As the first week of July comes to end, we look back at one of the biggest weeks in music this year, much thanks to the return of JAY-Z with the release of his highly-buzzed thirteenth studio album, 4:44. While Hov's latest effort dominated much of the music headlines, there was still a plethora of stellar releases throughout the week ranging from singles, loosies, albums and mixtapes. We've compiled the ten best drops from the week and have them listed below in no particular order. Enjoy.
Skepta - "Hypocrisy"
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Skepta has been pretty busy outside the music world with the launch of his new clothing line Mains. With that said, Skepta delivered fans a little treat after a slight hiatus from music with this new hard-hitting grime banger, “Hypocrisy.” Take a listen below and never doubt the man.
BADBADNOTGOOD's Matthew Tavares & Ben Stevenson - "Honey Cola"
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Toronto artist Ben Stevenson joined forces with BBNG’s own Matthew Tavares for “Honey Cola” after the two began working on the song in LA quite sometime ago but managed to reconnect and finish it in Toronto in the winter of 2016. Needless to say, we're glad this track eventually happened. Check it out below.
A$AP Twelvyy - "Strapped"
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Rocky and Ferg aren’t the only A$AP Mob members planning to flood 2017 with new sounds. Having spent several years making a strong impression with a series of slappers, A$AP Twelvyy is finally on his way to dropping his very first LP as a soloist. The first single from his upcoming album called “Strapped” definitely sets the stage for what may be the revival of New York City hip-hop.
Toro Y Moi - Boo Boo (Album Stream)
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