December has formally arrived, and whereas the chilly winter months at the moment are absolutely upon us, the Hip Hop and R&B world determined to return via this week with some fireplace.
Look no additional in case you’re caught in a post-Thanksgiving malaise: there’s loads of hits for every type of followers represented on this week’s version of HipHopDX‘s New Music Friday.
Kicking issues off this week are Latto, GloRilla and Memphis legend Gangsta Boo with their collaborative single “FTCU.” From there we head north to Harlem the place we hyperlink with A$AP Rocky for his newest drop “Shittin’ Me.” Additionally included this week is the generational mashup of 21 Savage and Nas on “One Mic, One Gun,” Cordae’s “Really feel It In The Air” and far more.
What’s getting your first spin this week? Tell us within the feedback.
Latto, GloRilla & Gangsta Boo – “FTCU”
Latto, GloRilla and Gangsta Boo is an sudden, however deeply welcome trio. Three glorious MCs, two from this technology and one from the period which helped pave the way in which, their most up-to-date effort “FTCU” was designed to inject some warmth into this December.
Latto, the hard-spitting Atlanta rapper recognized for hits resembling “Huge Power,” additionally appeared on the remix to Glorilla’s ultra-viral “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” alongside JT from Metropolis Women. In the meantime, Gangsta Boo’s been energetic of late, releasing “Huge Momma” with Hannah Monds this previous October.
A$AP Rocky – “Shittin’ Me”
For years now, A$AP Rocky has hardly been energetic within the rap world. One must return to 2018 to discover a new album from the New York rapper. And whereas he has dropped a few singles and options since then, specifically “D.M.B.,” “Arya” with BAPE-founder Nigo and “Doja” with $NOT, Rocky has been comparatively silent.
His newest single “Shittin’ Me” has simply arrived and hints that there could also be extra to return from the “Sundress” MC.
Nas & 21 Savage – “One Mic, One Gun”
One of many pitfalls of social media is that each misspeak or error spreads like wildfire, obscuring and even altering the intention of the one that initially spoke. 21 Savage can communicate on to this, as his feedback about generational nice Nas had been blown out of context and had been utilized in an try to spark a non-existent beef.
In an effort to fight the false narrative, Nas and 21 Savage got here collectively for “One Mic, One Gun” a booming track of mutual respect.
IDK – “Coal”
Cordae – “Really feel It In The Air”
Don’t let his age idiot you: Cordae’s journey in Hip Hop might seem sudden, but it surely was actually a strategic and concerted effort from one of the crucial hungry younger rappers within the sport.
After the discharge of Cordae’s From a Birds Eye View, which was met with combined opinions, the previous YBN member stored pushing his nostalgic sound with singles resembling “Unacceptable” and “So With That,” in addition to featured verses on songs resembling Bazzi’s “Solely Fan” and “Spinnin” with Dougie B and B-Lovee. Lower than a month after his final verse dropped, Cordae is again with “Really feel It In The Air.”
Coi Leray – “Gamers”
Coi Leray receives lots of pointless hate within the Hip Hop panorama. Her music, recognized for its bouncy and playful really feel, is commonly extra well-executed than individuals give credit score for. Take, as an example, the liveliness of tracks resembling “Blick Blick” with Nicki Minaj or “TWINNEM.”
Leray’s newest providing “Gamers,” is a enjoyable tackle a basic sound, with the “No Extra Events” rapper borrowing a pattern from the famed “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & The Livid 5, including her personal bubbly texture.
Allstar JR & BabyTron – “MMA”
$UICIDEBOY$ – “My Swisher Candy, However My Sig Sauer”
The vitriolic and angsty sounds of the $UICIDEBOY$ have been mixing genres for nearly a decade. Composed of cousins Ruby da Cherry and $crim, the New Orleans-based duo attracts affect from various totally different sources, together with the grime of Three 6 Mafia, heavy rock bands resembling Korn, and extra.
Their newest single “My Swisher Candy, However My Sig Sauer” is an amalgam of their previous work: exhausting raps over heavy, southern drums.
Lil Skies – “RAGE!”
Don’t overlook to stream “Hoodwinked” by TOBi, this week’s Honorable Point out.