This month has seen single drops from the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Jamie Foxx and A$AP Rocky. Check out five big tracks of May!
1. Lupe Fiasco – Something That I Never Had
Lupe Fiasco is a staff favourite here and let us say this: nothing can stop him! Following on from this 2006 throwback, Lupe generously gives us a cut track from Tetsuo & Youth. “Something That I Never Had” tackles domestic issues primarily – the man cheats, the woman is scorned, and the child is affected. Of course, that isn’t the only thing: his poetic storytelling is laden with religious imagery, clever metaphors, and astounding word-play. The apologetic ballad features a striking hook sung by Lupe himself.
2. Jamie Foxx – Like A Drum feat. Wale
With the release of his first album in five years, Jamie Foxx has been a busy man. He sang the national anthem at the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight and got slammed. Despite the memes generated from that night, “Like A Drum” dropped featuring Wale. Is this the sexiest song of 2015? Potentially. Jamie and Wale go into a little too much detail while describing their romancing in the bedroom. This track is slow and smooth and will be adding to millions of sex playlists around the world. Can you ‘beat it’ as good as Jamie? Download his album Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses to find out. Bam bam bam bam!
3. Omarion – Post To Be (Remix) feat. DeJ Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign & Rick Ross
Omarion‘s “Post To Be” was a success when it was released last November – it sold 430,000 copies domestically. Now, DJ Envy drops the official remix. In this version, Breezy and Jhene are switched for Dej Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign and Rick Ross. The remix is okay; Dej Loaf’s verse has been celebrated while Ty’s own is lost – probably due to following Trey Songz guest vocals which are the highlight. We hope this is the last we hear of “Post To Be”. It was good the first 10 times but anything after that? Phew.
4. A$AP Rocky – Everyday feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel, and Mark Ronson
Despite an original release day of May 12th, A$AP Rocky‘s A.L.L.A has been pushed back to 2nd June. To make it up to fans, Rocky dropped “Everyday” at the start of this month. And is it a treat! Featuring emotive Miguel vocals and sampling Rod Stewart‘s “In A Broken Dream“, Mark Ronson masterfully mixes for Rocky to spit over. It won’t be on A.L.L.A but tracks like this – and “M’s” – excite us. How thrilled are you for June 2nd?
5. DJ Khaled – How Many Times feat. Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Big Sean
DJ Khaled dropped the video for his new single “How Many Times” featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean. The beginning of the video is incredibly cringe, as per all Khaled visuals, but the track is pretty good. Breezy handles the hook and a Future-esque verse that closes the song. Big Sean’s monotonous voice is brilliant over the production and Tunechi adds to his steady comeback with his own lines. Watch the video below but be aware of the embarrassing beginning.