So many rap songs drop every day, it’s hard to keep track of them all. That’s why we do the 5 O’Clock Beat Drop to collect the best (and sometimes worst) songs of the day in one, easy to find post for your convenience.
Curren$y – “Alert” (Feat. Styles P) [Prod. by Ski Beatz]
Lord, lord, lord. Spitta and Ski Beatz know we’ve been waiting patiently for Pilot Talk 3, and now that the rollout has begun, we can see why it’s taken so long. “Alert” is yet another mind-blowing beat by Ski with all the right ingredients you expect from Curren$y, plus a verse from the always clear-headed Styles P.
Shy Glizzy – “Score”
Shy Glizzy is one of our favorite new MCs, and after an amazing 2014 with two standout tapes (Young Jefe and Law 3) he’s not letting up. “Score” is his new single, and the best part is when Glizzy goes, “He shoot, he scores!” The boyish energy sounds like the kind that surrounds a three-point shot in a middle-school basketball game. This is heat. Who produced it though?
Yung Leann – “Diamonds” (Feat. Thaiboy Digital)
If there’s one thing Yung Lean is good at, it’s honing in on his own sound, and his new single is no different. “Diamonds” has the deep drums and droning synths that often characterize his music while Lean talks about….nothing, basically. We’ll take the Yoshi City reference, though.
Waka Flocka – “All These Bitches” (Feat. Future) [Prod. by Southside 808 Mafia]
This sounds straight out of the gap between Honest and Monster, and we’re here for it. This new Future song is disguised as a Waka song, seeing how it sounds like something Flocka was tacked on to after the fact, but that doesn’t diminish the song’s quality. Southside and TM88 are unstoppable right now on the beats.
OG Maco – “5 A.M. In L.A.” (Prod. by Sevn Thomas)
Either OG Maco has a chip on his shoulder, or he’s flexing a different side of his music as of late, because he’s been spitting a lot harder than what you might expect from the guy who made “U Guessed It.” Maco’s always been a complete artist, but songs like “5 A.M. In L.A.” continue to prove people that he’s no one-hit wonder.
Tink – “Ratchet Commandments” (Prod. by Timbaland)
The more we hear from Tink, the more Timbo’s high hopes for his artist are confirmed. “Ratchet Commanments” is the latest offering from the rookie and the vet, and it’s just as good as what’s come before. Tink could really be the next huge hip-hop star, especially with beats as fresh as this one.