Another week and a lot of hard decisions to be made on our New Release Favorites. Lyrically Rap’s Fav5 is a weekly feature where we share our favorite 5 Lyrical Rap songs released from the last week. This week we feature some bangers from FNX, Jarren Benton, Versvs, Mark Battles & Nas. The songs are listed in no particular order below. We hope you like our picks, and please let us know in the comments what some of your favorite releases were.
FNX – Bottom To Da Top
Prod. by Minds Eye Productions
“Bottom to da Top” from FNX delivers an emotionally deep piece about relationships, hardships and just real life. FNX is a Lyrical Rap #hiddengem, who is highly talented artist that’s not afraid to speak about real things.
I just want to plant black rosesFNX Lyrics from “Bottom to da Top”
because I know the sphinxs had black noses
This is my black pharoahe and black moses
Black adam now swarming the earth with black locusts
Ugh different level my rap flows is
elemental whose half fire and half frozen
Jarren Benton featuring Elz Jenkins and Oba Rowland – Watermelon Fried Chicken
Jarren Benton is quickly becoming one of my favorite up and coming Lyrical Rappers. He’s got sick talent, and nearly every song I’ve heard is a fun, get you moving type of song. “Watermelon Fried Chicken” fits right into the Benton Mold. Right from the beginning, the song gets me nodding. Jarren Benton is highly underated, and someone I feel that is not talked about enough in the Lyrical Rap game. We’re even ashamed to not have written a feature on Jarren. It’s coming though.
Follow Jarren ‣Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JarrenBenton ‣Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JarrenBenton
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/JarrenBenton Follow Oba https://www.instagram.com/obarowland/
Follow Elz https://www.instagram.com/elzjenkins/
Versvs Featuring Royce Da 5’9″ – Enough For You
“Enough for You” led me to write up a feature on Versvs earlier in the week. Versvs is talented emerging artists that is creating great music with the industry’s best. Bringing in Royce da 5’9″ was a great decision, as one of the best rappers alive always brings the fire.
Mark Battles Featuring Kevin Gates- Thankful
Produced by CountedByChris
Our home state rapper, Mark Battles, continues to show his sick bars with “Thankful” featuring Kevin Gates. Lyrical Rap is Thankful to have heard this song. Keep grinding!
Won’t beg for a helpin’ hand, I just wanted a chanceMark Battles lyrics from “Thankful”
I just wanted a grand then I wanted a mill
Selfmade, gettin’ rich, why the fuck would I need a deal?
Fuck how these niggas feel? (Ha)
Nas – Ultra Black
Produced by Hit-Boy
Nas is back! His latest track “Ultra Black” is a testament to his skill and longevitity. Lyrically Rap is excited for Nas’s new album release coming this Friday, August the 21st.