Welcome back to the Rap Up, where we, at the Honey POP give you the hottest hip-hop/R&B releases from this past week! We’ve listened to many of our favorites last week, and this week won’t be any different! Everyone needs some music in their lives; if you ever need a pick me up, The Rap Up is here for you!
Let’s dive into these new releases!
Jhene Aiko: Chilombo (Deluxe)
Miss Jhene Aiko dropped the deluxe version of Chilombo, giving her fans mixed emotions throughout the nine tracks. Originally 20 tracks, she added an extra 9; two of them are remixes from songs we’ve already heard (‘Tryna Smoke’ ft. Chris Brown & Snoop Dogg, ‘B.S.’ ft. Kehlani), two of them are remakes of original tracks (‘Summer 2020’ and ‘OTW’ ft. Mila J), and the other five are brand new tracks! Jhene never disappoints us whenever she drops, showing authenticity and substance within all of her songs.
You can stream Chilombo (Deluxe) on all platforms here!
Dj Khaled & Drake: ‘POPSTAR’ & ‘GREECE’
DJ Khaled and Drake teamed up and gave us two singles this past Friday: ‘POPSTAR’ and ‘GREECE.’ Although ‘GREECE’ was leaked a couple of days before the release date, it has gotten nothing but good reactions! Drake’s sound in the track is so smooth that people have even compared it to The Weeknd’s, and we can’t blame them! ‘POPSTAR,’ on the other hand, has a completely different vibe and could be one of the hottest songs of the Summer! We hope these releases mean that DJ Khaled has an album coming for us; after all, it is about that time.
You can stream ‘POPSTAR’ on all platforms here!
You can stream ‘GREECE’ on all platforms here!
THEY.: ‘Play Fight’ ft. Tinashe
A song where the production blends beautifully with their voices, LA-based, R&B duo THEY. dropped their new single ‘Play Fight,’ which features the beautiful singer and dancer Tinashe. The smooth guitar melody not only helps give the song a classic R&B sound, but it truly brings the entire song together. Based on their previously released song, ‘Count Me In,’ and the similarity in their cover art, we think it’s safe to assume that an album or EP is on the way; And there’s no doubt that it will be pure fire.
You can stream ‘Play Fight’ on all platforms here!
DVSN: A Muse In Her Feelings (Chopnotslop Remix)
R&B Duo DVSN released a new edition of their recent album A Muse In Her Feelings. Although the project was released back in April, they released the Chopnotslop remix last Friday, and it gives all of their tracks a completely different sound; it like a slow and reverbed version of each track on the album. It’s definitely a vibe. If you want to hear the original project, you can stream it on all platforms here!
You can stream A Muse In Her Feelings (Chopnotslop Remix) on all platforms here!
J.I. the Prince of N.Y.: Welcome to GStarr Vol. 1 EP
J.I. the Prince of N.Y. EP is finally here with the release of his third EP! The long-awaited project Welcome to GStarr, Vol. 1 boasts 6 singles and features some of your favorite artists, Lil Durk and Myke Towers. His first single off the EP, ‘Beautiful Girl,’ gave us summer vibes with an afro-centric beat. This is only volume 1 of the project, so we hope to expect a lot more from a possible volume 2 in the future!
You can stream Welcome to GStarr, Vol. 1 on all platforms here!
Rapping It Up
That was an amazing set of releases for this week, but unfortunately, it’s time to rap it up! In the meantime, you can listen to the songs we’ve presented to you on repeat! It won’t be long until next week. 😉
What do you guys think of this week’s Rap Up? Which release was your favorite? Comment your thoughts down below, or feel free to tweet us @TheHoneyPOP on Twitter!
We will be back every Sunday to give you the new Rap/R&B feels you have been searching for! In the meantime, you can check out our Hip-POP & R&Bee category for more!
Featured Image Source: Yasmin Keskin
Words: Gabriella Fox, Parish Hodges