• Matt Brown

#12 - Best New Hip-Hop / Rap Songs of September 10th (feat. Trippie Redd, T.I., YBN Nahmir)

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I Got You (feat. Busta Rhymes) - Single by Trippie Redd

Just like his fans, Trippie Redd has a unique taste in music. It’s hard to pinpoint what kind of genre his recent music falls into. Trippie has decent vocals on this, but I felt as if his melody could’ve gone a different way. The song has a medium paced R&B tone, but then he has Busta Rhymes as a feature? Interesting choice. Although surprisingly, Busta plays his part to the tone of the song and fits in pretty nicely. The best part about this song is most definitely the production, as it features haunting vocal samples and enveloping background strings.

Gonna give it a 7.5/10

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Ring (feat. Young Thug) - Single by T.I.

It’s good to see T.I. step back into the light. I like his voice and his flow, although his style would be considered very early 2000s. The production on this song isn’t bad, but it isn’t great. Young Thug and T.I. do a stellar job at flowing over the beat, despite how average it is. Hats off to them for performing so well, especially considering what they’re working with.

Gonna give this a 7.5/10 as well.

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Pop Like This (feat. Yo Gotti) - Single By YBN Nahmir

I actually like this song somewhat, but it could be a lot better. Yo Gotti sounds good, the beat is nice and put together well, but why the fuck does YBN Nahmir sound so weird? What happened to that “Rubbin Off The Paint” and “Bounce Out With That” voice? My best guess is that he went through puberty or something. Anyways the formula of this song is a winning formula in my books, yet it could definitely be way better if YBN Nahmir took that frog out of his throat.

Gonna also give this a 7.5/10 for the third time this week.

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Our Time - Single by Lil Tecca

Such an unnecessary song. With an average beat, decent lyrics and flow, and an exceptionally short run-time... I just wanna ask Tecca... why? What’s the point of this song? Why not just save those lyrics for a better song? Painfully average.

Gonna give this a 6.6/10.

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No Security (feat. Kevin Gates) - Single by Fredo Bang

Absolutely love the keys on this beat. Fredo Bang rides the beat with a smooth chorus and solid verses, while Kevin Gates also provides a standout verse. Not much to say, other than that I really like this track.

Gonna give this a 7.9/10.