Without a doubt, the biggest story this week was Miguel’s impromptu leg drop during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards. Of course, he didn’t mean to do it, but damn! Now when it comes to crazy, are-you-serious news, an arrest warrant was issued for Bronx rapper Tim Dog who reportedly died earlier this year. Yeah. It’s not quite as ridiculous, but apparently Kanye West is pushing Will Smith to release new music.
In more straight-up news, Action Bronson revealed that his Saab Stories project with Harry Fraud drops early next month, with the same going for Joey Bada$$’s Summer Knights EP. There’s some new Madlib on the way, too, along with a gang of Prefuse 73 collaborative projects. Oh, and hey, check out our guide to Kanye’s upcoming album, Yeezus.
Here are the best tracks we heard this past week:
- Black Hippy – “U.O.E.N.O.” (Remix)
- The Underachievers – “May’s Patience”
- Earl Sweatshirt – “Guild” F. Mac Miller
- Boards of Canada – “Reach for the Dead”
- Pharrell – “Happy”
- Shad – “Homie”
- Disclosure – “When a Fire Starts to Burn”
- Quadron – “Better Off” F. Kendrick Lamar