From double-feature projects to highly anticipated follow-ups, check out this week’s New Music Friday for the culture’s latest & greatest in music.
—Toosii, Boys Don’t Cry — The “Love Cycle” rapper dropped off his latest project, his first of the year. It comes after a year of “battling problems with mental health” and “trying to be the best person,” he said.
—NBA Youngboy, 3800 Degrees — Just two months after his fourth studio album, The Last Slimento, the Baton Rouge, LA rapper returns with the new 13-track collection.
—G Herbo, Survivor’s Remorse (A Side) — The Chicago native tells his life story by way of a double album — an A & B side. A side features Offset, Jeremih, Gunna and even G Herbo’s son Yosohn.
—Quavo & Takeoff, Only Built for Infinity Links — Under their new moniker, Unc & Phew, the duo dropped off their first official project as a pair. Via Quality Control Music comes the 18-track album with features from Gucci Mane, Summer Walker, Young Thug & Gunna.
—Jazmine Sullivan & D’Mile, “Stand Up” — The Grammy winners teamed up for the original song, which will land on the soundtrack of the upcoming Till biopic. Variety reports the song will be featured during the end credits of the true-story film and has already been submitted to the Academy for Best Original Song consideration.
Hits in Heavy Rotation
—Beyoncé, “Cuff It“
—Chris Brown ft. Wizkid, “Call Me Every Day“
—Glo Rilla ft. Cardi B, “Tomorrow 2“
—Megan Thee Stallion, “Her“
—Akon, “Enjoy That“
—Ari Lennox, “Waste My Time“
—Tems, “Free Mind”
—Elevation Worship, “Same God”
—CeCe Winans, “I’ve Got Joy“
Artist on the Rise
Fresh off his debut performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards, Armani White has been taking social media by storm. He rose to fame with his viral hit “Billie Eilish.”
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