval.
The Game Featuring Problem, Boogie
The West Coast remains in full effect as The Game tosses his latest heater out in the form of his new track, “Roped Off,” which sees the Compton vet getting aggressive over Cali grooves, provided by League of Starz. Riding out with fellow hometown heroes Problem and Boogie, the Compton rhymer and his co-stars put on for their rough and tumble stomping grounds, from Compton Boulevard to Rosecrans. With The Game’s forthcoming album, 1992, on the way, “Roped Off” effectively sets the tone for what listeners can expect from the self-proclaimed Mr. Chuck Taylor.
Chinx Featuring Chrisette Michele, Meet Sims
It’s been one year since Chinx’s tragic murder, but his memory lives on through his music. The late Coke Boys rhymer can be remembered on the posthumous release, “Like This.” The song was recently liberated from the vaults and is sure to gain him a few new fans because it’s simply addictive. Hooking up with Chrisette Michele and Meet Simz, Chinx showcases the talent and presence that had many predicting his impending stardom prior to his death. On the song, Chinx raps, “99 problems, but the problem never was / She had to switch the same money over three times / She ain’t f—ing with you cause you really wanna roll with a young rich n— from the east side” over the upbeat production. Chinx’s second posthumous album, Legends Never Die, is currently set to touch down sooner than later and if “Like This” is any indicator, it will surely have us marveling at Chinx’s artistry and what might have been.
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