Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist
Featuring Central Cee's raunchy drill anthem, Syd's slick new single and Normani's steamy collab with Cardi B.
Syd’s slick new tune could soundtrack the ending of a movie as the protagonists drive off into the sunset while the credits roll. “I wanted to make something for the gay Black girls,” the Odd Future alumuni said of the video. “I want them to see themselves in this and in me.”
The London collective assembled their members Nige, Mac Wetha, Lorenzorsv, Lava La Rue and Bone Slim for this poignant dance-rap track which should hit the spot during late night bus rides home.
The Afro-trap superstar enlists fellow French artist Tiakolo for a bouncy banger that’s as summery as sand getting stuck to your bottle of suncream.
Central Cee – Little Bit of This
Cench seems to be having the time of his life in LA, where he was spotted hanging out with Drake. With a hook that gets stuck in your head, the London rapper’s probably hoping he’ll be toasting to another chart success with Little Bit of This.
Normani – Wild Side ft. Cardi B
It’s somehow been nearly two years since Normani stole our hearts with Motivation. Steamy slow-burner Wild Side is her follow up radio single, and the best news is she’s said it’ll appear on a full length album.
Badbadnotgood – Signal From the Noise
BBNG lost their creative juices at one point, but they’re back into the swing of it. “Once we actually went in to the studio it was the most concise recording and writing process we’ve ever had,” the hip-hop adjacent jazz band said of making their forthcoming album Talk Memory. Signal From the Noise is the scuzzy lead track and the Duncan Louden-directed video stars none other than Steves from Kurupt FM.