So High – Doja Cat, A Psychedelic Hit of Stoner RnB (KJ Song Rec)

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Doja Cat’s playful stoner flow and silky voice is enough to seduce proven venues like the underground hip hop collective Project Blowed in Los Angeles.

So High produced by Evil Needle is Doja Cat’s psychedelic bid for her place in a growing genre of stoner RnB that highlights chill drums, neo soul synthesizers, and dirty honest lyrics.

Then we’ll roll up
A hunnit fuckin’ blunts
All up in my mouth
Now Im all up in yo…

Evil Needle – Falling Leaves (So High Instrumental)


When you put it on me
You relieve my stress
You got me so high
Takin’ deep, deep breaths

You get me so high
You get me so high
I know you ain’t a drug
But you get me so high


Listen to Doja Cat’s debut EP on SoundCloud and follow her on Twitter @DojaCat

Jhené Aiko Spotlight (Photo Gallery, Video)

“I’m not a loud person,” Jhené Aiko says, explaining the retreat from the bubblegum of her youth. But despite a concerted effort to mellow out, much of her debut mixtape Sailing Souls is playful and attention grabbing: jazzy songs, riffs on weed and told-you-so chants, all of which seem to be part of Aiko’s day-to-day life.




Jhené Aiko – Higher

No stems, no sticks, no seeds its just you and me
On this cloud and we don’t ever have to come down now
We are so faded going to places beyond the sun




Jhené Aiko – Bed Peace ft Childish Gambino

If I had it my way
I’d roll out of bed
Say bout 2:30 mid day
Hit the blunt then hit you up to come over to my place
You show up right away
We make love and then we fuck
And then you give me my space





Jhené Aiko – Stranger (Official Music Video)

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18. A.Dd+ – Insomniac Dreaming

Featuring a neck-breaking beat from Black Milk, the track  finds A.Dd+’s Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun detailing the topics that keep them up at night. The whole venting/getting-shit-off-my-chest approach obviously isn’t new to hip-hop, but it’s rare that it’s executed this well. If you’re still sleeping on these guys, you better wake up.


17. Wale ft. Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb

This mellow track from Wale finds him spitting verses about his lady love while Miguel provides the hook. Lotus flower is named “padma” or “kamala,” which also means vagina.


16. Vic The NorthStar – How I’m Doing

Ottawa-based emcee Vic the Northstar spits about his grind and hard work, a testament to his youth and ambition.


15. J. Cole ft. Trey Songz – Can’t Get Enough

J. Cole and Trey Songz hang with a beach full of babes in their video for Can’t Get Enough. Eventually they’re joined by Cole’s label mate Rihanna, who waves a flag, puffs on a cigar, and plays in the sand in her home country of Barbados.


14. Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies – Duckin N’ Dodgin

Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies were two of the nominees for the XXL Freshmen List, the two bring their summertime, cruise friendly Hip-Hop duet to the forefront with the visual at somebody’s country club.


13. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

The Black Keys are still hot from the breakout success of their previous album Brothers, and “Lonely Boy” from their latest El Camino proves that the band’s still got a handle on crafting amazing hooks.


12. Miguel – Sure Thing

Every once in a while something comes out of those speakers and catches you off guard. Miguel’s got the same recipe as everybody else, but he’s tweaked it just enough to make his songs distinctive. The bass on Sure Thing sighs in the most soothing way just before the beat drops.


11. The Cool Kids Ft. Bun B – Gas Station

The simple hook, the patient kick drum and snaps, and Mikey’s smooth-talk laziness “Throw it in reverse for a shorty with the works/Write my number on some paper then throw it in her purse/As I ride by, first things first/nine times out of ten that cool shit usually works” all recall vintage Cool Kids.

Click on Page 2 to continue the countdown with Clams Casino, Das Racist and J Cole