Willow Smith and Travis Barker - Transparent Soul
Willow Smith is single-handedly bringing back pop-punk, and I’m living for every moment. The song reminds me of Paramore and Avril Lavigne at their peak. Travis Barker has been low-key been ushering in the latest generation of pop-punk rockers with artists outside of the Pop-punk genre. Next on his list is Young Thug. I can’t wait to hear the rest of her new album.
Normani and Cardi B - Wild Side
After two years of anticipation, Normani finally dropped a new song! Wild Side was worth the wait. This sultry music video pays tribute to the past: Janet Jackson inspired choreography, visuals feel on the level of TLC and Missy Elliot, and the song itself is a sample of Aaliyah's classic R&B standard "One in a Million”. Cardi’s Feature just ties it all together. It’s the brief pop of spicy that doesn’t overpower the song and allows Normani to shine. This is the perfect song to kick up hype for her upcoming album.
Lil Nas x and Jack Harlow- Industry Baby
Industry Baby is a song to all Lil Nas X’s haters to let them know that he’s here to stay and he’ll turn their petty nonsense back at them to make it to the top. Together with fellow rapper Jack Harlow, Nas boasts about his place at the top of the heap and emphasizes that he’s only just getting started. Lil Nas X not being one to pass up an opportunity to turn his words into action, partnered with the non-profit organization The Bail Project to raise money with the goal of ending cash bail in the US.
Saweetie x McDonald’s
McDonald has been experimenting with celebrity meals over the last year, featuring collaborations with artists such as Travis Scott, BTS, J Balvin, and now the Icy Girl herself, Saweetie. The Saweetie Meal, which debuted August 9, features a Big Mac, a four-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, medium Sprite, Tangy BBQ Sauce, and something called “Saweetie ‘N Sour” sauce. The meal will be available to order in restaurants, the drive-thru, with McDelivery, and on the McDonald’s app using contactless mobile order and pay. McDonald’s said the meal’s price will vary based on location.
Written by Victoria Nelson