Queen Key, "Slide (FBG Duck Remix)"
Chicago's Queen Key can't miss and, here, she reworks FBG Duck's local hit, featuring brags about fucking your baby daddy in a Range Rover and a cameo from Chance The Rapper.
Lil Skies, "Welcome To The Rodeo"
Lil Skies has been an internet and industry fav but this standout from his debut album Life of a Dark Rose just got a Cole Bennett-directed video and feels undeniable.
Foolio, "Take A Selfie"
While South Florida has stolen most of the rap internet's attention span over the past year, rappers in the northern part of the state have been working. On "Take A Selfie," Jacksonville native Foolio saves his most sinister lines for this sped-up sample beat.
Cardi B, "Be Careful"
Opinion on this song is divided and I'm not quite sure why. Cardi completely gasses and makes it impossible not to hang onto every word.
Yung Bans, "Out"
OK so this song isn't brand new but it has a cool new LONEWOLF video treatment and it fits into my favorite rap subgenre: melancholy slapper.
Guapdad 4000, "Hood Rich"
West Oakland's own rapper/scammer/du-rag connoisseur cracked the code with his latest.
Lil Durk, "Granny Crib"
Lli Durk continues to be one of the most consistent rappers out.
Young Crazy, "Brick Talkin'"
Young Crazy is a great rap name and the Norfolk, VA native truly goes crazy on "Brick Talkin'."
Goonew f. Duwap Kaine, "Stain"
Goonew and Duwap Kaine always on beat.
Sada Baby and Drego, "Bloxk Party"
Nothing sounds better than the Detroit rap bassline.