16 New Rap and R&B Songs Out This Week
This week in hip hop, we got the new Childish Gambino album which I reviewed in Notable Releases, plus new singles from Run The Jewels, Shabazz Palaces, M.I.A., Channel Tres, Caleb Giles/AKAI SOLO, Mick Jenkins, Conway/Alchemist, Jessie Reyez/Eminem, PARTYNEXTDOOR/Rihanna, and more. Read on for all the rap and R&B songs we posted this week...
RUN THE JEWELS - "OOH LA LA" & "YANKEE AND THE BRAVE (ep.4)"
Run The Jewels have now released two songs off RTJ4, and you can read about them here.
SHABAZZ PALACES - "CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE"
Psychedelic rap greats Shabazz Palaces have shared another song off their upcoming The Don Of Diamond Dreams, and it's as delightfully strange as you'd hope.
M.I.A. - "OHMNI 202091"
M.I.A. returned over the weekend with her first new song in three years, and it's as larger-than-life and genre-blurring as you'd hope for from M.I.A. Listen and read the lyrics at her Patreon.
CHANNEL TRES - "WEEDMAN"
Channel Tres returns with a new psychedelic hip hop/soul song that offers up a tongue-in-cheek narrative between a young Channel Tres and his "notoriously unreliable" weed dealer.
CALEB GILES - "GOOSE" (ft. AKAI SOLO)
New York underground rapper Caleb Giles (who also plays sax in Standing on the Corner) is back with a new single featuring fellow underground New York rapper AKAI SOLO, and it's a very appealing dose of psychedelic rap.
MICK JENKINS - "SNAKES" (ft. KOJEY RADICAL) & "FRONTSTREET FREESTYLE"
Mick Jenkins has released two new songs, a Kojey Radical collab and a freestyle over Kaytranada's "September 21." The former finds him in the laid-back, jazzy realm that a lot of his recent music has been in, while the latter is something more forceful.
CONWAY THE MACHINE & THE ALCHEMIST - "SHOOT SIDEWAYS" (ft. SCHOOLBOY Q)
Griselda's Conway the Machine and veteran producer The Alchemist are releasing the collaborative LULU EP on March 30 via EMPIRE, and it includes this song featuring a hook by Schoolboy Q. As you'd probably expect, the beat is hazy and psychedelic but Conway's raps are as gritty as they come.
ONYX COLLECTIVE - "BLUE MOON" (ft. IAN ISIAH)
NYC jazz group Onyx Collective's Manhattan Special: Onyx Collective Plays Rodgers & Hart / Rodgers & Hammerstein comes out April 24 via TMWRK Records, and its latest single is a rework of 1934's "Blue Moon" with help from Ian Isiah.
BLAKK SOUL - "HELP" (ft. JOELL ORTIZ)
Tacoma, WA R&B/soul singer Blakk Soul is releasing his new album Take Your Time on April 17 via Mello Music Group (his label debut), and the album's chilled-out lead single is "Help," which features Brooklyn rap lifer Joell Ortiz.
TROUBLE - "POPPED" (ft. QUAVO)
Atlanta rapper Trouble is back with new single "Popped," for which he tapped fellow ATLien Quavo of Migos.
JESSIE REYEZ - "COFFIN" (ft. EMINEM)
Toronto R&B singer Jessie Reyez just released her debut album Before Love Came To Kill Us, and it includes this guitar-fueled, retro-soul song that features a verse by Eminem.
PARTYNEXTDOOR - "BELIEVE IT" (ft. RIHANNA)
Drake associate PARTYNEXTDOOR's new album PARTYMOBILE is out now, and among other things, it includes this song with an earmworm hook by Rihanna.
FUTURE - "TYCOON"
The ever-prolific Future is back with "Tycoon," which finds his croon-rap in fine form.
NAV & GUNNA - "TURKS" (ft. TRAVIS SCOTT)
NAV taps Gunna and Travis Scott for this all-star collab.