After last week’s Tech N9ne video stole the show, this week’s newly released singles have fans bracing for upcoming material from some of Hip Hop’s biggest names. The official second single from Drake’s upcoming Nothing Was The Same album competed directly with Rick Ross’ Trayvon Martin mentioning “I Wonder Why” track. Fans load up Big Sean’s new single “Fire” and the Detroit rapper’s recently released video also prominently features Miley Cyrus. The list is rounded out by a throwback Eminem track, a Tech N9ne featuring Crooked I track from Apex Predator and A$AP Ferg shares the latest single from his upcoming Trap Lord debut.
Drake’s “All Me” Features 2 Chainz And Big Sean
The second single from Drake’s third album comes in the form of “All Me,” a Key Wane produced banger featuring past collaborators 2 Chainz and Big Sean. Drake’s Nothing Was The Same, which is tentatively slated for a September 17 release date, is the Toronto rapper’s third full length and was announced the same night as his Grammy win in February. “All Me” is an unsurprisingly boastful account of the rappers’ lifestyle with Drake rapping: “Cashing checks and I’m bigging up my chest / Y’all keep talking ‘bout who next / But I’m about as big as it gets / I swear ya’ll just wasting ya’ll breath / I’m the ligh skinned Keith Sweat / I’mma make it last forever.” R&B singer Keith Sweat acknowledged the reference after the song’s release, noting that it’s “keeping [him] relevant.”
Rick Ross “I Wonder Why” Touches On Trayvon Martin Case And Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws
Rick Ross recently released “I Wonder Why,” which may be an official single from the upcoming Selfmade 3 or MasterMind albums or may serve as a one-off single, is officially dedicated to Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Ross, who was raised and resides in Florida, also took the song as an opportunity to clearly criticize the state’s Stand Your Ground law, a policy responsible for the acquittal of George Zimmerman, rapping: “Now I’m being followed by some creepy-ass cracker / Stand your ground, stand your ground.” Those lines also act as an explicit reference to the testimony of Rachel Jeantel in the Zimmerman trial; more of Jeantel’s words can be heard in the song’s outro.
Big Sean Announces “Fire” Is Not An Official Single But Releases A Full Version Anyway
Big Sean has cut his losses and decided to release the non-single “Fire” due to a recent leak.
Since this already leaked today y’all can just have it! I had to bring y’all Soul on this 1! This IS NOT a single… Yet, but 1 of my favs.
— Big Sean (@BigSean) July 29, 2013
“Fire” is culled from Sean’s forthcoming second official album which is now expected to be released later this month. Sean has also let loose the cover art for Hall Of Fame. The song opens up with Sean spitting “I woke up this morning, rolled a joint then got to it / Dealt with real life shit, manned up and got through it / I’m a real D boy, take a look up in my face / Never did real estate and still put you in your place.” Sean released an accompanying video for the song as well which noticeably features pop star Miley Cyrus.
The Top 10 Most Popular Hip Hop Singles The Week Of 7/29/13