Hip-hop is moving as fast as ever. Luckily, we’re doing the work to put the best music in one place for you. This week, there was new music from rising artist TJ Porter, Kevin Gates, Big KRIT (featuring Lil Wayne and Saweetie,) and ASAP Ferg, the City Girls and ANTHA. There was also another “Old Town Road” remix from Lil Nas X, as well as videos for Schoolboy Q’s “Dangerous” and Cardi B’s “Press.” Here’s the best of the rest:
Fat Joe, Dre, Lil Wayne, “Pullin”
Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, and Dre all have a track record of collaborating on bangers together. They tried out their winning formula one more time on “Pullin,” a record that, ahem, pulls Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On” as a chorus, separating a trio of braggadocious verses over sinister keys.
Roc Marciano, “Not One”
Roc Marciano is set to release his The Prequel EP, a follow-up to his Behold A Dark Horse project. The soulful “Not One” is a taste of what to expect from the project — as if his fans don’t already know he’ll be dropping gems like, “if the fur don’t drag when I’m rockin it, I don’t want it” over layered, jazzy production.
Madeintyo decided to pay homage to one of the world’s most loved and desired figures with the title of his latest track “RIRI.” Madeintyo trickles off a lazy flow over the glorious instrumental to Young Nudy’s “MarcB” on the three-minute track.
Bhad Barbie Feat. NLE Choppa, “Get Like Me”
Two of the game’s youngest, most viral personalities link up on “Get Like Me,” an unapologetic ode to the almighty dollars in which they both implore listeners to get their money up over charging production.
Joyner Lucas, “Broke And Stupid”
Joyner Lucas breathed new life into a classic on “Broke And Stupid,” in which he dishes off lyrically-dense bars about his newfound success (“I’m so famous I can finally hit Jay-Z direct / I might hit up Drake and tell ‘em to send me the jet”) over the classic Weldon Irving sample Jay-Z flipped for “Dear Summer” over a decade ago.
Jeezy Feat. Master P, “Gone”
Master P and Jeezy collaborated on “Gone,” a lush Drumma Boy-produced track from the soundtrack to P’s I Got The Hookup 2 movie, which is coming 21 years after the original.
Wifisfuneral, “Eggs,” “WYA Pt. 2”
Wifisfuneral is one of the most prolific artists in the game. His Ethernet 2 project is here today, but earlier this week he released the lovelorn, nihilistic “WYA Pt. 2” and the tongue-twisting “Eggs” to whet his fans’ appetite.
YBN Almighty Jay, “Disappear”
YBN Almighty Jay gets sentimental on “Disappear,” a melancholy, guitar-driven track in which he admits “I moved to LA for the sunshine ‘cause I got tired of rainy days,” and champions his evolution from rough days in his native Birmingham, Alabama, where “we couldn’t go outside no more cause they lettin’ off too many shots.”
Rich Brian Feat. Bekon, “Yellow”
88Rising’s Rich Brian came onto the scene with the humorously ironic “Dat Stick,” (as the awfully-named Rich Chigga) but the evolution in his craft is evident on “Yellow,” one of his most earnest tracks yet. Over soaring strings, he croons about being remembered, while lamenting “I can’t remember when I last felt alive.”
N.A.O Quelly, “Mo Betta”
N.A.O Quelly is a rising name to pay attention to, and his energetic “Mo Betta” track is a strong example of why. He commandeers a methodical, optimistic synth loop with a tongue-twisting flow and a lithe, high-pitched voice that’s sure to make him a memorable presence.
Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.