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Ludacris – Party Girls (ft. Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, Cashmere Cat).

Ludacris has always been good for a great single (and little else), but he distinguishes his pop sensibilities on “Party Girls”. Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat is one of a handful of electronic/beat dudes whose sound signals possible pop crossovers. Jeremih is a reliable hook man. Wiz Khalifa attracts the youth..

Yelawolf – Box Chevy V.

Yelawolf returns with matured writing and production. He was always a great rapper with an ear for great songs (ignoring his Interscope debut, of course), but “Box Chevy V” shows serious development. The upcoming Love Story might surprise everyone.

Soosh – Too Soon (fLako Remix).

London-based beatmaker fLako with a tactile and melodic remix of a 2011 track by Soosh. Sometimes you can tell when an artist is playing with a different deck.

Mo Kolours – Mike Black.

After a trio of great EPs, Anglo-Mauritian singer-producer Mo Kolours drops the single from his first full album. He still has his signature clattering drums, but there’s more emphasis on his singing on “Mike Black”. We’re not complaining.

Freddie Gibbs – Thug Till It’s Over (produced by Cookin Soul).

We’ll find Freddie Gibbs on plenty of loopy, hissing beats when Piñata finally drops next month, and he’s never very far from apocalyptic trap fare, but Cookin’ Soul’s clean soul beat on “Thug Till It’s Over” suits Gibbs particularly well. Cache of bonus cuts after the break.

The Weeknd – Drunk in Love (Remix).

The only regret that I have about this cover is that it took me 10 days to hear about it. As much as I love Queen Bey (and don’t we all worship at the altar of Bey?), I might love The Weeknd’s take on “Drunk in Love” even more. Can..