We’re back with another week of new music! Today was quite a pleasant day for all the Rap and R&B lovers. If you don’t know why, don’t worry because we’re about to show you. You can always rely on The Rap Up to give you your weekly does of Hip-Hop and R&B music!
We won’t keep you waiting any longer. We have a lot of things to cover in just one sitting. Let’s dive in to these new releases!
Jhene Aiko: Chilombo
In last week’s Rap Up, we discussed Jhene’s new music video for ‘Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E),’ which features Future and Miguel. As promised, we’re discussing her brand new album Chilombo. If you haven’t listened to this masterpiece, we highly suggest that you do so. The album is a mixture of uptown, New York type of vibes (‘One Way St.’ and ’10k Hours’), pure, relaxing R&B (‘Lightning & Thunder’), and melodies that will make you feel like you’re floating (basically all of the tracks on this album). With Jhene’s angelic vocals and skilled poetry, this is an album we refuse to let you miss out on. Whether you need to relax your mind, an uplifting message, or simply just something to vibe to, Jhene has exactly what you need.
You can stream Chilombo on all platforms here!
Lil Uzi Vert: Eternal Atake
Next up is Lil Uzi Vert, who dropped his album Eternal Atake after three years since Luv Is Rage 2. Many of his fans are raving about the project, as it reminds them of the Lil Uzi Vert from 2016 (not gonna lie, that was also a great era for him). If you’re an O.G Uzi fan, you know the vibe. With unique sounds and fire beats, the album only features one artist, Syd. After it’s release this past Friday, it already earned over 47 million streams on Spotify, which makes Eternal Atake the third album to have the biggest debut this year. We expect nothing less from the legendary Uzi!
You can stream Eternal Atake on all platforms here!
Meg Thee Stallion: Suga
Our hot girl Meg Thee Stallion also took part in giving us a good Friday, am I right? She dropped her 9-track EP Suga, which features her previous single ‘B.I.T.C.H.’ I think we can all agree that Meg is our number one go-to whenever we need a little confidence. She did create #HotGirlSummer, after all, and she’s going to keep sending that same energy throughout. Throughout Suga, she sends out many messages that are empowering for women. Don’t tolerate or stand for bullshit, know your worth, be your unapologetic self, and that you’re hot as f*ck! Sassy, mood, nasty.
You can stream Suga on all platforms!
Lil Baby & Lil Wayne: ‘Forever’
This past Tuesday, Lil Baby dropped the music video for ‘Forever, which features Lil Wayne. Found on his recently dropped album My Turn, ‘Forever’ would be a great track for your workout playlist or pre-game playlist if you’re an athlete. It’s a dope track that comes with a dope visual. If you’re in love with Lil Baby, you can stream My Turn on all platforms, along with Lil Wayne’s new album Funeral.
Rich The Kid: ‘Red’
This past Friday, Rich The Kid released a couple things for his fans: the release date of his upcoming album and a new single. First of all, we need to talk to Rich The Kid about how this song is only two minutes long! I mean, we get that you want to tease us for the rest of the album, but this song is too good for it to be so short. In fact, we’re adding it to our music library as we speak (Well, type). As for the other release, Rich The Kid announced that he is scheduled to release his new album Bossman on March 13th. Save the date! We definitely will after listening to ‘Red.’
Stream ‘Red’ on all platforms here!
Moneybagg Yo: ‘Pistol By Da Bed’
Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo is back with a new video for track ‘Pistol By Tha Bed.’ The track is also featured on his latest album Time Served and is a hard-hitting bop that will have you cranking up the volume as soon as the beat kicks in. Next week, Moneybagg Yo is set to embark on a nationwide tour in support of the album. He’ll make stops in cities such as Indianapolis, Chicago, and Atlanta before wrapping in Los Angeles on April 21. Is he going to your city? Be sure to mark the date and get your tickets now! The tour kicks off in Indianapolis on March 13th!
Stunna 4 Vegas: ‘DO DAT’ ft. Lil Baby & DaBaby
After releasing his second album Rich Youngin, Stunna 4 Vegas comes back with a brand new music video for one of his tracks ‘DO DAT.’ Featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby, the visual shows a glimpse of their somewhat flashy lifestyles being some of the biggest names in rap. If you’re into music videos with a humorous storyline behind it, be sure to check it out. We won’t give any spoilers, but let’s just say you can’t always trust the ones around you.
Leslie Odom Jr. : ‘Go Crazy’
Grammy and Tony-Award winning vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor Leslie Odom Jr. has a lot going on in his career. He had just released his third album Mr back in November, and now he not only made an appearance on the Kelly Clarkson Show (To perform his single ‘Go Crazy‘), but he also has a headline tour ahead of him! Starting on March 7th in Los Angeles, he start his Stronger Than Magic Tour, visiting cities such as Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, and more! If you’re down to hear an incredible voice and some catchy music, you definitely should go see him in a city near you!
Angelica Vila: ‘Why’ ft. Jacquees
This past week, rising R&B artist Angelica Vila collaborated with Jacquees in ‘Why.’ Both of them have voices made for the R&B genre and hearing them together further proved our point. On the quest for love, Angelica goes through multiple dates only to find out that she is better off without any of them. Don’t worry, girl, we’re all on a quest to find our true love, and it’s never easy. If you want to hear more from her, She dropped two singles, ‘All I Do Is 4 U’ and ‘More In The Morning,’ prior to this release. If you need some R&B that gives you vibes from the 2000s, we suggest that you don’t sleep on her.
Brianna Cash: ‘Numb’ ft. Tory Lanez
Brianna Cash and Tory Lanez come together to create upbeat, catchy track ‘Numb.’ When we tell you that this will have you out of your seats, we mean it. You’re gonna want to learn the lyrics to this song once you fall in love with it, which is why they released the lyric video! Featured in The Fader’s list of 5 Artists Ready To Be Philadelphia’s Next Champion, Brianna Cash is not here to play, and we’re hoping to here more from this queen in the future!
Stream ‘Numb’ on all platforms here!
Blacc Zacc: Carolina Narco
Blacc Zacc, also known as the “Richest Rapper in South Carolina,” released his new album Carolina Narco, which contains fire features such as Yo Gotti, DaBaby, Stunna 4 Vegas, and Moneybagg Yo. Blacc Zacc wanted to keep the theme of hustling, money, and the street life. He is also a rapper who pays attention to lyrics and technique, wanting to showcase not only his skills but also the meaning behind his tracks. In addition to the album release, he also released the music video for his single ‘Make A Sale,’ featuring Moneybagg Yo.
You can stream Carolina Narco on all platforms here!
Blimes And Gab: ‘Magic’ ft. Iamsu
Next up is the dynamic, female rap duo Blimes and Gab, who just released their new single ‘Magic’ featuring Iamsu. If you mess with this track, then you’re in luck, as the duo is planning a lot of things later in the year! Next month, they are schedule to release their debut album with features such as Method Man, Iamsu!, Bahamadia, and Jay Park. They also have a TV Show coming out later in the year. Not only will you hear their bops, but you’ll also see them on your TV! In the meantime, keep streaming ‘Magic’ and stay on the lookout for their new album!
Stream ‘Magic’ on all platforms here!
Jack Bruno: ‘Someday (Before You Get Bored)’ ft. The Strokes
If you’re more into alternative rap, or rap mixed with rock influences, you’ll love Jack Bruno. The Los Angeles based artist started from the rock/alternative music scene and merged it together with rap. As a teenager, he starting touring with bands such as Rise Against and The Used. Now, he has opened up for some of the biggest names in the hip-hop community such as Wiz Khalifa, Juice WRLD, Lil Pump, Lil Skies, Tekaski 6ix9ine and Rae Sremmurd. Once again, another example of never giving up on your dreams! Jack has also earned over 3 million collective streams on Spotify and over 5.5 million views on Youtube.
Stream ‘Someday (Before You Get Bored)’ on all platforms here!
Roman Rogue: ‘Darkness’
Roman Rogue has delivered one hell of a banger with ‘Darkness:’ a sleek & sultry track that delves into the emotion of being there for someone even when they try to push you away. This track of unconditional love is an infectious listen and will have you becoming a fan of Roman’s talents in no time! From El Paso, Texas, the R&B/Pop has a strong focus of creating music with personality while also staying true to himself. He reveals, “The main theme of my music is to be aware of why you are who you are, and how you can let your past experiences define you, learn from your mistakes, move on and be better.”
Stream ‘Darkness’ on Spotify here!
Leven Kali: ‘12345 (Get Real)’
Residing from Los Angeles but born in Holland, Leven Kali releases his new single ‘12345 (Get Real).’ A song we can picture vibing to in the night, the track gives us not only R&B elements, but 70s funk and pop elements as well. This is one of the many songs that we are expected to see on his upcoming project High Tide, which comes out later this Spring! On the writing and the production of this track, Leven states, “Sometimes the heaviest feelings force us to create something that balances the energy. This one is for the good times, a toast to letting go [and] feeling alive.”
Stream ”12345 (Get Real) on all platforms here!
Rapping It Up
We have many more releases from this week than we did last! We know, It’s totally overwhelming to have this many options, but don’t worry! We’re sure that it will all be worth it at the end!
What do you guys think of this week’s Rap Up? Which releases are your absolute favorite? Share your thoughts down below, or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP on Twitter!
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