From undisputed hip-hop duos to gospel greats and dancehall legends, check out this week’s New Music Friday for the culture’s latest & greatest in music.
—Freddie Gibbs, $oul $old $eparately — Dropping off his fifth solo, the first since 2018 and his major label debut, the new rap collection sees features from Offset, Pusha T, Rick Ross and Scarface.
—Sean Kingston, Road to Deliverance — The Jamaican native returns to his roots with his new reggae album, project one of a two-part release. The follow-up, Deliverance, will feature a rhythmic/pop sound.
—Tory Lanez, Sorry 4 What — Amid controversy surrounding his altercation with R&B singer August Alsina, Lanez delivered the 20-track project with features from A Boogie wit da Hoodie & Yoko Gold.
—Kierra Sheard ft. Pastor Mike Jr., “Miracles“ — The gospel giant released her latest single, the first from her upcoming seventh studio album. Pastor Mike Jr. joins for the music video, recorded live in Atlanta last year at Praise in the Park.
—Quavo & Takeoff, “Nothing Changed” — Just about a week from the release of the duo’s upcoming album, Only Built for Infinity Links, Unc & Phew dropped off their latest single with production from Murda Beatz and Keanu Beatz, among others.
—Kranium ft. Queen Naija, “Without You” — The dancehall legend shows no sign of slowing down with his new track, a smooth blend of dancehall, afrobeats and R&B.
Hits in Heavy Rotation
—Ice Spice, “Munch (Feelin’ U)”
—GloRilla ft. Cardi B, “Tomorrow 2”
—Freddie Gibbs ft. Moneybagg Yo, “Too Much”
—Bleu & Nicki Minaj, “Love in the Way”
—Jazmine Sullivan, “Hurt Me So Good”
—Kenny Lattimore, “Take a Dose”
Artist on the Rise
Ice Spice, 22, hit the music scene in 2021 but quickly rose to fame this year with her viral hit “Munch (Feelin’ U)”
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