Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, Ab-Soul, more
It’s been a very busy week in the music world, with Coachella, Record Store Day and so many new releases. In hip hop we have new albums from Pusha T and Defcee which you can read in Notable Releases, and I also recommend the new red sail. Plus, we’ve got new singles from Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, 070 Shake, Ab-Soul, Erica Banks, Hodgy, Elcamino, Namir Blade, Flee Lord, Ravyn Lenae, and more. Read on for all the rap and R&B we’ve released this week…
MEGAN THEE STALLION – “PLAN B”
Megan Thee Stallion premiered a new song called “Plan B” at Coachella last weekend, and now she’s officially released the song ahead of the festival’s second weekend. The song samples Jodeci and the Wu-Tang Clan’s “Freek’n You (Remix)” and finds Megan in shit talk mode.
RICO NASTY – “VADERZ” (ft. BKTHERULA)
Rico Nasty continues to prepare for his new mixtape Rxand you can read more about the latest single “Vaderz” here.
SOUTHSIDE & FUTURE – “HOLDING THAT HEAT” (ft. TRAVIS SCOTT)
Producer Southside and Future have teamed up for a dose of dark, syrupy trap-pop, “Hold That Heat,” and it features Travis Scott, marking the first major single Travis has appeared on since the Astroworld tragedy.
DREAMDOLL – “ICE CREAM DREAM” (ft. FRENCH MONTANA)
Bronx rapper DreamDoll slaps French Montana and flips Raekwon’s classic “Ice Cream” for this brash New York rap anthem. She was also added to the Fivio Foreign tour, including her two shows in New York.
TAY KEITH – “LIGHTS OUT” (ft. GUNNA & LIL DURK)
If you listen to rap music, you’re sure to know Tay Keith’s name (thanks in part to his memorable producer tag), and now he’s tapped Gunna and Lil Durk for a solo single cut from the same attractive fabric as the many hits he produced. .
HALEEK MAUL – “VERIFIED” (ft. CHIIEF DIIN)
Barbados-based rapper Haleek Maul has announced a new EP, INTERIOR, due May 20 via Holdersland and featuring fellow Bajan artists Chiief Diin and Jah Koda. The first is on the lead single “Verified,” which comes with a video that celebrates Haleek’s home country.
TIACORINE – “GAS STATION”
North Carolina rapper TiaCorine returns with “Gas Station,” a unique and deceptively simple rap song.
KAROL G – “PROVENZA”
Ahead of her second weekend at Coachella, reggaeton/Latin pop singer Karol G has released a playful and kinetic new single.
070 SHAKE – “SKIN AND BONE”
Rapper/singer 070 Shake has announced her second album, you can’t kill meslated for later this year via GOOD Music/Def Jam, and lead single “Skin and Bones” finds her toning down her rap side in favor of atmospheric art pop.
LOGIC – “TETRIS” & “DECADES”
Logic recently announced a co-headlining tour with Wiz Khalifa and released two new singles today: “Decades” and “Tetris” which are accompanied by a very cool video that has Logic all over New York. .
AB-SOUL – “DUTCH”
Ab-Soul is back with his first solo single in two years, a creamy delight produced by Kal Banx known as “Hollandaise”. These are not eggs Benedict.
ERICA BANKS – “POP OUT”
Dallas rapper Erica Banks has released a very fun new song and you can find out more here.
HODGY – “WE NEVER KNOW”
Odd’s former future member Hodgy has shared a new song from his first project in 6 years, Entitled, and like the recent single “People Change”, it was produced by partner MellowHype Left Brain. These two still have a ton of chemistry, and Hodgy’s verses are excellent.
ELCAMINO – “ANGELS”
Rapper Buffalo Elcamino has announced a new project, Let there be light, slated for May 13 and featuring appearances and productions from Curren$y, Streetrunner, Camouflage Monk and Keisha Plum. Lead single “Angels” finds Elcamino sounding great against a lush soul/jazz backdrop.
NAMIR BLADE – “RIDE”
Nashville rapper/singer Namir Blade has announced a new self-produced album, Metropolis, scheduled for June 3 via Mello Music Group. The first single is “Ride”, which bounces it between singing and rapping on a fluid instrument.
LEAK LORD & MEPHUX – “OUT THE MUD”
Flee Lord and producer Mephux will release a new project, Pray for Evil III, May 6 via LordMobb. It features guest appearances from Conway the Machine, Roc Marciano, Trae Tha Truth, Cormega, Fat Joe, and more, and Flee’s distinct vocals sound great over Mephux’s smooth, post-boom production.
LOU PHELPS – “OH REALLY?” (ft. GUAPDAD 4000 & JOYCE WRICE)
Canadian rapper Lou Phelps hooks a funk beat from AgaJon and a soulful hook from Joyce Wrice for this engaging new song.
RAVYN LENAE – “MIA”
R&B/soul singer Ravyn Lenae has finally announced her first full album, and you can read more about the new single “MIA” here.
REDVEIL – “AUTOMATIC” (ft. OVRKAST & FLY ANAKIN)
Maryland rapper Redveil’s awesome new album learn 2 to swim is out now, and that it includes his anticipated collaboration with fellow underground rap greats Ovrkast and Fly Anakin.
For even more new songs, browse our daily “New Songs” lists. For more hip hop news, browse our “Hip Hop News” category.