Best Songs of the Week: Curren$y, Janelle Monae and Machine Gun Kelly
Another seven days have come and gone and that means it's time for another edition of Songs of the Week. The competition seems to get stiffer and stiffer the further we get into the year and after the fresh crop of music that was produced this week, things are only getting better.
Last week's picks featured selections from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Consequence and Wale, which was a dope lineup in its own right. This round-up of heat-seekers is certainly no slouch and includes a range of sounds, styles and moods. We present our choices for Songs of the Week featuring music from Curren$y with a little help from Wiz Khalifa, Janelle Monae and her Wondaland crew and Machine Gun Kelly along with a special lady.
Nearly six years ago, internet favorites and stoner brothers Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y linked up to release the smoked-out mixtape, How Fly, and sent fans into a frenzy. After much clamoring for a follow-up tape from the two to no avail, Wiz and Spitta decided to finally give the people what they want, announcing their upcoming mixtape, 2009, and releasing the hazy cut, "Uber Driver." The rappers sound as if they never skipped a beat,displaying their undeniable chemistry and knack for crafting the perfect bangers to light up to -- if that's your thing, of course. And by the sounds of this selection, we should be in for a big treat when this project finally touches down.
Janelle Monae hits our Songs of the Week list for the first time, taking the No. 2 spot with her new single, "Yoga." The second release from her upcoming Wondaland compilation, the track sees the eclectic singer keeping it a little more palatable this time around and delivering a straight-forward club-ready tune. Featuring Brooklyn MC Jidenna, "Yoga" definitely stands out this week among the endless pile of releases. You'll be giving this effort more than a single listen.
Machine Gun Kelly may be known more for his wild party boy offerings rather than his social commentary, but his latest single, "A Little More," proves that the rapper has more to talk about than just brews and women. Featuring vocalist Victoria Monet, MGK takes a look at the societal ills of today and concludes that the answer to casting them away might be as simple as "having a little more love" for one another. With that said, the song is also well-composed, sonically superb and when you add that with MGK's focused lyrics, the result is our pick for Song of the Week.