Black Star, Cardi B, Lizzo, Trina/Latto, more

This week in hip hop we have new projects from Grizzly t-shirt, Yungeen As, and more, plus new singles from Black Star, KeiyaA, Kay Flock/Cardi B, 26AR, Lizzo, Theo Croker/Kassa Overall, Trina/Latto, Big Jade, Ransom/The Game, Plato III, and more . Read on for all the rap and R&B we’ve released this week…

BLACK STAR – “MINERAL MOUNTAIN” FT BLACK THOUGHT (PROD MADLIB)

Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli’s First Black Star Album Since 1998 Releases May 3
and they just released the first single.

KEIYAA – “CAMILLE’S DAUGHTER”

KeiyaA has released his first new song since his excellent debut album of 2020 Forever your daughterwhich will appear on the Touching Bass presents Soon Come compilation, due July 1 via Touching Bass. It picks up where the lo-fi R&B/soul of his debut album left off, but a little cleaner and a little more psychedelic, and it’s great.

KAY FLOCK – “SHAKE IT” (ft. CARDI B, DOUGIE B & BORY300)

Kay Flock dropped a new drill band cut from the Bronx and one member of the band is none other than Cardi B, who spits out one of her toughest verses in years on this track.

26AR – “CAN’T SLIDE”

More New York drills: Brooklyn’s 26AR signed with Def Jam and released this immediately satisfying new anthem.

LIZZO – “ABOUT THE FUTURE TIME”

Lizzo announced a new album, Specialand you can read more about the new single “About Damn Time” here.

THEO CROKER – “JAZZ IS DEAD” (ft. GARY BARTZ & KASSA GLOBAL)

Theo Croker taps saxophonist Gary Bartz and rapper Kassa Overall for a jazz-rap song that blurs genres with the message that “using ‘Jazz’ as a label continues to displace music and unfairly categorize the contributions of our LEGENDS I would like to join THE MASTERS, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Donald Byrd and Gary Bartz, to name a few, and reject “Jazz” as a descriptor of the genre. , to no longer be marginalized from the community that perpetuates the legacy of our ancestors.”

TRINA & LATTO – “CLAP”

Latto is one of rap’s brightest new stars and Trina was one of rap’s brightest stars of the 2000s, and they sound great together on this new track.

JESHI – “PROTEIN” (ft. OBONGJAYAR)

British rapper Jeshi will release his debut album Universal Credit on May 27 via Because Music, and new single “Protein” features Nigerian Afropop great Obongjayar.

RASHARN POWELL & OJERIME – “PLAY 2”

British R&B singers Rasharn Powell and Ojerime team up for this airy, syrupy jam.

BIG JADE – “EAT” (ft. Z-RO)

Rising Texas rapper Big Jade is back with a new single, “Eat,” which finds her both tough and introspective with the help of hometown veteran Z-Ro.

RANSOM – “CIRCUMSTANCES” (ft. LE JEU, prod. NICHOLAS CRAVEN)

New York rapper Ransom has announced a new project, No rest for the wickeddue out April 29, and the lead single is a dark, sentimental track produced by Nicholas Craven with a verse from West Coast vet The Game.

PLATO III – “Sorry if I hated you”

Texas rapper Plato III has announced his debut album for Polyvinyl, The devil has Texas, and new single “Sorry If I Dissed You” interpolates “Trailer Trash” by Modest Mouse. Learn more here.

CAM WALLACE – “THROWED AS IT IS” (REMIX ft. MAXO KREAM)

Houston rapper Cam Wallace has released a new remix of “Throw’d As It Gets” from his 2021 EP those perfect momentsand this one has a newly added verse by fellow Houston rapper Maxo Kream, whose charismatic verse is a nice foil to Cam’s smoother delivery.

DUKE DEUCE – “LACK OF LOVE” (ft. DANTE SMITH)

Crunk revivalist Duke Deuce puts on his melodic side with new single “Running Out of Love.”

MALIIBU MIITCH – “LETTER TO MY EX”

Bronx rapper Maliibu Miitch sweetens it for a new slow jam addressed to an ex.

LOW – [BUMP] COME GET ME PE

The Dreamville Bas rapper has released a four-song EP, featuring guest appearances from J. Cole, Gunna, Ari Lennox, Lil Tjay and Galimatias. He finds him exploring a softer, more melodic side while waiting for his next album.

MALLRAT – “SURPRISE ME” FT. AZEALIA BANKS

“It’s so true that the music you listen to when you’re little really shapes you,” Mallrat says. “Or at least it’s been hanging around in your subconscious for a very long time. The first album I bought with my own money was Broken with an expensive taste. Azealia Banks was truly the best to work with. It was like she really cared, which you don’t always get with feature films; often they may feel like they are fulfilling an obligation. I may be biased, but his is one of the most iconic and memorable verses I’ve ever heard. The track is taken from his first album, Blue Butterflywhich will be released on May 13 via Nettwerk.

For even more new songs, browse our daily “New Songs” lists. For more hip hop news, browse our “Hip Hop News” category.


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