This busy week of new music brought new rap albums from Denzel Curry, Latto, Buddy and the late Phife Dawg, which you can read about in Notable Releases, as well as the guest-filled album Nigo (ft. Tyler the Creator , A$AP Rocky, Clipse, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, A$AP Ferg and more), and I also recommend checking out new LPs from Tha God Fahim, Stove God Cooks & Superior and The Cool Kids. On top of that we got new singles from Kid Cudi, Summer Walker/Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Open Mike Eagle, Nicki Minaj, Bree Runway, Defcee, EST Gee & 42 Dugg, and more. Read on for all the hip hop we’ve released this week…
ZEELOPERZ- GET WET.RADIO
ZelooperZ follows his big album of 2021 Van Gogh’s left ear with this new 10-song project featuring production from Black Noi$e, Mike, Nedarb, duendita and Dilip, and guest appearances from duendita, Foushee, ilyHook, Apropos and SuperCoolWicked.
KID CUDI – “STARS IN THE SKY”
Kid Cudi released a new song for sonic the hedgehog 2and he finds him playing his upbeat synthpop.
SUMMER WALKER – “NO LOVE” (EXTENDED VERSION ft. SZA & CARDI B)
Summer Walker and SZA’s “No Love” was one of the best R&B songs of the last year, and now it’s getting a new, extended version that begins with a newly added verse from Cardi B, which does airy R&B on this one- this.
CHANCE THE RAPPER – “CHILD OF GOD” (ft. MOSES SUMNEY)
Chance the Rapper has released their first single of the year, and it’s a soulful soul/jazz/rap hybrid that features Moses Sumney.
OPEN MIKE EAGLE – “MULTI-GAME ARCADE CABINET” (ft. RAP FERREIRA, STILL RIFT & VIDEO DAVE)
Open Mike Eagle is back with his first new single shortly, and it features fellow underground rap icon RAP Ferreira, along with longtime collaborators Still Rift and Video Dave. It’s a great indie rap band cut to a lush, hypnotic Illingsworth beat.
NICKI MINAJ – “WE GO UP” (ft. FIVIO FOREIGN)
Nicki Minaj teams up with Fivio Foreign for “We Go Up” and she sounds like she’s serious on this dark, tough, and very New York song.
BREE RUNWAY – “SOMEBODY LIKE YOU”
British rapper/singer Bree Runway tones things down for a gooey 80s R&B/pop slow jam with “Somebody Like You.”
FREDO BANG – “NO LOVE” (ft. SLEEPY HALLOW)
Baton Rouge rapper Fredo Bang teams up with Brooklyn rapper Sleepy Hallow for this infectious melodic rap song.
FIREBOY DML – “PLAYBOY”
Fresh from a Madonna remix, Nigerian singer Fireboy DML has shared his new single, “Playboy”, which is set to appear on his upcoming album and features an appealing fusion of Afrobeats and American R&B.
BIG KRIT, WIZ KHALIFA & GIRL TALK – “HOW THE STORY TAKES DOWN”
As mentioned, Wiz Khalifa, Big KRIT, Smoke DZA and Girl Talk are releasing a collaborative album in April, and here is the second casual single (which does not contain Smoke DZA).
SHEFF G – “BREAK FROM IT”
Brooklyn drill rapper Sheff G is currently incarcerated, but he’s just released this new single that shows off his melodic, pensive side and a press release promises more music from Sheff G is coming later this year.
DEFCEE – “DUNK CONTEST”
Chicago underground rapper Defcee has shared a new track from his upcoming album produced by BoatHouse For all public and private debtsand he finds him delivering bulletproof bars to an ominous BoatHouse beat with a hook that references a handful of NBA icons.
EST GEE & 42 DUGG – “RELEASE THE CUTIES”
EST Gee and 42 Dugg, two up-and-coming rappers signed to Yo Gotti’s CMG label, will release a collaborative project, The last left, This year. The first single is “Free the Shiners”, a tough and punchy track that shows a ton of chemistry between these two.
BANKROLL FREDDIE – “BROKEN ASF”
Arkansas rapper Bankroll Freddie returns with a new southern trap banger and promises more music is on the way soon.
PUSHA T – “SPICY FISH DISS” (MCDONALD’S DISS TRACK, FOR ARBY’S)
This week, in news you just can’t make up, Arby’s tapped Pusha T to advertise its fish sandwich as a diss track against McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish. (Apparently Push had a score to settle as he said he wrote the “I’m lovin’ it” jingle and was never credited.) “A little fish cube from a clown is basic,” Pusha raps. T. King shit.
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