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14 Best Hip Hop Songs We Heard in September

We get it: There's so much music out there, it's impossible to listen to it all. So we compiled this list of the best hip hop tracks released last month

1 / 14

Heems, "Coconut Oil (London)"

While you spin this one, ponder the amazing news that Heems just landed a deal with Fox to turn his stellar album Eat Pray Thug into a sitcom.

2 / 14

Drake & Future, "Jumpman"

This song samples a fucking crow.

Check out our thoughts on the What a Time to Be Alive collabo mixtape, plus our 21 favorite lyrics.

3 / 14

Angel Haze, "The Wolves"

The 23-year-old artist has evolved at top speed with every release; this peppy, loopy, irate cut is proof.

4 / 14

Kanye West feat. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign, "Fade"

You might have a hard time tracking down the full version of the new Swish song Kanye scored his Yeezy Season 2 fashion show to, but you'll be glad if you do. We haven't been this excited since "All Day."

5 / 14

Travi$ Scott feat. Migos' Quavo, "Oh My Dis Side"

The second track on Rodeo is when things really start bumping. "Oh My Dis Side" is one of many perfectly sing-along-able cuts, and like the single "3500," it gives zero shits about how long it is.

6 / 14

Run the Jewels & Blood Diamonds, "Paw Due Respect"

Yup—the fabled Meow the Jewels finally dropped. It's equal parts hilarious, impressive and addictive, and Blood Diamonds' remix of "All Due Respect" turns what was an insane track into a pos-vibes clap-fest. Cats win, as always.

7 / 14

YG, Blanco & DB tha General, "Block Party"

The California Livin mixtape extended summer vibes into late September, and this ode to block parties shows exactly why.

8 / 14

Drake & Future, "Big Rings"

Standard triumph-rap in an arena Drake's spent plenty of time in, but it's one of the mixtape's most exuberant moments. And it's got that album title in lyric form. Man, what a time...to be alive.

9 / 14

Big Grams (Phantogram & Big Boi) feat. Run the Jewels, "Born to Shine"

RTJ's Killer Mike spent his fair share of time with OutKast back in the day, and this reunion feels like he and his ATL bro Big Boi never missed a beat. And yeah, the magic Phantogram and Big made on 2012's Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is intact.

10 / 14

The Game feat. Diddy, "Standing on Ferraris"

After everything we've heard this year, there's no way in hell the Game's The Documentary 2—a double album—will be anything less than lit. This booming duet will keep us patient till October 9.

11 / 14

Juicy J, "Tap Back"

The 100% Juice mixtape was pure fun, and "Tap Back"—maddeningly played-out lyrical content aside—is one of the heaviest, most fun beats of the bunch.

12 / 14

Angel Haze, "Babe Ruthless"

If the slightly pop-leaning, chorus-heavy Dirty Gold LP is your Haze comfort zone, you're about to get flattened by everything on Back to the Woods. Especially by "Babe Ruthless."

13 / 14

Travi$ Scott feat. Chief Keef & Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee, "Nightcrawler"

This is gonna wind up on end-of-year lists galore. You'll see.

14 / 14

Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake, "History of Rap 6"

It's a sketch, it's a medley, it's a new hip hop jam of its own. Sharp ear for modern smashes, too—this edition's got Kendrick's “Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe," Drake's “Know Yourself," Big Sean's “I Don’t Fuck With You," Fetty Wap's “My Way." So much goodness.

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