Music Recommendation – Single – Meek Mill ft. Big Sean and A$AP Ferg, “B Boy”

b-boy-rappersBehold, the rule-defying song that happens to be the second Big Sean-featuring track I have written about within a week. I will try to prevent that from happening again, but to be fair, this will probably be the best effort Big Sean will put into a song. While all three of these artists go in, Sean proves why he is finally famous with his jaw-dropping verse.

Meek Mill provides a good start to the song and keeps it interesting, but Big Sean starts out average (as per usual) and words pour out like sweet lyrical honey. Being honest though, I believe that line with the commas was a bit of a run-on sentence. A$AP Ferg ends the song with a verse that will make you go “Hey, I should actually hear more from this guy.”

There is no real chorus, but that does not mess up the song’s quality much. Ferg is a bit difficult to understand, and Meek Mill doesn’t exactly speak with the clarity of a Zedd/Foxes collaboration, but I digress. The song is a sick Hip-Hop track with artists who perform quite well for their reputations.

Overall, I would rate the song at:

9/10

You can check out the song and its newly-released music video below:

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Music Recommendation – Single – Meek Mill ft. Wale, Rick Ross, and Trey Songz, Lay Up

meek-millLay Up may not be the best Rap song out there (Rick Ross and Meek Mill’s verses never honestly did it for me) but Trey Songz’s chorus is one of my favorite chorus’ all-time. It would be a stretch to call this song an all-timer, but I jotted this track down as my favorite for three months in a row back when it was released in Fall 2012.

Each verse hardly stays on focus, but if I had to choose a favorite of the three, it would be Wale’s. It is fast-paced and easier to listen to, but again this song recommendation is mostly for the chorus. I tend not to listen to a lot of MMG, save for a couple of decent tracks by Wale and Omarion. However, I always found this one easy to listen to.

Overall, I would rate the song at 7.75/10. I do recommend a listen as the hook is fire and Trey Songz absolutely kills his spot. Check out the song below:

-Austin Heath

Music Recommendation – Single – DJ Holiday ft. Meek Mill, Future, T.I. and Stuey Rock, Flexin’ On Em

First off, how come there is an apostrophe after “Flexin” but not before “Em?” Is the whole song subliminally aimed at Eminem and I just missed it the first couple of listens?

Whenever I see the words “flex” or “flexin” I instantly compare the song to “No Flex Zone.” In other words, I assume that each of these will be way better. I actually find Flexin’ On Em a solid Hip-Hop track despite a couple of shakey names (notably Future and Meek Mill).

I cannot decide if I actually like Meek Mill’s verse. When I first heard the hook I was a bit put off, as it is annoyingly repetitive. The fact that Meek Mill kept me around meant he did something right, despite hearing many complaints about his verse. Future was also on point with his flow, though I have to admit his voice induces an immediate throat-clear for me. T.I. sounded back in shape after a few inconsistent and disappointing months (save for announcing the dual album with Jeezy, that was pretty rad news). And we all know how I feel about Stuey Rock on the hook, who has virtually been silent up until now.

DJ Holiday keeps the track relevant and provides an appropriate beat, and there are not really any bad verses on this track. Overall, I would rate it at 9/10. If you are a Hip-Hop/Rap fan, you should go over to HotNewHipHop.com and give the song a listen:

http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dj-holiday-flexin-on-em-feat-meek-mill-future-ti-stuey-rock-new-song.1959113.html

-Austin Heath