Hot new songs to keep you warm this winter!
Fall is transitioning into Winter, the hype around Kanye and Drake has finally faded into the background, and now we can kick back and enjoy some new music. There are tons of great new projects our now! Obviously everyone knows about
Wale's new album
Meg Thee Stallion's
so we're going to highlight some new music that you may have missed!
Big Sean always shows up and reminds fans how talented he is. Big Sean dropped his legendary
mixtape in 2007 - meaning he’s been consistent in the rap game for nearly 15 years. This project “What You Expect” is exactly what you expect from Big Sean. To start the album, he spits quick and witty bars on
- then he has four straight hits with
The One, Loyal To A Fault, Offense,
What A Life
. All four of the final six songs could get radio play and will receive well over 1,000,000 streams. Hit-Boy really fine-tuned Big Sean’s sound.
Alongside Hit-Boy and Big Sean, features on the project are
Bryson Tiller, Lil Durk
. This is technically Big Sean’s first EP - and it’s likely just a warm up for an album release in 2022.
“Simpin’ Ain’t Easy!” T-Pain tells us in this undeniable Fall bop. “It’s cuffin’ season, that’s facts,” he sings in classic T-Pain autotune. It’s one of the first rap songs I’ve ever heard from the perspective of a simp. He talks about his girl “doing him wrong,” but T-Pain “always comes back.” Put this song in the same category as
, T-Pain is telling a story in a way that only he can. His continued evolution as an artist has been fun to watch, recently it seems like he’s found his magic from the early-2000’s.
This is not a project that many people saw coming, but it’s a unique and interesting project. On streaming services, the project is listed as being by “REASON, Wale, and Benny the Butcher” despite the fact that TDE rapper REASON is the only artist on every song on the project.
The first song
sounds like a REASON song, the second song
Not for Me
sounds like a Wale song, and the third song
12am in Atl
is clearly a Griselda song.
No More, No Less: Demo 1
features Isaiah Rashad, Wale, Benny the Butcher, Zacari, Ado, and Doe Boy.
As a whole, the project is less than 10 minutes, however - it’s a concise and fun listen. If you enjoy REASON and Isaiah Rashad, you’ll enjoy this project - but Wale fans who find this on streaming services may be less interested.
British rappers aren’t all using drill beats. Little Simz came on my radar a few years ago, she’s comparable to Tierra Whack, NoName or Solange in the United States. Her music is thoughtful and her sound is fully realized. This album
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
is truly beautiful at points, live drums, piano chords, and really robust tracks.
Two Worlds Apart
are two rap clinics by the London rapper. Keep an eye out for Little Simz, she’s got a song on the new Venom movie and it seems the world is starting to take notice to her talent.
Curren$y is from New Orleans, but has mastered a California-inspired sound. His latest album is
, and his past projects
Still Stoned on Ocean
tend to evoke ideas of driving along the Pacific Ocean.
is filled with Curren$y’s smooth delivery and Harry Fraud’s rich beats. This album features:
2 Chainz, Larry June, Jay Worthy
This song will pop off in a few months and be around forever. Polo G’s verse is why I included what’s essentially a pop song on a hip-hop website.
will play on Top 40 stations and the Polo G verse will get clipped by DJ’s to play in the club.
Before this song I was unfamiliar with NEIKED and Mae Muller, but they teamed up with Polo G to make a hit! It's interesting to see Polo G so comfortable in the pop lane, he does a great job on this song and it'll be interesting to see if it helps get him more mainstream appeal.