Rap Song of the Week: Megan Thee Stallion and Future Turn Up the Heat on “Pressurelicious”

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On Fridays, Rap Song of the Week rounds up all the hip-hop tracks you need to hear. Check out the full playlist here. This week, Megan Thee Stallion recruits Future for her new single “Pressurelicious.”

Though Megan Thee Stallion counts Future as one of her favorite rappers, the two superstars had somehow never connected on a track until her new single, “Pressurelicious.” Featuring a hypnotic beat from Hitkidd, the hard-hitting trap anthem should heat up strip clubs this summer.

In a June interview with Rolling Stone, Meg said Future deserves his flowers for being “unapologetically himself” while dealing with constant online scrutiny “gracefully.” As someone who was put under a microscope long before Tory Lanez allegedly shot her, the Houston rapper can clearly relate to the immense pressures that come with being in the spotlight.

On “Pressurelicious,” Hot Girl Meg embraces the opportunity to get toxic with Future while they exchange playful bedroom bars. While going back-to-back during the final two verses, neither of them backs down while trying to up the ante.

“Back stroke, left stroke, deep stroke, your throat,” Future raps. Unfazed, Meg responds, “He say he toxic, I said, ‘Okay, well, I’m poison,’ spit in my mouth, I enjoy it.”

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To no one’s surprise, Megan and Future fit together like peanut butter and jelly. Given Future’s propensity for joint projects, there’s reason to hope the duo have more collaborations down the pipeline. In the meantime, “Pressurelicious” should be highly requested in clubs all summer — regardless of the required dress code.

Honorable Mentions:

Nardo Wick – “Lovey Dovey”

Much like 21 Savage, Nardo Wick has a menacing, deadpan delivery belying a wicked sense of humor. On “Lovey Dovey,” even the Florida rapper is taken aback by his capacity for falling in love, but turning “kissy-huggy” has hardly made a dent in his lifestyle. Instead, Nardo’s partner becomes his “street assistant,” serving as the Bonnie to his Clyde when it’s time to bring out his gangster side.

Rico Nasty – “Gotsta Get Paid”

Despite featuring co-production from 100 gecs, “Gotsta Get Paid” is one of the more rap-focused tracks on Rico Nasty’s new project Las Ruinas. Over a G-funk meets Tom and Jerry beat, Rico goes gleefully over the top with shit-talking lines like, “Bitches smoke my weed, now she wheezing with the COVID cough/ Smoke it off or don’t smoke at all, motherfucker.”

ShittyBoyz – “Slam Dunk Contestants”

Some hip-hop fans might dismiss ShittyBoyz based on their name alone, but that would be a mistake. The Detroit trio have evolved beyond their scam rap roots as TrDee and StanWill continue to move in lockstep with breakout member BabyTron, and the hookless “Slam Dunk Contestants” is a dazzling display of punchline wizardry.

Genesis Owusu – “GTFO”

A survivalist’s anthem, “GTFO” has a sermon-like feel thanks to the backing choir that accompanies Genesis Owusu’s rapid-fire flow. Facing down chants of “Get the fuck out,” the Ghanaian-Australian artist refuses to be stopped and delivers a message of perseverance. Like the roach in the accompanying video, Owusu’s talent burns too bright to be stamped out.

Meyhem Lauren & Daringer feat. Conway the Machine – “Red Pesto”

Meyhem Lauren is best known as a cast member on Action Bronson’s TV series Fuck, That’s Delicious, but the Queens native is also a veteran rapper. Back in October, he linked up with Griselda and recorded a full project with the collective’s producer Daringer. Going bar for bar with Conway the Machine, Meyhem slips right back into his role as an MC on “Red Pesto” with ease.

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Rap Song of the Week: Megan Thee Stallion and Future Turn Up the Heat on “Pressurelicious”
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