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, you're getting one of our favourites from the posthumous Mac Miller album and a new Meek Mill cut.
Mac Miller - Hand Me Downs
The whole Mac Miller album is beautiful but if we had to cherry-pick one we're going with Hand Me Downs. It possesses this beautifully measured energy that allows Miller the space to work through all his thoughts. There are rumours floating around that the hook comes courtesy of Frank Ocean but it's actually Aussie MC Baro singing, "Let's turn these jeans into hand me downs."
2 Chainz - Dead Man Walking (Feat. Future)
2 Chainz and Future have collided on plenty of tracks in the past and now they're starting the decade with another. Dead Man Walking is a haunting, dark cut that features some of Future's most experimental vocal work. It's more exciting than last week's Drake and Future reunion.
Rich The Kid - Money Talk (Feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
Just a few weeks in to 2020 and we already have two new Rich The Kid tracks. Money Talk is the latest and it sees him reunite with YoungBoy Never Broke Again for a surprisingly relaxed rap track. The beat interpolates acoustic guitar giving it a delectable melodic quality.
Theophilus London - Give You (Feat. Gemaine)
We've been waiting a long time for Theophilus London's Bebey record and it's finally here. It's a stack of fun and Give You encapsulates that. Theophilus has always known how to make us dance and the wobbly, retro bass line of this will do exactly that.
Meek Mill - Uptown II (Feat. Farruko)
Meek Mill has given us a sequel to 2018's Uptown Vibes teaming up with Farruko for the Bad Boys For Life soundtrack. It's a latin-favoured jam that may be one of Meek's most upbeat cuts in a while.
Arno Faraji - Bass Jumpin
We reckon local MC Arno Faraji is going to have a pretty big 2020 if this song is anything to go by. Bass Jumpin is an international-sounding rap track featuring flavoursome, rich production. Faraji takes on the beat with ease giving a powerful delivery.
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