Left To Right (clockwise): J. Cole, Wild Nothing, Common, The Morning Benders, Trey Songz
Each day Complex scours the music blogs for 5 fresh songs that you should listen to in our 5 O'Clock Shuffle post. Instead of going crazy trying to keep up with your RSS feeds everyday, just head over to Complex.com to stay up-to-date on important leaks and releases.
After a week of underwhelming new music, we finally have a Shuffle packed with dope leaks from top to bottom. J. Cole broke his blog silence with a new freestyle, the dream-pop sensation Wild Nothing continues to prove why he's next up in the indie scene, and an original version of one of Common's old singles hit the web. That's already a solid playlist and there's still more. Stream and download those songs and everything else below...
SONG: "Knock On Wood"
ARTIST: J. Cole
• J. Cole doesn't leak too much material, but he dropped this dope "Go" freestyle last night.
SONG: "Summer Holiday"
ARTIST: Wild Nothing
• We've been checking for Jack Tatum's one-man bedroom band since "Confirmation" was released last October. He's still dropping great music, making us confident that Gemini will be a problem when it hits in May.
SONG: "The People (Original Version)"
• Whoever has access to the Finding Forever vaults just leaked the OG version of the album's first single. Common is singing the hook, as opposed to the Dwele, who wound up on the final version.
ARTIST: The Morning Benders
• These Berkeley kids just dropped a sick free single from their upcoming Big Echo album. They're officially on our radar now.
SONG: "Absolute Heat"
ARTIST: Trey Songz
• We'd be lying if we said we didn't enjoy dude's half-singing/half-rapping freestyles sometimes. He's going in over "Feds Taking Pictures" though, so this is clearly an old one that's just now hitting the blogs.
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