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The eternal quest for “Bop” is elusive. Playlists and streaming recommendations can be very helpful. However, they often leave the long question: are these songs good or new?
Enter the Bop Shop, a selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn’t differentiate between genres and can contain anything – it’s a snippet of what we thought and sounded good. We stay fresh with the latest music but expect some old (but stuff) over time. So get ready: Bop Shop is now open.
Dvsn, Ty Dolla $ign feat. Mac Miller: “I believe that”
It’s great to hear Mack Miller again, primarily as he directs his verse through retro-soul dvsn and this new Ty Dolla $ign team with “I Know You Love to Laugh.” This is just one side of the coin: “But that doesn’t keep you right / Tell me, is it worth it?” After Circles, it was almost greedy to wish for more posthumous Mac rhymes. But when it sounded as good as it said in “I Believed It,” it couldn’t help but take a long time. “Patrick Hosken.”
Cat dodge: “Up.”
Inspired by the reggaeton track featured on the lavish edition of his latest album, Ride notes that Dodge Cat expresses horror and confusion about why his partner has been removed and doesn’t worry about him. “Where’s your jealousy?” Why don’t you cry? Dodge feels like they are just using him to play (“Maybe I’ll be a toy until you piss me off”) or as a short throw, but he still loves his partner, Athena Serrano, despite the inequalities in the relationship.
Twice: perfect world
The Twice Girls are back with their second Japanese single from 2021 and are making a bold statement with a crackling “Perfect World.” As the title track of their upcoming album, this comeback season, they present a mature concept that slightly deviates from their favorite bubble pop to show the evolution of their music.