This week on First Beat, Ty Dolla $ign unleashes his star-studded album, Saweetie and Jhené Aiko break hearts of everyday bachelors, and Jack Harlow shows us why he’s the “Tyler Herro” of the rap game.
Ty Dolla $ign, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Ty Dolla $ign groomed himself to be a features savant with his silky hooks over the years. Now, the West Coast powerhouse rallies his friends to return the favor on his new album, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The 25-track effort is a robust treasure trove for R&B lovers in need of late-night vibes. Whether Ty is grappling with lust on “Temptations” or proving why he’s boyfriend material on “Nothing Like Your Exes,” he merits praise as an elite songwriter on his new album.
Saweetie feat. Jhené Aiko, “Back to the Streets”
Earlier this year, Saweetie doled out another Hot 100 top 20 single with “Tap In,” following the success of her 2019 summer hit “My Type.” Instead of retreating to her earsplitting sound, she softens the mood with her sing-songy bop, “Back to the Streets” with Jhene Aiko. The vivacious tandem is lethal, as they brag about crushing the spirits of their lowly exes.
Ne-Yo feat. Jeremih, Queen Naija, and Lil Durk, “U 2 Luv (Remix)”
After teaming up with Jeremih for “U 2 Luv” last spring, Ne-Yo injects some youthful energy into his latest remix with Queen Naija and Lil Durk. The contrasting styles prove favorable, as the chemistry between the talented quartet makes Ne-Yo’s track, which samples Zapp’s 1985 classic “Computer Love,” an instant bop.
Jack Harlow, “Tyler Herro”
Though Jack Harlow is an ardent Louisville Cardinals supporter, today, his allegiance is with former Kentucky Wildcat player and Miami Heat standout Tyler Herro. Produced by Boi-1da and Scott Storch, Harlow’s unrelenting confidence is on display as he rattles off a fistful of punchlines: “I brought a gang to the party with me/ Five white boys, but they not *NSYNC.”
Flipp Dinero feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, “No No No”
With the success of “Leave Me Alone” and “How I Move,” the Haitian hyphenate Flipp Dinero has morphed into a clutch hit-maker for DJ Khaled’s We the Best label. Flipp’s penchant for sticky hooks shines once again on his new song “No No No,” featuring A Boogie. The melodic twosome barrel through the trap beat with vigor, highlighting why New York hip-hop hasn’t lost a step in 2020.
Symba feat. 2 Chainz, “Big Homie”
LA rapper Symba recruits his “Big Homie” 2 Chainz for this fiery collaboration. Celebrating his wins, Symba now understands his potential after notching a deal with Atlantic Records this year. Though Symba is in the early phases of his career, he’s ready to graduate into the big leagues and become a big homie for his peers.