From hot rap collabs to fast-paced movie soundtracks and even gospel ballads, check out this week’s New Music Friday for the culture’s latest & greatest in music.
— Kid Cudi, “Stars in the Sky“: The Ohio-based rapper delivered an upbeat ballad to accompany the game-based film Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which hits theaters April 8.
— Tory Lanez, “Taken Care“: After dropping a few bar-heavy projects recently, the Canadian artist took it back to his R&B roots in the new romantic-ish track “for the ladies.”
— DDG ft. Gunna, “Elon Musk“: Apparently they’re both “feeling like Elon Musk,” as per the new rap track. And while DDG hinted that he was a planning a trip to space, the rapper surely transported himself to the outer galaxy in the new song and video.
— Erica Campbell, “Positive“: She’s half of the beloved gospel duo Mary Mary, but on her new uplifting track, Erica delivers all alone. It’s the latest single from the singer’s upcoming album, which is expected in September.
— Denzel Curry ft. T-Pain, “Troubles“: T-Pain is known for hopping on tracks and adding his legendary sound and flare, and he did just that on Curry’s new single.
— Nigo, I Know Nigo: The long-awaited album from the Japanese producer may have changed the game. With features from Tyler the Creator, Pusha T and his good friend Pharrell, the 11-track album is more than pleasing to fans so far.
— Latto, 777: With the release of her 16-track second studio album, featuring Lil Durk & Lil Wayne and more, the Atlanta-based artist proves that she isn’t letting up anytime soon.
Hits Heavy in Rotation
— Coi Leray ft. Nicki Minaj, “Blick/Blick“
— Summer Walker ft. SZA, “No Love“
— Tems, “Free Mind“
— Charlie Wilson, “No Stopping Us“
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