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New Music Friday: Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, A$AP Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert

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As Jay-Z prepares to be inducted into the Rock & Roll of Fame on Saturday in Cleveland, he dropped two new tracks on Friday.

Guns Go Bang” featuring Kid Cudi, and “King Kong Riddim” featuring Jadakiss, Conway The Machine and British rapper BackRoad Gee, are both from the soundtrack of the new Netflix western The Harder They Fall. Hova co-produced the film, which stars Idris Elba, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz.

Alicia Keys serenades her husband, Swizz Beatz, in the video for “Best of Me,” which is the second single from her upcoming double album, KEYS. The 15-time Grammy winner also announced that she will drop KEYS on December 10. “Best of Me” follows “LA LA” featuring Swae Lee, which was released on September 9.

“My new album, KEYS, will have two types of songs,” she commented Tuesday in an Instagram video. The first album named, Originals, which Alicia produced, features “laid back piano vibes.’ The second disc, named Unlocked, which she produced with Mike WiLL Made-it, is described as “upbeat, drums, level up vibes.”

A$AP Rocky, who was a surprise guest during 50 Cent‘s Rolling Loud New York set Thursday, released a new track titled “Sandman.” The song was included on his 2011 mixtape, Live. Love. A$AP, which became available Friday on streaming platforms for the first time. The project was Rocky’s first release, and now he’s celebrating his 10th anniversary as a recording artist.

Finally, Lil Uzi Vert, who also performed Thursday during Rolling Loud New York event at Citi Field, has fans ready for Halloween with his latest track, “Demon High.” It’s his first solo single of the year. In May, he and Don Tolliver dropped “His & Her’s” featuring Gunna under the name Internet Money.

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