1. Shortly after playing a key role in one of the wildest FADER FORT surprises ever, PARTYNEXTDOOR dropped "Come and See Me," a hopelessly replayable slow jam with a 40 beat and a tender Drake verse.
2. Sometimes the stars just align exactly right, like on Ty Dolla $ign's newest banger, "Long Time," which features a sharp, clap-studded beat from young Metro and a verse from Quavo.
3. We've been bumping "Bodmon" for a spell, but we're putting it on the list now, in honor of Ramriddlz' Venis EP officially dropping, and the recent Lars and the Real Girl-in-the-trap official clip.
4. Kamaiyah's slam-dunk debut is so fun, we could probably put a song from it in this column every week until we run out. The "How Does It Feel"-referencing opener "I'm On" makes us so happy. I put out a song and my life changed for real/ Oh shit, no more night's starving, she sings. Get it, sis!
5. Margo Price is country music's most promising storyteller, and her LP's opening yarn "Hands of Time" is heartbreakingly real. I wanna buy back the farm/ and bring my mama home some wine/ and turn back the clock on the cruel hands of time. Damn.
6. Cardi B's debut tape might be uneven, but there are some high points, like "Wash Poppin," an upbeat pro-fellatio bop.
7. Every song Whitney drops has us more excited for their album, and gooey live standout "Golden Days" shimmers on record. The closing na na nas trail off like a good dream does at daybreak.
8. "Apple Cider I Don't Mind," one of two early singles from Modern Baseball's hotly anticipated new LP, might be their biggest-sounding rock song ever, but it's also as emotionally raw and lyrically honest as you've come to expect from these dudes.
9. Mac Miller's heartfelt Soundcloud tribute to the late Phife Dawg hit the web early this morning. It's sweet and sad and smartly mixed, featuring snippets of a freestyle from The Arsenio Hall Show and pieces of "1nce Again." RIP, for real.
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