10 New Rap Songs Out This Week
The biggest news in hip hop this week is probably the new DaBaby album (which I wrote about in Notable Releases and highlighted one of its standout tracks below), and we also got Young M.A's long-awaited debut album (also in Notable Releases), and new singles from H.E.R./YG, French Montana/Cardi B/Post Malone, Lil' Kim/City Girls, Wiki/Madlib, Vegyn/JPEGMAFIA, Mulatto, Sada Baby, and more. Read on for all the hip hop we posted on BV this week...
DABABY - "IPHONE" (ft. NICKI MINAJ)
DaBaby's new album Kirk is out today, and the whole thing is great (read our review), but one of the early standouts is "iPHONE." DaBaby's hook is undeniable, and Nicki blesses the song with a half-rapped, half-sung verse that proves she's too good to actually retire.
H.E.R. - "SLIDE" (ft. YG)
The increasingly R&B/soul singer H.E.R. has tapped West Coast rap great YG for her new single "Slide," a slick, bass-heavy, chilled-out dose of R&B that plays to both of their strengths.
FRENCH MONTANA - "WRITING ON THE WALL" (ft. POST MALONE, CARDI B & RVSSIAN"
French Montana has tapped two of the biggest rappers in the world, Post Malone and Cardi B, for the new single off his upcoming album MONTANA. It comes with an expensive looking video that stars the rappers as giants towering over New York City's skyscrapers, and the song sounds about as expensive as the video looks.
LIL' KIM - "FOUND YOU" (ft. CITY GIRLS, O.T. GENASIS)
Lil' Kim's first album in 14 years has been delayed, but today she returned with a new single that may or may not appear on the LP, "Found You." It features the fast-rising City Girls, who sound great next to The Notorious K.I.M.
WIKI - "EGGS" (prod. MADLIB)
Wiki seems like he's gearing up for a new album, and while most info is still TBA, he's been dropping new singles lately and today he's back with "Eggs." It was produced by the legendary Madlib, and as you might expect, these two sound great together.
VEGYN - "NASEUOUS / DEVILISH" (ft. JPEGMAFIA)
South London producer Vegyn, who worked with Frank Ocean on Endless and Blonde and co-hosted Frank's Beats 1 show blonded, is releasing his proper debut album, Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds, on November 8 via PLZ Make It Ruins. The first single features JPEGMAFIA, who sounds as great as he does on his own new LP.
CASANOVA - "LIVE" (ft. GIGGS)
Brooklyn rapper Casanova is releasing his new album Behind These Scars on October 11 via Roc Nation, and its latest single features UK rapper Giggs. "It was a dope experience to work with Giggs and to be able to combine U.K. culture with Brooklyn," Casanova told Complex, and their distinctly different styles pair well on this transatlantic collab.
PNB ROCK - "FENDI" (ft. NICKI MINAJ & MURDA BEATZ)
Hook-master PnB Rock has tapped Nicki Minaj for a song named after the luxury fashion brand that Nicki collaborates with.
MULATTO - "SEE SUM"
Mulatto continues to rise, and this week she returned with this addictive banger.
SADA BABY - "BLOXK DAY"
It's not hard to see why Detroit rapper Sada Baby is catching on (and impressing Danny Brown), and if you still aren't on the Sada Baby train, one listen to new single "Bloxk Day" should change that.