Shout out the weekend. Friday is upon us. We're kicking off the weekend as we usually do, with a dose of our staff's favorite Soundcloud releases from the past seven days. This week turned out to be pretty big on the mixtape side, with Ty Dolla $ign, Big K.R.I.T., Jadakiss and Jeezy dropping free projects. However this week's Staff Picks playlist deviates from the big names for the most part, shining light on a bunch of up & comers. It's also not the -hardest- playlist ever, there's a lot of softer, r'n'b-leaning records until you get down towards the bottom. So this playlist make work better for chilling than turning up. 

Take a listen below and feel free to share your pick from the past week.

Rose Lilah: THEY. "Motley Crue"; Lais "Sometimes"

DJ S.WHiT: Ty Dolla $ign "Airplane Mode"; Rome Fortune feat. D.R.A.M. "24/7"; EarthGang "AWOL"

Danny Schwartz: Your Old Droog "Mr. Goodbar"

Trevor Smith: Kranium "Stamina"

Justin Fleischer: Chuck Inglish feat. Donmonique "Type Freaky"; RetcH "All Night"

Kevin Goddard: Ty Dolla $ign feat. E-40 "Saved"

Angus Walker: BeatKing feat. Bun B "Show It"; God feat. Juicy J "Broke (Remix)"

Mike DeLeon: P. Reign feat. Young Scooter "Juggin"