From hardcore rap records to cute relationship tracks, check out this week’s New Music Friday for the culture’s latest & greatest in music.
— City Girls ft. Fivio Foreign, “Top Notch” — Hip hop’s favorite Miami duo pull out the glitz, glam and bars on the New York drill-inspired track. JT & Yung Miami link up with Brooklyn’s own Fivio to seal the deal.
— Nicki Minaj ft. Fivio Foreign, “We Go Up” — The new hardcore rap track shows that Fivio Foreign is just getting started, and Nicki delivers her vicious and unforgettable style on the new drill track.
— Wiz Khalifa, “Iced Out Necklace” — The Taylor Gang rapper delivers two minutes and 35 seconds of quick and explicit lyrics on his latest track. Earlier this week, he released the documentary Still Rolling Papers, featuring never-before-seen footage of the rapper’s journey to stardom.
— A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ft. Ella Bands, “Playa” — The New York rapper released not one but two tracks for the latest single. Rising star Ella Bands lends her vocals to one and Grammy-winning artist H.E.R joins A Boogie on the other.
— Freddie Gibbs ft. Rick Ross, “Ice Cream” — Twitter has been loving this Freddie/Rozay collab. The fiery rap anthem samples Raekwon‘s 1995 iconic song of the same name.
Hits in Heavy Rotation
— Coi Leray ft. Nicki Minaj — “Blick/Blick“
— J.I.D ft. 21 Savage — “Surround Sound“
— Tems — “Free Mind“
— J. Brown ft. Tank — “Don’t Rush“
— Keith Sweat ft. Raheem DeVaughn — “Can’t Nobody“
Artist on the Rise
Justin Harris, known by his stage name Saucy Santana, is an up-and-coming openly-gay rapper from Florida. He first rose to music fame due to his association with the rap duo City Girls and is now making a name for himself. His breakthrough anthem, “Walk,” garnered extreme popularity in 2020.
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