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7 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week

Tracks we love right now, and why they matter. In no particular order.

2. Money Mafia f. Ace B, Master P, Calliope Var, Calliope Popeye, "We Bout It"

I first encountered Ace B as part of Master P's newly-minted Money Mafia crew. "We Bout It" has to be the seventh incarnation of the iconic No Limit anthem, but the New Orleans rapper opens the cut with a confident, capable verse that makes me fondly remember the three weeks in 2006 that I loved T.I. Load up the tanks.—Matthew Trammell

2. Money Mafia f. Ace B, Master P, Calliope Var, Calliope Popeye, "We Bout It"
3. The Amazing, "The Headless Boy"

Ever since 2004's breakout Ta Det Lugnt, I've ran hot and cold on Stockholm psych-rockers Dungen, who've impressed me more when making Charlie-Brown-ice-skating-in-December prettiness than when churning out the type of spiraling six-string fantasias that are, in 2015 at least, more or less owned by Tame Impala. Over the last five years, though, I've much preferred the gossamer soft psych of Dungen side project The Amazing, whose 2011 album Gentle Stream sounded like what you'd get if Sigur Ros hot-boxed Neil Young's LincVolt. "The Headless Boy" is from their new one, Picture You, and it showcases the band's even gentler side—these guys are the type to turn a nine-minute freakout into a down comforter—with spindly, isolated acoustic guitar and warm vocals that'll hit hard for anyone currently thirsting for a new Fleet Foxes album. Guilty as charged.—Larry Fitzmaurice

3. The Amazing, "The Headless Boy"
4. Sick Feeling, "Gave Back (Suburban Myth Part 1)"

I heard you calmed down and gained perspective screams Brooklyn's Jesse Miller-Gordon on "Gave Back," a quick and chaotic cut from his hardcore band Sick Feeling's forthcoming debut. You're getting married, how did it happen? Despite the vicious way he's screaming, the noise-swaddled images Sick Feeling conjures are so frank and un-nostalgic that it's borderline romantic. They capture a feeling that's familiar to any post-adolescent who's seen photos of their delinquent high-school friends doing grown-up shit, like getting married or having kids, plastered all over Instagram and Facebook. Getting older is trippy, and it's nice that songs like this exist to play really loud when it feels like everything's whizzing by.— Patrick D. McDermott

4. Sick Feeling, "Gave Back (Suburban Myth Part 1)"
5. Fetty Wap, "RGF ISLAND (snippet)"

This week Fetty Wap, the one-eyed New Jersey rapper, uploaded a file called "RGF ISLAND (snippet)" to his SoundCloud. Nearly three minutes long, it's a wonky—but sweetly melodic—crew love proclamation—and it was posted to rap blogs across the web, despite its "snippet" label. That's in part because it knocks, but also because Wap's simmering, summer breakout, "Trap Queen," seems to have finally hit full boil this winter. Make sure he's on you're radar, if he's not already. —Zara Golden

5. Fetty Wap, "RGF ISLAND (snippet)"
6. Twerps, "I Don't Mind"

Everything Twerps has released from Range Anxiety, the band's newest record, has been warm and familiar. The Melbourne four-piece hasn't really messed with its still-endearing formula of breezy, melodic jangle pop—and no one's complaining. Let's waste away/ let's save the day, Marty Frawley sings on "I Don't Mind," the latest album cut to be released, and you get the impression that either option would be just fine—as long as he's not alone. Gradually, the song expands: the vocals get brighter, the drums speed up, and the guitars reach a sunny, room-filling roar. "I Don't Mind" is the love song at its laziest, until it's not. —Patrick D. McDermott

6. Twerps, "I Don't Mind"
7. Dipset's Rap City Freestyle

This week Cam'Ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freekey Zekey—aka Dipset—stopped by DJ Funkmaster Flex's show to announce a forthcoming Dipset reunion album and to share the first single, before passing around a mic for an eight-minute freestyle. There might have been a few hot moments within (Cam's mention of Jay Z, for one), but if you really want to get excited about the possibility of new Dipset, I recommend revisiting the Harlem crew's legendary Rap City freestyle instead. Watch how Cam counts his cash while he rhymes and doesn't even miss a beat. — Zara Golden

7. Dipset's Rap City Freestyle
7 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week