Summer Playlist :
Breaking down the best songs released so far in the months of June and July… Here we go.
4L – Pierre Bourne
Come mid June we were blessed with the deluxe edition to Pierre Bourne’s first solo album “The Life of Pi’erre 4”, adding 15 songs to the collection. This fast paced track is one of many standouts in Bourne’s carefully constructed style.
Fox 5 (feat. Gunna) – Lil Keed
A duo that never goes wrong. Keed and Gunna team up on this bouncy track. Like, what more could you ask for?
Oreke – E Kelly & Joeboy
This wavy song is sure to make the rest of your summer nights sound good. Joeboy vocalizes to perfection on an E Kelly beat.
Rain – SWV
SWV’s 1997 hit needs to make your playlist this summer. If you have Tik Tok, you’ve probably heard the catchy remix, but this beautiful ode to love is too good for you not to be constantly singing along.
Wonderful – Burna Boy
Burna Boy never misses the mark… He returns with a powerful and upbeat summer anthem, complete with everything from complex production to smooth harmonies.
For the Night (feat. Lil Baby & DaBaby) – Pop Smoke
The beginning of July brought us Pop Smoke’s long-awaited posthumous album. With a number of big name features and mainstream hits, the album proves to be nothing less of what was anticipated. DaBaby and Lil Baby join the late NY rapper on this smooth rolling song.
711 – SahBabii
‘711’ comes from SahBabii’s 16-track LP that he blessed us with in the beginning of July. His low-key vocalizations and sarcastic lyrics over chill beats are a must for a summer — especially one as chaotic as this.
Do to Me – H.E.R.
H.E.R. draws from her reggae roots in her newest single “Do to Me”. Her signature vocal runs flow perfectly over this Bob Marley – inspired production, even sampling “Bam Bam” by Sister Nancy.
Street Sweeper (feat. Future) – Gunna
Almost exactly two months after the drop of his long awaited “WUNNA”, Gunna returns with the deluxe edition. Complete with 8 new tracks, 5 of which features the likes of Thugger and Lil Uzi, this deluxe album is really hard to beat. This particular track brings Future and Gunna together in a smooth riding, yet hard hitting fashion.
OK – Wallows
This song was made for long drives in the sun or nothing at all. Screaming good vibes, ‘Clay’ from 13 Reasons Why serenades in the most perfect light with help from his quirky band.
So We Won’t Forget – Khruangbin
We all love a good psychedelic/70’s vibe. This track from Khruangbin’s June album, “Mordechai”, is a nostalgic trip back to the carefree summers in the outdoors that we all used to know and love.