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Future, The Weeknd, And More Friday Releases You Need To Hear

Here are the songs you should be listening to. 

New year, new music. Artists are kicking off 2019 with some new jams that you definitely need to hear. From Future to The Weeknd and Nomarni, here are the Friday music drops you should be listening to.

Future – "Jump on a Jet"

Future is pumping out the hits in 2019. The rapper recently dropped his latest single, "Jumping on a Jet" in preparation for his upcoming album.

Hendrixx announced that he would be releasing his new LP, THE WIZRD, which is slated to drop on Jan. 18. The album will also be accompanied by a documentary of the same name, which will likely chronicle his creative process.

Stream "Jumping on a Jet" below.

Gesaffelstein ft. The Weeknd – "Lost in the Fire"

The Weeknd has joined forces with French producer Gesaffelstein for their new single "Lost in the Fire."

The song began gaining attention on the Internet after some fans suspected that The Weeknd was taking shots at Drake. "And I just want a baby with the right one/‘Cause I would never be the one to hide one," The Weeknd sings. It was assumed that the line was referring to Drake's son Adonis.

According to the lyrics on Apple Music, however, the line is actually: “I would never be the one to hurt one.”

Listen to "Lost in the Fire" below.

Normani & Sam Smith – "Dancing With A Stranger"

Normani is gearing up for a pop takeover. The former Fifth Harmony member teamed up with Sam Smith for their new collaboration "Dancing With A Stranger." The smoky ballad perfectly pairs Sam's commanding vocals with Normani's lustful energy.

According to Normani, the collaboration occurred after the two just so happened to be working next to each other in a studio in Los Angeles. Of the song, Smith said that "it bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring.  It is also such a beautiful moment for me as I’m a huge, huge fan of Normani and everything she is. I’m so excited to watch her light shine."

Listen to "Dancing With A Stranger" below.

 

Khlaid & Kane Brown – "Saturday Nights (Remix)"

Khalid enlists country musician and songwriter Kane Brown for the remix to his Suncity standout, “Saturday Nights.” Fans of the original song will be glad to know that the original arrangement hasn’t been touched, however, Brown tells his story in the song’s second verse, which deals with a story of a starry-eyed woman.

The El Paso, TX native released his follow-up to American Teen in October 2018, and Brown has steadily been on the rise as one to watch on the country scene.

Listen to "Saturday Nights (Remix)" below.

Boogie – "Silent Ride"

Boogie is back with a new track. The Compton native recently dropped "Silent Ride." The song appears on his upcoming project, Everything's For Sale, which is slated to drop on Jan. 25.

The slow-burning track sounds like the perfect background tunes to ride down the street with. I know I'm wrong but let me slide / Uh, Yes I ain't right before I ride / Just tell the world but I'm dead inside / The ride was long, I slept for five / She got my phone, I'm petrified/ She read my text, I read her mind," he spits.

Listen to Boogie's "Silent Ride" below.

Kemba – "Deadass"

New York City’s Kemba is back from a quiet time away from the scene with his declaration of his devotion to the Big Apple, the boom-baptic “Deadass.” Introduced by Ebro who played it on his Beats 1 show, Kemba could potentially be taking this and other hits on the road during his upcoming Vibrant Tour. It kicks off on Jan. 30 in Boston, and concludes in Denver on Mar. 9.

Listen to "Deadass" below.

Makonnen Ft. Gucci Mane – "Spendin"

Makonnen is back with a new single. He dropped "Spendin" featuring Gucci Mane. The track comes years after Makonnen deliver a tribute to Guwop on the song "Big Gucci."

Listen to "Spendin" below.

Curren$y – Plan of Attack

Curren$y calls on his Jet Life cohorts Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy Go for “Plan Of Attack,” their first track together in almost five years. The nearly three-minute song was produced by 206derek, B-Eazy the DJ, and SethFromAbove, and features the group trading off verses. Curren$y will be going on tour with Wiz Khalifa for their joint 2009 tour, which is set to begin in February.

Listen to Curren$y's "Plan of Attack" below.

Lil Duval Ft. Ty Dolla $ign – "Pull Up"

Lil Duval is taking his newfound music fame seriously and included heavyweight Ty Dolla $ign in his new track “Pull Up.” The feel-good track is sure to get people moving, and joins “Smile” as another certified bop from the comedian. Back in December, the two teased the potential track via social media. “We just vibing to this new sh*t,” Duval said during an Instagram Live session with Ty back in December. “You already know what the f*ck going on.”

Listen to "Pull Up" below.

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Premiere: Mass Appeal's 070 Phi Teaches Smart Street Politics In 'Good Contracts' Music Video

In the Llama-directed music video for his song "Good Contracts," New Jersey rapper 070 Phi tells a harrowing street tale of violence, kidnapping and betrayal.

“The concept behind 'Good Contracts' is keeping yourself out of a vulnerable position where somebody can take advantage of you. In the video, one of the characters involved himself with a woman that he met outside and brought her to where he makes his money," 070 Phi told VIBE. "His relationship with her was like a bad contract because all she wants to do is take advantage of him and rob him for his money. Metaphorically speaking my character is a good lawyer that helps him out of his situation.”

Musically, 070 Phi uses witty autotuned rhymes to share his sense of impending doom in the face of block enemies and corrupt cops, and how he plans to keep his integrity in all scenarios. "Good Contracts" is the second visual from his EP Outside, which is available on all streaming platforms through Mass Appeal Records.

Phi's Hudson County, New Jersey-rooted 070 Collective has been making waves for the past year and change. Phi formed the crew with Shake, Ralph River, Treee Safari, Behard, Bhee, Malick, Hack, and production group The Kompetition. Since then, Phi and Shake have both have found success: Phi as a signee of Mass Appeal Records, and appearing on the label's Starting 5: Vol. 1 compilation, and Shake as a signee of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music, appearing on songs "Ghost Town" and "Violent Crimes" from West's album Ye, as well as appearing on Pusha T's Daytona and Nas' Nasir.

Fans can see 070 Phi perform on the Starting 5 tour with Mass Appeal labelmates Fashawn, Stro, Ezri, and Cantrell. See tour dates below, and RSVP for free online.

Upcoming Dates: 2/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall 2/16 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge 2/18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry 2/19 – Milwaukee, WI – The Backroom @ Colectivo Café 2/21 – Chicago, IL – Reggie's Rock Club 2/22 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room @ The Crofoot 2/24 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli 2/26 – Montréal, QC – Le Belmont 2/28 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs 3/1 – New York, NY – S.O.B's 3/2 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy 3/3 – Washington, DC – DC9 3/5 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl

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Drake, Cardi B, Bruno Mars, And More Friday Releases You Need To Hear

February is off to an epic start. Cardi B and Bruno Mars hopped back in the studio to deliver another banger; Drake re-released his breakout mixtape for streaming platforms; and that's just the half of it.

Check out the latest Friday music releases below.

Drake – So Far Gone

Drake's breakout mixtape, So Far Gone is finally available to stream. The project was originally released in 2009, but never made it to streaming platforms until now.

Drake and fans recently celebrated the mixtape's 10-year anniversary on Feb. 13. The OVO frontrunner shared a heartfelt post on Instagram, thanking Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, and more artists who contributed to the project and his career throughout the years.

The 18-track album includes the hit singles, "Successful," "Best I Ever Had," and "Houstatlantavegas." Stream So Far Gone below.

India.Arie – Worthy

India.Arie is back with a new project. Her new project, Worthy, features 16 tracks. The singer previously released "That Magic" ahead of the album's debut. It's currently at the top of the Urban A/C radio chart.

Worthy is India.Arie's first full-length album in five years. In support of the new project, the songstress announced a tour. It will begin on Apr. 30, in Jacksonville, and run through major cities, including Detroit, Boston, Atlanta, and New York.

Listen to Worthy below.

Cardi B, Bruno Mars – "Please Me"

Cardi B and Bruno Mars are back with another banger. The two released their latest collaboration, entitled "Please Me."

The Bronx native teased the new track on Instagram. The song is their second collaboration since 2016's "Finesse (Remix)."  The colorful music video gained viral attention for paying homage to In Living Color.

Listen to Cardi B and Bruno Mars' new track below.

Offset – "Red Room"

Offset is teasing his upcoming, solo album with a new single. "Red Room" was originally released on Thursday (Feb. 14). On the four-minute track, the Migos member discusses various aspects of his life including his near-fatal car accident in 2018. He also discusses his past life dabbling in gang activity.  The single was dropped with an accompanying video, which brings most of his stories to life.

"Red Room" is the first music release from Offset's upcoming album, which is slated to drop on Feb. 22. Of the album, Offset previously told Billboard: "I'm talking about relevant situations that have occurred over the last 18 or 24 months, like me being in the crash, my kids, my family time and me being married... There's different parts of my life. The ups and downs of being in music, the feeling of people doubting me and being the underdog to becoming the big dog."

Watch the video for "Red Room" below.

Salaam Remi Ft. Amy Winehouse & Nas – "Find My Love"

Salaam Remi just unveiled a new track featuring the late Amy Winehouse and Nas. The posthumous track, entitled "Find My Love" is featured on Remi's upcoming compilation project, Do It for the Culture 2.

The song was reportedly record during a studio session prior to Winehouse's death in 2011. "Working with friends is the best part of being a creator,” Remi shared in a statement. "With Nas and Amy being two of my closest creative partners over the years, this organically feels like the first song from my Do It for the Culture 2 collection of songs."

Listen to "Find My Love" below.

Lil Kim – "Go Awff"

Lil Kim dropped a new single titled "Go Awff." On the track, the rap legend spits bars about her iconic status. "Queen Bee gon’ reign forever / I’m Mother Nature / I determine the weather / The way I slay, you bitches could never," she spit.

Lil Kim is gearing up for her new studio album. It's unclear if "Go Awff" will appear on the album or if it is just a standalone. Listen the new track below.

Saweetie – "Mood"

Saweetie is keeping the Valentines day spirit alive with "Mood."

The new single is a cute return for the self-proclaimed "Icy" girl, with a two-minute track where the emcee reminisces on the fun of a high-profile relationship. "When we step out it's some paparazzi sh*t," she raps over the verse.

Listening to the track, it's possible that the 25-year-old is talking about her relationship with Migos rapper, Quavo. Though the song does not make mention of his name, the record feels as though it draws on the personal experience of a good time with a significant other.

Listen to Sweetie's "Mood" below.

Kash Doll Ft. 2 Chainz – "Ice Me Out (Remix)"

In her remix to her hit single Ice Me Out, Kash Doll calls on 2 Chainz to execute the 4-minute trap beat. In between the original bars of the song, 2 Chainz swoops in and adds his own clever twist to the hit song with verses like “I got more kicks than FIFA/Ice around my neck like a fever/raw papers looking like Cohibas/raw paper looking like my heater," he spits.

Listen to the "Ice Me Out (Remix)" below.

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Premiere: Choosey And Exile ft. Aloe Blacc Yearn For A California Style Ride On "Low Low"

With mesmerizing west coast style beats, Choosey aspires for a low rider to speed past a gazillion California palm trees in as he raps about his wishes on “Low Low.” The song uses hopeful rhymes, an Aloe Blacc chorus, and a mariachi-infused instrumental by Exile finds him pondering how fly life would be if he had a low rider in his possession. It’s almost as if he’s trying to say “Life is but a dream," with a couple of verses.

The Southern California native is signed to Dirty Science Records, and focuses on making music that plays homage to his Afro-Chicano heritage. Additionally, he raps about the politics that come with his ethnic identity paired with the societal ills that make his existence harder, like gentrification.

“My biggest influences have been people who spoke from the heart, and what’s most honest about me is my heritage,” Choosey stated on a press release. “There’s a stigma that Black and Mexican cultures don’t get along, but I wanted to show the beauty in being a product of both.”

His forthcoming album Black Beans is slated to drop in March and will have production from west coast heavyweight Exile. “Oldies are a big part of Chicano culture on the west coast from the ‘50s to now. Choosey is born out of that. So with this album, we wanted to unify that sound with Hip-Hop,” Exile said.

It's been a long time coming, building the foundation to tell @kingChoosey Story. I am the soundtrack, he is the author of this aoutobiography called #BlackBeansLP https://t.co/ySg4ckxuc9

— EXILE (@ExileRadio) February 6, 2019

Ultimately, Choosey wants his sonic authenticity to catapult him into success with the admission of still staying true to his message. “I want to be amongst the greats and connect directly with people as a voice who spoke from the heart,” he said.

Listen to “Low Low” below.

 

 

 

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