It’s easy to trace a year by the event albums, by the A$AP Rockys, by the Kendrick Lamars. Earl Sweatshirt and Action Bronson can dominate one news cycle, Surf the next. But this week in hip-hop was somewhat of an aberration, where the best singles came mostly from hungry up-and-comers bubbling just under the radar. The highest profile collaboration on this list actually pairs the 2010s’ most consistent rap star with a DJ who has thus far steered mostly clear of hip-hop. These are the XXL staff’s picks for the best rap songs of the week ending today, June 12.