13 New Rap Songs Out This Week
YG had said his new album would be today, which didn't happen, but he did release a second single from it. We also got new singles this week from Blu & Exile, Logic & Eminem, slowthai, Blueface, and more, plus new mixtapes from Tink and Styles P. Read on for all the new hip hop we posted on BV this week...
YG - "GO LOKO" (ft. TYGA, JON Z)
YG is gearing up to release his new album 4Real 4Real, and following his aggressive 6ix9ine diss track "Stop Snitchin,'" he goes in a more tender direction with the Latin-tinged guitars of "Go Loko," featuring Tyga and Puerto Rican rapper Jon Z (and featuring YG decked out in a Mariachi outfit for the artwork).
MAXO KREAM - "STILL"
Houston rapper Maxo Kream followed his great 2018 album PUNKEN with the new single "Meet Again" earlier this year, and now he signed to a major label and released another new single, "Still." It's a little smoother and slicker than his pre-major label stuff, but not in a bad way at all. If anything, "Still" is proof that he's still getting better.
BHAD BHABIE - "BESTIE" (ft. MEGAN THEE STALLION)
In case you haven't been following along, the "cash me ousside" girl Danielle Bregoli is now a rapper called Bhad Bhabie, and now she has a song out with one of the best new rappers around, Megan Thee Stallion. It's so easy to get cynical about her rise to fame from human meme turned rapper, but this song is kinda great. Howbowdah indeed.
BLU & EXILE - "TRUE & LIVIN'"
Underground rap staple Blu already released a collaborative album with Oh No, A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night, this year, and now he's gearing up to release an EP with frequent collaborator Exile, True & Livin', on May 24 via Dirty Science Records. The EP will feature Choosey, Aloe Blacc Fashawn, Dag Savage, Cashus King and Blame One, and the title track is out now. It's an instantly appealing, head-nodding throwback, and it's getting us excited to hear the rest of this EP.
STYLES P - S.P. THE GOAT: GHOST OF ALL TIME (ALBUM STREAM)
Veteran New York rapper Styles P is back with a new album, S.P. The Goat: Ghost of All Time, and it features his LOX groupmates Jadakiss and Sheek Louch, plus Lil Fame, Nino Man, and Whispers.
LOGIC - "HOMICIDE" (ft. EMINEM)
We already knew Eminem liked Chris D'Elia's impression of him, but he must have really liked it because he samples it on his new collaboration with Logic, which is set to appear on Logic's upcoming album Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Logic and Em sound like they're in a competition to see who can fit more syllables in a single second on this one.
SLOWTHAI - "NOTHING GREAT ABOUT BRITAIN"
UK rapper slowthai's anticipated debut album Nothing Great About Britain comes out May 17, and today he shared the title track and its video. The video is equal parts funny and powerful, and it makes the theme of this album -- slowthai's dissatisfaction with his home country -- very clear.
OPEN MIKE EAGLE - "WOKE AS ME" (ft. PHONTE)
The latest song/music video from Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn's Comedy Central show, The New Negroes, is "Woke As Me" featuring Little Brother member and long-running solo artist Phonte, who has a wokeness competition against Open Mike Eagle in a barbershop.
BLUEFACE - "STOP CAPPIN"
Blueface, one of the 10 new-ish rappers who are defining 2019, is back with a new song and video, "Stop Cappin." It seems pretty clear that Blueface's pop appeal is rising, and this one sounds like a real crowdpleaser.
FARRUKO - "LA CARTERA" (ft. BAD BUNNY)
Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Farruko released his new album Gangalee on Friday, and one of the early highlights is album opener "La Cartera" which features Farruko's "Krippy Kush" collaborator Bad Bunny. The two sound great together and the trippy animated video matches the song's sunny vibes perfectly.
TINK - VOICEMAILS (MIXTAPE STREAM)
Chicago rapper/singer Tink was just in NYC for an SOB's show last week, and today she returned with a new mixtape, Voicemails. Both Tink's rapping and singing are in fine form, and the mixtape's one guest appearance comes from DeJ Loaf on "Ride It."
TRAVIS SCOTT x GUCCI MANE - "MURDA"
The Weeknd premiered a bunch of unreleased music on his Beats 1 show "Memento Mori" over the weekend, and one of the most notable ones was this new collab from Travis Scott and Gucci Mane.
LIL NAS X & BILLY RAY CYRUS - "OLD TOWN ROAD" (DIPLO REMIX)
After bringing out Lil Nas X (and Billy Ray Cyrus) for the first-ever live performance of "Old Town Road" at Stagecoach Festival, Diplo shared his official remix of the song. Read more here.