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Saba, Lauryn Hill, and Jim James Highlight Our Top Songs of the Week (10/21)

on October 21, 2016, 9:14am
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Did you know The Smiths, Joy Division, and The Cure haven’t made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Pretty crazy. But then we know how difficult it can be to put together a list. I mean, The Cure didn’t make this list either. Not that they put out a new song this week, but you know what I mean. We had tons of songs we wanted to put onto this list, but only 10 could make the cut. So, don’t be surprised if in a year or so we rank the Top 10 Songs Snubbed By the Top Songs of the Week Post on October 21, 2016. Get your commenting fingers ready!


10. D.R.A.M. feat. Erykah Badu – “WiFi”

Big Baby D.R.A.M. album cover by Boootleg

There’s a class of hip-hop personality that seems only millennials can truly understand — think Lil Yachty, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert. And though he shares a currently massive track with Little Boat, D.R.A.M. has a sincerity and sense of fun that translates no matter your age bracket. That continues on the sultry “WiFi”, on which he and Erykah Badu duet over a Grade A R&B beat, only the Big Baby is singing lines about internet connectivity and Netflix. “Yeah, do you got wifi?/ Do your boyfriend pay your bill for you?” he sings. It might seem goofy, but it’s an adorable sidelong way to look at difficult connections in the modern era and the uncertainty of that special relationship. Debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. is out now via Atlantic/Empire. –Adam Kivel


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