I spent a cumulative 14 hours riding shotgun with relatives of various age and musical tastes. Lucky for me, I spent 95 percent of this ride-time with my younger cousin who favors Meek, J. Cole, and Logic, with occasional tolerance for Mary Mary. As we minded speed limits, seatbelts, and our business, our bass kept highway patrol the fuck back.

As an extended, four-day weekend, Thanksgiving is, for me and many others, a strange context to be digging for new music, insomuch as my mother only plays gospel and Richmond Power 92.1 only plays the hits. For once in my life, however, the wi-fi at my mama's house was in five-stripe condition, so I could keep pace with this surprisingly busy week of holiday mixtape releases. This past weekend's earworms come courtesy of A$AP Ferg, Lupe Fiasco, LudacrisMiguel, and Charli XCX.