New Music Roundup: The Game, PnB Rock & Latrell James
Redemptive and rebellious tracks.
The Game, “All Eyez” Feat. Jeremih
Game spits his best, well, game on this Scott Storch-produced track that features hook master Jeremih. With lines like “That vagina is mine,” the song is strictly for the ladies, but toward the end of it, Game does something very petty, mocking Chris Brown’s “Back to Sleep” remix and yelling, “You want me to say your name, huh? Karrueche!” I don’t know what that sneak dis is about, but it’s a cute song nonetheless. Would spin again. Play it in the car on your way to the beach with your girls.—Driadonna Roland
PnB Rock, “Bet On It” Feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
PnB Rock may not have graced the XXL Freshman cover, but that’s no biggie. Turning the missed mark (on part of the publication) into motivation, the Philly native cooks up a rollicking banger just in time for the summer. Plus, as if having Sonny Digital’s quaking production as the soundtrack wasn’t already enough, Rock recruits rap’s new hot boy A Boogie Wit da Hoodie to take this track from jumping to booming. This banger should have the summer rocking, but if you don’t believe that… “Get the dice and we could bet on it.”— Ralph Bristout
Latrell James, “Break The Rules”
It’s the first day of summer and Boston artist Latrell James is already “breaking rules,” with his latest single. In the song, James smoothly raps over Flexxington Don’s production about the noncomformative life. “The whole idea behind this song is myself rebelling and refusing to conform to any label of judgment one may try to pin on me,” James said. “Breaking rules is when you can’t afford studio time so you watch YouTube videos until you can mix and master your own records. Breaking rules is being self-efficient. I just wanted to create a song that questions the traditional process of how we are supposed to live life.”— Erin Ashley Simon