Five For Friday is back again with 5 releases from the past week you should pay attention to.
Five For Friday is back again giving you 5 great tracks/projects for your Friday. Friday is essentially the most important day of the week musically, and typically a lot of music drops on Friday’s. This week has been particularly active musically with a lot of drops from some very big names, making this Friday one of the best weeks to be tuning in. Friday is the day that the official charts are announced letting us know who holds the coveted number one position. To make life a little easier this Friday we are giving you 5 of our top picks that have recently dropped to start off your weekend listening.
Meekz – Respect The Come Up
Meekz is finally back dropping music and proves that it was worth the wait. Meekz is the only newcomer in the scene that can do what he does and everyone gets behind it wholeheartedly. After dropping his impressive debut project Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Meekz took a hiatus from music, largely I assume to just live life, but he was missed musically. It’s only right that with his triumphant return he’s raised the levels visually again teaming up with KC Locke to produce a madness. Meekz is the truth, he’s the people’s champ and honestly, I see him as the person to fill the Giggs role for the younger generations coming up. Raw street Rap at its best only with the visual polish of a visionary, you have to ‘Respect The Come Up’.
Wretch 32 – Little BIG Man
This was a project that came out of almost nowhere. With little to no promotion time Little BIG Man sees Wretch put on a hat we haven’t seen too often in recent years. Still the storyteller with impeccable wordplay and smoothness, the narrative of choice here is the streets and we follow a street story the whole way through. Rather than speaking from the perspective of the elder statesman of Rap he now is he tackles the issues of today from the perspective of the youth. This grittier approach suits Wretch a lot better than people would expect and his skill really creates a world that you can immerse yourself into wholeheartedly. This is without mentioning some of the big name features on the project such as Little Simz, Blade Brown, SL and more. Make sure you take this one in.
JiuLing – Feels
JiuLing is a name who might not be on your radar yet, but she should be. She is still extremely early on her journey with only two singles out now that ‘Feels’ has dropped but she has the makings of a star. She captures the nostalgia of R&B that we love without simply replicating it. Her sound is her own, easily identifiable as R&B but not feeling or sounding like any of her musical peers at the same time. She makes new music that sounds like it’s something you grew up on which gives it a level of endearingness that you can’t help but enjoy. Look out for JiuLing, she can go on to great things with the right push.
A2 – Just So You Know
The enigma has finally dropped the long awaited Just So You Know after having teased the project for the better part of a year. It is an interesting project amidst A2‘s catalogue, it fits within it nicely but there’s something about it that feels a little different. Regardless the project is a strong addition to his discography with tracks like ‘I Must Admit’ and ‘Midsummer Misery’ being tracks that should perform very well based on the reactions to them when they were teased previously. It’s a project that you need to give real time to do it justice, it is by no means a project meant for quick consumption and shouldn’t be taken in as just another ‘fast food’ release typical of the musical climate of today.
Scuti – L’Argent
Big Skoowup is back for the ‘L’Argent’ on her latest release. Scuti is 100% a name you should be paying attention to, she’s someone that is slowly but surely building a solid fanbase and catalogue of music that speaks for itself. On this new release, we get Scuti gliding over the thumping production effortlessly delivering slick but insightful lyrics alongside some more satirical ones. The bonus on this one is the addition of hints of her ability to work with melodies which breaks the track up nicely. The visuals are also a step up from what we’ve seen from Scuti before, all things that suggest something big is in the works.
Honourable mentions: Young Adz – Daily Duppy, Fredo & Central Cee – Meant To Be, NSG – Colonization
You can check out the previous Five For Friday here.