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New Music Roundup: Dej Loaf, De La Soul x Usher, and Mike Classic

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 // Aug 17, 2016

Kymmi Cee // REVOLT

Dej Loaf, "Miami"

Dej is crooning on this one. Her love for Hennessy is exposed on yet another slow track on which she also describes to a new lover how she's thirsting for more of him. The title, "Miami," is less the sound of the song and more about envisioning an explicit romp on the beach with a fling from the MIA. Play this one for your summer boo and before long you'll be acting out Dej's fantasy yourself.—Driadonna Roland

De La Soul feat. Usher, "Greyhounds"

De La Soul - Greyhounds ft. Usher (Official Audio)
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For someone who's not super-familiar with De La Soul's catalog, I feel like I've been missing out and am kicking myself because of it after hearing these back-to-back releases: last week's "Drawn" featuring Little Dragon and now "Greyhounds" featuring Usher. I don't know how they did it, but the song itself sounds like what the song is about. It travels. Over a beat that feels like a slow gallop, like a train pulling carefully into station, the trio tells the tale of a girl who leaves her "Bible Belt town" in search of a "new zip code for an old dream." And not only does that feel like a plot for the cinema, but the song itself sounds cinematic. It's a lush and emotionally introspective slow-burner. Surprisingly, Usher's not even the best part—the instrumentation and imagery are—but he does seem to fulfill this hypothetical film's role of stranger-turned-savior.—Danielle Cheesman

Mike Classic, "WOOSAH"

On its own, Mike Classic's latest single "WOOSAH" is attention-worthy, but if Bryson Tiller shared it on his Soundcloud and French Montana co-signed him then you know it's real. The Queens native's sexy, kAui-produced track lets all of the ladies know that around him they can relax, "woosah," and just let their hair down. His flirtatious vocals are sweet yet provocative so be careful where you listen to this; the man will make you "take it easy."—Erin Ashley Simon

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