The Playlist: Nicki Minaj ft. Cassie / Hercules and Love Affair / Action Bronson / Deerhoof / Angel Haze / Doomsday
Nicki Minaj ft. Cassie
Forever flitting between street tough and pop star, "The Boys" sees Minaj's sugary sweet hooks interspersed with aggressive, bravado-oozing raps (below).
Hercules and Love Affair
This first new track since H&LA's disappointing second album is a true return to form. The disco influence and ear for a pop hook return.
The Albanian-American rapper continues to explore the bizarre place where serious hip hop meets serious cooking. This track even features a shout out to "lamb roasted with fennel".
Sexy, But Sparkling
An outtake from latest LP 'Breakup Song', this single appears on the latest instalment of Famous Class's Less Artists More Condos 7" series.
Cleaning Out My Closet
On this self-released track, which utilises the beat from the Eminem song of the same name, Haze opens up about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child.
Bring Down the Knife
GG Allin-esque death punk from Doomsday's self-titled debut EP – a six-songs-in-21-minutes blitzkrieg.
Will explain back story to fictional kingdom Westeros
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