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5 O’Clock Beat Drop: Curren$y, Dev Hynes, Remy Banks, & More

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 – “AD5” (Prod. by Ski Beatz)

Spitta is rolling back to back with his second song of the week, “AD5,” after “Alerts” with Styles P. Ski flips another astounding, soulful sample as the New Orleans hot spitter continues providing his fiendish fans with audio dope.

Remy Banks – “rem” (Feat. Nigel Nasty) [Prod. by Left Brain]

Queens rapper Remy Banks makes strictly smoked out music, and “rem” gets the appropriate visual via director Jay Sprogell. Peep his verse on Ratking’s new “American Gods” and be on the lookout for his solo tape higher to drop soon.

Matt Martians & Bobby Earth – “Splashtown”

Producer Matt Martians is a founding member of Odd Future and a central component in groups like The Internet, The Super 3, and The Jet Age of Tomorrow, but most importantly, he’s a real producer. He wants to direct musicians that he says outplay him on “any instrument,” like Quincy Jones. Here he got a wiggly bass line out of Patrick Paige and smooth, JT-esque vocals from singer Bobby Earth for a quick, clean groove.

Chris Crack – “On My Mind”

More new drugs from the young Chitown rapper Chris Crack. This kid drops a lot of music but the material never seems to falter. Along with MC Tree, he’s one of the most promising young talents emerging the Midwest right now.

Dev Hynes – “Delancey”

Dev Hynes, who goes as Blood Orange amongst other names, wrote, produced and recorded this demo three days ago, on March 2nd. Now he lets the ’80s-sounding song go after reassuring fans he has new music to share – he just doesn’t know how yet. We’re ready whenever he is.

Fredo Santana – “Half Of It” (Prod. by Young Chop)

We have not, admittedly, always been fans of Fredo Santana, as not everybody in Chief Keef’s GBE camp can have as much talent as their leader, but this new track of his, produced by the always-exquisite Young Chop, is pretty chill. Perhaps after plumbing the Drill style enough, Fredo might finally be tapping into some different sounds.

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