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The Week In Beats: J. Cole, Daymé Arocena, Kodie Shane and more

The internet can be a daunting place at the best of times, and when it comes to music there’s a never ending rabbit hole of mixes, remixes, tracks, mixtapes and videos being uploaded on the daily. It’s physically impossible to be able to digest everything that is throw into the public consciousness, so we’ve taken time out to handpick the six freshest beats we’ve heard this week to make your life a bit easier. Kick back and enjoy them over the weekend. Here is the Week In Beats.



J. Cole – False Prophets
Cole is back with his fourth long player, 4 Your Eyez Only, and he sounds refreshingly chilled on False Prophets rapping over a smooth boom bap beat that doesn’t sound dissimilar to Joey Bada$$’s productions on 1999.
 


Dan Kye – Like You Wanna
The alter ego of neo-soul sensation Jordan Rakei, Dan Kye’s cosmic traits are traceable in Like You Wanna, his first release for Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section imprint which is a soulful number in the same vein as Seven Davis Jr and Steve Spacek.
 


Daymé Arocena – Mambo Na’ Mà
There aren’t many musicians out there that bring a smile to your face as much as diminutive Cuban singer Daymé Arocena. With her second album Cubafonía on Brownswood slated for a March release, debut single Mambo Na’ Mà shows that she’s more ingrained in her Cuban roots than ever.
 


Little Simz – Picture Perfect
Little Simz’s new album Stillness in Wonderland is released today, and she crowns her journey by dropping new track Picture Perfect as a little amuse-bouche. It’s a slightly different trappier to what we’ve heard Simz on before but her dextrous delivery nevertheless remains on point.
 


Kodie Shane – Sad ft. Lil Yachty
Having worked with Lil Uzi Vert and now Lil Yachty, it’s fair to say that Kodie Shane is the next singer that will be on everyone’s lips. On a similar tip to Tinashe, Kehlani and Tink, her sultry voice is set to take 2017 by storm.
 


Jeremih – London ft. Stefflon Don, Krept & Konan
Not strictly a new track but a new video from the man Jeremih with London, he fittingly brings on board British titans Krept & Konan and newcomer Stefflon Don to help him out – no one seems to be close to toppling him from his perch at the top of the r’n’b tree any time soon.

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