“Make it look sexy.” Kendrick Lamar delivers another superb video from his DAMN project. This time, it’s a combative, testosterone-fueled visual for “Element.” Bodies fly off of roofs, Kendrick slaps a man into another dimension, and we’re given numerous reminders of what happens when ain’t nobody praying for us. Watch the Jonas Lindstroem and the . . .
On the way to his Made In Jamaica project, Sean Kingston drops a new single titled “Trust Me.” He utilizes an interpolation of a classic Outkast song in the first verse that will catch ears quickly. Related: Sean Kingston – “Pocket Watching” (Prod. by Retro) It’s a light, summery jam highlighted by consistent electric guitar strum and . . .
Calvin Harris‘s star-studded, infectious Funk Wav Bounces standout, “Feels,” gets the video treatment. Featuring Pharrell, Katy Perry, and Big Sean, the summery record features eye catching scenery and colorful special effects. If you haven’t been on vacation in a while, this video might make you feel like you escaped for three minutes and forty two seconds. Watch . . .
Watch KYLE blow up a car in the “Nothing 2 Lose” video KYLE recently appeared as a feature on Dougie F‘s “Homegirl.” Now, he is back to share the official video for his single, “Nothing 2 Lose.” Watch the Tom Gould-directed visuals below and download the Dez Wright-produced single on iTunes. “Nothing 2 Lose” follows . . .
Daz Rinko continues his trend of positive and upbeat vibes in his new single “Boo Boo Kisses.” The Memphis emcee shows off his more suave and romantic side over vibrant SPRILL production. It’s safe to say if you are having a bad day, Daz’s music can assist in brightening things up. He brings a contagious . . .
We last brought you Gucci Mane-featuring “B2L” from the Los Angeles singer, but Marko Penn is back with “Dirty Work” featuring Lil Dicky. It’s a feel-good R&B Pop track that incorporates a bounce that will have you snapping your fingers along to the beat. Stream below.
The usually high octane and ever-energetic G.O.O.D. Music signee, Desiigner, is back with “Liife” featuring Gucci Mane. It’s tried and true material as they rap about what it’ like to level up and be on top. People start to treat you differently and some even want you fail. They aren’t satisfied, though, and they’ll keep . . .
After recent release of the audio, Colombian beauty Kali Uchis gives us the ultimate video treatment for the Jorja Smith-assisted “Tyrant.” In the video, we see Kali stepping out in style in a very retro and brightly multi-colored background. She then proceeds to display more scenes showcasing her different outfits, giving us looks from the . . .
Omar Apollo‘s “ugotme” brings us into summer with jubilant guitar work, infectious vocals and blossoming romance. While it’s short-lived, the track feels large and full: lively chords, perfect vocal harmonies, warm, filling bass. “ugotme” sounds like a bright-colored, patterned shirt and chilly breeze blowing into an unair-conditioned apartment. The Indiana artist’s SoundCloud is a showcase . . .
Swade describes himself as “somewhere between Trick Daddy and Langston Hughes” in his SoundCloud bio. His music is just as attention-grabbing as the description that he chose for himself. The Chicago-based rapper and vocalist delivers charismatic, thought-provoking bars and warm, soulful vocals on his warm new single, “Window Seat.” Stream “Window Seat” below.
Clams Casino has never been afraid to step out of the box, and he does so again with his distorted, trippy new instrumental, “Wavey.” This beat is a standout from his new mixtape, Instrumentals 4. The free project features instrumentals that were originally produced for Vince Staples, Sia, Danny Brown, and more. CLAMS CASINO INSTRUMENTAL . . .
Monte Booker saw fit to reconnect with Smino and Phoelix for “Kompany,” and we’re incredibly happy to see that he did. Smino’s dynamic, elastic flow meshes exceptionally well with Monte’s melody-drive, futuristic production. Phoelix’s additional vocals are the perfect finishing touch. If you’re close to London, be sure to pop up for Smino’s show there . . .
DJ Khaled got busy after the 2017 BET Awards and dropped the official music video for “It’s Secured” featuring Nas and Travis Scott. His Grateful album campaign surges on. Be sure to catch up on videos for “I’m the One,” “Wild Thoughts,” “I’m So Grateful,” and “On Everything.” Watch the Eif Rivera-directed video below and purchase Grateful . . .
TroyBoi has been dropping high energy, bass-heavy electronic instrumentals for a minute now. This time around, he teams up with New York-based rapper Healthy Chill to turn his production into an anthem. Healthy’s confident delivery and precise cadences are a solid fit for TroyBoi’s powerful sound. Stream “Hooper” below.
Once again, I’ve assembled some of the best new music in these streets for the people on one playlist. As for which songs will be your favorite, you’ll just have to decide for yourself. It’s all about perspective. Stream the latest edition of The Highlight Reel, Perspective, below.