This week in hip hop, we got the new Big K.R.I.T. album, which you can read about in Notable Releases, plus projects from Yeat, Sada Baby, Curren$y & The Alchemist, and more, and we also got new singles from Fly Anakin, Tinashe, Kid Cudi & Nigo, BabyTron, Kojey Radical, and more. Read on for all the rap and R&B songs we posted this week...

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FLY ANAKIN - "BLACK BE THE SOURCE" (ft. PINK SIIFU & BILLZ EGYPT)

Fly Anakin is a little less than a month away from releasing his new album Frank, and today brings new single "Black Be the Source," a soulful, psychedelic, underground rap song that "postures the often undervalued contributions of Black artistry as the blueprint for popular culture today" and comes with a similarly themed, equally powerful video directed by Jabari Canada.

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TINASHE - "NATURALLY"

Tinashe's 333 was one of 2021's best R&B albums, and now it's getting a deluxe edition on March 3. That'll include new single "Naturally," which is cut from the same appealing cloth as the original record and already feels like a hit.

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KID CUDI & NIGO - "WANT IT BAD"

Having recently shared the A$AP Rocky collab from his upcoming album I Know Nigo, Bape founder Nigo has now shared the Kid Cudi collab. It was produced by Pharrell, and it finds Kid Cudi taking on more of a gurgly auto-tune vibe than usual.

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CURREN$Y & THE ALCHEMIST - "NO YEAST" (ft. BOLDY JAMES)

Curren$y and The Alchemist just released their new album Continuance, and Alchemist's jazzy, psychedelic production goes with Curren$y's stoned delivery as perfectly as ever. One of the album's major standouts is "No Yeast," which features another frequent Alchemist collaborator, Boldy James.

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BABYTRON - "6 STAR WANTED LEVEL"

Detroit rapper BabyTron has announced a new project, Megatron, due March 4 via The Hip Hop Lab / EMPIRE. His zany, head-spinning, Midwest rap vibes are in fine form on this new song.

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SHENSEEA - "R U THAT" (ft. 21 SAVAGE)

Rising dancehall star Shenseea follows "Lick" ft. Megan Thee Stallion with another song off her upcoming debut album ALPHA, "R U That." This one also features a big guest rapper (21 Savage) and it finds Shenseea continuing to blur the lines between Jamaican dancehall and American rap.

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KOJEY RADICAL - "SILK" (ft. MASEGO)

UK rapper Kojey Radical's debut album Reason To Smile comes out March 4 via Asylum/Atlantic, and new single "Silk" finds him delivering tongue-twisters over airy, jazz-infused production.

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OCKHAM'S BLAZER - "PRISON OF GOLD"

Ockham's Blazer are a multi-genre, seven-piece group fronted by underground rapper PremRock, and their self-titled debut album comes out 4/29 via Fake Four Inc. Read more about first single "Prison of Gold" here.

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J BALVIN - "NIÑO SOÑADOR"

The ever-prolific Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin returns with new song "Niño Soñador," which starts out as a tender ballad before turning into a grungy, '90s-style alt-rock song with a trap-pop twist.

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TEEZO TOUCHDOWN - "HANDYMAN" (ft. KENNY BEATS)

Teezo Touchdown, who's gearing up to open Tyler, the Creator's tour (and appears on Tyler's album Call Me If You Get Lost), has shared this new zany alt-pop collab with Kenny Beats.

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FATIMA & JOE ARMON-JONES - "#1"

UK hip hop soul singer Fatima and jazz musician Joe Armon-Jones have teamed up for a three-song EP, Tinted Shades, due March 4 via Aquarii Records. The first single is the very appealing "#1," which plays to both artists' strengths.

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VIC MENSA - VINO VALENTINO EP

Vic Mensa celebrates Valentine's Day with a new four-song EP, and it finds the Chicago rapper toning things down a bit and exploring R&B and soul territory.

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SILK SONIC - "LOVE'S TRAIN" (CON FUNK SHUN COVER)

Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak have released a new Silk Sonic single for Valentine's Day, a cover of Con Funk Shun's 1983 track "Love's Train." They smooth the already velvety song out even more.

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For even more new songs, browse our daily 'New Songs' lists. For more hip hop news, browse our 'Hip Hop News' category.

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