Move over hot girl summer summer, it’s pretty bitch season now. On Pretty Summer Playlist, the follow up to Saweetie’s 2019 EP Icy and her breakthrough debut from 2018, High Maintenance, the West Coast rapper shines a light on some of her favourite rising stars. There’s Sacramento vocalist Kendra Jae on punchy track “Baby Mama Coochie”; San Antonio singer-songwriter Lourdiz adds her vocals to “Back Seat”, a slinky and sexy take on 00s hip-hop; and LA star Drakeo the Ruler joins the rapper on lead single “Risky”. Elsewhere, Saweetie AKA ICY GRL spits some bars over Bbyafricka’s “Baby Mama Coochie” and Loui’s TikTok hit “Talkin’ Bout”. The pulse of the album is upbeat, catchy, and confident. It oozes with low-stakes fun and summer anthem energy.
Elsewhere, AJ Tracey returns to the early 00s for his new album Flu Game, Manchester DJ Andy Stott drops a cerebral new record, and South Korean rapper unofficialboyy’s release will take you straight into the weekend.