Though Ahmad Belvin is primarily a pop/R&B artist, it's his early-'80's hip-hop-influenced sound that sets him apart from the pack. That unique style has clearly worked to his advantage; A.B.'s latest promo single, Batman, got over a million MySpace plays, ultimately netting him a deal with T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment via J Records. Four months after he signed on the dotted line, the Booth newcomer's released his first official single, a club banger dedicated to his Trophy Girl. Belvin's label boss jumps on board to spit a memorable rap verse, but this cut owes the lion's share of its pop appeal to Danja, who delivers a Timbo-style instrumental sure to get everyone out onto the floor. So, fellas, next time you head to the local spot with your Trophy Girl in tow, call the DJ in advance and put in a request—if enough guys follow this advice, the track could easily break the Billboard Top 10.
CEO Trayle, Ivorian Doll & brakence: Best of the Week
CEO Trayle, Ivorian Doll, and brakence, among others, had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.