Welcome to ‘Top 10 Tracks’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.
At the end of each week, we count down the ten essential new tracks you need in your rotation. Ranging from rappers in the Emerald Isle to boundary-pushing, experimental producers and everything in between, it’s all hits, no filler.
This week, CMAT shares another single ahead of her debut album, Knucks and Kojey Radical join forces and Robert Glasper announces Black Radio III with a new single.
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PRO ERA head-honcho Joey Bada$$ is back with a point to prove. Sharing the same triumphant DNA of J. Cole’s ‘Middle Child’, ‘The REV3NGE‘ a explosive start to the new year from Joey.
It would appear that 2022 is the year Dreamville’s roster comes of age. JID’s ‘Surround Sound’ sees the spitter excel on track that features heavy hitters in Baby Tate and 21 Savage, with the beat switch only accentuating his ability to switch it up in an instant.
NewDad are sidestepping rejection on ‘Say It’. with the Galway outfit favouring a more accessible sound in their attempts to wrestle with an unrequited love.
Any number of tracks from Earl Sweatshirt’s wandering new album could have made the cut this week. We’ve gone with the distant murmurs and submerged production of ‘God Laughs’.
Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot muse on the state of America and preach perseverance in the face of hard times.
Kae Tempest is letting go on ‘More Pressure’, a trans-Atlantic collaboration with Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract.
There wasn’t ever a chance this collaboration wouldn’t snap. Two of the UK’s smoothest are counting up their cheques on ‘PayBack’.
It’s a Chicago to Cleveland connection on Saba’s ‘Come My Way’. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony spitter Krayzie Bone comes through with a daydream of a verse on a soulful cut.
Robert Glasper continues to throw the rule book out the window and push jazz into exciting new places with his jazz-soul-hip hop crossover ‘Black Superhero’.
As we edge closer to the March 4 release of CMAT’s debut album If My Wife New I’d Be Dead the country pop icon has shared her most melancholic track to date in ‘Lonely’.