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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.33

WS Boogie Absolutely Snaps On “Whoopty Freestyle”

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Westside Boogie is back on his bullshit as he absolutely obliterates CJ’s “Whoopty” instrumental.

For those who haven’t been keeping score, Westside Boogie has been on an absolute tear of late, warming up for his upcoming album with a slew of standout freestyles and loosies. Linking them together, by his own admission, is a resolute dedication to debauchery and doing whatever the hell he wants to do. Today, Boogie has come through with a brand new freestyle, taking to CJ’s breakout single “Whoopty” to spit some bars.

Though the Compton rapper doesn’t tend to favor Brooklyn drill production as a rule, it’s clear he has no issue with obliterating the infectious instrumental. In fact, he rides the beat with precision, building in intensity as his rhymes unfold. “Hundred percent of me went to the Lord, when momma was poor and I never wanted a sip,” he raps, as the drums pull back. “Hate on the front of my lip, how I’m gon’ stomach this shit, this hunger a son of a bitch.” The drums return with a vengeance and Boogie follows suit. “Feel like you love to trigger me,” he spits. “Can’t forget how to touch an enemy.”

Even if he does swear this will be “his last week of being a hood rat,” expect Boogie to keep the momentum rolling and then some as his anticipated new album approaches.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Hundred percent of me went to the Lord,
When momma was poor and I never wanted a sip
Hate on the front of my lip
How I’m gon’ stomach this shit, this hunger a son of a bitch
Feel like you love to trigger me, can’t forget how to touch an enemy

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.32

Joell Ortiz, Stalley, Namir Blade, & Solemn Brigham Snap On “Black Rock”

Mello Music Group

Mello Music Group

Joell Ortiz, Namir Blade, Stalley, and Solemn Brigham snap on Mello Music Group’s new posse cut “Black Rock.”

Mello Music Group has officially announced the release of their new compilation album Bushido. Due out for release on April 2nd, the stacked project is set to feature appearances from ApriQuelle Chris, Open Mike Eagle, Solemn Brigham, Oddisee, Homeboy Sandman, Zackey Force Funk, Skyzoo, Namir Blade, Oddisee, James Shahan, Joell OrtizStalley, Dueling Experts, RJ Payne, Murs, Cambatta, Kool Keith, B-Real, and The Perceptionists.

Now, the first single “Black Rock,” featuring Joell Ortiz, Namir Blade, Stalley, and Solemn Brigham, has arrived in a flurry of bars. Over an ice-cold banger, Joell Ortiz whips up a relentless flow, stringing together words with precision as he raises the stakes with his opening verse. “That Brooklyn borough is thorough, over bitches Bengals they through bullets like Burrow, and put you in the ground like you burrowed,” he spits. “Then spin your block again just to make all that murder shit plural / I can’t believe I made it like sperm that’s supposed to be sterile.” 

What follows are verses from Blade, Stalley, and Brigham, each of whom fleshes out the posse cut with distinctive style and well-honed lyricism. It’s clear that Mello Music Group values the art of penmanship, and expect Bushido to feature plenty more where that came from.

Will you be tuning in when the compilation lands on April 2nd?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

That Brooklyn borough is thorough
Over bitches Bengals they through bullets like Burrow
And put you in the ground like you burrowed
Then spin your block again just to make all that murder shit plural
I can’t believe I made it like sperm that’s supposed to be sterile

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.31

Sean Paul Taps Busy Signal For “Boom” From Forthcoming “Live N Livin” Album

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YouTube

The record will arrive next week, and Dutty Paul and Busy Signal are ready to get you on the dancefloor.

In one week, Sean Paul will release one of two albums he has planned for the year. Dutty Paul has been making bodies moves for decades, topping charts, collaborating with some of our favorite artists, and representing Dancehall to the best of his ability. Live N Livin is the album where he continues to connect with his roots, and the Grammy Award-winner is warming up fans with his latest single from the record, “Boom” featuring Busy Signal.

“The album is called Live & Living. I’m kind of throwing it back in everyone’s face who said Dancehall is dead,” Sean Paul told HNHH exclusively. “We have a very strong pulse. So, here we are. Live and living. I believed in the music as a kid, as a teenager, and I’ve been able to become an artist to bring new fans to this genre internationally. I feel like I am an ambassador of, and a coach on, the music.”

Make sure to check out our exclusive interview with Sean PaulSean Paul Speaks On Beyoncé-Jay-Z Rumors, Dancehall’s Clash Culture, & New Album. Stream “Boom” and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

Me a lockdown your body like me a ZoZo
When you whine to the top and you take it to the floor
The way how you drop it pon me you make di place explore (that gyal)

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.30

G Herbo Is Ready For Battle On “Really Like That”

G Herbo

G Herbo

Herbo is taking 2021 by storm and he’s kicking off March with two new releases.

It’s been some time since we’ve received a new release from G Herbo, aside from his features, and on Friday (March 5), the world was blessed with two new tracks. The Chicago rapper has been busy balancing his personal and professional life as he faces legal troubles and a growing family. We’ve previously reported on the charges against Herbo in connection to an alleged fraud case, and while his attorneys attempt to keep him out of jail, Herbo has been preparing to welcome his child with fiancée Taina Williams.

The rapper enthusiastically posted about his two singles on Instagram—”Break Yoself” and “Really Like That”—by writing, “I AINT DROP SH*T SINCE I DROPPED MY ALBUM. FEELS LIKE A GOOD TIME TO GET BACK TO IT.” We’re highlighting “Really Like That” first, and it’s clear that Herbo is ready for a productive and game-changing 2021. Stream “Really Like That” and let us know what you think about G Herbo’s latest.

Quotable Lyrics

That’s why I walk like this, talk like that
Iced out all my n*ggas, b*tch, ’cause I’m a boss like that (Swerve)
Puttin’ miles on my foreign, f*ck up my exhaust like that (Just like that)
Overkill ’em why you had to nail him to the cross like that (Dang)

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.29

Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak’s Silk Sonic Blends Funk, R&B, & Nostalgia On “Leave The Door Open”

Silk Sonic

Silk Sonic

The band shared the visual to their debut single & it will make you want to put on your best pair of bell-bottoms.

In the “collaborations you didn’t know you needed, yet, here we are” news, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have partnered with Parliament-Funkadelic legend Bootsie Collins to deliver a modern, funk-heavy project under their new band name, Silk Sonic. The pair of artists recently shared the news in a surprise social media announcement, and while fans were under the impression they would be receiving a full project on Friday (March 5), Silk Sonic delivered a single: “Leave the Door Open.”

Mars and .Paak are known for their innovative, and often eccentric music efforts as they borrow from various genres including the smooth stylings of 1960s and 1970s productions. Silk Sonic’s debut is dripping with nostalgia, but not in a way that may seem trite. They’ve managed to reinvent the way a new generation of music lovers may metabolize Soul, Funk, and banging basslines. Stream Silk Sonic and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

My house clean (House clean), my pool warm (Pool warm)
Just shaved, smooth like a newborn
We should be dancin’, romancin’
In the east wing and the west wing
Of this mansion, what’s happenin’?

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.28

Drake Shares Visual To “What’s Next” From “Scary Hours 2”

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The rapper continues to social distance & uses his mansion as his music video backdrop.

It’s the only song on his three-pack that doesn’t host a feature so Drake decided to make “What’s Next” his latest single. Drizzy expanded on his 2018 EP Scary Hours with a new release on Friday (March 5), and while it’s only been on streaming services for the last hour and a half, Drake is already a trending topic across multiple platforms. Scary Hours 2 may not be Certified Lover Boy, but it’s a snack that fans are thoroughly enjoying.

Not only has Drake delivered the project, but he’s shared the visual to “What’s Next,” a track produced by Maneesh and Supah Mario. In the clip, the Toronto icon once again pays homage to his hometown as he uses his palacious mansion as the backdrop to his music video. It’s unclear if this was the video that the rapper was recently spotted filming, but we’re sure to receive much more from Drake both sonically and visually in the near future. Stream “What’s Next” and let us know your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

I’m movin’ way too humble
Weezy had handed it off, I still got no fumbles
I’m on the hot one hundo, numero uno
This one ain’t come with a bundle
I’m in the Wynn, a million in chocolate chips
And that’s just how my cookie crumble

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.27

Funk Flex Grabs Jadakiss & Murda Beatz To Round Out “Damn Shame”

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YouTube

Flex & Jadakiss hold down the visual as they take over the streets of New York City.

He’s been on a mission to prove that the albums he has on deck will be the hottest in the game, and now Funk Flex returns with a collaboration with Jadakiss and Murda Beatz. New York meets Canada for this one where The Lox rapper reminds the world why he’s still considered a force in the Rap game decades after he was introduced to the industry. They shared the music video to their new single “Damn Shame,” and much like Flex’s previous releases, they’re keeping things close to home on the streets of NYC.

“Damn Shame” comes after Flex’s collaborations with King Von, Rowdy Rebel, and Fivio Foreign, and as his latest music video with Jadakiss reveals, CJ is up next. Flex previewed the visual that shows a similar setting as the “Whoopty” rapper flexes his come-up. Check out the visual to Funk Flex, Jadakiss, and Murda Beatz’s “Damn Shame” and share your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

Boss don’t depreciate (Never)
My sh*t just decapitate (Uh)
Streets know what it is (They know)
So go with your accolades
This is for the underprivileged, that call hell home (I see y’all)
Trump gave ’em twelve hunnid, Obama gave ’em cellphones (Ayy)

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.26

Saweetie & Doja Cat Add Stefflon Don To Their “Best Friend (Remix)”

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The British rapper put her twist on Saweetie’s hit single.

There’s always room for one more, so Saweetie and Doja Cat have made a space for Stefflon Don to share her talents. Not long after we all celebrated the turn of the new year, Saweetie shared her “Best Friend” single featuring Doja. The pair joined forces for a playful music video where they did all the things that besties do, and after the track became a fan favorite, British rapper Stefflon Don chimed in with a few bars added to the remix.

“Best Friend” was a controversial track prior to its release after it hit streaming services prematurely. Saweetie took to social media to call out her label for the mishap, and the team quickly got themselves together and removed the single. It later arrived on January 7 and acts as the third single from Saweetie’s anticipated debut studio album, Pretty B*tch Music, which is slated for release sometime this year. Check out “Best Friend (Remix)” and share your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

You know I’m always killin’ the show
In the streets I’m a lady, in the bed I’m a hoe
Ain’t a stripper but I really put it down on the pole
Plus I get dizzy in the kitchen, flick my wrist on the stove

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.25

Drake & Rick Ross Make Magic Again On “Lemon Pepper Freestyle”

OVO/Republic Records

OVO/Republic Records

Fans rave over Drake and Rick Ross’s new song “Lemon Pepper Freestyle”.

The Boy is officially back. On Thursday night, Drake went live on his new 24-hour stream of OVO Sound Radio on SiriusXM’s SOUND 42 channel before releasing his new three-pack Scary Hours 2, the continuation of his 2018 EP of the same name. During the lead-up to the release of his next studio album Certified Lover Boy, Drake teased fans with “What’s Next“, “Wants and Needs” with Lil Baby, and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” with Rick Ross. “LPF” marks yet another collaboration between Drake and Rick Ross, one of many in recent years, and it’s being celebrated as one of Drake’s best performances in a long time.

Already, despite the song only being out for a matter of hours, people are saying that “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” is one of Drake’s best verses ever. The song starts off with a prominent sample that Drake was bound to love, allowing room for Rick Ross to spit for a couple of minutes before the Toronto native steps in for the rest of the way. His “Facts” stretch, his effortless flowing, and his perfect delivery highlight yet another awesome display from one of the game’s top-steppers. It’s not a surprise that people instantly gravitated to this one and loved it, but do you think it’s one of Drake’s best performances ever?

Chime in in the comments.

Quotable Lyrics:

Damn, not too many parallels left in our lives
I mean, my crib look bigger through my son’s eyes
And the squad look bigger to the young guys
And my d*ck feel better when you drunk, right?
Spend nighttime starin’ at the sunrise
And my diamonds all hittin’ like tie-dye
Air Canada Centre n***a when I die
Y’all gon’ have to fly in and do your fake cry
First couple rows, you gon’ see the real guys
The ones that purchase they vehicles ’cause their trunk size
The ones that look at other rappers like it’s lunchtime
Watch on my wrist never showed me crunch time

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.24

Pop Smoke & Polo G Join Forces On “Fashion”

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2021 Atlantic Records

Pop Smoke and Polo G attack a Brooklyn drill banger with two distinct styles on the “Boogie” duet “Fashion.”

Pop Smoke is no longer with us, but his team has ensured that his legacy will be kept alive through the release of posthumous music. With today marking the arrival of the Boogie soundtrack, which features new music from Pop, Polo G, Sheff G, 10k Mula, Jacquees, and more, many were quick to check out “Fashion,” a duet between two of the game’s most acclaimed young talents. Though not Pop Smoke and Polo G’s first collab, having recently connected on “Woo Shit,” it’s a welcome continuation of chemistry that deserves further exploration.

Unsurprisingly, the instrumental is a hard-hitting Brooklyn drill banger, the likes of which Pop Smoke previously made a habit of attacking. Over warbling synthesizers and rapid-fire percussion, Pop Smoke sets a luxurious tone as he pursues the bag while decked in the finest attire. For the most part, his flow is on the methodical side, a contrast to how he usually approaches a beat. On the other hand, Polo G provides a welcome contrast with a high-intensity verse, his strong technical chops making him adept at tackling the drill sound when the occasion calls for it.

Check out “Fashion” now, and be sure to check out the complete Boogie soundtrack right here.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

And you know that I kept me a strap
Slept on the floor at my auntie crib
Under the pillow, that’s where my little Wesson was at
I told my shawty “Stop woofin’ with ni**as on Facebook”
I taught you better than that

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.22

Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats Link With Benny The Butcher For “Diet 1.5”

2021 Universal Music Group

2021 Universal Music Group

Benny The Butcher joins forces with Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats on “Diet 1.5,” the only “Unlocked” remix to feature the original instrumental.

While not quite a new Denzel Curry album, nor a new Kenny Beats album for that matter, the recently released Unlocked 1.5 remains a welcome holdover all the same. Featuring a more-or-less complete musical overhaul of the 2020 collaborative project, one lined with notable guest appearances from the duo’s collective contact list, it’s no surprise that some of the reimagined cuts standing out as arguable improvements. And naturally, when Benny The Butcher steps into the booth, such things should be expected.

Though some of the tracks opted for a production facelift, the simple banger that is “Diet” needed no alteration. Over a style of instrumental he seldom tackles, The Butcher showcases his versatility as he lets fly the bars we’ve come to expect. “All these racks in the ceiling got rappers back in they feelings,” he spits. “Treat the game like Trump voters did the Capitol building / In a 600 Maybach, the only passenger in it, ain’t got no cash for the dealer if don’t no stashes come in it.”

Alas, no new bars from Denzel, so there’s no telling how hard he might have snapped when rapping alongside The Butcher. At least, not yet — now that the pair has broken the barrier of collaboration, perhaps we’ll see another one in due time. Check out “Diet 1.5,” as well as the album from whence it came, right here.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

All these racks in the ceiling got rappers back in they feelings
Treat the game like Trump voters did the Capitol building
In a 600 Maybach, the only passenger in it
Ain’t got no cash for the dealer if don’t no stashes come in it

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.21

Jacquees Taps Mulatto For Hypnotic & Sultry Banger “Freaky As Me”

Jacquees/Mulatto/Cash Money Records, Inc.

Jacquees/Mulatto/Cash Money Records, Inc.

“Freaky As Me,” Jacquees’ first single of 2021, is a sensual banger featuring a spicy guest verse from fellow Atlanta artist Mulatto.

The self-proclaimed King of R&B is back with a new single that may just prove his infamous self-declaration to actually be an accurate one. The Atlanta artist behind the fan-favorite QueMix series, Jacquees has long been one of the most infectious voices in R&B. Recently, the Cash Money artist has been dealing with a public breakup involving Chicago singer and rapper Dreezy and advocating for Teyana Taylor to call off her retirement, but now, the Atlanta singer-songwriter has unleashed a sultry new banger starring fellow Atlanta rapper Mulatto.

“Freaky As Me,” Jacquees’ first single of 2021, is a short, two-minute single that sports magnificent, hypnotic production and a repetitive sensual refrain in which the Atlanta artist demands to know if his romantic partner is as freaky as he is. Mulatto, who has been absolutely killing her guest verses as of late, contributes a sultry verse in which she confirms that she can match whatever sexual energy that her partner sends her way.  Everything considered, Jacquees and Mulatto showcase their excellent chemistry on “Freaky As Me,” which is pulled from the King of R&B’s upcoming album P.T.O.F. 

No release date has been announced for P.T.O.F., but if “Freaky As Me” takes off like it’s supposed to, fans will likely get more updates on that project very soon.

Quotable Lyrics

You can give it all to me, I ain’t gon’ run from it, yeah
Keep it wet, all you gotta do is keep it one hunnid, yeah
Lay you down then I choke on it, ’til my nose runnin’ (Yeah)
F*ck me on the bed, full of all hunnids (Yeah)
We get straight to it ’cause we both want it (Yeah)

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.20

Tyler, The Creator Embraces The Odd On “Tell Me How (Coca-Cola Commercial)”

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2021 Columbia Records

er, The Creator brings listeners into his strange world with the largely instrumental soundtrack to Coca-Cola’s new ad.

Tyler, The Creator has come a long way, from engaging in juvenile debauchery to securing Grammy awards to landing major commercial deals. On the latter topic, Tyler recently provided the score for a new Coca-Cola commercial, where he decided to embrace some of his oddest instincts and craft a truly bizarre soundscape for the occasion. While it’s hardly a typical Tyler track, the largely-instrumental cut certainly features some of his hallmark staples, as up-tempo percussion and jarring synthesizers combine in one sugar-fueled package.

While it’s unclear as to whether or not “Tell Me How” will actually make listeners want to consume Coca-Cola, it’s certainly interesting that this is the music he delivered for the established soda brand. Though it’s probably not going to crack even the most generous list of “best hip-hop commercial compositions,” with Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre‘s Beats ad still reigning supreme (and the DJ Quik-produced Foot Locker cypher not far behind), it’s still cool to see Tyler enter the fold behind such a major brand. Check it out for yourself below, in full innuendo-heavy glory.

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.19

Erica Banks Remixes Mooski’s Viral TikTok Hit “Track Star”

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Erica Banks/YouTube

“Buss It” rapper Erica Banks showcases her versatility with a remix of Mooski’s “Track Star.”

Mooski’s viral hit has been taking over TikTok as of late, with everyone from Jayda Cheaves to Bernice Burgos participating in the “Track Star” challenge by making videos to the afrobeat-inspired single. Over the past week, Mooski has started hinting at a possible remix for the record, but it appears that rising “Buss It” rapper Erica Banks took matters into her own hands and released a “Track Star” remix of her own.

In a brand new post to YouTube, Texas rapper Erica Banks, who is best known for penning a viral TikTok smash of her own, has shared her take on Mooski’s popular single, which is aptly titled, “Trackstar E-MIX.” In the two-minute YouTube video, Erica is seen sporting a shimmering mesh top and embellished denim shorts while serenading viewers to her rendition of “Track Star.” The remix showcases the “Toot That” artist’s versatility, as it features her singing in a melodic, autotuned fashion about being emotionally unavailable as well as snatching men and women from their partners.

Interestingly enough, both Erica Banks and Mooski are currently in Atlanta for the NBA All-Star Weekend, so perhaps an official remix featuring the two artists is on the way.

Quotable Lyrics

He could really leave cuz I don’t love him
All I wanna ever do is f*ck him
Gave me all his love, I gave him nothin’
I don’t hang with b*tches, I don’t trust them

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.18

C.S. Armstrong Connects With Jay Rock On “Own Two”

2021 Republic Records

2021 Republic Records

Dr. Dre approved melodist C.S. Armstrong connects with TDE’s own Jay Rock for the soulful single “Own Two.”

Coming off a new deal with Republic Records and a recent studio session with none other than Dr. Dre, it’s fair to say that melodist C.S. Armstrong has some impressive momentum going for him. Now, he’s officially come through to deliver his new single “Own Two,” bringing TDE lyricist Jay Rock into the fold for some bars.

Over a soulful instrumental from Mike N Keys, Armstrong’s nostalgic vocals capture a vintage vibe as he reflects on the concept of duality. “When the words don’t come out right, and when thе feelings don’t come out right,” he sings. “I’d rather deal with it on my own than depend on you all my life.” Jay Rock holds it down with a final statement, offering up a pair of verses for the occasion. “Nothin in this world really worth bein’ upset about, a boy to a man and understand you gotta figure out,” he raps. “Do he take the viscous route, do he take a different route? No matter what the way, they gon’ try to take a ni**a out.”

Be sure to keep an eye out for C.S. Armstrong’s upcoming debut album Shotgun to arrive later this year, as it’s clear that “Own Two” is only the beginning.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Nothin in this world really worth bein’ upset about,
A boy to a man and understand you gotta figure out
Do he take the viscous route, do he take a different route?
No matter what the way, they gon’ try to take a ni**a out

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.17

Drake & Lil Baby Make It Look Effortless “Wants & Needs”

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Via TIDAL

Drizzy and Lil Baby collide for a banger on “Scary Hours 2.”

Is it officially Drake season yet? I guess there’s rarely been a season that Drake hasn’t claimed as his own, even if it’s just through a string of features that dominate airwaves. On Friday, the rapper delivered the sequel to 2018’s Scary Hours, the EP that produced his hit record “God’s Plan” ahead of the release of Scorpion. Similarly, the three-song pack is a glimpse into what we can expect to see from Drake on his forthcoming effort, Certified Lover Boy.

A video for “What’s Next,” which leaked last weekend, arrived with Scary Hours 2 that also included a stand-out collaboration with Rick Ross on “Lemon Pepper Freestyle.” But, the song that’s likely headed to every strip club DJ’s folder and will rattle through the spring is Drake and Lil Baby‘s collaboration on “Wants And Needs.” The two rappers look at their hedonistic ways and success as rappers and entrepreneurs. Drake even makes a reference to his arch-nemesis Kanye West at one point in his verse, admitting, “I need me some Jesus.”

Baby’s continuing to climb the ranks of rap royalty with each release yet he still maintains a hunger in his belly when he steps to the mic. Whatever Baby ended up charging for his verse (if he did at all) was definitely worth every single dollar. “I’m droppin’ hit after hit, I’m just chillin’ /But I’ll send a hit while I chill with my children,” he raps on his verse.

What’s the verdict on “Wants And Needs”? Sound off in the comments below.

Quotable Lyrics
I’m not a GOAT, but I fit the description
I like to pour, so I get the prescription
We walk around with them bands in our britches
This gun ain’t gon’ jam, when I blow, I ain’t missin’
I’m droppin’ hit after hit, I’m just chillin’
But I’ll send a hit while I chill with my children

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.16

Flo Milli Gets Animated On “Back Pack (Flora The Explorer)”

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Via TIDAL

Flo Milli flips a childhood fave for her loosie, “Back Pack (Flora The Explorer).”

Flo Milli’s on her way to the top. The rapper recently declared herself the “Princess Of Rap” which sparked a bit of a debate but she’s evidently putting in the work to back that as much as she can. The release of 2020’s Ho, why is you here? propelled her towards mainstream consciousness while singles like “Beef FloMix” and “In The Party” racked up millions of views on YouTube.

Last month, the singer slid through with the visuals for her latest single, “Roaring 20s,” an appropriate title for the times. She’s now followed it up with an homage to Dora The Explorer with her new loose release, “Back Pack (Flora The Explorer).” Sampling the show’s theme music, she unleashes her bubbly flow over poppy keys that she contrasts with the real reason she has a back pack.

Check it out below.

Quotable Lyrics
Red beam on the dog, when I aim I don’t miss
Don’t open your lip, ’cause I might just reach in my (back pack)
I snowed out my wrist, I got some new drip
Plenty racks in my new Gucci (back pack)

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.15

Cory Gunz Unleashes Bars On “Different”

Via TIDAL

Via TIDAL

Cory Gunz readies his new project “Tims And Hoodies” with a brand new single titled, “Different.”

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Cory Gunz. He was once regarded as Lil Wayne‘s next biggest star to follow Drake and Nicki. His appearance on “6 Foot 7 Foot” would end many of Wayne’s concerts during the I Am Music II Tour in support of Tha Carter IV. Unfortunately, not all went as planned and it feels like his presence has been lacking in the game but thankfully, he’s readying to come through with a brand new project tomorrow titled Tims and Hoodies.

Ahead of its release, the Bronx rapper unveiled his new single, “Different” which was accompanied by a Busta Rhymes-inspired visual. “I was inspired by Busta Rhymes’ ‘Put Your Hands Where Your Eyes Could See.’ When you start to add in visual effects and stop motion, it can be cool or creepy. I like that,” he told Hip-Hop-N-More.

Check his latest offering below and keep your eyes peeled for his new project dropping tomorrow.

Quotable Lyrics
20 percent of me hates rap
20 percent of me loves rappin’
10 percent of me likes bad bitches
Who hate rap but love when I’m rappin’
20 percent of me does drugs
And 20 percent of me eats fruit
One percent of me eats veggies
And my other nine percent will eat you

[Via]

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.14

Deante’ Hitchcock Taps A Lil Wayne Classic For “Let The Beat Build (Freestyle)”

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YouTube

The iconic beat was famously produced by Deezle and Kanye West.

He’s been setting the booth ablaze with each release, his last being back in January with the deluxe version of his Better project. Deante’ Hitchcock has been one to watch as he’s made his voice heard on collaborations with Guapdad 4000, JID, 6LACK, and Miguel, and now the Atlanta rapper has returned with his first single of the year: “Let the Beat Build (Freestyle).”

As the title of the song suggests, Hitchcock tackles Lil Wayne‘s “Let the Beat Build” from Tha Carter III. The hypnotic beat is famously produced by Deezle and Kanye West, and Hitchcock showcases a valiant lyrical effort over the instrumental. He proves that in the days, weeks, months, and years to come, he’s a force to be reckoned with in the Rap game. Stream “Let the Beat Build (Freestyle)” and share your thoughts on Deante’ Hitchcock’s bars.

Quotable Lyrics

Knew dudes out here that was robbin’ hoods
Before those stocks was hittin’
Hearin’ all them pops goin’ off at night
But most of our pops was missin’
Treat yo street like a Rubix Cube
With all that block spinnin’

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.13

Maroon 5 Enlists Megan Thee Stallion For “Beautiful Mistakes”

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2021 Maroon 5

Megan Thee Stallion connects with Maroon 5 for “Beautiful Mistakes,” the first single from the band’s upcoming album.

Maroon 5 may be one of the most adaptable bands in recent memory, seemingly switching up their style with every passing year. As such, they’ve managed to find success on the charts with damn near every single release, and today’s brand new “Beautiful Mistakes” will likely prove to be another notch in the belt. Especially given that they officially brought Megan Thee Stallion into the mix, who is in the midst of her own triumphant run.

During an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Levine praised Megan as an ideal collaborator, speaking highly about the Houston artist. “Shee is a superstar, but really in the truest sense, man,” explains Levine. “She’s all class, and just we had the best time shooting the video, and it was just a lot of fun, man. I was cracking jokes the whole time, making her laugh.” As for the music itself, there’s a clear radio-friendly sensibility to the track, which tackles a relationship gone awry — in other words, a relatable enough theme for the masses to appreciate.

Should you be interested in crossover tracks of this nature, be sure to check out “Beautiful Mistakes” right now, and look for Maroon 5‘s upcoming album that’s set to land in the near future.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Prove it, if you made a promise then keep it
Why you wanna lie and then get mad? I don’t believe it
But really, I was doin’ just fine without ya
Lookin’ fine, sippin’ wine, dancin’ on club couches

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.11

Chester Watson & Danny Brown Connect On “Grim Reaper Low Tops”

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Chester Watson & Danny Brown team up for a gritty stand-out off of “1997.”

Chester Watson has been a buzzing name in the underground and the Florida circuit over the past few years but it was in October 2020 that he finally unveiled his debut studio album, A Japanese Horror Film. The Japanese influence on the project was heavy as he brought that element into his world in Miami.

This morning, he returned with a brand new project to follow up A Japanese Horror Film, titled, 1997. One of the standouts on the 9-track project is Watson’s collaboration with Detroit’s Danny Brown on “Grip Reaper Low Tops.” The eerie vocal samples and heavy drums hit hard as Watson’s laid-back, stream-of-consciousness flow commands attention. Danny slides in on the second verse with his high-pitch, nasally flow with nostalgic references to his upbringing in Detroit.

Quotable Lyrics
See death in a meeting
Won’t stop, exclusive Travis Scott‘s
Grim reaper low tops
Bumpin’ Madvillain,
Got the task force in the spot with me

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.10

Kaytranada Electrifies Busta Rhymes & Vybz Kartel’s “The Don & The Boss”

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Kaytranada adds his touch to Busta Rhymes & Vybz Kartel’s “The Don & The Boss.”

Throughout Busta Rhymes‘ illustrious career, he’s continued to push the boundaries with each and every one of his releases. The rapper came through towards the end of 2020 with the release of his first project in eight years, ELE 2: The Wrath Of Extinction. For fans, it was a celebration of his career that brought him to his roots. The rapper linked up with Vybz Kartel for the lead single off of the project, “The Don & The Boss,” an anthem that dives into his Jamaican roots with some serious dancehall vibes.

Even though it’s been a few months since the project was released, Busta Rhymes came through with the official remix of “The Don & The Boss” with Kaytranada handling the song’s production and adding an electric feel to it.

Check it out below.

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.9

Curren$y Reaches Big Dog Level On “Jermaine Dupri”

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A highlight from Curren$y’s “Collection Agency.”

Curren$y has a massive discography that only keeps on growing. The NOLA rapper is a vet in the rap game whose passion for his craft hasn’t diminished over the years. He’s maintained a strong sense of his artistry and brand, even when he’s crossing over into the worlds of his collaborators.

This week, the rapper returned with his latest body of work, Collection Agency, marking the release of his first project of the year. The album is a 10 song effort with a sole feature coming from Larry June. “Jermaine Dupri” is a stand-out record arriving towards the middle of the project. Curren$y details his lavish lifestyle filled with budsmoke and muscle cars while referencing Jermaine Dupri’s episode of Cribs where he showed off his Bentley Continental T.

Quotable Lyrics
Some of my cars self-park, but I don’t trust it
All them funky bitches who think they smart play Mario Kart with they hearts
See a OG nod slow, I’ll low-key tear you apart

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.8

Kosine & Jeremih Lament About The Difficulties Of Relationships On “Transparency”

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Image via Kosine

Kosine and Jeremih just want a bit of “Transparency.”

Chicago natives Kosine and Jeremih are two artists who know what it means to write songs about relationships, so it would only make sense that they would come together and collaborate on the quintessential relationship song. This latest effort is called “Transparency” and just based on the title alone, you truly get a sense of what this song is about.

Throughout the track, we get some r&b production while Jeremih delivers soaring sung vocals. Kosine’s verses are tight as well, where he takes a more nonchalant approach all while asking his partner to be transparent with him. The track discusses the pitfalls of a union and how things don’t have to be as complicated as they may seem.

Give the track a spin and let us know what you think, in the comments below.

Quotable Lyrics:

Heard his best friend was your neighbor
Blame it on me talking ’bout a side chick
But you’re the only one that’s right beside me
No ain’t worried ’bout those dudes (Damn)
Bitches hating wanna be in your shoes

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.7

Curren$y Flies High On “Arrival”

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Curren$y delivers jazzy vibes, courtesy of Harry Fraud.

Harry Fraud‘s touch can make all the difference. Over the course of the years, Fraud’s established a solid rapport with some of New York’s finest yet his relationships extend across the country. He and Curren$y make magic every single time they team up and “Arrival” is no different. Fraud offers up a hazy beat with a heavy jazz influence that perfectly compliments Spitta’s stoned, laid-back flow. “I arrived alone/I arrive stoned,” raps Curren$y off the rip before drifting into detail about his lavish life earned form his hard work.

The latest collaboration from Fraud and Curren$y arrives on Spitta’s latest project, The Collection Agency. Last year, the two connected twice for The OutRunners as well as The Director’s Cut.

Check out “Arrival” off of The Collection Agency below.

Quotable Lyrics
I don’t even need no light, you gon’ see me
Like a muhfuggin’ IMAX 3D
I used to ask my mom if I could hook my Nintendo up to her TV
Now I swap a Mercedes out like every Christmas Eve

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.6

Bryson Tiller Attempts To Right His Wrongs On “Losing Focus”

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Image via Bryson Tiller

Bryson Tiller looks to wash his toxicity away with “Losing Focus.”

Bryson Tiller has been on top of the r&b world for a few years now and back in 2020, the artist released a project called Anniversary which contained 10 tracks that set a whole mood. Now, the singer is back with a deluxe version of the album that is packed with five new songs, and for the most part, those vibes have been continued in the best way possible.

One of the standouts on the deluxe is a track called “Losing Focus” which sees Tiller trying to reason with his partner who he cheated on. The singer knows he messed up, and with some rapped verses, he tries to explain his wrongs and win back the girl he actually wants to be with. This is all backed up by a smooth instrumental that fits nicely in the context of the album.

Give the track

Quotable Lyrics:

See I’m losin’ all my focus
If you chosin’, am I chosen?
Cruisin’ in this coke Benz
Soon pickin’ up your friends
Give me dirty looks ’cause they know a lot
A hunnid with you, yeah, they know I’m not

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.5

Giggs Snaps On His “Daily Duppy” Freestyle

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Giggs sets the booth on fire during his “Daily Duppy” freestyle.

Giggs has maintained a high level of lyrical aptitude over the course of his career. While the sound of UK has shifted towards drill and further away from grime, Giggs has always maintained that he’s a UK rap artist. Perhaps, that label has prevented him from getting boxed in throughout his career.

At the core, Giggs is still an MC, and he proves this every single time he touches a mic. He’s the latest rapper to touch the booth for GRMDaily’s “Daily Duppy” freestyle where he unleashed a barrage of bars detailing the UK streets and his position on the rap game.

The latest freestyle form Giggs arrives a few months after the release of his last album, Now Or Never. Check out his “Daily Duppy” freestyle below.

Quotable Lyrics
Back on that gang ting
Ice cream man, back on that van ting
Can’t see man, MAC on that hand ting
Like He-Man, Battlecat, camping

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.4

Tank Reflects On His Regrets On “Can’t Let It Show”

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Image via Tank

Tank offers some somber vibes on new single “Can’t Let It Show.”

Tank‘s longevity in the r&b and the acting world has been something to behold, and over the years, he has continued to release new music that fits that grown person’s r&b aesthetic. When you’re older, you have a lot more wisdom to share when it comes to relationships, and that is exactly what he delivered his fans with his latest track called “Can’t Let It Show.”

This track is packed with emotion as it is a piano ballad that features Tank delivering some reflective lyrics about love, heartbreak, and what it means to be a good partner. Tank looks at things from the perspective of the woman he has disappointed, and how her tears are eating him up inside. It’s definitely a somber note but it makes for a great song that forces you to grapple with your own experiences.

Quotable Lyrics:

How did I lose you? (How did I lose you?)
How did I blow that? How can we go back?
Why did I not choose you? Ooh-ooh
Instead of a good time, I wasted your good time

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.3

Patrick Paige II Of The Internet Drops Solo Single “Whisper (Want My Luv)”

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2021 Forward Up&Coming

Patrick Paige II of The Internet has enlisted Steve Lacy, Allen Love, and Durand Bernarr for new single “Whisper (Want My Love).”

The Internet‘s Patrick Paige II has officially come through to announce his upcoming solo album If I Fail Are We Still Cool?, due out for release on May 21. And though the project is a few months away, Paige has come through to unveil the project’s lead single “Whisper (Want My Love), which arrives complete with some new visuals.

As expected given his Internet affiliation, the instrumentation is lush and dynamic — particularly where the bass and percussion are concerned. Vocally, Paige isn’t afraid to take risks, conjuring up some strange and unconventional harmonies throughout the ballad. There’s a vintage sensibility throughout, particularly drawn from the classic funk sound, realized deftly by a live band arrangement. With an assist from Steve Lacy, Allen Love, and Durand Bernarr, “Whisper” certainly bodes well for the remainder of If I Fail Are We Still Cool?, a seventeen-track effort with features from Westside McFly, Bowie, Syd, Paco, and more.

Check it out now, and sound off if you’ll be tuning in when the project drops on May 21st.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

1, 2, 3, to the 4
You say something, we give and go
A, B, C to come and go
I approach, now she coming home

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.2

Sammie Thinks It’s Time That Men Stop Calling Women “Crazy”

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The veteran singer believes that men need to own up to their faults.

He’s spent most of his life under the warm spotlight of fame after entering the music industry as a pre-teen with a voice that young girls couldn’t get enough of. His feature on Showtime at the Apollo would be a catalyst that launched him into stardom, spawning hits like “I Like It” and his feature on Soulja Boy‘s “Kiss Me Through the Phone.” In recent years, Sammie has continued to push forward with new releases, and the latest comes in the form of his single, “Crazy.”

On the track, Sammie admits that he hasn’t been the best partner in his relationship. The singer states that men need to stop cheating on their women and doing them wrong, only to call their significant others “crazy” after being called out. This single follows Sammie’s Such is Life album that he released last summer. Check out “Crazy” and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

How dare I lie right to you
Damn, the nerve, girl, I ain’t sh*t
Then get mad when you pull up
Unannounced, you ’bout to flip
I flipped the switch, I made you mad
I changed the tide, girl, we were smooth
I cheated many times
You took me back and played the fool

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New & Hottest Songs – March 2021 – Pt.1

Cory Gunz Unleashes Bars On “Different”

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Cory Gunz readies his new project “Tims And Hoodies” with a brand new single titled, “Different.”

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Cory Gunz. He was once regarded as Lil Wayne‘s next biggest star to follow Drake and Nicki. His appearance on “6 Foot 7 Foot” would end many of Wayne’s concerts during the I Am Music II Tour in support of Tha Carter IV. Unfortunately, not all went as planned and it feels like his presence has been lacking in the game but thankfully, he’s readying to come through with a brand new project tomorrow titled Tims and Hoodies.

Ahead of its release, the Bronx rapper unveiled his new single, “Different” which was accompanied by a Busta Rhymes-inspired visual. “I was inspired by Busta Rhymes’ ‘Put Your Hands Where Your Eyes Could See.’ When you start to add in visual effects and stop motion, it can be cool or creepy. I like that,” he told Hip-Hop-N-More.

Check his latest offering below and keep your eyes peeled for his new project dropping tomorrow.

Quotable Lyrics
20 percent of me hates rap
20 percent of me loves rappin’
10 percent of me likes bad bitches
Who hate rap but love when I’m rappin’
20 percent of me does drugs
And 20 percent of me eats fruit
One percent of me eats veggies
And my other nine percent will eat you

[Via]

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.92

Joyce Wrice Enlists Freddie Gibbs For “On One”

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2021 Joyce Rice Music

Joyce Wrice enlists Freddie Gibbs for their new bouncy collaboration “On One,” a single off Wrice’s upcoming album “Overgrown.”

Rising melodist Joyce Wrice has been making moves of late, and now she has officially connected with Grammy-nominated Freddie Gibbs on her new single “On One.” Immediately kicking off with an infectious bounce, Wrice’s vocals shine as she reflects on a relationship, her confidence and swagger certainly evident. It certainly bodes well for her imminent album Overgrown (March 19th), which features additional guest appearances from Westside Gunn, Lucky Daye, KAYTRANADA, and more.

While not quite the expected sound from Gangsta Gibbs, it’s a testament to his versatility to see him tackling a good-old-fashioned “thug luv” duet. That’s not to say his sharp bars are dulled in the slightest. “Your last n***a hit ya and quit ya now you can’t find homes, had your mind blown, n***a diamonds ashy like rhinestones,” he raps, gliding over the bassline and guitar. “Fuck the runway, I’m running hoes, fashion week / French bitch from Ivory Coast, pussy magnifique.”

Check out the new collaboration from Joyce Wrice and Freddie Gibbs now, and sound off if you’ll be putting the singer on your radar moving forward.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Your last n***a hit ya and quit ya now you can’t find homes,
Had your mind blown, n***a diamonds ashy like rhinestones
Fuck the runway, I’m running hoes, fashion week
French bitch from Ivory Coast, pussy magnifique

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.91

Chloe x Halle’s “Hazy” Is A Seductive RnB Record

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Chloe x Halle/Parkwood Entertainment

Chloe x Halle released “Hazy” as part of the “Chrome Edition” of their album “Ungodly Hour,” with production from Chloe.

Chloe x Halle returned to their highly-praised sophomore effort, Ungodly Hour. The album originally dropped in summer 2020, but even a pandemic couldn’t stop its momentum. Since the album’s release, both sisters, who are signed to Parkwood Entertainment, aka Beyonce, have seen their public interest stock sky-rocket up, coinciding of course, with their decision to create individual social media accounts.

The re-release of Ungodly Hour, rather than being framed as a ‘Deluxe Edition’ is being referred to as a ‘Chrome Edition.’ Whereas we’ve seen rappers re-release their album with an entirely new tracklist sequencing and almost a whole album’s worth of new songs, Chloe x Halle keep thing simple, and we are all the more pleased about it. They’ve added two new songs, tacked on to the very end of the album, so as not to mess with the original sequencing. Both songs are vibes, r’n’b but still with enough energy and movement.

We’re highlighting “Hazy,” a Chloe Bailey-produced record that seduces the listener, with lyrics alluding to a sex-fueled relationship, and the energy that such a relationship might foster.

Take a listen, and check out the recent music video for “Ungodly Hour” here.

Quotable Lyrics
You fallin’ for me, baby
I know you I make you crazy
Like when the clouds are hazy
You like to smell my daisies
I can see that you wanna
I smell on your cologne
Be tough now don’t be lazy

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.90

Jhené Aiko Leads The Way On “Raya & The Last Dragon” Soundtrack

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Jhene Aiko/Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Jhené Aiko delivers “Lead The Way,” the opening track for Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ original motion picture soundtrack.

Days after roasting her boyfriend Big Sean on the sixth anniversary of his fan-favorite album Dark Sky Paradise, Jhené Aiko returns with some new music of her own. A week ahead of the release of Disney’s next animated film Raya and the Last Dragon, the Chilombo artist has released “Lead The Way,” the album opener for the upcoming movie’s soundtrack.

Jhené’s contribution to Raya and the Last Dragon‘s original motion picture soundtrack is a heartfelt song about the importance of following one’s heart. “Lead The Way” is packed with themes such as trust, family, love, and perseverance, and the bright, lush production is the perfect soundscape for this inspirational effort. Despite it being one of the biggest songs on the soundtrack for a kid’s movie, “Lead The Way” is still an impressive release from Jhené that isn’t too far off from her own musical output.

Does Jhené Aiko’s new song make you want to check out Raya and the Last Dragon when it hits theatres and Disney Plus next Friday?

Quotable Lyrics

When you’re broken, open up your heart and feel
There’s no difference, we’re all family here
It’s ’bout all of our doubts, all our up and downs
There is never really anything to fear

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.89

Fred The Godson’s “Gracias (Ascension Theme)” Arrives Alongside His Final Music Video

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Fred The Godson/R1CMG

The intro to Fred The Godson’s posthumous album ‘Ascension’ is accompanied by the final music video that the fallen rapper filmed prior to his death.

It has been nearly a year since the tragic passing of Fred The Godson, who sadly succumbed to COVID-19 last April. Fred’s presence is still felt throughout Hip-Hop and the Bronx, as seen earlier this week with a South Bronx street being named after him as well as his first posthumous album Ascension. Now, Fred’s estate is sharing the visuals for the album opener to his new posthumous release, which also happens to be the final music video ever filmed by Fred The Godson before his untimely death.

As mentioned under the music video’s description, “Gracias (Ascension Theme)” illustrates “the creative high” that Fred was on prior to his passing. In the roughly three-minute album intro, Fred unleashes a barrage of bars that serve as a prime example of the late artist’s characteristic intricate lyricism, witty punchlines, and passionate delivery.

“Gracias (Ascension Theme)” and Ascension are both available now on several streaming platforms, and according to HipHopDX, Fred the Godson’s Ascension with also soon be available on vinyl and CD, giving fans the opportunity to purchase physical memorabilia in honor of the fallen artist.

Quotable Lyrics

Ready to die, number 5 this is your warning
Sendin’ heat to your crib, this not house warming
Shoot the walls in, see we move with the pound
We warring, G, I’ll catch you snoopin’ around

[via]

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.88

Tinashe Covers “I’m Every Woman” For “Black History Always – Music For the Movement Vol. 2”

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The singer puts her house, club spin on Chaka Khan’s classic.

It takes a bold woman to tackle a Chaka Khan classic, but Tinashe did just that. On Friday (February 26), Tinashe’s cover of Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” hit streaming services—a track that is included on ESPN’s Black History Always – Music For the Movement Vol. 2The project features looks from other artists like Freddie Gibbs and Tobe Nwigwe, and for her inclusion, Tinashe belted out a pop-club version of Khan’s 1978 hit that later found new life with Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard version back in the 1990s.

According to The Undefeated, Tinashe wanted to deliver a rendition that was light, fun, and joyful. “Last year, there was just a lot of heaviness in the world,” said the 28-year-old pop star. “I’ve been dealing with a lot of emotional heaviness, and we’ve all been going through a lot.” Many of the singer’s fans have praised her take on the classic empowering single, so stream Tinashe’s “I’m Every Woman” and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

I can cast a spell, but you can’t tell
Mix special brew, put fire inside of you
Anytime you feel danger or fear
Instantly I will appear, ’cause

[via]

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.87

Coolio Returns With Comeback Track “Out Fa The Bag”

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2021 J-Star Ent

Coolio has returned to the fold with his official comeback single “Out Fa The Bag,” his first since re-signing with Tommy Boy records.

It’s been a minute, but Coolio has officially returned to the game. Though it’s been a minute since the “Gangsta’s Paradise” legend was active on the scene, it would appear he’s ready to launch a full-blown comeback, going so far as to resign with his former label Tommy Boy Records. And while he certainly made his mark during his heydey, it seems as if the veteran Compton emcee has done his part to adjust to the modern musical climate, as evidenced by his brand new single “Out Fa The Bag.”

Featuring an assist from Al and C.L.A.Y, Coolio’s latest may very well raise eyebrows from some listeners, if only for the major stylistic shift. Taking to an up-tempo instrumental from DJ Wino, Coolio slides in with a reliable flow and a simple goal in mind: securing the bag. “Whatup to my killers and all my bitches,” he raps, his delivery rugged. “I hope ya’ll ready to get these riches / stack that guap those dividends / me and Wino pimpin’ in an all blue Benz.”

While it’s unclear as to whether Coolio intends on following through with a new album, this return, unexpected though it may be, is welcome news for longtime fans of the beloved rap figure. Check it out for yourself now.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Whatup to my killers and all my bitches,
I hope ya’ll ready to get these riches
Stack that guap those dividends
Me and Wino pimpin’ in an all-blue Benz

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.86

Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats Give Remix To “Cosmic.m4a” With Joey Ba$$ & The Alchemist

Kenny Beats, Denzel Curry

Kenny Beats, Denzel Curry

The track is featured Curry & Kenny’s “Unlocked 1.5,” set to arrive next week.

A year ago, we received Unlocked, a collaborative project featuring Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats. The pair came together to execute an impressive project and they’ve reunited to deliver a remix of the record titled Unlocked 1.5. It’s reported that the updated version will feature all of the original tracks but as remixed versions featuring artists like Arlo Parks, Jay Versace, Charlie Heat, Benny The Butcher, and more.

It was just last week when Curry and Kenny gave us the remix to “So.Incredible.Pkg” with looks from Robert Glasper and Smino. On Friday (February 26), they returned to drop off a reimagined version of “Cosmic.m4a,” this time with additions from The Alchemist and Joey Bada$$. The collaboration is deserving of much praise, so stream the remix to “Cosmic.m4a” and share your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

Gun cocked, make a n*gga lung stop
Got my middle finger to the ceilin’, screaming, “F*ck cops”
Trigger finger start itchin’ when the fun stop
Fiends at the bus stop, eyes lookin’ bloodshot
Uh, stop your blood clot cryin’
They killed my dawg, now everybody’s dyin’

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.85

Freddie Gibbs Covers Poet Gil Scott-Heron’s “Winter In America”

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The song is featured on the “Black History Always – Music For The Movement Vol. 2 EP.”

We’ve heard a lot from Freddie Gibbs this week after clips from his interview with Joe Rogan have gone viral. The rapper talked about shooting crackheads while also discussing the demise of R. Kelly’s career, but when he’s not sharing his stories on podcasts, the rapper is grinding out new music in the studio. On Friday (February 26), Gibbs’s addition to the Black History Always – Music For The Movement Vol. 2 EP was released and it came in the form of a cover of famed poet and performer Gil Scott-Heron’s “Winter in America.”

The second volume of the EP follows the first installment, I Can’t Breathe, that featured artists like RapsodyTerrace Martin, and Robert Glasper. The most latest release includes looks from many performers such as Tinashe, Tobe Nwigwe, and Gibbs, who honors Scott-Heron’s work effortlessly. Stream “Winter in America” and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

Just like the cities staggered on the coastline
In a nation that can’t take much more (Yeah)
Like the forest buried underneath the highway
Highway
Nеver had a chance to grow
I nevеr had a chance to grow

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.84

YG & Big Sean Connect On “Go Big” From “Coming 2 America” Soundtrack

Coming 2 America Soundtrack

Coming 2 America Soundtrack

The film, and its accompanying soundtrack, arrives next week.

Next week, we’ll finally see what producers have to offer with Coming 2 America. Decades after the classic film hit the silver screen the world is receiving a sequel, and the star-studded film finds many of our favorite actors revisiting their hit roles. Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall returned to star in the film, and it’s been one of the most anticipated productions for the better part of a year.

On March 5, Coming 2 America will premiere on Amazon Prime Video, and that same day, the movie’s soundtrack will reportedly hit streaming services, as well. The first offering from the soundtrack arrived on Friday (February 26) from YG & Big Sean as they collaborated on “Go Big.” You’ll find that both artists are taking a few risks and sharing a slighting different cadences throughout, so stream “Go Big” and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

Go big, know me, eight figures, go get
I like views of ocean, free time don’t make no sense
Buyin’ the foreign with Pesos, I’m too real can’t play roles
Just payrolls, Jeff Bezos, and my b*tch CO-CEO

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.83

Noname Surprises Fans With Poetic “RAINFOREST”

Noname

Noname

This is the activist-poet-rapper’s first offering of the year.

Friday (February 6) made for an intense night of releases as artists near and far shared new music, including Noname who surprised fans with her poetic offering titled “RAINFOREST.” The Kount-produced track is Noname’s first single of the year, and like much of her catalog, the Chicago native touches on socio-political issues that plague marginalized communities.

“RAINFOREST” follows Noname’s lone release for 2020, “Song33,” that seemed to be an indirect response to J. Cole’s “Snow on tha Bluff.” The pair traded a few bars about activism before they both gracefully bowed out of the lyrical discussion. This year, Noname’s fans can expect to receive her forthcoming project Factory Baby, so we will keep you updated about that as more information is shared.

Stream “RAINFOREST” and let us know what you think.

Tracklist

I said baby, come on
You know this flesh is only temporary, brittle as bone
Why don’t you empty out your love for me, then chisel the stone?
These are ten Black commandments, a property loan
‘Cause every bladed grass of earth, we don’t actually own

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Wiz Khalifa & A Boogie Vibe Out In Trippy New “Millions” Visual

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.81

Young Thug & Chris Brown Return With “Go Crazy (Remix)” Ft. Future, Lil Durk, & Mulatto

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Instagram

The team of hitmakers joined forces on the remix to the “Slime & B ” single.

Good things come to those who wait, and Chris Brown and Young Thug have been keeping their fans on ice until today (February 19). We recently received the news that C. Breezy and Thugger planned on dropping the remix to “Go Crazy,” their viral, charting track that has been all the rage for the better part of a year. The two hitmakers collaborated on their Slime & B mixtape that was released in May 2020 and “Go Crazy” quickly became a standout on the project. Both Thugger and Brown are known for taking their time before dropping hits, and the remix to “Go Crazy” is no different.

On the updated version of the single, Thug and Brown called on a few heavy hitters to round out the new sound. FutureLil Durk, and Mulatto lend their voices to a song that is sure to become a fan favorite, so stream “Go Crazy (Remix)” and let us know what you think of this crew of entertainers coming together.

Quotable Lyrics

I jumped, you gone swimmin’ in the middle of the night
We trending worldwide ’cause baby, we on fire
Had a threesome with a Muslim and a Christian
I swapped our religions, felt like Jesus Christ when I did it

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.80

Russ Struggles With Being Accepted On “Misunderstood”

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YouTube

The multihyphenate entertainer sings about the heartache felt when someone decides to leave your life.

Just a week after the New Year festivities subsided, Russ and Lil Baby kicked off the year with a beast track: “Ugly.” The lively music video showed the two rappers enjoying a wild night with a few exotic dancers and stacks of cash, but for his follow-up single, Russ decided to slow things down on “Misunderstood.” The independent artist is once again tapping into the subject of relationships and this time, he sings about a connection gone cold after the other person has decided that it’s time to move on.

Fans of the multifaceted artist are hoping for more news about a forthcoming project, considering just how much praise his November release CHOMP received. Stream “Misunderstood” by Russ and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

I really showed you all of me
Just for you to pick and choose
How convenient for you
Try falling back but I can’t, I keep leaning towards you
If you wanna leave, then just leave but I hope it ain’t easy for you

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.79

Coi Leray Enlists Lil Durk For “No More Parties (Remix)”

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YouTube

The two rappers spit bars about leaving their old ways behind.

Last month, Coi Leray dropped off her single “No More Parties” and weeks later, she’s returned with an update that features Lil Durk. It looks as if Durkio is having a busy Friday (February 19) considering he’s not only making an appearance on the remix to Leray’s track, but you can find him on Young Thug and Chris Brown’s “Go Crazy (Remix)” also featuring Mulatto and Future.

Coi penned the track about leaving her old ways behind as she levels up because she’s “onto better things,” and Durk adds to her thoughts with a verse where he speaks about making changes in his circle, as well. The rapper even gives a nod, once again, to his girlfriend India Royale, a mention that comes not long after he tweeted that he believes people want to see their relationship fail. He also penned lyrics about snitching, and we can only speculate who that may be about. Stream “No More Parties (Remix)” and let us know if you’re feeling this collaboration.

Quotable Lyrics

Yeah, I’d never leave my bros (Never leave my bros)
Voice of the streets plus (Yeah)
Me and India relationship goals (yeah)
I left n*ggas I had love for
They ain’t mean me well (They ain’t mean me well)
They praising n*ggas that told on bro
Like they ain’t seen him tell

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.78

Benny The Butcher & El Camino Unite For “Immunity”

2021 T.C.F. Music Group

2021 T.C.F. Music Group

Benny The Butcher and El Camino join forces ahead of their “Trust The Sopranos” compilation album, sharing lead single “Immunity.”

Benny The Butcher and El Camino have been keeping it moving for a while now, and being that the pair are frequent collaborators, it was only a matter of time before they connected for a game-changing meeting of the bosses. Now, Benny and Camino have brought their two families together, BSF and TCF respectively, for the upcoming compilation project Trust The Sopranos. Boasting additional contributions from Che Noir, ElCamino, Ransom, Rick Hyde, Heem, and the late DJ Shay, expect this one to be another potent serving of grimy mafioso bars.

With the project landing on April 23rd, Benny and El have officially delivered the lead single “Immunity,” which features a vintage-eighties sounding instrumental laced by BSF’s very own Rick Hyde. Setting things off is El Camino, who spits some up-tempo bars as he slides over Hyde’s production. “I took that bitch to the Waffle House,” he raps, a man who knows exactly what he wants. “If her feet ugly I kick her out.” Benny steps in next, catching a solid pocket as he reflects on his status. “Link with execs who don’t know where no ghettos at,” he spits. “Where they get hit and bring no purple medals back.”

With Trust The Sopranos set to land on April 23rd, check out the lead single now and sound off if you’re hyped for this one to land.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

They know we’re close on my level at
Walked in this bitch like what up where my cheddar at
Link with execs who don’t know where no ghettos at
Where they get hit and don’t bring no purple medals back

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.77

Staten Island Rapper CJ Has The Trap “Goin’ UP”

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Warner Records

Rising star CJ releases his debut project “Loyalty Over Royalty” with standout single “Goin’ UP”.

A star hasn’t come out of Staten Island in nearly two decades, but it looks like CJ is about to change that. The “Whoopty” hitmaker is setting himself up for success, becoming the latest artist to emerge from New York’s buzzing drill scene. Highly influenced by the sounds of Brooklyn, CJ came from out of nowhere when he first broke with “Whoopty” before following that up with “BOP”.

On Friday, CJ released his debut EP Loyalty Over Royalty, with a sole feature from his OG French Montana. The project is packed with punch, with the next single “Goin’ UP” being pushed on editorial playlists.

The new record has CJ taking a different approach, dropping the drill beats and rhyming over a trap instrumental with steel pan hits. The song was performed as part of CJ’s virtual performance on Thursday night, which you can watch below.

What do you think of “Goin’ UP”?

Quotable Lyrics:

Ain’t no talking no hot sh*t on my phone
Made $100K right off the iPhone
Ain’t bringing no treesh to my home
First I f*ck up the spot then I’m gone
Need that money right now, pronto
B*tch, I’m the boss, honcho
Said lil’ b*tch I’m the man, macho
Tell ’em welcome to the party like Pop Smoke

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.76

Day Sulan & YG Drop Latin Trap Banger “Bailar”

Day Sulan/YG/Epic Records/4Hunnid Records

Day Sulan/YG/Epic Records/4Hunnid Records

Day Sulan and YG flip between Spanish and English on their latest joint single “Bailar.”

It’s a 4Hunnid party on Day Sulan and YG‘s latest collaboration “Bailar,” a snazzy Latin trap banger that, as it’s title suggests, will immediately make you want to dance. Although Day Sulan carries the track by handling its hook and knocking out two sizzling verses, “Bailar” finds both Sulan and YG spitting verses that rapidly flicker between Spanish and English, showing off their penchant for spitting bilingual bars.

The infectious new single follows Sulan and YG‘s previous team-ups on “Equinox” last summer and “Hit Em Up” last month, giving listeners an even better idea of the chemistry between YG and 4Hunnid’s leading lady.

For those unfamiliar with Day Sulan, the Compton artist was first signed to YG‘s 4Hunnid label after she met the “Big Bank” artist at the Crazy Girls strip club in Los Angeles back in 2019. Since then, Sulan has brought some much-needed femenine energy to 4Hunnid by dropping songs like “Mascara” and the Rubi Rose-assisted “Big.”

Her debut album is set to arrive soon following the new partnership between 4Hunnid and Epic Records, so be on the lookout for more music from Day Sulan.

Quotable Lyrics

I said hasta luego mami fuego
Pipe me down, he bilingual, daddy leggo
Yo quiero a nigga that ain’t afraid to let me have it
I’m more like papi let me hit tho

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.75

Justine Skye Soars Over Timbaland Production On “Intruded”

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Justine Skye/Timbaland/Nynetineth

Justine Skye connects with legendary producer Timbaland for the endearing R&B ballad “Intruded.”

Nearly two years after her 2019 project BARE WITH ME, Justine Skye returns with a new song and music video, titled “Intruded.” Her latest single is also a highly anticipated collaboration with famed producer Timbaland, and it also marks a new chapter for the ULTRAVIOLET artist.

Prior to the release of “Intruded,” Justine Skye has been teasing her new amped-up artistic direction on Instagram and Twitter. Just yesterday, she tweeted about her excitement for the single and its accompanying music video, writing, “All I know is when my shit drop tonight, I don’t wanna hear no more ‘what does she do?’ ‘I wish her music was better’ ‘she need better visuals’ and that’s on ARTISTRY.”

The Brooklyn-born singer and songwriter has also been teasing clips from her socially-distanced Space & Time sessions with Timbo for months, leaving fans speculating that the two artists possibly have a collaborative project on the way. The creative music video for “Intruded” features snippets of other unreleased songs, so perhaps those are in fact glimpses of more music that Timbaland and Justine Skye have been working on lately.

How are you feeling Justine’s new sonic and visual direction?

Quotable Lyrics

You can’t escape my love, so true, yeah
Like I invaded your heart, intruded
You could walk away, but you know that’s foolish
‘Cause it’s like that, yeah, it’s like that

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.74

Jim Jones Blesses A Harry Fraud Beat On “Barry White”

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2021 The Fraud Department / EMPIRE

Jim Jones brings an interesting new flow to the Harry Fraud and Hennytrack produced “Barry White.”

Jim Jones and Harry Fraud are back at it again, having recently lined up their brand new collaborative album The Fraud Department. And while there are plenty of strong moments to be found across the eleven-track project, one of the standouts arrives by way of the Harry Fraud and Hennytrack laced “Barry White.”

Though previous releases from the project have been of a more minimalist, sample-driven nature, “Barry White” finds Jones sliding over an atmospheric and decidedly more “modern” instrumental. Off the rip, Capo catches a slick pocket as he spits street bars, eventually hitting some interesting schemes as the track heats up. “I be praying they never got us out of pocket, be careful I might pull a rocket out my pocket,” he raps. “He said he the plug, I said there ain’t no plug without the socket / I know bohemian n***as that run routes out the tropics.”

For plenty more from Jones and Fraud, not to mention guest appearances from Conway, French MontanaDave EastBelly, Big Body Bes, and more, be sure to check out The Fraud Department right here.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

I be praying they never got us out of pocket,
Be careful I might pull a rocket out my pocket
He said he the plug, I said there ain’t no plug without the socket
I know bohemian n***as that run routes out the tropics

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.73

Sean Paul Calls On Intence For Dancehall Single “Real Steel”

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The Dancehall legend recently sat down with us for an exclusive interview where he detailed his new albums, “Live & Living” & “Scorcher.”

This year, Sean Paul is expected to release two new albums and he’s worked with several artists for both. Live & Living is the first that he’s been slowly rolling out over the past few months in anticipation of it’s March release, and in our recent interview with the Dancehall icon, he told us he called on many established and rising artists in the genre for the record. On Friday (February 19), Sean Paul returned with his single “Real Steel,” a track that features the talents up-and-coming Reggae artist, Intence.

During our conversation with Paul, he shared that Live & Living would keep to the same lively, dance-centered sounds that his fans have grown to love, but he said that he would be speaking about “more conscious material” while disputing claims that Dancell is dead. “Pop people have used it, the Biebers and the Drakes and the Rihannas. And you know what? I salute all of that, even Ed Sheeran,” said Paul.

“In fact, the backbeats for a lot of you guys’ songs lately have been very Dancehall-oriented. That being said, I’m very proud of the genre and I just kinda wanted this one to show the new sound in Dancehall, some of the new artists, and also some of the greats in producing…and also just being an artist on the album.”

Stream Sean Paul‘s “Real Steel” featuring Intence and make sure to check out our full interview with the Jamaican artist: “Sean Paul Speaks On Beyoncé-Jay-Z Rumors, Dancehall’s Clash Culture, & New Album.”

Quotable Lyrics

Bring more girls come through fi the king and the crew
Cause we puffing on trees and we sipping on brew
Gal dem wet up like a morning dew
Slip them outta the clothes and dash weh the shoe

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.72

Jim Jones & Harry Fraud Tap Big Body Bes On “Luxury Lies”

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Jim Jones is in his bag on his collaborative album with Harry Fraud, “The Fraud Department.”

You should expect tons of music from Jim Jones this year. During our 12 Days Of Christmas series, Jim Jones revealed that he planned on putting on music on a damn-near weekly basis in 2021. “The music is music, but as I got older, it seemed that I’ve found a pocket that I’ve been searching for all my life. And it’s working for me. The deluxe was just — I’ve been working on music for the whole pandemic. I’ve done six albums. The deluxe, Harry Fraud, Scram Jones, Quarantine Studios album, Hitmaka album and Zaytoven album,” he revealed.

The Harry Fraud collab project, The Fraud Department, arrived later than expected but it arrived, nonetheless. Stacked with 11 songs, Jones is in his bag across the album. Towards the end of the project, he taps Big Body Bes on “Luxury” who serves DJ drops before Capo gets into it. The rapper details his resilience, from making it out of the streets to witnessing others fall back into it.

Check out the record below.

Quotable Lyrics
My back against the wall, how I was taught to fight
In my hood, around 16 we went from playing sports to what what?
We went from playin’ sports to sellin’ drugs so we can play in the Porscha
Get knocked by the cops, watch how they intercourse ya
How they interrogate, you’d think that, they into torture
At this point, it depends on what your lawyer say it’s gon’ cost ya

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.71

CJ Airs Out His Grievances On “Politics”

Image via CJ

Image via CJ

CJ denounces the “Politics” on the intro to his new project “Loyalty Over Royalty.”

CJ burst onto the scene back in 2020 with his hit song “Whoopty” and since that time, fans have been clamoring for more. Of course, CJ fully embraced the drill sound that has swept its way through New York over the past couple of years. The track had some hard 808 slides and a vocal sample that was easy to remember. Now, CJ is here with a project called Loyalty Over Royalty and the intro “Politics” certainly brings forth some of those “Whoopty” vibes.

With this track, we get another 808-heavy beat all while a similar vocal sample is hanging in the background. CJ delivers solid flows and braggadocios lyrics, all while lamenting about the politics he deals with on a daily basis. It’s yet another dope effort from the young star, and you can catch it, below.

CJ also recently sat down with HNHH as part of our “Rise And Grind” series, so be sure to check out that interview right here.

Quotable Lyrics:

SSO and that’s to my day go
She know I’m lit, fuego
I stay on the block like LEGO, uh
Fuck that, what’s that?
I’m callin’ a blitz, better rush that
Touch that, trust that

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.70

Jim Jones & Harry Fraud Bring Dave East & Trav Out On “Aunt Viola”

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Via TIDAL

Off of Jim Jones and Harry Fraud’s new project, “The Fraud Department.”

Jim Jones is preparing for a hot year. The rapper has a few collaborative projects in the cut this year, starting with his latest offering with Harry Fraud. Though initially teased for a Christmas release, the project arrived in its entirety on Friday following a string of singles including the French Montana-assisted, “Bada Bing.”

The project is stacked with some solid collaborations. Jones connects with Belly On “Fucked Up” while Curren$y and Jay Worth pops up on “Say A Prayer.” Fraud and Jones make that Harlem connection with Dave East and Trav on “Aunt Viola.” With Trav on the hook, East and Jones reflect on their rough upbringing and the circumstances of their environment that pushed them towards the streets.

Check out “Aunt Viola” below.

Quotable Lyrics
I love shoppin’ at Saks but the price is better with Boosters
We was up at the crack of dawn but we ain’t hear no echoin’ roosters
We make a brick have a baby like the doctor just induced her
It’s bad enough for the block, with opps and the cops that’ll shoot ya

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.69

Ghetts & Giggs Swap Bars On “Crud”

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Via TIDAL

Ghetts & Giggs collide for an eerie banger off of “Conflict Of Interest.”

UK grime legend Ghetts returned with his first project in three years, Conflict On Interest, yesterday. The rapper hasn’t necessarily been lowkey since the release of 2018’s Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament. He continued to flood the streets with new music since then and even with the pandemic, he made use of the time by building up much anticipation for the project’s release.

With collaborations alongside budding new talent along with established acts, one of the best collaborations on the project is Ghetts & Giggs’s song, “Crud.” Ten Billion Dreams serves up the track as Ghetts and Giggs swaps bars over the eerie production.

This is far from the first time they’ve collaborated together. They worked together on “RUN ME DOWN” as well as Joe Grind’s “Godzillas.”

Quotable Lyrics
Shouldn’t beef about thirty
But man are too blood thirsty
Left that club drunk without the rum
Work mans cutting out early
Y’all don’t know nothing bout certi

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.68

CJ & French Montana Connect On “I’m Lit”

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Via TIDAL

CJ and French Montana team up for a banger.

CJ became a contentious figure in the world of hip-hop since exploding off of the strength of “Whoopty.” Though the song turned into an international smash, garnering praise from people like Cardi B and Offset, his supposed gang ties and overall approach to drill has been under scrutiny.

This week, he show-and-proved with the release of his major-label debut, Loyalty Over Royalty. Executive produced by French Montana, the two rappers connect for their flute-heavy smash, “I’m Lit.” It’s a short effort that runs for a little under two minutes, but it’s the first of many collabs we’ll be hearing from the two rappers.

“Shout out to French. You know, that’s family. He just wanted to help out on this project and just give me some guidance. I’m seven months in the game. He’s been in the game for a little while. He knows the ins-and-outs of this industry. He just wanted to guide me in the right direction and help me with this project,” said CJ in the inaugural edition of HNHH’s Rise & Grind series. 

Check the song out below.

Quotable Lyrics
N***a, I don’t talk, I let the money talk
Said she love the way I do my money walk
I just caught a body, tell ’em “Bring the charge”
I ain’t from Atlanta, but I keep a hawk

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.67

Becky G & Burna Boy Connect On “Rotate”

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Via TIDAL

Becky G and Burna Boy team up for a brand new single.

Becky G and Burna Boy have been crushing it individually but now, they’ve connected for a brand new single. Becky G slid through with her latest offering this week, titled, “Rotate” ft. Burna Boy. The upbeat danceable record brings Burna Boy deeper into the world of Latin music with refreshing elements of pop music sprinkled in between.

Serving as Becky’s first single of 2021, we’re hoping that this is a sign of new music to come. She continued to release new singles throughout 2020 following the release of 2019’s Mala Santa. She also dropped a slew of collaborations alongside artists like Pitbull and Myke Towers.

As for Burna Boy, he’s still riding high off of the release of 2020’s Twice As Tall.

Check the new single below.

Quotable Lyrics
Let it go let it go
Aquí estoy contigo
Somos un equipo

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.66

J.I.D. Returns With New Single “Skegee”

2021 Dreamville

2021 Dreamville

With his new album officially in the “coming soon” stages, J.I.D offers up his brand new single “Skegee.”

J.I.D’s The Forever Story, should that indeed be the title of his forthcoming solo album, remains one of the year’s more anticipated projects. At least, to those who boast distinguished and respectable tastes. And while details surrounding the potential release date are scarce, it would appear that J.I.D is, at the very least, granting fans something to tide them over. That gift is “Skegee,” which arrives complete with a music video filmed in Tuskegee, Alabama.

“Dear everybody who fuck wit my music,” he writes, to those whom it concerns. “Thank ya’ll n***az for your patience while I finish up the album and shit. We all know black history is every month but I wanted to drop something to highlight this month specifically and also celebrate 500k+ subscribers on YouTube.” And while “album soon” could mean damn near anything at this point, “Skegee” is a worthy holdover, highlighting the many different reasons J.I.D. remains such a fan favorite — including but not exclusive to his storytelling prowess and slick flow, both of which shine throughout.

Check it out for yourself now, and sound off if you’re looking forward to The Forever Story.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Way back when I was puttin’ on my football cap
This institution came recruitin’, lit a root for the stats
They sat me in a room with my dad
And it was cool but when they left I was glad
And my pops was too, he said that’s good-ass parenting
Reminding me ’bout that school that did them ni**ga experiments

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.65

Trae Tha Truth & Mysonne Are Determined As Ever On “I Gotta Win”

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Via TIDAL

Trae Tha Truth and Mysonne deliver another single from “If You’re Scared Stay Inside.”

Trae Tha Truth and Mysonne are both consistently on the frontlines when it comes to fighting for social justice or their community. They’ve continued to use their platform to spread awareness and are frequently spotted at protests across the country. After a year filled with devastation, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the protests that took place after the death of George Floyd, the two announced that they would be releasing a joint project together.

This week, the two slid through with the latest release from their forthcoming effort, If You’re Scared Stay Inside, titled, “I Gotta Win.” The latest single from the two rappers follow the release of last month’s “You Know How We Coming.”

Check out the latest from Trae Tha Truth and Mysonne below.

Quotable Lyrics
I was cool but I came here to spaz
All that shit you was given ’em trash
Better know when you speak on the streets
I got the credit, you given ’em cash

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.64

Mahalia Ends Hiatus With Rico Nasty-Assisted “Jealous”

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Mahalia taps Rico Nasty for her latest single, “Jealous.”

UK singer Mahalia is back with a hypnotic new track with some assistance from Rico Nasty. Mahalia ended her hiatus with the release of her new single, “Jealous” earlier today. The two artists connect over a guitar-based trap-influenced production where Rico’s melodic side comes out in complementing Mahalia’s sound.

“I made ‘Jealous’ on a sunny day at the end of Summer last year. I was sat in the studio with Cadenza and Miraa May getting some stuff off my chest from the past few weeks. ‘Jealous’ was born pretty fast after chatting. It was a weird time… I was dealing with friends being super unsupportive about decisions I was making and I was struggling with navigating that. I’m really proud and excited about what came out in this song and I hope people love it in the same way we did when we wrote it. Rico Nasty is a badass and one of my favourite artists so getting her to feature was a huge moment for me,” she said of the record in a statement.

Quotable Lyrics
Thick in my thighs too, huh
Baby, you’re so jealous of me
Topic Céline, drippin’ in Louis
Patek on me, yeah-yeah

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.63

Onyx Return With A Vengeance On “Coming Outside”

Cleopatra Records

Cleopatra Records

Onyx returns with thier first explosive single in a minute in “Coming Outside,” the lead track to their upcoming album “Onyx 4 Life.”

When the OGs return to the game, it’s wise to pull up a chair and listen. Today, it has been confirmed that Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr have reunited under the Onyx banner, officially announcing their brand new album Onyx 4 Life. Set to release on April 9th, the legendary duo have come through to shut it down with their lead single “Coming Outside.” As expected, the group’s sound has remained rugged as hell, with a majestically grimy instrumental providing an appropriate backdrop for their explosive rhymes.

“You a handgun, I’m a submachine,” snarls Fredro Starr, setting things off. “Attack on land or water, we got submarines/camouflage fatigues, we got you surrounded, we got your whole set under siege.” Following his spirited verse is Sticky Fingaz, who spits a dexterous flow as he snarls out threatening bars. “The only job I ever had was an inside one,” he raps. “Got a four-fifth but the two-two my inside gun / you better forfeit or you too gon’ be inside one / big muthafuckin’ hole I give the word and it’s done.”

As dangerous as they were when they first entered the rap game, Onyx is clearly ready and gunning for another go-around. Look for their upcoming project Onyx 4 Life, featuring Cappadonna, Planet Asia, and more, to arrive on April 9th.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

The only job I ever had was an inside one
Got a four-fifth but the two-two my inside gun
You better forfeit or you too gon’ be inside one
Big muthafuckin’ hole I give the word and it’s done

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.62

Curren$y Knows What He Wants On “Kush Through The Sunroof”

2021 Jet Life Recordings

2021 Jet Life Recordings
Curren$y Spitta has officially announced his new album “Collection Agency,” kicking things off with new single “Kush Through The Sunroof.”
At this point it truly feels redundant to mention consistency when discussing Curren$y Spitta. A man who knows exactly what he wants, Curren$y has been among the most prolific artists in the game, making sure to keep his release calendar packed, with 2021 proving to be no exception. On that note, the rapper has officially announced his new tape Collection Agency, a project set to arrive on February 26th. Clocking in at a solid ten tracks, Spitta has officially kicked things off with a new single “Kush Through The Sunroof.”

As we’ve all come to know, two of Curren$y’s biggest joys in life stem from indulging in marijuana and joyriding his vast collection of cars. The two worlds collide on this smooth new cut, which finds Curren$y spitting uptempo bars over an atmospheric instrumental. “Took it back to my old energy, and she telling me she feel the chemistry,” he raps. “That’s bullshit, she just know I’m rich — but keep goin’ sweetie / they calling for peace treaties, I think they gon’ do something sneaky.” Few can make it look as effortless as Curren$y, but that’s not to say his schemes aren’t complex; the way he connects his thoughts is second to none, leaving listeners guessing as to how he’ll resolve any given bar.

Check this one out now, and look for a full project from Curren$y Spitta to land on February 26th.

01 – Kush through the Sunroof
02 – Smiled On Me
03 – Arrival (prod. Harry Fraud)
04 – I Don’t Call
05 – Jermaine Dupri
06 – Closing Date
07 – Shoutout ft. Larry June
08 – Ferrari Engine
09 – Above The Law
10 – Misty

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Game brought out the dog in me
I took it back to my old energy
And she telling me she feel the chemistry
That’s bullshit, she just know I’m rich, but keep going sweetie
They calling for peace treaties
I think they gon’ do something sneaky
They said it was up there, so I said “Fuck it, leave it”

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.61

50 Cent & NLE Choppa Double Down With “Part Of The Game” Extended Version

℗ 2021 G-Unit Records, Inc.

℗ 2021 G-Unit Records, Inc.

50 Cent slides through with a brand new verse on “Part Of The Game (Extended Version)” featuring NLE Choppa and Rileyy Lanez.

50 Cent knows exactly what he’s doing. Though he hasn’t exactly been the most active on the musical front, when he does ultimately slide through with a new track, his loyal fans know exactly what to do. Upon dropping the theme song to his upcoming series Power: The Book Of Kanan, the NLE Choppa and Rileyy Lanez-assisted “Part Of The Game” proved that Fif could still move the needle. And while the track’s success might have been the perfect catalyst for a new album, 50 opted for an alternate route, doubling down with an extended version of his latest single.

While this new update of “Part Of The Game” is largely the same, it does include a solid new verse from Fif to close things out. Spitting a more dexterous flow than we’ve seen from his lately, he slides in with some thematically-appropriate gangsta rap bars. “That sucka shit, I don’t like all that sucka shit,” he spits. “Boy you hop from clique to clique, we don’t know who you fuckin with / ain’t no gang-banger I mean that RICO and conspiracy / I say that cause I know the alphabet boys is hearing me.”

Check it out now. Especially if you were one of those who — upon hearing the original version — thought to themselves this could use a new verse from 50 CentWould you be keen on a new album from the #CheminDuRoi slinging mogul?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

That sucka shit, I don’t like all that sucka shit
Boy you hop from clique to clique, we don’t know who you fuckin with
Ain’t no gang-banger I mean that RICO and conspiracy
I say that cause I know the alphabet boys is hearing me

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.60

Masego, J.I.D. & Rapsody Spit Bars On “Something Ain’t Right”

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SME (on behalf of Six Course Music Group/RCA Records)

Masego, J.I.D, and Rapsody align for some poignant bars on “Judas And The Black Messiah” highlight “Something Ain’t Right.”

It seems that the brand new Judas And The Black Messiah album may very well join the ranks of great film soundtracks, boasting arguably the most stacked OST tracklist since TDE‘s Black Panther. And with a lineup boasting the likes of Jay-Z, NasNipsey Hussle, Black Thought, Rakim, A$AP Rocky, and more, it’s impressive to see the Masego, JID, and Rapsody collaboration “Something Ain’t Right” emerging as an early highlight.

Unsurprising for those in the know, as JID and Rap are among two of the game’s best lyricists at the moment. Throw in some soulful vocals from Masego, who handles the melodies of the chorus, and it’s no wonder the track shines with such brilliance. Off the bat, J.I.D lays down an impeccable opening verse, showcasing a sharp mind for societal commentary. “Prevalent ethnic rebel, the revolution of melanin,” he spits, catching a slick pocket. “Bust a move to the ghetto, we must improve the development / brought some food for the fellowship, got a noose on my brethren.”

Rapsody plays the perfect counterpart, and while she’s more than capable of quickening the pace, she opts for a more methodical approach. “They flood thy hood, we could blood up the soldier,” she raps, hitching her cadence into melodic territory. “Poor Black men look over thy shoulder.” Understanding the power of her words, Rapsody keeps her themes aligned with the film’s focus. “Devil on my heels and they all wanna cross me, loyalty to God and my loyalty to Bobby,” she spits, an allusion to Black Panther co-founder George “Bobby” Seale.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Prevalent ethnic rebel, the revolution of melanin
Bust a move to the ghetto, we must improve the development
Brought some food for the fellowship, got a noose on my brethren
Call the goons and the government, come correct the corruption
Break the racial construction buildin’ up
In the spirit of liberation, give me life or I’ma take it

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.59

DJ Pharris Rounds Up Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, & Rockie Fresh For “Everything New”

DJ Pharris/TVMG/Create Music Group

DJ Pharris/TVMG/Create Music Group

DJ Pharris takes listeners back to the blog era with the release of his latest single “Everything New,” which features beloved mixtape artists Wiz Khalifa, Rockie Fresh, and Chance the Rapper.

Chicago’s legendary DJ Pharris returns this week with some unlikely heat. The acclaimed DJ and producer has worked with everyone from Kanye West and Chief Keef to Future and Young Dolph, and after launching his label This Chicago Music Group in 2019, DJ Pharris is now embarking on a new journey. His debut project, titled Coronation, is due next month on March 12, and it’s set to feature artists such as Lil Durk, Calboy, G Herbo, and Chief Keef.

Today, he starts Coronation‘s rollout by taking listeners back to the blog era, with his new Wiz KhalifaChance the Rapper, and Rockie Fresh-assisted single “Everything New. Kicking off with Pharris’ trademark “This Chicago N****!” tag, the single features the aforementioned artists bragging about spending money on new fashion pieces as well as rare and highly-coveted vintage garments over a simple, hard-hitting beat.

“Everything New” is pretty straightfoward, but it’s executed extremely well. Wiz Khalifa’s catchy refrain stacks nicely against the slick wordplay in Rockie and Chance’s verses. Plus, DJ Pharris’ new single arrives on the day when many people get their hands on their paycheck, and “Everything New” is definitely a song to spend some money to.

Quotable Lyrics
Camo the Bape, but this shit from ’08, I ain’t new to this
Blowin’ the money on stupid shit
Just spent a hundred thou’ with Saint Louis
As a child, I used to look up to St. Lunatics.

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.58

Clever Reflects On His Rise With “Rolls Royce Umbrella” Featuring Chris Brown

Grade A Music Group & Posty Co.

Grade A Music Group & Posty Co.

Post Malone’s signee Clever releases his new single “Rolls Royce Umbrella” with Chris Brown.

Clever has been making noise for years, making a name for himself as a feature on Juice WRLD‘s “Ring Ring”. The Alabama rapper has worked with the likes of NoCap, Rylo Rodriguez, and others in his state, making strong connections and ensuring that his upcoming success will be as long-lasting as it should be. His upcoming studio album Crazy was initially set to be released in December, coinciding with the anniversary of his friend Juice WRLD’s passing, but the plans changed as features kept coming in for the project, which is now beginning to finally trickle out.

There’s no word on when the project will be released but the first single is officially out now, titled “Rolls Royce Umbrella” with Chris Brown.

Clever’s stellar vibrato shines once again on this record, which serves as a taste test for the rest of the album. The man just has a way with his voice, levelling up after a long stint in prison and asserting himself as one of the stars of tomorrow.

Crazy is also set to include features from Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, Juice WRLD, Post Malone, and more.

Listen to “Rolls Royce Umbrella” below and let us know what you think. Read our 2019 interview with the artist here.

Quotable Lyrics:

Champagne showers can’t make flowers bloom
But the champagne keeps raining
On my Rolls Royce umbrella
Shooting stars in the roof of the Wraith
Praying to the sky, I’m paying for my mistake
They saw me in the hearse like I would die young
From rags to a Wraith, the stars in they face

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.57

Syd Brings The Vibes On New Single “Missing Out”

Image via Syd

Image via Syd

Syd is back with a brand new track that will have you in your feelings.

From solo work to The Internet, Syd has consistently been one of the best r&b vocalists out there. With every new track and project, Syd has improved upon her songwriting, and now, she is back with her first solo effort in quite some time. This new song is called “Missing Out” and its got plenty of dope vibes that will carry you through the weekend.

Production-wise, we get some synths that dance around in the background while the drums offer a hypnotic contrast. Lyrically, Syd sings about a relationship that ended because both sides simply weren’t cut out for each other. Despite this, they are still feeling sad about the time apart, and it leads to a melancholic track that brings about a ton of emotions.

You can stream the track, below.

Quotable Lyrics:

As far as I can see, you and me could never be
‘Cause we didn’t spend the proper time tryna work it out
Hope you findin’ what you need or what you seek ’cause now I’m free
And maybe in another life, you’d be mine, mine, mine

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.56

G-Eazy Slows Things Down With “A Little More”

2021 RCA

2021 RCA

G-Eazy gets on bended knee and channels big Valentine’s Day energy with new single “A Little More.”

G-Eazy has been known to spit a few bars on occasion, as well as pen a debauchery Bay Area banger should the situation arise. Yet every so often, and at an increasingly frequent pace, he has embraced slowing it down with a song for the ladies. Today he has done exactly that, channeling a little bit of early millennium soft rap energy for the Kiana Ledé-assisted “A Little More.”

Channeling some serious LL Cool J energy, or Busta Rhymes circa “I Know What You Want,” he takes to the intimate instrumental to spit some game. “You’re prettiest on the planet and I got perfect vision,” raps Gerald, pulling at random from his book of pick-up lines. “You’re everything that I need, my mind is never switchin’ / I slide in from the back, that’s your preferred position.” Brilliantly delivering this one in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, it’s clear that G-Eazy will forever remain a hopeless romantic — at least, in his own mind. Check out “A Little More” now, and sound off if you’ve been missing this style of hip-hop love song.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Tryna put a ring on you, and that’s what I envision
The only one in my world, those girls are non-existent
They not mine, let’s take some time
I know that you been tryna start your makeup line
I know I been away, I can’t make-up time

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.55

Jim Jones & Harry Fraud Put In Work On “Laps Around The Sun”

Image via © 2021 The Fraud Department / Empire

Image via © 2021 The Fraud Department / Empire

Jim Jones spits a stream of consciousness confessional on the introspective “Laps Around The Sun,” produced by Harry Fraud.

Harry Fraud is the epitome of an emcee’s favorite producer, his style clearly favored by lyricists familiar with the streets. There’s a reason why he remains a trusted collaborator of both Benny The Butcher (with whom he’s lacing the entirety of The Plugs I Met 2) and Dipset veteran Jim Jones. On that note, he and Jones have officially united for another new single, this one following up their previous collaboration of “Lose Lose,” which you can check out here. Now, they’re back with “Laps Around The Sun,” a brief banger that immediately conjures mafioso vibes through a nostalgic loop.

“I’m grateful, never sold no crack around my son,” admits Jones, spitting over the vintage woodwind sample. “Just to think I could have got caught doing those trafficking runs.” Though Fraud opts to keep the beat restrained and largely percussion-free, Jones’ honest reflections keep the journey compelling; there’s a frank confessional nature throughout that should please fans of the New York veteran. In fact, based on what we’ve heard from Fraud and Jim Jones so far, it would appear that a solid sense of chemistry is in the midst of developing — check it out for yourself right here.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

We land and take off on a private airspace
My Muslim brotha bought a mansion, plus a private prayer space
These n***as get locked from home, then they get scared straight
I can surely tell you that a river’s what tears make

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New & Hottest Songs – February 2021 – Pt.54

Kelly Rowland Shows Off Newborn In Visual To “Black Magic”

YouTube

YouTube

The Destiny’s Child icon has delivered her latest single along with a music video that features her kids.

She’s once again enjoying the throws of motherhood after recently giving birth.Kelly Rowland shared the progression of her pregnancy with her social media followers down to the last week before welcoming Baby Noah. The Destiny’s Child icon continues to show off her growing family, this time in the visual to her new single, “Black Magic.” Much like her best friend Beyoncé, Rowland is using her artistry to highlight the complexities of Black culture.

The highlight of the music video came toward the end of the clip when Baby Noah made an appearance with Rowland’s eldest son, Titan. Rowland has shared images of her boys bonding, and now she brings it to the small screen. The song is rumored to be featured on the singer’s K EP, a project that she first announced back in November 2020. Stream “Black Magic” and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

We bring the glow to the sun
We bring the laughter to fun
We start the new religion, baby (Ha)
We woop the world then left it brainlеss (Ah-ha)
Mandingo sh*t (Ah-ha)
This feels so rich