10 Tracks That Slap feat. Ruby Red
Ruby Red – Ozone
Los Angeles duo Ruby Red returns with their latest hypnotic single. Featuring their signature psychedelic rock textures, “Ozone” is buttery and beautiful. The song has a slow build until the drums kick in and the groove picks up speed. Keep your eye on Ruby Red, they’re going places.
MIKE – fortune teller
No matter the circumstance, MIKE always delivers. Through his monotone delivery and glitchy, yet soulful production, his poignant resonance always cuts deep. Following his magnificent collaboration with Jadasea and his seamless 2019 tape, “tears of joy,” whatever MIKE has up his sleeve, it’s sure to be one for the books.
Megan Thee Stallion & Beyonce – Savage (Remix)
Houston, Texas queens Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce team up for the ultimate collab. Check out our piece on it.
Ade Hakim – Stink Face
While we wait for the “Happiest People in the World Wide Web (Reboot),” Ade Hakim blesses us with a rapidly delivered loosie. With his minimalistic production and optimistic lyricism, Ade has been keeping busy amidst the outbreak and we’re here for it.
serpentwiththefeet – pyschic
Last Wednesday, serpentwiththefeet quietly released a brand new three-track EP titled, “Apparition.” True to its name, the project is minimal and ghost-like. “Psychic” is a standout track thanks to its strong structure and vocal delivery.
Kehlani – F&MU
Before she drops her sophomore studio album next week, Kehlani unloads another single to hold us over. Featuring appearances from Masego, James Blake, Jhene Aiko and more, “It’s Good Until It Wasn’t” arrives May 8th via Atlantic.
AJ Tracey – Dinner Guest (ft. MoStack)
London’s own AJ Tracey teams up with MoStack for a twangy synth-stacked banger. AJ’s typical flow is soaked in confidence and both he and Mo easily glide over an instrumental produced by theElements. This chune will definitely have you moving.
YG – Laugh Now Kry Later!
Following his 2018 project, “Stay Dangerous,” YG swaps his traditional West Coast G-Funk sound for something a little more experimental. Embracing the use of autotune and a robotic vocal chop in the instrumental, we’re excited to see what YG does next.
Ruby Hadley (feat. All I Do Is Daydream) – OSMOSIS
Oakland’s own Ruby Hadley and production duo allidoisdaydream team up for a funky deep house track. The track features complex production that’s easy to dance to and a lovely vocal performance from Ruby Hadley.
Mozzy – The Homies We Knew
Last Friday, prolific Oak Park rapper Mozzy released his highly anticipated debut studio album, “Beyond Bulletproof.” His gravelly vocal tone and gritty and poetic lyricism are paired with a cinematic instrumental. “The Homies We Knew” is a standout track and lays down the perfect example of what makes Mozzy one of the best in the game right now.