This was a Beatles-sized week here at The FADER, full of big emotions and smaller, tender moments. Considering our announcement of the trio as one of our 2014-15 Now Issue cover artists—we're bookending our weekend playlist with Migos: opening up with the real deal, and shutting it down with a Tunji Ige remix with spot on album art. We've also tucked a lil' Drake cameo in the middle there, because why not? There's a lot of big rap sounds on the playlist below, but don't underestimate the quieter, more low-key strands we've woven in; they're just as essential. See you Monday...
Migos, "Hit Em"
"It's an abracadabra cocktail of grunty punches and ad-libs, as lean and wiry as a boxer."—Naomi Zeichner. Read the full write up here.
"For the record, T-Pain is a fan. "I do like Nickelback," he said."—Naomi Zeichner. Read the full write up here.
Yumi Zouma, "Alena (Ricky Eat Acid Remix)"
"This sputtering, sparkling rework of "Alena" might be one of his best remixes to date."—Patrick D. McDermott. Read the full write up here.
"Hanging somewhere between the celestial trip-hop of Massive Attack and the dusty jazz of Cinematic Orchestra, it's one for wrapping up with as the cold comes in."—Ruth Saxelby. Read the full write up here.
Snoop Dogg and Ca$h Out, "Go Get That Dough"
"All hi-hats and empty space, it shows off dude's range; the Snoop Dogg verse that closes things is a lip-biting tease for Snoop's upcoming album with Pharrell."—Naomi Zeichner. Read the full write up here.
P. Reign, "DnF feat. Drake"
"Come for the chill-out vibes, stay for the goofy skits and Drake's bucket hat."—Zara Golden. Read the full write up here.
Nightwave, "Kiss Kat feat. Ashnikko"
"Ashnikko drops lines like don't waste your flowers trying to woo my panties off without batting an eyelid over Nightwave's spare yet sassy ghettotech-inspired beat."—Ruth Saxelby. Read the full write up here.
Mitski, Bury Me At Makeout Creek
"The entire record is full of that kind of standing-on-a-cliff vulnerability, manifesting in shades of rough-hewn folk and discordant indie pop."—Patrick D. McDermott. Read the full write up here.
Cubby, "Jungle feat. Rome Fortune & OG Maco"
"While Brooklyn-based producer Cubby's new track "Jungle" may not have many of the ragga-inflected formal qualities of the UK style that shares its name, it definitely partakes of its frenetic, splintering energy."—Alexander Iadarola. Read the full write up here.
Migos, "Handsome and Wealthy (Tunji Ige Remix)"
"Today, he shares this edit of this year's prettiest and poutiest turn-up song. In Ige's hands, it sounds like a processional for a king, or three."—Naomi Zeichner. Read the full write up here.