From compilation follow-ups to fresh collabs and tracks full of powerful lyrics, check out this week’s New Music Friday for the culture’s latest & greatest in music.
—NBA YoungBoy, Green Flag Activity, Vol. 2 — The Louisiana rapper dropped off the follow-up to 2022’s Green Flag Activity. Sixteen of the 18 tracks are from the NBA collective, while two come from NBA himself.
—A$AP Twelvyy, Kids Gotta Eat — Just in time for hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, the Harlem rapper paid homage to the history of New York hip-hop with the new 15-track collection.
—Fendi Da Rappa ft. Cardi B, “Point Me 2” — The two New York rappers linked up for this new single from up-and-comer Fendi. Upon its release Friday, Cardi received lots of social media praise for hopping on tracks of rising female artists.
—Chika, “Demigod” — The Grammy-nominated rapper showcased her clever lyrical abilities in the new single that she calls a musical mediation on creativity, fame and self-belief.
Hits in Heavy Rotation
—Chris Brown — “Summer Too Hot“
—Coco Jones — “Double Back“
—Maverick City Music — “Fear is Not My Future“
—GloRilla — “Lick or Sum“
—Key Glock — “Chromosomes“
—Janelle Monáe — “Lipstick Lover“
—October London — “Back To Your Place”
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