October has come and gone and while I still might be a bit hung over from Halloween, it's time to plug you in to all the hip-hop goodness that dropped last month. This month's chart is packed with some of my absolute favorites so lets get right into the tracks.
See past charts here.
1. Anderson .Paak - Tints feat. Kendrick Lamar
I mean does it get much better than this? Two of my favorite artists (and hip-hop heroes) come together on a very funky track that compliments both their styles.
2. Jaden Smith - Goku
This is way more of a trap / EDM track versus hip-hop even though Jaden is doing his thing all over the song. While the structure of the song might not be my favorite, you can't deny that this one bangs and that young Jaden continue to grow through his music right before our ears!
3. DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano - White Dirt
This whole project is so hard. Even though I am a white kid from central California, I find myself craving this style of dirty East Coast street rap way more than just about any other style in the genre. Muggs defintely geared these beats to Roc's style and it's a match made in heaven! Shout out to the whole Soul Assassin fam!
4. Run The Jewels - Let's Go (The Royal We)
Honestly I don't think I've ever disliked a RTJ track and they are one of the three best live acts in hip-hop today. The boys put this track together for the Venom soundtrack and just as you would expect, it's tight as hell!
5. Kodak Black - ZEZE (feat. Travis Scott & Offset)
This beat is so tight. It is so simple, but at the same time it instantly makes me want to grab a bottle and head to the islands or something. Everyone does their thing on this one. Just throw it on in the ride, roll your windows down and bump hard!
6. Post Malone, Swae Lee - Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
Two Marvel features on one chart! I guess there is a first for everything. Both Posty and Swae are the best at making that easy to digest, poppy, sing-a-long with your friends in the back of the uber, kind of music and this song delivers on all of those points. Also the full track can be heard on the Spotify playlist below!
7. Falcons & B. Lewis - Waterworld (ft. GoldLink & Jazz Cartier)
I swear this chart was just made for me personally. I haven't featured Falcons too much on our chart but the dude is mad talented and we all know that I'm a sucker for that Goldlink flow. This is easy listening in all the best way.
8. Action Bronson - Prince Charming
Action's consistency is what makes him an all-time home run hitter. I could probably listen to him just read off the menu from Denny's over a beat and I would probably still like it. This is a cut from his new project White Bronco, which has been out for a week.
9. Lou The Human - Speak of The Devil
Any rapper who's willing to open up on a track like this has my respect. Every generation needs a rapper like Lou The Human: a talented story teller with some edge that keeps you listening to every word. Lou may have blown up from SoundCloud but he's far from a "SoundCloud rapper." Can't wait for the next one from this kid.
10. Flatbush Zombies - New World Order
Another incredibly hard beat on the chart this month. The boys from Flatbush Zombies are great at creating gritty and dark tracks that just make you feel like breaking the law! While I will refrain from any illegal activities (for now) this track stands out as something you should surely smoke one to.
11. Action Bronson - Swerve On Em (feat. A$AP Rocky)
I almost didn't include this track because I didn't like Action's verse on this beat but A$AP Rocky saved this one (I know I'm shocked too). This might be my favorite Rocky feature in recent memory and I think it's because it's just kind a different.
12. THEOPHILUS LONDON - "ONLY YOU" feat. Tame Impala
Damn this track is tight. I have been following Theo's journey in music since his days with Machinedrum and his evolution has been just awesome to watch. Anytime you can get Tame Impala on a track then you have to be doing something very right and this song can really do no wrong as far as I'm concerned.
13. Kirk Knight - Downtime
I know it's not hard to tell but I'm really fucking with Kirk Knight. He's probably one of the most talented rapper / producer combos in the game right now. IIWII drops on November 16 and it's going to be one of the best albums of the year.
14. Thundercat (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD & Flying Lotus) - 'King of the Hill'
So much talent on one track. The beat on this song is incredible and hypnotic as it glides through your headphones. Then comes the vocals. Silky, soulful, and even jazzy are all words that come to mind when describing this "King of The Hill." You'll have this one on repeat for sure.
15. Takeoff - Last Memory
Closing out the chart this month is the Migos with the golden bars. Takeoff may have been left off of "Bad and Boujee," but his solo effort The Last Project is straight fire and it's awesome to see him get the credit he deserves for being a dope rapper.