19 New Rap Songs Out This Week
This week in hip hop we got the new Anderson .Paak album (new song with Andre 3000 included); EPs from Kevin Abstract, Supa Bwe, and Marshmello/SOB x RBE; and new singles from 070 Shake, Beast Coast, Kool Keith, and more. Read on for all the hip hop we posted on BV this week...
ANDERSON .PAAK - "COME HOME" (ft. ANDRE 3000)
Anderson .Paak's new album Ventura is out today, and one of its biggest treats is album opener "Come Home," which features a showstealing verse from the elusive Andre 3000.
KEVIN ABSTRACT - ARIZONA BABY (EP STREAM)
Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract recently released the new single "Big Wheels" and on Thursday he packaged it with two more songs, "Joy Ride" and "Georgia," under the name ARIZONA baby. Going by his recent Instagram teaser, this appears to be the first in a series of three EPs. The new songs were all produced by Jack Antonoff and Brockhampton's Romil Hemnani, and like "Big Wheels," the two new songs should appeal to fans of Brockhampton's art-rap. "Joy Ride" is a kinetic, horn-fueled soul song, and "Georgia" is melancholic and R&B-tinged.
SUPA BWE - "REMEMORY" (ft. CHANCE THE RAPPER)
Supa Bwe's Just Say Thank You EP is out now, and among other things, it includes the song "Rememory" featuring fellow Chicago rapper Chance the Rapper. Both rappers are more in singing mode on this one, and the melancholic, atmospheric backdrop matches that well.
070 SHAKE - "MORROW" & "NICE TO HAVE"
Kanye collaborator 070 Shake, who's playing Coachella this weekend, dropped two new songs, the sing-songy "Morrow" and the more moody "Nice To Have."
BEAST COAST (FLATBUSH ZOMBIES, THE UNDERACHIEVERS, PRO ERA) - "COAST CLEAR"
Beast Coast, the new rap supergroup from Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, and members of Pro Era (including Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, and more) have dropped the second single off their upcoming debut. This one features Kirk Knight, Joey Bada$$, Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, Erick The Architect, Issa Gold, and Nyck Caution, and it was produced by Pro Era's Powers Pleasant.
MARSHMELLO & SOB X RBE - ROLL THE DICE (EP STREAM)
Masked EDM producer Marshmello has teamed with fast-rising rap group SOB x RBE for a collaborative three-song EP. On it, Marshmello avoids his usual EDM stereotypes and provides SOB x RBE with the kind of rap beats that play to their usual strengths.
KOOL KEITH & THETAN - "COMPLICATED TRIP"
Abstract rap legend Kool Keith teamed with powerviolence duo Thetan for this upcoming Record Store Day single, which you can stream now and read more about here.
SLOWTHAI - "GLORY BOX" (PORTISHEAD COVER) (ft. KAMAAL WILLIAMS & GRACE ACLADNA)
UK rapper slowthai teamed with jazz keyboardist Kamaal Williams and experimental pop artist Grace Acladna for a cover/rework of Portishead's "Glory Box," which slowthai added his own rapped verses too. Grace sings the chorus, and the whole thing is pretty cool and far from your average cover.
LIL YACHTY & CHANCE THE RAPPER - "ATLANTA HOUSE FREESTYLE"
Chance the Rapper and his "Mixtape" collaborator Lil Yachty for this new freestyle. Yachty starts things off, and then Chance comes in with a deceptively sleepy flow and more than a few memorable one-liners.
AZEALIA BANKS - "PLAYHOUSE"
Azealia Banks is back with a new loosie, "Playhouse," and like a lot of her best songs, it sees her rapping (and singing) over a beat that sounds plucked straight from '90s dance music.
STEVE LACY - "N SIDE"
The Internet guitarist Steve Lacy has shared his first new music since 2017's Steve Lacy's Demo. The Internt tweeted, "2 solo albums finished 🙃 1 this month. 1 next month." Perhaps this is from one of them.
KAYTRANADA & VANJESS - "DYSFUNCTIONAL"
Montreal producer Kaytranada is gearing up to release a new album, and its latest single is "Dysfunctional," which features Nigerian-American R&B duo VanJess. Kaytranada offers up a clattering, bass-heavy, head-nodding beat, and VanJess' lush voices sound great over it.
CHLOE X HALLE - "BE YOURSELF"
Beyonce proteges Chloe x Halle have shared a new track, "Be Yourself," off the soundtrack to Little. Speaking about the song, they told Complex, "we are so proud of our friend Marsai [the film's executive producer] and everything she stands for. This song is all about female empowerment and Black Girl Magic. We wrote this song with another female duo, Nova Wav, and wanted it to reflect the power and strength of the women that this movie portrays."