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 so much quality has dropped but the two obvious projects in the form of Kanye West’s DONDA and Drake‘s Certified Lover Boy won’t be on the list because they’re almost a given as projects you should be checking out. We’ve had another very busy week of great music so 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.
Swindle Ft. Ghetts, Knucks, Akala, Kojey Radical – Blow Ya Trumpet
Swindle has got his latest list of all stars together for latest drop “Blow Ya Trumpet”. With Knucks, Ghetts, Akala and Kojey Radical you know substance isn’t going to be lacking and there is guaranteed to be unique delivery and a variety of flows. This is all delivered with the level of polish expected but over slightly unorthodox bass driven production and the of course expected trumpets. It provides a unique canvas for the four emcees to work their magic and even without a hook leaves you with plenty to remember and repeat over and over again.
Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan
Another one of Nigeria’s rising stars is back with visuals for her single “Bloody Samaritan” taken from her album 19 & Dangerous. Ayra Starr may have only made her debut in January of this year but she’s already amassed well over 23 million streams and it is for good reason. She proves again why she is a voice that people are excited about on this latest record which sees her deliver a vibey Afrobeats number that’s all about shaking off and avoiding bad vibes. The accompanying visuals also showcase Ayra‘s bold stylistic choices as well as her ability as a performer with her flawless performance of the choreography for the video.
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
As a fan of Little Simz this isn’t exactly what I expected from her latest project but delivering the unexpected is what Simz tends to do best. Despite it being a slight departure from her more experimental and trippy vibes we’ve seen across previous projects, she nonetheless delivers a quality body of work that is right up there with her best work. This is like Jay Z‘s 4:44 it feels like a matured Simz speaking up about the things most important to her whilst simultaneously self-reflecting. The growth is apparent and the level of excellence we have to expect is delivered. Make sure today you support one of our most talented artists from the UK.
Sam Wise – Free Game
The king of vibes Sam Wise delivers another stellar solo project in his latest mixtape Free Game. It is a compilation of music that he’s been working on across different periods and despite that, it comes together as an extremely cohesive project. We get the laid back, effortlessly cool delivery he’s known for but with a nice little twist to it. In his own words
“The whole thing feels quite fresh but familiar and that’s what I was going for with ‘Freegame’. I wanted to give my fans something to enjoy most of all, and if you walk away inspired as well that’s even better.”
That’s exactly what he delivers and the tracks are sure to go off at his upcoming tour that starts in October. Be sure to check this project out and get your tickets to his upcoming tour if you want to see one of the most exciting live performers you can see.
K Trap – Pick & Mix
K-Trap has put the mask back on, launched a label and is back firing with the heat people love. For Pick & Mix his latest foray back into Drill he enlists one of the genres key names M1OnTheBeat for the production and he does his part in helping to deliver a banger. Trap’s unique cadence pairs well with the almost haunting melody of the beat and he delivers slick wordplay inviting us to see the streets from his perspective. Whilst nothing too surprising from K-Trap it does cement that he looks set to going back to his roots and isn’t prepared to compromise his sound for anyone.
Also honourable mentions to Kwengface’s Daily Duppy and Dappy’s latest track Antigua
You can check out the previous Five For Friday here.