Wiz Khalifa (feat. Rae Sremmurd) – “Burn Slow”
Complete with misogyny-laden bars, cannabis worship, and a Trap-influenced flow, all in the vein of last year’s smash, “We Dem Boyz”, Wiz Khalifa’s new single “Burn Slow” features the lethal hit-making combination of Mike WiLL Made-It behind the boards and Atlanta duo Rae Sremmurd on the hook. Horizons won’t be expanded, but charts will be climbed.
Janet Jackson – “Unbreakable”
In conjunction with the release date and tracklist for Unbreakable—her forthcoming 11th studio album—Janet Jackson has released the title track as the album’s second single. “Unbreakable” is an impeccably-produced burst of positivity with air tight vocal harmonies and a feel-good aesthetic. Unbreakable, which reunites Jackson with legendary production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, is due out Oct. 2.
T.I. – “Check, Run It”
After teasing via Instagram what appears to be a brand new release this coming Sept. 11, T.I. has dropped “Check, Run It”. The single finds the reigning “King of the South” adopting the sparse production and triplet-laced flow of his younger peers in Atlanta’s booming Trap movement. Trend-chasing aside, the veteran MC’s reliably smooth delivery ensures immediate hip-hop appeal.
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