Maybe you got caught up waiting for Dr. Dre’s first album in 16 years to drop this week (we sure did) and missed everything else that came out in the past few days. Have no fear, we’ve got your back. Here are our picks for the week’s best new music:

Lil B & Chance the Rapper, “First Mixtape”

Two of hip-hop’s most righteously free-thinking weirdos teamed up for a brief but impactful mixtape. On this breezy freestyle, the pair kick sideways-logic rhymes over a loping flute loop, and the result is a casually thrilling meeting of based minds.—KA

With You ft. Vince Staples, “Ghost”

The non-Diplo co-founding member of Major Lazer, Switch, launched a new production project called With You. this week and did so with a bassline that builds, drops, and chugs behind Vince Staples’ smooth flow about getting messed up. (The With You. collective also features Rick Trainor, Jeff Penalva, Noah Schy, and Dauoda Leonard.) —MV

Martin Courtney, “Vestiges”

On their last album Atlas, New Jersey indie group Real Estate delivered one of 2014’s grooviest rock records—a 10-track set of jangly mid-tempo jams that, on songs like “Past Lives,” explored quarter-life crises and how much it sucks to say goodbye to your youth. Singer-guitarist Martin Courtney is striking out on his own and with his solo single, “Vestiges,” he continues with the warm vibes of Atlas. —KO

Glasses Malone ft. Kendrick Lamar & Killer Mike, “Thuggin’ (Remix)”

About a month after Lamar dropped the masterful To Pimp A Butterfly, he returned to guest verses, lending his talents to fellow Compton hip-hop vet Glasses Malone. The track initially flew a bit under the radar—despite a solid assist from Lamar—but this week Malone dropped a lyric video that also featured a verse from Killer Mike. True to form, the Run the Jewels MC calls out Fox News anchors as “f–kboys” by name, goes deep on the prison-industrial complex, and caps off his contribution by saying he’s “part drug kingpin mixed with Booker T.” —ERB

CyHi The Prynce, “Elephant in the Room”

CyHi is on Kanye West’s label, G.O.O.D Music, but his debut album has no release date. His new track, “Elephant in the Room,” takes aim at West, Def Jam (G.O.O.D’s distributor), and labelmates Pusha T and Teyana Taylor while sampling both “Shake Me Down” by Cage the Elephant and the call of the titular mammal. It’s a tense, escalating track that shows his worth to G.O.O.D.—WR

Charly Bliss, “Love Me”

“Love Me” came out last year, but I just caught this New York-bred combo opening for Veruca Salt, and I can’t stand the fact that they’re not already huge. Their riffs are big and punchy, but they’ll ride into the mainstream wearing the chunky boots of frontwoman Eva Hendricks and her infectious alt-squeak.—KA

Kygo, “Piano Jam”

Kygo’s made a name for himself spinning infectious tropical house beats, and he’s often discussed how those tracks all start at the piano, though the keystrokes are often lost once his tracks actually drop. But this week he uploaded a piano session to SoundCloud with an electro-string bassline, and it’s everything you need to get through the work day. —MV

Mainland, “Outcast”

Do you miss The Strokes? How could you not! In the meantime, check in with Mainland who’s putting out a similar brand of modern-meets-’80s-new-wave. “Outcast” is a swift, sure response to everyone who told them the music biz isn’t worth the struggle. (That sounds much heavier than the track actually feels.) Last week it got a black-and-white video to match that’s easy to keep on repeat. -MV

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