Each week, check out 10 recent releases to add to your Spotify Playlists. Plenty of different vibes curated for various moods. Each week the list will consist of artists you may have already heard of or new ones to watch out for. Expand your music palette and check out the new singles below.
1. Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – Sweetest Pie
Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion are sharing the spotlight together in their newest single, “Sweetest Pie.” Clocking in at approximately three-and-a-half minutes, the collaborative effort features production from OG Parker, Romano and Platinum Library. The two stars’ collaboration also comes with a new visual directed by Dave Meyers (whose credits include videos for Kendrick Lamar, Normani, Drake, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift), and Megan Thee Stallion is credited for coming up with the concept.
Watch Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa’s “Sweetest Pie” music video below.
2. Lucky Daye – Candy Drip
The six-time Grammy nominated crooner hailing from New Orleans known as Lucky Daye, has arrived with his sophomore album, “Candy Drip,” just in time for his tour to follow. The project is the follow up to his GRAMMY nominated debut album “Painted” along with the EP “Table For Two” which he released last year. The new album features production from long-time collaborator, D’Mile, who produced a handful of songs on this album including the previously released “NWA”, “Candy Drip” and the lead single “Over”. Lucky Daye is also set to hit the road with Joyce Wrice for his “Candydrip Tour” which kicks off next week in Portland. The 26-city tour kicks off in Portland and will wrap in New York City in April.
Listen to the new album by Lucky Daye below.
3. Latto feat. 21 Savage – Wheelie
Days after Latto confirmed 21 Savage would feature on her highly-anticipated new track “Wheelie,” the pair linked up for the track’s official music video. After teasing the track’s featured artist with several hints in February, Latto unveiled the official cover art for “Wheelie” on Instagram on Wednesday, confirming that 21 Savage offers a few guest verses on the single only two days prior to its release. Latto and 21 complement one another on the catchy tune that is sonically a nice way to ease into these Spring months. There is also a dance challenge being sparked on TikTok, so be prepared to hear much more of this one in the weeks to come.
Listen and watch the video for “Wheelie” here below.
4. Takeoff feat. Rich The Kid – Crypto
For his first solo release in two years, Takeoff has enlisted Rich the Kid. Entitled “Crypto,” the new single sees the Migos rapper embrace his love for cryptocurrency and the fortune that it has brought him. The Migos member connects with the recent Mike Dean collaborator for the new track complete with an accompanying video from director Rich Porter. Credited with production on the track are DJ Durel, 808iden, and Melee.
Stream Takeoff and Rich the Kid’s “Crypto” now and watch the music video here.
5. Sheensea – ALPHA
After much anticipation, dancehall superstar, Shenseea, finally releases her debut album, “Alpha.” The 14-track set is led by her single, “Lick,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, as well as her singles “R U That,” with 21 Savage, and her most recent, “Deserve It.” Guests also include Offset, Tyga, Beenie Man, and Sean Paul.
Stream “ALPHA” here and listen to the album below.
6. Eli Derby feat. 6LACK – Lately
Following the success of last fall’s, “Gaslight,” rising star Eli Derby has continued to build on his momentum with an acoustic cover of Tyler, The Creator‘s “Earfquake” and another infectious bop titled “Love Song.” He adds to that with “Lately,” a collaboration alongside fellow LVRN talent 6LACK that’s centered around their former flames drifting off to another love interest.
Enjoy Eli Derby and 6LACK’s “Lately.”
7. Mariah the Scientist – Church
Mariah the Scientist satisfies fans with The Intermission, an EP of previously unreleased singles. The four-track release, which is out today on RCA Records, is inspired by comedy in art, notably taking parts of broadcast television and merging them with music in a comical way. “Church” is one of the earliest songs written by Mariah the Scientist and is inspired by new love.
You can hear the single, “Church” below.
8. Sean Paul feat. Pia Mia – How We Do It
Reggaeton icon, Sean Paul, has recruited pop start, Pia Mia for a new party-starting anthem, “How We Do It.” The track pops off as an international anthem. Its energy dips in and out of island-inflected dancehall beats, slick R&B, and swaggering pop. Sean Paul leans into the production with a smooth and slick flow before multiplatinum artist, actress, and presence Pia Mia counters with an instantly unforgettable chorus.
Listen to “How We Do It” and watch the music video here.
9. Tobi Lou – Non-Perishable
Back with his third chill-hop genre styled album, Tobi Lou returns with “Non-Perishable.” ‘Non-Perishable’ celebrates the connections between humans. Whether that be friendships, relationships, familial ties or the grey areas in between, Lou’s veritable flow and grasp of the modern rap scene is noticeable and intimidatingly effortless.
Stream and listen to “Non-Perishable” here now.
10. Benny the Butcher – Tana Talk 4
More than three years since the release of his 2018 project, “Tana Talk 3,” Benny the Butcher has returned with its sequel. The 12-track project features the previously released J. Cole-featuring single “Johnny P’s Caddy,” as well as guest appearances from Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Boldy James, Diddy, Stove God Cooks, and 38 Spesh. Tana Talk 4 is Benny’s first full-length offering since last year’s seven-track EP Pyrex Picasso, which arrived on the heels of the Buffalo rapper’s other 2021 EP, The Plugs I Met 2. Serving as the official follow-up to his 2020 Burden of Proof album, Tana Talk 4 also marks Benny’s first release since he inked a record deal with Def Jam last November.
Stream the album and listen here.
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