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Heat for Your Playlists

As summer slowly creeps to an end, why not make the most of it by enjoying new music?

We’re in the middle of August and artists have dropped so much music lately. As a person who loves listening to new music, it feels like I’m opening gifts with each album I listen to. Some may be amazing, and some may disappoint. However, with some work, I’ve narrowed down a handful of songs you should add to your playlists; they won’t disappoint.

Sit back, enjoy, and feel free to add these songs to your library of music. Share with your friends, or keep to yourself. Just enjoy it.

Hot x Young Thug, Gunna

Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Gunna team up for this stand-out track from Young Thug’s debut studio album So Much Fun. With eccentric production from Wheezy, this song is sure to blast through your speakers all year long. People are already predicting this song to be a major hit.

If you like Young Thug, check out Digits. If you like Gunna, check out 3 Headed Snake.

Girls Love Beyoncé x Drake (ft. James Fauntleroy)

Although this song is not necessarily new, it has been added to streaming services recently. In fact, it came out in 2013. For those who have never heard this throwaway track, it comes as a nice surprise. This song has a nice R&B feel to it, with Drake and James Fauntleroy adding their own flavor to Destiny Child’s iconic hit Say My Name. And as Drake asserts, girls do in fact love Beyoncé.

If you like Drake, check out Can I.

Be Honest x Jorja Smith (ft. Burna Boy)

This feel-good track unites talented vocalist Jorja Smith with the energetic Burna Boy. Mixing Afro-beats sound with heartfelt lyrics may sound like a headache, but the way these two collaborate on this track just works so well. This is one of those unexpected features that turns out to be a great tune.

If you like Jorja Smith, check out Blue Lights. If you like Burna Boy, check out On The Low.

Won’t Be Late x Swae Lee (ft. Drake)

Continuing on this Afro-beats wave, mega-stars Swae Lee and Drake team up for another summer anthem. Their last collaboration ended up number 1 on the charts, and this song will probably follow. With Swae Lee’s smooth vocals and Drake’s suave Midas touch, expect this song to be around for a long time.

If you like Swae Lee, check out Guatemala. If you like Drake, check out One Dance.

Ransom x Lil Tecca (ft. Juice WRLD)

Lil Tecca is making a name for himself with his unexpected hit Ransom. When Juice WRLD hops on the track, you know he is going to add his flair to it. Although they have never collaborated before, this track demonstrates Lil Tecca and Juice WRLD’s chemistry. Ransom is a club banger, and a kickback starter.

If you like Lil Tecca, check out Love Me. If you like Juice WRLD, check out Hide.

Baby x Lil Baby (ft. DaBaby)

With rap names like that, you would expect a song like this to come out at some point. As this is another Wheezy-produced track, the production echoes the flow of Lil Baby and DaBaby. While they have different styles of rap, they complement each other pretty well. Baby is the ultimate collaboration for those who enjoy either artist.

If you like Lil Baby, check out Never Recover. If you like DaBaby, check out Goin Baby.

Under Enemy Arms x Trippie Redd

Trippie Redd has his own style, and he definitely owns it. As soon as I heard Under Enemy Arms, I could tell it was 100% a Trippie Redd track. The trumpets add a nice touch on production, almost like a mimicry of champions.

If you like Trippie Redd, check out Keep Your Head Up.

Jet Lag x A$AP Ferg

A$AP Ferg is infamous for his hit record Plain Jane. There was a while where I heard that song almost everyday, and not because I played it. It was that popular. With this EP, A$AP Ferg emphasizes his game and asserts straight-up dominance.

If you like A$AP Ferg, check out Wam.

The Relays x Maxo Kream (ft. Travis Scott)

Maxo Kream is a rapper to keep an eye out for. Hailing from Houston (as well as Travis Scott), his projects have performed pretty well. In this track, Maxo and Travis tag team to create a banger. Both add their own spin on this bouncy track, ending up with a solid track.

If you like Maxo Kream, check out 3AM. If you like Travis Scott, check out Skeletons.

Circle of Bosses x Young Thug, Quavo

Honestly, this whole project was fire. There are many other songs on this album that go hard. If you appreciate the two songs I suggested from Young Thug’s album, go listen to that jawn. Production is insane, and with both Quavo and Young Thug on their A-Game, the end product is stellar.

If you like Young Thug, check out Ecstasy. If you like Quavo, check out Pick Up The Phone.

DTLR Staff

Culturally-educated and sneaker-cultivated, our guest writers continue to bring these creative stories for your enjoyment.

August 20, 2019

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