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New Music Friday: MoneyBagg Yo, Future, King Combs, Rod Wave, Lil Wayne and more

Mike Miller

Hitmaker Moneybagg Yo delivers his latest single, “Hard for the Next,” featuring Grammy-winning chart-topper, Future. 

The Daniel Russell-directed visual for the song was filmed in Miami and offers a glimpse into the romantic love story between Bagg and his girlfriend, Ari Fletcher. Bagg and Ari have been together for almost two years and enjoy showering each other with lavish gifts, attention and appreciation, especially on Instagram.

“They say I started somethin’ when I had gave you the Lamb’ / And all the [stuff] they can’t see ’cause everything ain’t for the ‘Gram,” Bagg raps. 

Future delivers his melodic vocals on the chorus of Bagg’s “Hard for the Next,” and on another new track from Diddy‘s son’ King Combs. 

King has been going strong to step out of the shadows of his music mogul father releasing previous tracks like “Cartis” and “Love You Better” with Chris Brown. His new track, “Holdin Me Down,” finds the New York rapper opening up about his relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Breah Hicks

Up next is Rod Wave with his latest album, SoulFly. With the exception of Polo G on “Richer“, Rod’s sophomore offering is mostly a solo effort, detailing more of his “Rag2Riches” story on new tracks like “Don’t Forget” and “Tombstone.” SoulFly follows the success of Rod’s 2020 album, Pray 4 Love.

Meanwhile, Chicago rapper Calboy called on the legendary Lil Wayne for his new song and music video for “Miseducation.” The title pays homage to Lauryn Hill’s Grammy-winning debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and samples “Ready or Not” by her ’90s group The Fugees.  “Feed your soul like Lauryn Hill and some Wyclef / Pray to the Lord, he give me guidance in the right steps,” raps Calboy.

Rapper YBN Namir dropped off his latest album, Visionland, featuring tracks with G Herbo, Too Short, E-40, 21 Savage and more, as well as Ty Dolla $ign on “Still (Family).”

And fresh from his Grammy win for co-writing Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage,” Bobby Sessions shares the first single from his upcoming debut album, “Cog in the Machine.

By Rachel George
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