Lil Wayne just dropped a video for “Uproar” and we only have Shiggy to thank for that. In an attempt to duplicate the viral success of the #InMyFeelingsChallenge, he created the #UproarChallenge, and as you can imagine, it feels very forced and inorganic. I’m mad that much better songs are having to be placed on the back-burner just so Weezy can ride this “wave” — it hasn’t caught on the way #InMyFeelingsChallenge has.

The video features Shiggy himself, Swizz Beatz, Fatboy SSE, and a whole bunch of Harlem-Shaking niggas. Check it out below.

Usually, as a rule, my Throwback Thursday pick is at least 15 years old. However, I am making an exception today because it is Ne-Yo’s birthday and he has only been in the game for 13 years. His debut single, “Stay,” dropped in September 2005 and it is still my favorite Ne-Yo song. It samples the DeBarge classic, “Stay with Me,” and features Philadelphia rapper Peedi Peedi.

Happy 39th birthday, Ne-Yo!

Maxwell just dropped the video for “Shame,” the second single from his upcoming album, blacksummers’NIGHT — the third in the trilogy. The singer describes “Shame” as a modern love song about the barriers to intimacy caused by a preoccupation with appearances — more specifically, the facades we put up on social media. The video helps convey this message beautifully. Check it out below.

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After a good eight or nine years of misfires, Mariah Carey finally gets it right. Sure, “With You” was cute, but it didn’t quite go the distance — pun totally intended. I had said it was her best *single* in years, but that’s a very low bar to clear. “The Distance,” on the other hand, is her best song in at least a decade — single or not.

Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, the third single from Mariah’s upcoming album, Caution, is about a long-term romance that was doubted by naysayers. The track was produced by Skrillex and Poo Bear, and I swear I had to be sure I was reading that right. Skrillex??! I didn’t know he had it in him.

My only hope is that Mariah doesn’t disappoint with the video, but Mariah gon’ Mariah. Listen to “The Distance” below.

T.I. just released the video for “The Weekend,” the third single from Dime Trap. Young Thug is credited as a featured artist, but he definitely performs most of the song.

“The Weekend” is probably the best I’ve heard from T.I. in a long time — heck, it’s also the best I’ve heard from Swizz Beatz, who produced the track. The video shows a vibey poolside party with a whole bunch of fully clothed people — because, blacks — that gets infiltrated by some pretty girl robbers. Check it out below.

Daniel Caesar sings about strange new addictions on his new song, “Who Hurt You?” which is presumably the first single from his sophomore album. The song, which has T-Pain providing backing vocals on the chorus, gives me early 2000s Ginuwine vibes.

I haven’t spent enough time listening to Daniel Caesar’s music — I have an aversion to artists who present themselves in hipster-ish ways — but so far, I haven’t heard a song from him that I didn’t like.  Listen to “Who Hurt You?” below.

MØ just dropped the fifth — yes, fifth — lead single from her upcoming album, Forever Neverland (due Friday). “Blur” sounds more rock than electropop, which is her regular musical territory; however, the chorus and lyrics are in keeping with what we’d expect from MØ. Listen to the song below.