12 New Rap and R&B Songs Out This Week
It's a very busy week in the hip hop world with new albums from Megan Thee Stallion, R.A.P. Ferreira, Jadakiss, and Body Count (all of which you can read about in Notable Releases), plus Lil Uzi Vert, Jhene Aiko, Riz Ahmed, Juelz Santana, and more. We also got new singles from CupcakKe, Drake, Junglepussy, Gunna, Brockhampton/Dua Lipa, 88GLAM, Reason, and more. Read on for all the rap and R&B we posted this week...
LIL UZI VERT - ETERNAL ATAKE
Lil Uzi Vert surprise-released this album mid-day, and here it is! It's long but there's a lot to like about it, including a sequel to "XO Tour Llif3" called "P2."
CUPCAKKE - "LAWD JESUS"
JADAKISS - "HUNTIN SEASON" (ft. PUSHA T)
The new Jadakiss album has arrived (read about it here), including this hard-hitting collab with Pusha T.
DRAKE - "WHEN TO SAY WHEN" & "CHICAGO FREESTYLE"
Drake dropped two new loosies over the weekend, an fans of early 2000s rap may be interested in knowing that one features the same sample as Jay-Z's "Song Cry" and the other interpolating Eminem's "Superman."
JUNGLEPUSSY - "ARUGULA"
Over a crackingly, trippy beat from Sporting Life, Junglepussy delivers stream-of-consciousness rhymes about a relationship gone wrong. She also just did an interview with Erykah Badu that you can read over at Heroine Magazine.
GUNNA - "SKYBOX"
Gunna's new album WUNNA is set to drop this year, and he's just shared this pillowy new track and its very ambitious video.
BROCKHAMPTON - "SUGAR" (REMIX ft. DUA LIPA, RYAN BEATTY & JON B)
Brockhampton have released a new remix of "Sugar" from last year's Ginger and this new version features new vocals by rising pop star Dua Lipa, as well as Jon B.
88GLAM - "SWIM"
XO signees 88GLAM, who are touring with The Weeknd this year, will release their new album Close To Heaven Far From God on April 17 via XO/Republic, and it'll feature DaBaby, Lil Durk, NAV, Lil Keed, Rich The Kid, PnB Rock and Quando Rondo. Here's the eerie yet sugary lead single.
REASON - "TRAPPED IN" (ft. BOOGIE & AB-SOUL)
TDE spitter Reason continues his recent string of singles with his Boogie/Ab-Soul collab, where Reason delivers his '90s-style rhymes over brooding, modern production.
KNWXLEDGE - "DON'T BE AFRAID"
Two new tracks ("dont be afraid" and "[bc] tm's not promised," presented as one continuous song) have surfaced from the new Knxwledge album 1988, and it's yet another dose of Knxwledge's expert blend of hip hop, jazz, psych, and soul.
BUTCHER BROWN - "TIDAL WAVE"
Hip hop-tinged jazz group combine their two loves on this song, which merges Ronnie Laws' 1975 jazz fusion song "Tidal Wave" with Brooklyn rap trio Black Moon's 1993 song "Who Got The Props?," which samples the Ronnie Laws song. "A nod to the OGs Ronnie Laws and Black Moon. Our example of how Jazz and Rap come from the same soul," the band says.