13 New Rap and R&B Songs Out This Week
It's been a pretty huge week for new rap and R&B singles, with songs from Boys Noize/Rico Nasty, Migos/Young Thug/Travis Scott, Bad Bunny/Sech, Polo G/NLE Choppa/Stunna 4 Vegas, PnB Rock/Pop Smoke, The Jacka/Freddie Gibbs, G Herbo, YG/Kehlani, and more. Also semi-related is the hip hop-adjacent jazz album from Moses Boyd that you can read about in Notable Releases. Scroll down for the new rap/R&B songs we posted this week...
BOYS NOIZE - "GIRL CRUSH" (ft. RICO NASTY)
Long-running beatmaker Boys Noize has released a new single with the unstoppable Rico Nasty, who delivers her sing-raps in an unusually hushed, smoky form on this moody new single.
MIGOS, YOUNG THUG & TRAVIS SCOTT - "GIVE NO FXK"
Six of the biggest rappers in the world "give no fxk" on this larger than life new single.
BAD BUNNY x SECH - "IGNORANTES"
Reigning Latin trap king Bad Bunny and rising Latin R&B singer Sech (who's touring soon) link up on this breezy, mid-tempo jam.
POLO G - "GO STUPID" (ft. NLE CHOPPA & STUNNA 4 VEGAS)
The fast-rising Polo G taps NLE Choppa, DaBaby collaborator Stunna 4 Vegas, and producers Mike WiLL Made-It and Tay Keith for hard-hitting, undeniably-slapping new song.
PNB ROCK - "ORDINARY" (ft. POP SMOKE)
The usually-melodic rapper PnB Rock goes in a darker, harder direction on this song, with some help from the unstoppable new New York rapper Pop Smoke.
THE JACKA - "CAN'T GO HOME" (ft. FREDDIE GIBBS)
Bay Area rapper The Jacka was sadly killed in a 2015 shooting at 37 years old, and his first posthumous album Murder Weapon is coming out February 28 via The Artist Records/EMPIRE. It features this sentimental new song, featuring the great Freddie Gibbs.
G HERBO - "IN THIS BITCH"
G Herbo is releasing his new album PTSD on February 28 via Machine Entertainment Group, and it'll include this hazy new single.
YG & KEHLANI - "KONCLUSIONS"
Power couple YG and Kehlani are celebrating Valentine's Day with this syrupy, romantic slow jam.
CONWAY THE MACHINE - "#YIKES (FREESTYLE) / "SIGN LANGUAGE"
Griselda's Conway thee Machine is back with a new two-song pack featuring the "#Yikes" freestyle and the new Daringer-produced song "Sign Language." It finds Conway doing what he does best (gritty,'90s-style street rap), and Conway remains reliably great.
NNAMDI - "FLOWERS TO MY DEMONS"
The unpigeonholable NNAMDÏ has shared the third single off his upcoming BRAT, and this one finds him putting his very unique twist on '60s/'70s-style folk and coming out with something that could only be released today.
ONYX COLLECTIVE - "MY FUNNY VALENTINE" (ft. NICK HAKIM)
Just in time for Valentine's Day, NYC jazz group Onyx Collective have released an airy reimagining of "My Funny Valentine" with help from Nick Hakim, which will appear on their upcoming album Manhattan Special: Onyx Collective Plays Rodgers & Hart / Rodgers & Hammerstein.
KNXWLEDGE - "LEARN" / "HWOTOKOPE"
Having recently released the new single "Do You," LA beatmaker Knxwledge (Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, etc) has now announced a new album, 1988 (due March 27 via Stones Throw), and shared two more doses of mesmerizing psych/jazz/funk.