The Ones: 5 Best New Rap Songs From Mozzy, Taze, Kodie Shane, Kahlil Blu, and Almighty Suspect

A daily roundup of new need-to-know rap songs

With artists releasing songs at a fast and furious pace it’s difficult for the average hip-hop head to keep track of it all—no matter how tapped in they are. That’s why we created The Ones, a daily roundup of the best new rap tracks you need to hear curated by the Levels team. We sort through all the new songs—across all the platforms and subgenres—so you don’t have to. Thank us later.

Mozzy - “One of Mines”

Mozzy is a star even if most of the country doesn’t realize it yet. The Sacramento-bred rapper has become a West Coast mainstay, viewed as a rap hero by younger stars like YBN Nahmir and SOB x RBE. “One of Mines” is an essential from his long-awaited album Gangland Landlord as he reflects on his life over a soothing soul sample from producer June. It’s a track that shows why his ear for production and his ability to tell stories have turned him into a local legend: “You was smiling while I was down and ain’t do nothing for team/Threw on the cleats, put in work, ain’t nothing for free/Made him take his jewelry off while niggas ran in his jeans.”

Sheff G and Taze - “Zoo”

This is a historic moment for drill music. Fans have been waiting for the Brooklyn and UK scenes to find each other and Sheff G reaches out across the pond to make it happen by enlisting the UK’s Taze for a collab that lives up to the hype. Sheff is in his zone, flowing like never before, and Taze brings the aggressive energy that has made him a must-listen in the UK. It’s a connection that, if further explored, could open up a whole new lane for both rap scenes.

Kodie Shane - “Bass” [ft. Trippie Redd]

Kodie Shane and Trippie Redd have established strong chemistry as a duo since they dropped their Pi’erre Bourne-produced song “No Way” a little over two years ago. On their new collab, “Bass,” Kodie is at her most lively and Trippie is screeching and hollering like it’s 2017 again. Their rapport is why both their fan bases are tuned in whenever they grace Instagram with a snippet of their work together.

Kahlil Blu - “Bluavelli” [ft. Nurse Joy]

Harlem’s Kahlil Blu has been making a name for himself as a beat maker, but this time he gets behind the mic on the self-produced “Bluavelli.” The track features his signature bouncy production but stands out because of the lo-fi, muffled raps of Kahlil and his guest London’s Nurse Joy (that name!).

Almighty Suspect - “Blow a Bag”

Everything that comes out of Almighty Suspect’s mouth sounds like a lie, but I’ll put up with it, because he sounds great spewing this absurdity. The beat on “Blow a Bag” is minimal—only a bassline, snaps, and a single key throughout—but it gives the room for the L.A. rapper to tell tall tales about his childhood: “2:10 bus stop with the .22/Tryna’ take a nigga lunch I was hella rude.”

Check out yesterday’s Ones, and listen to new rap from Mozzy, Sheff G and Taze, Almighty Suspect, and more on our Spotify playlist, Apple Music playlist, and SoundCloud playlist.