5 For Friday: Baby Keem, BenjiFlow, Tory Lanez & More

It’s our favorite day of the week and this Friday we bring you a sweet selection of confectionary from Tory Lanez who whisks us back to the early 2000s with a special number off Chixtape 5. Afrobeat upshot Rema continues on his hot run with a new visual alongside sounds from the eclectic unit Vibbar featuring Sam Wise. These and a few more songs for you to put in rotation will keep you going through the weekend, courtesy of your music plugs.

Rema – Lady

It has been a rather fascinating year for Rema whose trajectory continues to fly upwards with each release. He shares the music video for ‘Lady,’ which comes off his mixtape, ‘Bad Commando’.

An upbeat outfit produced by Altims features the Nigerian golden boy, Rema, running through the finer qualities of his lady. He traces romantic words over native rhythms and dancing drums, vocalising the abstract with a touch of subtle melodic chants. ‘Lady’ finds Rema bound to a chair while his leading lady entertains him with a dance.

BenjiFlow – Somebody

Off the back of two stunning singles which include, ‘Deep End,’ BenjiFlow continues to impress us with his latest offering ‘Somebody’. It’s a thrilling sonic experiment in which he contorts RnB rhythms to salsa music tempos.

‘Somebody’ features a grooving medley of instrumentation in which risqué guitar solos, throbbing drum patterns and hand percussion merge to create a polished score. BenjiFlow swings charming croons on the kind of seductive attraction that will keep you coming back for more. The visual, captured in a vintage VHS format, revolves around BenjiFlow and a curly-haired, cocoa brown belle.

Vibbar x Sam Wise – At Home Freestyle

Vibbar representatives (pronounced Vib-bar, not vibar), Poet, Pepstar & Jordy induct House Of Pharaoh’s Sam Wise in lyrical fashion for their ‘At Home Freestyle’.

Together, the quartet wax poetic over a minimal jazz composition with Dilla-esque drums and snazzy saxophone puffs that’ll have you clicking your fingers along to the set. We consider ourselves sonic addicts, but the colourful hues and decor have us sold with ample direction from J2K. The visual tracks between the rappers casually cutting lines in box sized rooms in a simple yet artistic fashion. We’d rather you take it in than kill your time listening to us, it’s worth the watch and listen.

Baby Keem – Orange Soda

18-year-old LA resident Baby Keem delivers a headbanger with ‘Orange Soda’, a bouncy space odyssey which receives a visual treatment from the former TDE president Dave Free.

Upstate bound Baby Keem shreds a trippy composition with pounding 808s and a looping piano melody with a catchy hook on ‘Orange Soda’. Linking up with Keanu Beats, Keem shows us that he’s just as capable behind the board as he is comfortably flowing over the beat. In the visual, we flick through shots of Keem with multiple women and cuts of edgy youth running rampant in the city.

Tory Lanez – Jerry Sprunger feat. T-Pain

Toronto native Tory Lanez enlists T-Pain in this audible memoir to the 2000s in which he remixes T-Pain’s hit single ‘I’m Sprung’.

In anticipation of ‘Chixtape 5’, which drops today, Tory Lanez breathes new life into a classic which features everything you’d find in a time capsule from the past. Delivered in melodic raps, Lanez details his obsession with his lady over a wave of layered vocals with hi-hat and drum combos. The one and only T-Pain himself comes through with his signature auto-tuned lines and breaks down through the layers of his shawty charging through thumping drum beats and claps.