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Lil Yachty, "You Gon See"
Lil Yatchy is tapping into some of Young Thug's magic with his music, though he's less melodramatic than the Atlanta rapper and he liberally sprinkles a pinch of Future's solemnly outlook whenever suitable. While Lil Boat doesn't pack the same punch as the others, he's every bit as irresistible at times, including on this number, where his run-on rhymes meet Burberry Perry's kaleidoscope sounds for a Carnival-worthy prize of a listen. —Jayson Rodriguez
Lil Silva, "De Ja" Feat. Kent Jamz
This song kicks off with synths pumped like church organs, pulsing strings, and Kent Jamz' playful, '90s R&B-esque delivery. And despite being a tune that seems to tell the story of a couple going in tiring circles ("Time ain’t on my side, never been / I'm tired of trying, and never winning / Caught me in a lie, called your friends / Story of my life, again and again"), the soundscape—let's call it a distorted symphony, courtesy of UK producer Lil Silva—puts me in a good mood every time I hear it.—Danielle Cheesman
Sonny Digital, "Mona Lisa"
Sonny Digital is hopping from the boards to the booth and, boy, does it sound good. He proved his potential on "50 On My Wrist" back in March, but on "Mona Lisa" he strikes again with a track that gives enough validation to this new transition.—Ralph Bristout
Doughboy, "No Thots"
St. Louis rapper Doughboy doesn't want "No Thots" in his latest Judgebeats-produced track. The new single, off of his upcoming project Sakrifices 2, is a spin-off of TLC's classic hit "No Scrubs." When asked about the inspiration behind the song, Doughboy said, "I feel like this record is something new, fresh, and was much-needed. Not just for me, for the fans also. By it being a updated version of 'No Scrubs' I feel the older people will get it, and the younger people will relate. And at the end of the day, who wanna get tricked by a thot?? Not me!" Sorry, no tricks...no treat.— Erin Ashley Simon
A. Ros, "All I Wanted" Feat. Pusha T
Using the Emotions' sample famously rocked over by Big Daddy Kane on "Ain't No Half-Steppin'", Rhode Island newcomer A. Ros has the makings of a star. While not quite the same, Ros' single, the only available cut on his SoundCloud, is reminiscent of Mario's 2002 hit "Just a Friend," in both content (women and love, of course) and his beat selection. Helping the young artist is G.O.O.D. President Pusha T, slinging his raps in a timely fashion, yet he can't help deliver the drug dealer references. All is well though as there's plenty of room on the playing field for A. Ros.— Robert Hansen