From collaborative tracks by rap favorites to fresh new samples and holiday-centered projects, check out this week’s New Music Friday for the culture’s latest & greatest in music.
—XXXTentacion, Look at Me: The Album — The new posthumous project coincides with the Hulu documentary on the late rapper’s life. His estate shared the 25-track compilation album, which features 11 of X’s earliest songs and 13 popular hits from past albums.
—Pharrell ft. 21 Savage and Tyler, the Creator, “Cash In Cash Out” — The legendary producer enlists 21 and Tyler for his latest collaboration, which arrives on the helm of his Something in the Water Festival next weekend.
—Rae Sremmurd, “Denial” — Arriving four years after SR3MM, the third album from Rae and his brother Slim Jxmmi, the new love song and video may serve as the first from his forthcoming project, SREMM4LIFE.
—Saucy Santana ft. Latto, “Booty” — Inspired by Beyonce‘s “Crazy in Love,” which samples The Chi-Lites ’70s song “Are You My Woman (Tell Me So),” the rising rap star dropped off his first single as an RCA signee.
—Lupe Fiasco, “Galveston” — The “Kick, Push” rapper dropped the new song exclusively on Apple Music for Juneteenth, the Black holiday celebrated annually on June 19. The song title is representative of where the holiday originated in Texas.
—DDG, “Storyteller” — Arriving a few days after the rapper found himself in legal trouble, he dropped off his latest track, which fans hope is a sign of a sophomore album on the way.
Hits in Heavy Rotation
—CeCe Winans, “I’ve Got Joy“
—Snoh Aalegra, “In Your Eyes“
—Dixson ft. Sevyn Streeter, “Cherry Sorbet“
—Jack Harlow, “First Class“
—K-Rob, “Caravan of Love“
—Yung Pooda, “Drop“
—Megan Thee Stallion, “Plan B“
—Southside & Future ft. Travis Scott, “Hold That Heat“
—Kendrick Lamar ft. Kodak Black, “Silent Hill“
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