Hip-hop music comes faster than any other genre. It's not uncommon for a rapper to drop upwards of three projects a year and while that's great, it becomes increasingly hard to stay on top of it. 'The Rap Wrap' is our attempt to keep you in the know on the weekly. This week, we're giving you a new Benny Blanco and Juice WRLD cut plus new drops from Big Sean and A$AP Rocky.
Benny Blanco - Graduation (Feat. Juice WRLD)
I expected many things when I click on this song. What I did not expect what a sample from Vitamin C's Graduation. Some people are absolutely going to despise it but the nostalgia will win plenty an early '00s fan over.
A$AP Rocky - Babushka Boy
A$AP Rocky's first post-prison drop sees him return immediately to form. Babushka Boy is a damning rap track with Rocky spitting over an industrial, minimal beat. You've gotta see this video too.
Pusha T - Coming Home (Feat. Lauryn Hill)
It's not easy to get Lauryn Hill on a track but if anyone's going to do it it's Pusha. Coming Home is a soulful ode to those returning from prison. He dropped it alongside the launch of his Third Strike Coming Home Campaign which aims to free those serving life in prison. Appropriately, the song exudes warmth and soul with Hill bringing it home with an incredible bridge.
Skrillex - Midnight Hour (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Boyz Noize)
You may think you now where this song is going at the beginning but you've got no idea. Ty's balladeering is absolutely destroyed around the 30 second mark by a speaker-rattling beat.
Big Sean - Bazerk (Feat. A$AP Ferg)
Big Sean dropped a new song with Ferg just ahead of the VMAs this year and as the title would suggest it's menacing. It's been a slow start in the lead-up to his forthcoming album but Bazerk puts Sean back on the map.
Jesswar - Heata (Feat. Tasha The Amazon)
Brisbane-based, Fiji-born MC Jesswar has a Heata on her hands with this one. The furious, horn-driven cut may be the biggest flex she's ever delivered. It hits with immediate power from the second you hit play and rarely relents.
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