Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist

Featuring Cardi B’s post-WAP banger, Joeboy’s heartfelt Afropop and the anxious energy of Black Country, New Road.

Check out this playlist which we lovingly update every week.

Listen on Spotify and read about last week’s additions here.

Cardi B – Up

Featuring ferocious flows and an insult involving horse sex, there’s zero disappointment with Cardi’s post-WAP smash.

Sech – 911

Melodically rich reggaeton from the breakthrough Panamanian star.

Joeboy – Runaway

A heartfelt highlight from the Nigerian artist’s gorgeous debut album Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic.

Karl Benjamin – Moon

A reminder that lockdown is no excuse for slacking on Valentine’s Day. This song represents the journey of a relationship,” the British newcomer says of this Omar-sampling song. It represents the progress that two people can make, together rather than apart.”

Digga D – Bringing it Back ft. AJ Tracey

Digga D and AJ revive the flows of their breakthrough freestyles on this collab, appeasing the fans in the comment sections who demand they bring back their early styles.

Octo Octa – Goddess Talking

Octo Octas new EP She’s Calling is the third instalment in a trilogy of releases which explore the themes of connection between music and ritual. Let the uplifting spirit of those psychedelic breaks sink in.

Pinty – Comfort Me ft. Emma Jean-Thackray

The Peckham wordsmith pours his heart out over a house beat that’s decorated by an esteemed London jazz artist.

Black Country, New Road – Athens, France

An anxiously energetic jam from the London seven-pieces new album For the First Time.


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