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New music from FKA Twigs, Dallas Woods, Cordae, Leikeli47 and more!

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Welcome to Acclaim Magazine’s Heat of the Week. Here are our picks for the best new local and international releases — Follow our playlist here for weekly updates of the best new music!

01. FKA Twigs - Jealousy ft. Rema

FKA Twigs’ ‘Jealousy’ puts her usual experimental approach to the side, to make a song that’s boisterous and bangin’. An afrobeat-esque drum pattern is paired with lurking bass and atmospheric synths, providing the space for the UK singer to toggle through falsetto passages. She goes back and forth with Nigerian artist Rema, who adlibs her elegance with earworm melodies. It appears on her new mixtape CAPRISONGS, which you can stream now.

02. Kojey Radical - Payback ft. Knucks

Kojey Radical’s ‘Payback’ is about pushing forward, despite the obstacles in front of you. The production, handled by Swindle, is led by a funk-filled bassline, adding to the vibrant confidence of the East London rapper’s bars, and the smoothness of Knuck’s guest appearance. It’s set to appear on Kojey’s upcoming album Reason To Smile, which drops March 4th. 

03. Leikeli47 - Chitty Bang

It feels good to hear Leikeli47 talking that ish again. Over crushing drums, grimy bass, and a looped vocal sample, she gets right to the rapping, thriving in braggadocious bars and chaotic energy. Shoutout Chiddy Bang, but Leikeli isn’t minding her manners on this one! 

04. Dallas Woods - Grime

Don’t try and clash with this new Dallas Woods track. The Noongar Emcee brings fiery fast raps over bass-heavy, percussion-filled grime production as if he were the Jack Sparrow of Pirate Radio. It’s a taste of his debut project Julie’s Boy, which is dropping March 11th. 

05. Cordae - Jean-Michel

‘Jean-Michel’ is an introduction to a Cordae that’s more introspective. Over a piano-commanded beat that sings with grandeur, the Maryland rapper flicks through pages of open-book rap confessionals, detailing personal problems, the pressure he faces, and his dealings with public discourse. It serves as a super necessary intro to his just-released sophomore album From A Birds Eye View, setting the tone for the project’s soul-searching soliloquies.

06. Triple One - Mr Whippy ft. Cult Shotta, Nerve, Mulalo

‘MR. WHIPPY’ is a royal rumble of Australian rap royalty. Billy Gunns and Swindail’s production serve as the ring for the vocalists to rage in, pairing heavy 808s with wonky synths reminiscent of an ice cream truck flooring it down the street. Marty Bugatti, Mulalo, Cult Shotta, and Nerve come off the top ropes with barrages of bars, while Obi referees the hook with No-DQ energy. 

07. BEAM - WIN

‘WIN’ is BEAM’s visceral victory lap. The Jamaican-born, Miami-raised rapper comes in with a scattered and off-kilter flow, with his unique cadence bouncing off of every 808 boom and warped synth in the production. He takes the track to talk his shit, flexing and reminiscing his way to the goals. 

08. Mike Akox - Fancy ft. Anfa Rose

Mike Akox’s ‘Fancy’ is afrobeat excellence. Over sun-soaked production, the Ghana-born, Sydney-raised artist lets off anthemic warbles with a love-strung passion. His performance is contrasted by a feature from Anfa Rose, who slides in seamlessly with melancholic melodies, resulting in a hypnotic track, ready to send clubs into a vortex. 

09. Mason Dane - Pretty Pearl ft. Baby Prince

‘Pretty Pearl’ is a sentimental ballad about the rare discovery of love. The track glistens like the gem it’s named after, with luscious guitars serving as the backup dancers to Mason Dane and Baby Prince’s soulful melodies. It’s a catchy track, filled with touching subject matter. 

010. Saba - Come My Way ft. Krayzie Bone

Saba’s ‘Come My Way’ finds him reminiscing on his past, alongside a legend who helped shape the artist he is today. His reflections are amplified by a mix of sung and rap vocals that float over the top of the dreamy, guitar-laced production. Saba’s performance perfectly sets up the appearance from Krayzie Bone, whose speedy melodic delivery still hits after multiple decades in the game.