Best Songs of the Week Featuring Big K.R.I.T., Lupe Fiasco and More
XXL is back with another look at the best songs of the week. Big K.R.I.T. said he put his heart and soul into making his new double-disc album 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time, his first since his last Def Jam album Cadillactica in 2015. It shows on songs like "Drinking Sessions" with Keyon Harrold, an emotional highlight on the 22-track LP.
Lupe Fiasco popped up on Twitter Wednesday (Oct. 25) to share a song called "All While Doing A Rubik's Cube One-Handed" which samples the speech Lil B gave at Rolling Loud last weekend after he was jumped by A Boogie and crew. The audio quality of Lupe's song isn't the best, but his bars are still top-notch.
Johnny May Cash is one of the most slept on artists in Chicago, and he recently resurfaced with a dope new song called "Hating Shit," complete with a video. Don't sleep on it.
Lud Foe is also one of the hottest young dudes coming out of the Chi with an aggressive, scorched-earth flow. His new No Hooks 2 mixtape is a must-listen, and "New" is a sure shot winner off the tape.
To top off the week, New York underground duo Armand Hammer, a.k.a. billy woods and Elucid, announced their new album ROME by dropping a song called "It Was Written." They're two of the most gripping MCs among NY's underground right now, and here they sound like it. The new album drops Nov. 3.
Listen to all the best new tracks of the week below.