Jay-Z “$100 Bill”
Jay-Z dropped his full “$100 Bill” song for The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Hov raps about how awesome he is with references to the 1920s flick. (Think “Roc Boys” but with even more swagger.)
Chance the Rapper “Chain Smoker”
Chance the Rapper made a splash on rap blogs this week with his new mixtape Acid Rap. The Chicago newcomer raps and sings and his versatility is exemplified well on the soulful “Chain Smoker.” Chance is poised to be the next big thing in hip-hop. Bone up on his discography now, so that you can be the cool one among your friends this summer.
VIBE rounds up five hip-hop songs from last week that should be on your itunes playlist—Sowmya Krishnamurthy
J. Cole “Cole Summer”
The lead song from Cole’s new Truly Yours 2 EP that the rapper released this week. Yes, this is the song that caused his awkward Twitter “beef” with Sister Sister actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry.
Chris Brown “Give It Away”
If you like your Chris Brown raunchy (and kind of angry), then the R-rated “Give It Away” is for you. Chris doesn’t waste time with flowers and candy. He just wants your…well, just listen to the track.
Juicy J feat. Pimp C, T.I. and Young Jeezy “Show Out” (Remix)
Juicy J gets an unreleased verse from the late Pimp C for the newest remix to “Show Out.” The addition of T.I. and Pimp C to the original give the track it’s proper Southern ratchet edge.