J. Cole, MGK, Pusha T, Kodak Black, Gunna + More New Music You Might Have Missed This Week

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 17: J. Cole performs during the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Yeat, the hottest new artist in hip-hop, had the charts in a head-lock last week with the release of his new album. However, plenty of hip-hop stars waited out the storm to release new music throughout the week, as this Friday brings us new music from French Montana, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, and Lil Durk.

From Gunna on redemption road to NBA Youngboy beating another case to J. Cole teasing The Fall Off, here’s a complete rundown of new music you might have missed this week.

J. Cole Reveals ‘The Fall Off’ Is Coming

Cole World goes berzerk on the latest preview of his highly-anticipated album. Shot like a vintage hip hop DVD, Cole raps about outclassing any rapper, being the rapper that everyone fears, and his next album is like Jay-Z’s debut. It seems he is making a statement about his finale, which is what fans suspect.

Polo G Rolls Up With “Sorrys & Ferraris”

Polo G’s new single is about his journey from rags to riches. Polo G and crew ride with bright-red Ferraris in a garage and various locations. The new hit will appear on the artist’s upcoming album, Hood Poet.

Kodak Black Washes Hair After Jail Stint With “Shampoo”

Fresh out, Kodak Black begins the next chapter of his career with a wash-and-dry new hit. The rapper’s smooth delivery matches the ethereal synth loop, with added head-nodding 808s and skittering hi-hats. He confidently claims that he has what you need, like Head & Shoulders.

Gunna’s New Fame Is “Bittersweet”

Gunna’s new song sheds his pain before he hits the road next month. He speaks on the coldness he has endured since being released from jail in 2022. His new song, sold-out shows, and last year’s album proves that Gunna has been forgiven.

Ray Vaugh & Pusha T Have “Problems”

The new Top Dawg star re-ups with Pusha on the new track about having problems. They share their respective issues with witty bars over the Rayo and Wizzle production. “Problems” is Ray Vaughn’s first release of the year and preps the upcoming album.

Conway The Machine & Joey Bada$$ are “Vertino” 

The Machine and Unique link up for an undeniable boom boom bap collaboration on “Vertino.” While Conway remains outstanding with the laid-back tough guy raps, Joey Bada$$ returns from the TV screen with a crafty introspective verse that proves he can still get busy on the mic. For a delightful main course, a joint project would be amazing after enjoying this appetizer.

NBA Youngboy Raps About Freedom After “Case Closed”

As one of the highest streaming rappers today, Youngboy continues to supply fans with his signature street raps on the latest about maneuvering through the justice system and keeping it solid. The song narrates a story that should be watched on the big screen. Won’t be long before you hear about this one sitting at the top of the rap charts.

MGK Reveals Trauma In “Don’t Let Me Go”

The song that inspired the hybrid entertainer’s new tattoo transcends the boundaries of musical introspection. MGK reveals a deep chapter in his career, exposing scars from his past and shadows of his childhood. The rockstar addresses his rocky relationship with his family, self-medication struggles, and battles with depression that have shaped his artistic journey.

Lola Brooke Wildn’In The Streets For “Becky”

The Brooklyn native commands attention with ​the drill-laced track. Lola prowls the streets in search of pleasure, mixing seductive and gritty rhymes, becoming the life of the party. “Becky” is preparing a new album, which is in development.

JD, Nelly, Ashanti, & Juicy J Relive The 90s “This Lil Game We Play”

Jermaine Dupri revamps another 90s classic with Nelly’s signature swagger, Ashanti’s sweetheart vocals, and Juicy J’s notable raunchy wordplay. He has released a new single as part of his deal with Mass Appeal, following his performance with Usher at the Super Bowl halftime show. Usher and JD have a new song they teased on Instagram years ago coming to streaming services this Friday.

Buddy Is Really “Like This”

Can’t go wrong with a new Buddy record. The song is a laid-back G Funk anthem about cruising in the West with the top down and reflecting on a great day. Buddy’s latest singles showcase diverse sounds as he prepares for more announcements soon after “Like This.”

Chelsea Pastel Is Headed Onto “Greener” Things

The Kid Cudi-approved rising star finds something better elsewhere in her latest single. She reflects on pursuing purpose and the hardships faced. “It’s about always looking up,” said Pastel. “Being as bright as possible in this dark world. If you adjust the brightness in your life, the grass isn’t greener on the other side and things are alright.”

Devante Fields Draped Up And Dripped Out In “Pablo Freestyle”

Coming out of Dallas, Devante Fields has a look and sound that is made for Hollywood. While he freestyles about the most expensive attire, he authenticates it with extravagant purchases, high-class living, and endless racks. Matching that with his lady’s love playboy-ish raps makes this Lone Star native one of the most exciting new artists to watch in 2024. 

Mac Critter Moves Like A Prince In “P. O.T.”

Gucci Mane’s Mac Critter claims to be the “Prince of Tennessee” on his latest single. Critter’s somber song highlights how the hustle keeps him focused over a melodic beat. Critter hails from Memphis but takes over the new frontier with hard-hitting verses, a crew of go-getters, and smash mouth attitude. Beware.

1TakeJay Has ‘Songs 4 Your Bitch’ On New Album

Compton’s 1TakeJay drops a 16-track album for Valentine’s Day that highlights his charm, slick rhymes, and playboy mentality. Whether it is for Galentines or anniversaries, 1TakeJay got what you need to drop it on the floor, the bed, or a sneaky link beyond the 14th. The project further highlights Schoolboy Q’s claims on West Coast dominance in today’s hip-hop.