Notable Hooks: "Don't Tell 'Em," "Thim Slick," "Don't Tell Nobody"
Jeremih has been a go-to artist for hooks in hip-hop for years, and with good reason. The 26-year-old R&B singer performs best when complimenting a rapper on wax with his sultry vocals, a skill Vado ("My Bae") and Fabolous ("Thim Slick") are clearly aware of. In both instances Jeremih swooped in and delivered an extra layer of smooth that made it worthwhile for ladies. The same can be said for Ludacris and "Party Girls." Jeremih was the obvious highlight on an otherwise underwhelming performance. Even the obscure Cali crew Drop City Yacht Club called upon his services on "Crickets," and the Chicago crooner knocked it out of the park.
Jeremih's most recent hook performances also happen to be a few of his best. He recently linked up with fellow Chicagoan artist Tink on "Don't Tell Nobody," a sweeping piece of sweetness that has all the makings of a hit. But Jeremih isn't always saccharine, he balances out the softness well with the hook on his latest single "Don' Tell 'Em," which is more aggressive in approach. Either way, Jeremih is killin' it. —Edwin Ortiz