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Top 10 Songs of the Week (2/19)

on February 19, 2016, 1:00pm
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01. Antwon – “Luv”

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Does the world need another song about a strip club? When it’s Antwon’s new single, “Luv”, the answer is yes. The Bay Area rapper looks past the sleek bodies and sweaty bills of his sordid surroundings to capture a chaotic mix of hedonism and loneliness. “Show me love/ In the booty club,” he barks over a chiming, hypnotic beat that steps on and off two notes. “Private dance/ Imma get a hug.” The hollow machismo of his commands rings comic, but he continues to urge himself on, his voice wry and low: “Do that shit/ For what?” Antwon knows how desperate he sounds, but he doesn’t stop. Maybe he can’t. His new EP, Double Ecstasy, drops April 1st on Anticon.  Karen Gwee

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