This week for First Beat, A $ AP Ferg and Nicki Minaj rejoin, while Skip Marley keeps its winning streak intact with a lively collaboration.
And $ AP Ferg, “Move Ya Hips” Feat. Nicki Minaj & MadeinTYO
The last time Ferg and Minaj joined, they created their multi-platinum single “Plain Jane.”
Jorja Smith, “By Any Means”
The elusive British singer-songwriter disappears back into the music space with his powerful track “By Any Means.” Smith promises to stand up and support the Black Lives Matter campaign with his brave ode to the movement. The Lost & Found the singer is not a stranger to dealing with social issues – in 2016 she wrote “Blue Lights” to speak out against police brutality.
Mariah the Scientist featuring Lil Baby, “Always n Forever”
For his latest single, the 22-year-old Atlanta Songstress scripts an interesting ear norm with features savant Lil Baby. Knitted with love, “Always n Forever” expresses why Mariah’s loyalty remains unmatched, even though it’s about competition. As for Baby, he easily escapes his lover’s heart with his cunning pun and breadth, making this song a must-listen.
Skip Marley featuring Rick Ross & Ari Lennox, “Make Me Feel”
Earlier this year, Marley got a hit with her silky smooth collaboration “Slow Down”, together with HER. For its second act, the Jamaican hyphen strikes gold again with its smoky single “Make Me Feel.” Although Trifecta from Marley, Ross and Lennox looks jarring at first glance, this combination turns out to be a dulcet mix of swag and melody.
Hit-Boy & Dom Kennedy, Courtesy of Half-a-Mil
One of the most underrated rappers / producers today is Cali representatives Dom Kennedy and Hit-Boy. Today, the rap tvosome collided again Courtesy of Half-a-Mil. The duo’s brilliant moment? When they float on the triumphant “We Blessed” with elastic ease. The West Coast’s MCs even ride shotguns with Nas, which is designated to join the elegant “City on Lock”.