- WSTRN – In2
Given the fact that the r&b backing track measures up to the standards of novelty and well known influences, the corny faux Akon vocals take away what could’ve been a plain single with a 3 verse hook. Lyric wise, it could use some fresher ideas, but at the same time it satisfies the simple need of a dancing tune.
- Deeroc J – My state of mind
Wordplay that smoothly that flows with the simple and chill beat, the track feels as one big breath out, full of mindfulness. The out of focus outro matches the overall introspective feeling and makes for an optimistic outlook on a new album.
- Ciara -Paint it Black
The dark cover of the famous Rolling Stones ‘60s hit brings out a side of Ciara that shows not only maturity from the days of Goodies, but a genuinely fitting Tim Burton outcast image. Empowered by an issue that exceeds the regular topics found in the top 40, she manages to reach a higher ground and successfully test out the ground for a possible style change.
- Joe Budden ft. Emanny – Immortal
Unabashed confessions and adulterated lifestyles go hand in hand. The way social issues are articulated takes the track to a nihilist yet oddly motivating level. All there’s needed is a new manifesto in search for its soundtrack.
- Dej Loaf ft Big Sean – Back Up
Did you ever want to hear a ratchet version of Grease’s Summer Nights? Well here you go. Classless hooks and delusional e boasting embalmed in a wannabe minimal beat that only finds itself in the lazy fillers of a 10 minute Pro Tools session.