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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of June 29, 2020


Every week, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK — your destination for the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's roundup features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

It's Megan Thee Stallion's world and we're all just living in it. She dropped her latest song "Girls In The Hood" last week, and it's a glinting, braggadocious flip on Eazy-E's original. Hopefully, we'll be hearing it blasting out of cars all summer long. And if it's alongside Buju Banton's vibrant dancehall, La Goony Chonga's velvety reggaeton and some truly gnarly dance music straight from South Korea, that's all the better. Find all of the above and more after the jump.

"Girls in the Hood" - Megan Thee Stallion

Meg flips Eazy-E's "Boyz-n-the-Hood" beat into a certified hot girl anthem.

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"Long Nights" - 6LACK

Ari Lennox makes a surprise appearance on 6LACK's brooding "Long Nights."


"Cherry Pie" - Buju Banton ft. Pharrell Williams

Pharrell and dancehall legend Buju Banton's craft a vibrant summertime bop.

Gargamel Music Co

"Demonstration" - Jayla Darden

Atlanta-based singer Jayla Darden's R&B is big Brandy and Aaliyah energy.


"Fit N Full" - Samia

NYC-based Samia's bleeding heart of a rock song is worth a listen.

Grand Jury Music

"goodbye" - Tei Shi

The most elegant 'f*ck you' ever made.

Diktator Records

"dancing" - katie dey

A lovely, digitized love song to self-reliance and the friends that break through.

Run For Cover Records

"Nadie Mas" - La Goony Chonga

LA's La Goony Chonga lifts reggaeton to its most carefree, hedonistic point.

La Goony Chonga

"Can You" - Park Hye Jin

South Korea's Park Hye Jin is perfecting the subtle euphoria of the late night club jam.

"Body Memory" - Jess Cornelius

Jess Cornelius' "Body Memory" documents the aftermath of a miscarriage, yet has the sound of a hard-earned, springtime bloom.

Loantaka Records

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