V Playlist: Usher x A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, Smoke DZA x Curren$y x Asher Roth x Devin The Dude, Tweet, Twista, Chantel x The Game


VIBE’s Daily Additions to the ‘Pod

1. Usher (feat. A$AP Rocky) – “Hot Thing”
Definitely a new sound for Urrrsha. We were expecting another “Hot Toddy” from the title, but this is totally different than any of Usher’s previous material. We’re sure after a couple of listens this will be a party anthem in the VIBE office.

2. Joey Bada$$ – “Daily Routine”
Joey Bada$$ has really been on our radar since we saw that “Hardknock” video. This song just solidifies our co-sign on homie. The flute in the background blends in well with the beat, making the song stand out more even.

3. Smoke DZA (feat. Curren$y, Asher Roth & Devin The Dude) – “Marley & Me (Remix)”
Yet another DZA smokers anthem. If only we could’ve been in the studio when this one was being made!

4. Tweet – “Day Dreaming”
Our early-2000s southern hummingbird is back, and in classic Tweet form. If the rest of her new material sounds anything like this Aretha Franklin cover, we want a full comeback! Missy, where you at?!

5. Twista – “The Recipe (Remix)”
Nothing’s different from the original aside from Twista’s verse. However, by the sounds of it, Twista’s flow hasn’t fallen off in the least bit.

6. Chantel (feat. Game) – “Sending My Love (Remix)”
Hip-Hop Soul Back? If so, we’l definitely be checking for Chantel in the future. Although she doesn’t get 100% credit—being as it’s a Zhane cover—it’s still good shit nonetheless.