Here at Burbs, we strive to keep you up-to-date with the latest pop culture releases. From here on out, we'll be catching you up on the "Last Week in Music" each Monday.
Let's talk some music:
#5 - "Speed Me Up" by Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty, and Sueco the Child
Made for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, soundtrack king Wiz Khalifa led the pack of generic features on this cheesy single. Produced by NYC duo Take a Daytrip, the song is fun and catchy despite its inevitable corniness. However, considering that they had to keep it PG, they could've done worse. I also assume that it fits in the movie; it's hard to take it as a stand-alone single.
It's not a terrible song, but it's definitely not making its way into any rotations. You'll probably get kicked off the aux if you bump this without any context.
Fan Rating: 2/5
Burbs Rating: 2.5/5
#4 - "Talkin" by YBN Nahmir
Birmingham, Alabama rapper YBN Nahmir returns with "Talkin", his first release in five months. The track is pretty generic - centered around money bags and murder threats - but, it still goes hard if you're not searching for substance. The beat slaps and Nahmir does his thing with his notorious offbeat style. Nahmir released a visual for "Talkin" on the same day.
Fan Rating: 3.5/5
Burbs Rating: 3/5
#3 - "B.I.T.C.H" by Megan Thee Stallion
Houston hot-girl Megan Thee Stallion has returned with "B.I.T.C.H", the first single off her forthcoming studio album Suga. Meg decided to put a spin on Tupac's 1996 track "Rather Be Ya N***a" while recruiting Helluva Beats to sample "I'd Rather Be With You" by Bootsy's Rubber Band. This track is nice; it displays her talent in a different light than ever before.
Fan Rating: 4.25/5
Burbs Rating: 3.25/5
#2 - "High Right Now" (Remix) [feat. Wiz Khalifa] by Tyla Yaweh
On this remix of his previously solo track, Tyla Yaweh tapped Wiz Khalifa to perfect a proper stoner anthem. The smooth track even sees Wiz take some inspiration from Green Day, beginning his verse with the melody of their 2004 hit "Boulevard of Broken Dreams":
"I board a private plane, that's the only flight I've ever known I roll up to the face, sometimes I don't share, I smoke alone"
This track is an easy, enjoyable listen and certainly provides the right vibes for a smoke sesh or late night cruise. Or both.
Fan Rating: 3.9/5
Burbs Rating: 3.5/5
#1 - "WHATS POPPIN" by Jack Harlow
Louisville star Jack Harlow has returned with a hot new single "WHATS POPPIN", premiered via Lyrical Lemonade:
His first release since last September's Confetti, Harlow proves that he still has the juice. In fact, he proves that his cup is now overflowing. As Cole Bennett helped Harlow reach a larger audience than ever before with their comedic music video, many new listeners have been shocked by the bar-spitting white boy from Kentucky.
With production from JetsonMade and Pooh Beatz, Harlow is pushing his way to the top of the game. 2020 is set to be a monster year for Jack Harlow; we can't wait for his next full-length release.