“Faith,” the second posthumous album from Pop Smoke, includes collaborations with Kanye West, Dua Lipa, 42 Dugg, Future and others. But this track, early in the album, is jarring and stark. Not simply because it’s still eerie to hear Pop Smoke rapping with a blend of menace and joy, but
The entirety of Justine Skye’s newly released Space & Time album, which was produced by Timbaland, is worth an immersive listen, but “In My Bag” serves as a laser-focused mission statement, with Skye’s voice glistening within the hooks and while operating over the sharpest production of her career.
In 2018, Trevor Daniel released the song “Falling” to little fanfare. Its tame take on emo-rap couldn’t hold a candle to the darker more confessional acts like Lil Uzi Vert and Juice WRLD, who pioneered the sound.
But two years later, “Falling” blew up, thanks to the internet. First, it