XXL’s Songs of the Week (Feb. 28 – Mar. 6)


The top spot is undisputed. This week, Kanye West stopped the rap Internet’s ceaseless machinations with “All Day,” his Allan Kingdom-, Theophilus London- and Paul McCartney-featuring single that had been teased for months, then revealed in full at the Brit Awards in a flamethrower-backed performance that gave the song’s grime influences context and gave television censors ulcers. But there were other notable records from major stars and niche acts alike, from the prolific Action Bronson to the elusive Jay Electronica. This is the best rap music the past seven days had to offer, as picked by the XXL staff.

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