From tracks by dancehall greats to club bangers and love songs, check out this week’s New Music Friday for the culture’s latest & greatest in music.
— Blac Youngsta, 4Life — The Memphis native called on fellow hometown rappers Pooh Sheisty, Lil Migo & Big 30 to assist on the 23-track collection of bass-thumping, catchy songs. Also making an appearance are hip hop favorites 21 Savage & 42 Dugg.
— Leikeli47, Shape Up— Following the release of her single “BITM,” the Brooklyn-born rapper dropped off her final LP that’s part of a trilogy of albums including 2017’s Wash & Set and 2018’s Acrylic.
— Burna Boy, “Last Last“ — Sampling Toni Braxton‘s hit 2000 song, “He Wasn’t Man Enough,” the international superstar released his latest track, which is set to appear on his upcoming album, Love, Damini.
— Muni Long, “Pain“ — The powerhouse songwriter continues her singing streak by pouring her heart into another of her R&B relationship ballads.
— Davido, “Stand Strong” — The Nigerian singer released the first song off his upcoming album, an uplifting track featuring Kanye West‘s famous Sunday Service choir, The Samples.
Hits in Heavy Rotation
— Pusha T, “Scrape It Off the Top“
— Lil Durk, “What Happened to Virgil“
— Giveon, “Lie Again“
— Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait for U“
— Queen Naija & Big Sean, “Hate Our Love“
— Jazmine Sullivan, “Hurt Me So Good“
— PJ Morton, “Please Don’t Walk Away“
— Maverick City Music ft. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine, “Jireh“
Artist on the Rise
Like Cardi B., Bronx, NY rapper Dreamdoll went from the reality show Love & Hip Hop to a hip hop career that is shaping up to be a promising one. Her hard-core rap flow mixed with her New York street swag proves Dreamdoll to be one artist to definitely keep an eye on.
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