Best Songs of the Week: Kehlani, Statik Selektah and Janet Jackson
Songs of the Week returns and this is one roundup of tracks that will keep your ears busy throughout the weekend. a few artists made sure to provide us with some new tunes throughout the past seven days, most of which were not too shabby if you ask us. With the second quarter of 2015 coming to a close, we can honestly say that the music is only getting better and better and is sure to improve as we get deeper into the rest of the year.
After last week’s killer lineup, featuring songs by Bilal and Omarion, as well as promising rap upstart King Los, our picks for this week are definitely worthy of infiltrating your eardrums. We present the latest edition of Songs of the Week, featuring Janet Jackson, Kehlani, Statik Selektah and more. Did your favorite new release make the cut? Take a listen below.
R&B songstress Kehlani has been on a hot streak as of late. As the Oakland, Calif. native’s own star continues to rise, her hometown basketbll team, the Golden State Warriors stock has skyrocketed as well due to their recent win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. The stunning vocalist hooks up with fellow HBK Gang member IAMSU! and Bay Area rep Lil B for a dope single in celebration of Steph Curry and company’s championship victory.
Statik Selektah rounds up a few of the most respected lyricists in the game for his latest salvo, “Top Tier.” Enlisting Sean Price, Bun B, and Styles P to provide hardcore rhymes with plenty of firepower. The rap trifecta lay down their verbal murder game over the soulful production courtesy of Statik himself. The DJ-Producer’s upcoming album, Lucky 7, arrives in stores on July 7.
Janet Jackson is a pop culture icon that has influenced a generation of music lovers worldwide. After announcing a new album and upcoming tour last month, diehard fans are now rejoicing over first single in years called “No Sleeep. Produced by longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, the track is as infectious as expected and lands the top slot for this edition of Songs of the Week.