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Luis Fonsi, Big Boi, Gunna, And More Friday Releases You Need To Hear

From  Luis Fonsi to G Herbo, Big Boi, and Gunna, here are the Friday music releases you need to hear.

Black History Month is already off to a great start. From  Luis Fonsi to G Herbo, Big Boi, and Gunna, here are the Friday music releases you need to hear below.

G Herbo & Southside – Still Swervin’

G Herbo and Southside have teamed up for a new joint album, entitled Still Swervin'. The project features guest appearances from Gunna, Juice Wrld, Pretty Savage, and Lil 40.

The album appears to be a follow-up to Swervo, which was a full-length record from Herbo and Swizzle last year. "This just to heat the streets up all a lil bit b4 I get back in t#GHerbo mode... All gangsta sh*t," Herbo tweeted ahead of the release. Stream Still Swervin' below.

Jazzy Amra – Amra

Jazzy Amra is coming up as a mentee of Wyclef Jean, and her impressive debut album Amra - executive produced by Jean - tells her story while proving The Fugees co-founder's ear for talent. The Bronx musician's six-track project features uptempo heaters about ain't shit exes ("Waste of Time") and ballads that search for strength from pain ("Jazmine's Diary"). "My inspiration while writing and recording my album was my every day life," she told Billboard. "Through the music, I wanted people to get to know me and see the truth about what I have gone through. Good and bad." The album also features guest appearances by Wyclef Jean and Jazzy's fellow Heads Music signee OG Riley.

Luis Fonsi – Vida

Luis Fonsi is back with his ninth studio album, Vida. It's his first studio LP in five years and follows the great success of "Despacito." The original version  of the song with Daddy Yankee has 5.9 million views on YouTube to date, and it's remix featuring Justin Bieber remains one of the top three songs on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs list. Both versions of "Despacito" are featured on the album, along with the pre-released tracks, “Echame la culpa” withDemi Lovato, “Calypso” with Stefflon Don, “Imposible” with Ozuna y “Sola.”

Of the album, Fonsi told The Associated Press: “These songs come from very honest, real places. Many have to do with me, many don’t. But I felt that my life is there, in each song,” said Fonsi, remembering himself running between the studio to his house to other professional commitments while his wife was pregnant, Rocco was born and starting to grow. “That life, that excitement, that love that you feel as a father for a child, the most pure and intense form of love — it’s impossible not to reflect that in my music, in the way I communicate. Vida is all that. It’s my life.”

Stream Vida below.

Payroll Giovanni – January 30th

After dropping three projects last year, Detroit's Payroll Giovanni is starting the new year with another album, January 30th. We're only a few tracks in, but this looks to be more of the street savvy shit-talking that Payroll and Doughboy Cashout fans have grown to love from them.

 

Big Boi – "Doin' It" ft. Sleepy Brown; "Return of the Dope Boi" ft. Killer Mike

Big Boi has shared two new tracks to kick off Feb. 2019. The first is titled "Doin' It" featuring Sleepy Brown. It's a mid-tempo song with a vintage style. The second is "Return of the Dope Boi" featuring Killer Mike. The track is another mid-tempo hit but comes with a more aggressive approach.

Listen to both songs below.

Gunna – "One Call"

While Gunna's upcoming project Drip Or Drown 2 has yet to receive an official release date, the rapper is keeping anticipation with his latest single "One Call."

The rapper announced the single on Instagram with cover art featuring an iPhone wrapped in a diamond-encrusted bracelet. "Bitch, I'm the man / Did it with no advance / Gave my nigga a chance / Tryna see what he gon' do," Gunna raps.Listen to "One Call" below.

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Jaden Smith, 03 Greedo, Lizzo, And More Friday Releases You Need To Hear

For your enjoyment, we've created a list of the hottest Friday releases of the week. From Jaden Smith to Lizzo, and more, here are the projects that you absolutely have to hear.

Jaden Smith – ERYS IS COMING

Jaden Smith dropped a surprise, three-track EP, entitled ERYS IS COMING. The new project serves as the sequel to 2017's SYRE (ERYS is SYRE spelled backward).

While this is bound to get the fans going, many suspect a full-length album will soon follow. While we wait, listen to EYRS IS COMING below.

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Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

Lizzo is back with her third studio album, Cuz I Love You. The 11-track project features guest appearances from Missy Elliott and Gucci Mane.

The album includes the pre-released tracks, "Juice," "Cuz I Love You," and the latest dance hit, "Tempo" featuring Missy.

"3 YEARS HAVE BEEN LEADING UP TO THIS MOMENT RIGHT HERE. IM CRYIN," Lizzo wrote on Twitter. "CUZ I LOVE YOU. ALBUM OUT. NOW."

Listen to Cuz I Love You below.

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Smokepurpp – Lost Planet

Smokepurpp's Lost Planet EP is here. The 8-track project includes guest appearances by Gunna, Lil Pump, and Choppa. It also includes the pre-released songs, "Repeat" and "Remember."

Stream Lost Planet below.

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Shy Glizzy – Covered In Blood

Shy Glizzy has dropped his 12-song project, Covered N Blood, featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again. It's a follow-up to his ambitious 2018 project, Fully Loaded.

"It’s a deep, deep album," he told HipHopDX in April 2019. "It’s a really deep album. A lot of my music is like a diary. This one is about what I’ve been going through the last few months."

Listen to Covered N Blood below.

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03 Greedo – Still Summer in the Projects

03 Greedo has released his new album, Still Summer in the Projects. It’s the rapper’s first full-length project since beginning his 20-year prison sentence last June 2018 for gun and drug trafficking charges.

DJ Mustard produced all 11 tracks on the project. The album includes guest features from YG, Shoreline Mafia, and Trilliano.

Still Summer in the Projects is a follow-up to Greedo's 2018 project, God Level.

Listen to the latest album from 03 Greedo below.

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Miguel Drops Spanish-Language EP 'Te Lo Dije'

In an ode to his Mexican heritage, Miguel has released a five-track project that is the Spanish/Spanglish version of his 2017 War & Leisure album. Te Lo Dije features collaborations with fellow Spanish-speaking artists Kali Uchis, C. Tangana, Dante Spintetta and Emmanuel Horvilleur, as well as Mexican Mariachi girl band, Flor de Toloache.

Miguel's Spanish-language project is one that he has been teasing his fans with, hence the name of the EP, Te Lo Dije. The phrase means "I told you so" in Spanish and also happens to be the name of a song on the EP. On this collaborative effort, Miguel is mixing in his R&B vibes with his Latin ties, so for fans looking for a mixture of both, they can listen the Spanish version of his hit, "Sky Walker" featuring Spinetta and Horvilleur. Uchis can also be found on "Carmelo Duro" showing off her Colombian roots.

This is the 33-year-old artist's first Spanish-language project and he even said that he thinks he likes "these songs better in Spanish." The R&B artist took to his Instagram account to his express his excitement on Te Lo Dije, as well as give props to people who helped him through the process.

"FIRST RELEASE OF THE YEAR," he wrote. "TE LO DIJE (a selection of songs off of W&L en español)."

 

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FIRST RELEASE OF THE YEAR ! TE LO DIJE (a selection of songs off of W&L en español) I want to thank my cousin @yeyasmiles and @flordetoloache, @kaliuchis and @c.tangana and everyone that helped me translate these songs 🙏🏾. I think you might like these better in Spanish. Enjoy . Love you

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Make sure to listen to Te Lo Dije here.

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Lil Kim Stunts On An Airport Runway In New 'Go Awff' Visual

In her latest visual for "Go Awff," Lil Kim, decked out in all black, went off in the video showing her loyal fans exactly what she's made of. In the Damien Sandoval directed-clip, Kim shows that she's the one in charge as she takes center stage in the dance sequences of the video.

In the raunchy visual, Kim sports a variety of different looks, at one point ditching her black ensemble for an all red 'fit. The at times black and white clip, featuring the constant backdrop of the airport runway, let fans focus on how hard Kim was going in on her bars.

The song, which samples XX's "Dangerous," showcases the rap legend defending all that she holds dear. "I'mma tell you like a ni**a told me. Don't play with my blood or my money/Gotta whole lotta people dependin' on me. I roll with a pack of wolves so best believe we gon' eat/I think it's time to go awff."

Kim's newest clip was teased on her social media for a while and it's obvious as to why. The 44-year-old artist donning a Diana Ross-wig and doing what she does best in this visual is enough for any old fan of Queen Bee to want to tune in. "Go Awff" is set to appear on 9, Kim's first album in nine years. Keep an eye out for her project, which officially drops May 17, and tune into her video up top.

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