Keeping up with all the new music dropping left and right can be challenging, so we have decided to batch some of the best music releases available each week. From Hip-Hop and R&B to Afrobeats and more, we spotlight your faves and introduce you to new bops to add to your playlist. So, let’s get into it!
In this week’s notable drops, Drake had the timeline in a frenzy when he announced ‘Scary Hours 3’. Andre 3000 released an instrumental album, ‘New Blue Sun,’ that has the internet on the edge of their seat. Tyla finally revealed who would be featured on the remix of her viral track ‘Water.’ Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz delivered the sequel to their collaboration project, ‘Welcome 2 Collegrove’.
Queen Naija, Ari Lennox, and Lil Durk dropped new music!
Roomies, which of these new releases are you adding to your playlist?
Drake Drops New Project & Announces Tour With J. Cole
Drake released the third edition of his ‘Scary Hours’ series with ‘For All The Dogs: Scary Hours Edition’. The project arrives with six new tracks following the original ‘For All The Dogs’ album, released on October 6, 2023.
In a two-minute teaser before the album drop, Drake stated that the six new titles were created in just five days. The Canadian rapper linked up with J.Cole for the second time for a track titled ‘Evil Ways,’ just following their tour announcement. Several users took to the internet, surprised by his announcement of new music since Drake mentioned in October he would be taking a music break to focus on his health.
Andre 3000 Delivers His First Solo Album In 17 Years With No Bars
Andre 3000 is back with his first solo album in nearly 17 years. And, in case you were expecting raps, ‘New Blue Sun’ comes with a warning label – “No Bars”. Instead, the eight-track project delivers 87 minutes of woodwind music as Andre 3000 plays the flute amongst other collaborators and instruments. When describing his latest project, Andre 3000 tells GQ Magazine,
“and depending on who they are, you get certain reactions. So I know that’s how the world will react, too. But it’s all positive. It’s kind of like: You may get someone that cries. You may get someone who immediately starts to do yoga. You may get someone that goes to sleep. Then you got the homie that is like, ‘Y’all gon’ put some beats on that shit?’ You get it all, man.”
Queen Naija Releases New EP
While waiting for the release of her sophomore album, Queen Naija drops an EP, ‘After The Butterflies’, to hold fans over in the meantime. The ten-track project features Monica, Eric Bellinger, and Ella Mai. She even included previously released tracks ‘Words of Affirmation’ and ‘No Fake Love’ featuring NBA YoungBoy.
Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz Are Back With Another Collab
Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz released their collaborative album, ‘Welcome 2 Collegrove’. The album comes nearly six years after the duo’s first collaborative release, ‘Collegrove’. Unlike the featureless original, this 21-track project taps in 21 Savage, Usher, Fabolous, Benny The Butcher, Vory, Rick Ross, and Marsha Ambrosius.
Lil Durk & OTF Are In The Trenches With This Project
Lil Durk & Only The Family (OTF) drop off their sixth compilation project, ‘Nightmare In The Trenches’. The 11-track project follows Lil Durk’s recent single ‘Smurk Carter’, and delivers new music from his roster.
Check out other new releases from Tyla, Ari Lennox, 42 Dugg, and more this week!
Ari Lennox Drops Her First Release Of The Year
Ari Lennox releases the official audio and video to her newest musical release ‘Get Close.’ This is the R&B songstress’s first release of the year.
Tyla Reveals Who Is Featured On The Remix Of Her Hit Song
After teasing the remix of her viral song, Tyla calls on Travis Scott to be featured.
42 Dugg Releases Latest Single Spindatbac
42 Dugg pulls up with a new release Spindatbac
17-Year-Old Qinq Madi Drops Offical EP
Qinq Madi releases her debut EP Qinq Madi along with official lyrics video to Vision
Luh Kel Delivers With Head Melodies
Luh Kel drops his latest project, Head Melodies.