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Solange, 2 Chainz, And More Friday Music Releases You Need To Hear

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It looks like Mar. 2019 is starting off with a bang for new music releases. To kick off the month right, we've compiled a list of the new tunes you should be listening to. From Solange to 2 Chainz, and more check out the biggest Friday releases below.

Solange – When I Get Home

Solange is back. The singer-songwriter dropped her latest project, When I Get Home featuring 19 tracks.

There was very little warning for this album. It arrived only after Solo began dropping hints and videos teasers on various social platforms this week. She began the album rolled out with a takeover on BlackPlanet with a series of video previews. She later headed over to Instagram and Twitter, where she dropped more artistic gems about what was in store. Solange concluded with the tracklist and a SmartURL to streaming platforms.

When I Get Home is a follow-up to her Grammy Award-winning album, A Seat At The Table. Listen to the new project below.

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2 Chainz – Rap Or Go To The League

2 Chainz never misses. The rapper has finally released his highly-anticipated studio album, Rap Or Go To The League. The 12-track project includes guest appearances from Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, Young Thug, Ariana Grande, Chance the Rapper, Kodak Black, and more.

The album gained massive attention after Lebron James announced that he was going to be 2 Chainz's official A&R for the project. "Can’t wait for y’all to hear the continues evolution of his profound skills from his mind to the booth to the records itself. Proud of you homie and the people will be as well when this hits," James wrote on Instagram, teasing behind the scenes footage of 2 Chainz's creative process.

Rap Or Go To The League is the first studio album since 2017's Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Stream the new album below.

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Little Simz – GREY Area

Little Simz is back with GREY Area, her first studio album since 2016. The 10-track project features Cleo Sol, Little Dragon, and more.

The English rapper teased the album with the release of its lead single, "Selfish," featuring Cleo Sol.  Simz previous commented on Twitter, saying her album was a reflection of being in her mid-twenties.  "No one warned me it was going to be this hard," she told the DJ. "It feels like a grey area - which is why I called the album that. I definitely feel like this is my best work," she wrote.

The album also features the pre-released tracks, "101FM," "Offence," and "Boss." It's her first album since 2016’s Stillness in Wonderland. Listen to Little Simz's GREY Area below.

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T-Pain – 1UP

T-Pain makes a triumphant return to music with his latest release 1UP. It's his first project since 2017's Oblivion. The 12-part album, which was released Feb. 27, includes features from Lil Wayne, Russ, O.T. Genasis and more.

The project brings back the sultry waves of autotune T-Pain in the best ways imaginable. The LP is comprised mostly of love songs that tell stories of late-night hookups with the occasional upbeat, track that solidifies Pain’s G.O.A.T. status in hip-hop.

Stream T-Pain’s new 1UP album below.

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DaBaby – Baby On Baby

DaBaby's new project, Baby On Baby has arrived. The 13-track project features appearances from  OffsetRich The Kid, Rich Homie Quan, and more. In addition to the new tunes, DaBaby announced that he will be heading on tour this spring. The tour will begin on Mar. 29, in Oklahoma City, running through major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, before concluding on May 12, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Listen to Baby On Baby below.

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Juice Wrld – "Deathrace For Love"

Juice WRLD refuses to let up. After releasing a collaborative album with Future in Oct. 2018, the rapper has been teasing fans with the new single, "A Deathrace For Love."

The song produced, by Purps on the Beat is an up-tempo banger about a lost love."You drive me insane, no girl make me feel this way/Wait girl, you got your ways, girl you are my getaway," the rapper rhymes. "Wait, let me keep you safe/In exchange, give me brain brain."

"A Deathrace For Love" is the latest track from his highly-anticipated album is Hear Me Calling. It follows the pre-released tracks, "Robbery" and "Hear Me Calling."

In preparation for the album, Juice Wrld revealed the cover art for the project and the accompanying tour dates, which starts on April 25 in Vancouver, BC. The 22-track album, Hear Me Calling drops on March 8. Listen to "Deathrace For Love" below.

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Gesaffelstein Ft. Pharrell –"Blast Off"

Pharrell and Gesaffelstein have connected on the new single, "Blast Off." The new collaboration in the third single to be released from Gesaffelstein's upcoming, sophomore album, Hyperion. It follows behind the pre-released tracks, "Reset" and "Lost In Fire," featuring The Weeknd.

Shortly after "Blast Off" hit streaming services, Gesaffelsteing revealed the cover art and release date for Hyperion. The 10-track project is slated to debut on Mar. 8. In the meantime, listen to "Blast Off" below.

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Nicky Jam And Ozuna's "Te Robare" Video Transports Them To Another World

Nicky Jam and Ozuna are on a mission to get the girl they want at all costs. A black and white montage serves as the backdrop for their playful new video for their latest single, “Te Robare,” which translates into the mischievous: “I’ll steal you.”

Throughout their performance, a bevy of beautiful women have brief interludes that go from talking in a vaporized infused telephone booth to breaking into a sexy dance group sequence. "We are very happy to be able to share this new single with the fans of the reggaetón genre, we are sure that they will enjoy this song as much as we do,” Nicky said in a press release.

Despite the video featuring a slew of women, it's worth noting that it looks sexy but classic. Jam prides himself in creating this type of imagery in his visuals. In 2017, he told Billboard, "Our audience is so broad that we have to make videos where women look beautiful and conservative and are treated with respect because the videos are seen by kids and adults," he said. "Other reggaetóneros who do what they do are targeting one audience. They don’t have the same responsibility we do."

In addition to releasing new music, Nicky Jam is kicking off his "Intimo Tour 2019" on April 11 in Chicago and will go through the month of May. Watch the video for "Te Robare" above.

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Premiere: Tommie of 'Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta' Calls On Anthony Hamilton For 'Truth' Music Video

"With every trial is a testimony!" Tommie tells VIBE. "Here is mine."

With that, the The Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star drops her new music video for "Truth." The song sees her recounting a lifetime of struggles - sexual assault, birthing her child in jail, homelessness, and more, while a soulful Anthony Hamilton sings a hook that congratulates her for how far she's come. The video, directed by illHD and Tommie herself, splits between its own storyline and vintage footage of her life.

“This is/was my real life! Beyond the lights. I wanted to share with the people the back story, my whole truth," Tommie said. "In doing so I hope to motivate others struggling with their truth to not be afraid and be inspired to not give up!”

Watch the video for Tommie and Anthony Hamilton's "Truth" above.

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Rich The Kid, Nav, And More Friday Music Releases You Need To Hear

Mar. 2019 was a pretty slow month, but we are back with a new list of the hottest Friday releases. From Rich the Kid to Nav and more, here are all of the Friday music releases that you need to hear below.


Rich The Kid – The World Is Yours 2

Rich the Kid is back with The World Is Yours 2. The 16-track project features Offset, Big Sean, Tory Lanez, Gunna, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. The album also includes the pre-released singles, "Splashin'" and "4 Phones."

This is Rich the Kid's second studio album. It is a sequel to The World Is Yours, which was released in Mar. 2018.

Listen to Rich the Kid's new album below.

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Nav – Bad Habits

Nav's sophomore studio album is here. Bad Habits consists of 16 tracks and includes guest appearances by Meek Mill, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Gunna, and more.

Nav dropped the tracklist and video teaser ahead of the album's release. The preview includes behind-the-scenes footage of the rapper's past live concerts.

The album is completely produced by The Weeknd. Listen to Bad Habits below.

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With a memorable freestyle on Sway In the Morning and Mass Appeal's recently concluded Starting 5 tour under his belt, Albany, Ga. rapper Cantrell has settled down to release his sophomore EP, DEVIL NEVER EVEN LIVED. The second half of a two-EP anthology started with Stardust 2 Angels (2018), Cantrell's new project is anchored by the singles "Fo Five" and "Know It's Wrong" and shares heavy, internalized storytelling with hauntingly beautiful production.

“I wanted to go deeper into me, what I’ve come from, and how that may have shaped the young man that created Stardust 2 Angels,” Cantrell said in a statement about the album. “I wanted to show it all, the good and the bad that brought me to this point... I’m asking for listeners' time so they deserve that much, if not more.”

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Megan Thee Stallion – "Sex Talk"

Raunch and debauchery ensue in Megan Thee Stallion's newest single "Sex Talk." The track, which arrived early Friday morning (March 22), is sexy, empowering, and strong as the 24-year-old takes charge of her sexual nature in this single that puts a women's pleasure over a man's.

"Can I f**k ya to a trap beat? He said girl you tryin' to trap me?/Ah hell nah, ni**a no I ain't (What?)/You can hit that door, here go ahead leave," she raps over the bass-heavy beat.

"Sex Talk" is projected to land on the Houston rappers forthcoming album Fever, which is slated to hit streaming shelves in Apr 2019. Stream the Stallion's "Sex Talk" below.

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Jacquees ft. Lil Baby – "Your Peace"

Jacquees, or the King of R&B, as he likes to call himself, just released a new single featuring Lil’ Baby. “Your Peace” features Jacquees' signature sound and the Atlanta rapper riding on the R&B beat. Listen to the track to hear the two Georgia artists try to find peace with a special someone.

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