Cash Money/Young Money
With his album in limbo amid a lawsuit against Cash Money, Lil Wayne raps like his career depends on it on “Glory,” released exclusively through Tidal. It’s his best song in years, with a choir-sampling beat inspiring Weezy to hark back to his late-2000s mixtape spazz-outs for five straight verses — no hooks needed. — Alex Gale
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Flume ft. Andrew Wyatt
Mom + Pop/Future Classic
Australian DJ-producer Flume, known for working with Chet Faker and remixing Lorde, ventures into psychedelia with “Some Minds,” a groggy slow jam. It’s pensive and patient, building for three-plus minutes before falling into deep low-end and staccato synths so sharp you can feel them tingle. — Megan Buerger
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Waka Flocka Flame ft. Good Charlotte
Waka and Good Charlotte team up for the rockers’ first music in years for “Game On,” from the Pixels soundtrack. Too bad it’s a dreadful video-game tie-in; you’ll likely tune out long before Waka starts the second verse with “Can’t X-Box me in!” — Jason Lipshutz
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“Hold Me Down”
New York-based singer Halsey teases her debut with “Hold Me Down,” a haunted plea for freedom that floats over a hornet’s nest of synths. The sometimes heavy-handed religious imagery gets by thanks to Halsey’s intense vocal takes: When she sings about devils eating away at her, she packs each line with enough fire to make you believe it. — J.L.
This story originally appeared in the June 20 issue of Billboard.