Alicia Keys and Jussie Smollett deliver a powerful message befitting its title
M.I.A. - BORDERS
Social consciousness has always been at the heart of M.I.A.'s music, and Borders is no different.
With a back beat to match, this electronic track by the English artist questions anything from politics to identity.
She makes it clear that superficial trends like the word "bae" and the obsession with "breakin' (the) Internet" are not what she stands for.
JUSSIE SMOLLETT AND ALICIA KEYS - POWERFUL
Powerful, which will feature in this week's episode of US music drama television series Empire, delivers a message befitting its title.
The heartfelt ballad is a desperate plea to end racism and violence, calling for mankind to band together and fight for the cause.
Equally powerful is the combined forces of the Key's soaring vocals and US actor-singer Smollett, who stars as Jamal Lyon in the hit TV show.
TYGA - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
How narcissistic is it if someone releases a rap track packed with self-praise for his own birthday?
This US rapper, who turned 26 last week, thinks everybody else is "lame" and green with jealousy while he cruises through life, drowning in his wealth.
For some people, a year older doesn't mean they are any wiser.