5 For Friday: Tion Wayne, TS Graye, iLL BLU & More

A lot of good music has emerged in the last 24 hours to catch the ears of the masses. Tion Wayne’s stirring collaboration ‘I Dunno’, features Dutchavelli and Stormzy on the conversation starter. Ling Hussle’s ‘100%’ is one of our favourite songs out in this week’s round-up. We reckon you should press play and check out all five of our latest selection to run through for the weekend ahead.

Ling Hussle – 100%

Ling Hussle drops off a cut which is due to leave a lasting taste once you’re done spinning the record, but while you’re at it check out the rest of ‘Spirit Soul’. The singer’s emotionally-charged cut is cloud nine R&B bursting with overflowing flavour and charismatic lyricism.

On the track, Ling Hussle refuses to settle for second best in a romantic affair, even at a sky-high 99%, it’s either all or nothing for the critical songstress. On this musical carousel, produced by Vianey OJ and Maxwell Bounce, Ling Hussle’s candy-coated vocals pervade each corner of this blissful production. The funk-infused baseline flows seamlessly with the colorful chords as she touches on clear-cut truths: ‘b*tches, b*tches, there’s always gon’ to be b*tches,’ she sings. Ling Hussle drops off a cut which is due to leave a lasting taste once you’re done spinning the record.

Ace Hood – 12 O’Clock feat. Jacquees 

Enter Mr. Hood, the latest showing from the Florida native who returns with audacious R&B energy on this raunchy rendezvous ’12 O’Clock’. Joined by self-proclaimed king of R&B Jacquees to lend his breezy vocals on one of the tracks taken from Ace Hood’s latest album ‘Mr. Hood’.

It’s an unexpected partnership which brings two distinct talents from closely tied genres together. Ace Hood gets into seductive form and spills out slow-slung notes over elegant piano keys tinkering away. With a verse interlaced with evocative lines, he sets the tone by breaking down his lady’s features to a minute detail. While Jacquees unfolds his buoyant vocals oozing with sexual tension. ‘Two shots of Henny, ignite the party,’ he sings methodically on the stark portion of the score. ’12 O’Clock’ is a guaranteed mood-setter brought to you by late nights and cocktails.


iLL BLU – Dumpa feat. M24 & Unknown T

The two-part production group iLL BLU, whip up a stunning production and recruit two of the brightest rappers on ‘Dumpa’. The aptly titled score merges drill with soaring vocals and a bashment sample with artistic flows cultivated by Unknown T and M24.

The drill sub-genre most notably known for its notoriety and explosive energy continues to ride its buzz-worthy wave. It was only a matter of time before the genre would veer off in a new direction, which is indebted to songs like ‘Homerton B’ by Unknown T. ‘Dumpa’ expands on the latter by integrating a vicious Vybz Kartel sample in tangent with M24’s rugged delivery. In usual fashion, the Brixton rapper’s lines tangle with braggadocio and money-fuelled ambitions. Unknown T, however, beats the beat to a pulp with his silky cadence in which he commemorates his return. Hear it for yourself and check out the visual for ‘Dumpa’ below.

TS Graye – Wrong One

If there’s one lesson you’ll take away from hearing this passionate song, ‘Wrong One’, it’s that you can’t avoid pitfalls when you gamble with love. The offering receives a video treatment in which the singer descends into an animated reality produced by Bhav.

As TS Graye utters clearly, ‘you’re f*cking with the wrong one’ on an emotional offering in which sounds and vocals float gently in zero-gravity. The interstellar textures melds dazzling keys and shooting synths clashing with drums extracted from the trap. Playing ‘Wrong One’ feels like you’re being beamed up by a spaceship and encapsulates the singer rising from a delicate situation. Watch the animated video for ‘Wrong One’ below and step into the singer’s fabricated reality.


Tion Wayne – I Dunno feat. Dutchavelli & Stormzy

Tion Wayne drops the highly-anticipated ‘I Dunno’ and fans the flames by enlisting Dutchavelli and Stormzy — who stirs speculation with his allusive verse. The established rapper from the 9, rocks the smoky string-led AoD and The Elements production.

The 9 rapper waxes off a skittish delivery on this rapid sonic in which he stamps his status as the shot caller and puts on for his cliqué. While Dutchavelli’s rough raps find him run through raw taunts and fitting football references, such as: ‘Dutch, I was left back like Evra’. Stormzy posts up his G.O.A.T status over recoiling 808s, clearing up the speculations around his hiatus and alludes to his success in the music industry. The trifecta of rappers represent their respective ends on this show-stopping collaboration for the masses and stir up a ruckus with their sound.