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A song for your younger self, a rap-dance hybrid, and more in this week's musical wrap up

Louis Cole feat. Genevieve Artadi: When You’re Ugly With some of the most sage advice we’ve heard (“Fuck the world and be real cool”) Louis Cole’s new track “When You’re Ugly” is funky, playful and kooky—in the the best ways possible. Singer/songwriter/producer/instrumentalist Cole (Knower band member, Thundercat collaborator) is set to release his third LP Time this August, and it’s sure to be as infectious …

Lady Leshurr feat. Wiley: Where Are You Now?

In Lady Leshurr’s new single “Where Are You Now?“, the Birmingham MC (of “Queen’s Speech” freestyle fame) asks about those artists (especially one-hit wonders) she listened to growing up. The music video has the camera trying to keep up with the Queen’s jabs and blows—both verbal and physical. The song even gets meta for a moment when Wiley—who has a verse on the track—doesn’t show …

Stormzy: Scary

New from prince of grime Stormzy—who still has yet to release a full-length album—is “Scary,” an audiovisual message of intimidation for those who doubt his success. “But don’t get gassed cause you got the headline / You only got it cause I declined it” are just one of the South London MC’s many lines to pocket and save for your own use, later. In the …