LL Cool J, Memphis Bleek, Shaq, Khalid, Scarlip + More New Music You Might Have Missed This Week

LL Cool J Talks Music Letdowns, Finding Common Ground With Andre 3000
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LL Cool J makes a triumphant return this week with the announcement of a new album. Summer is official here and hip hop’s song of the summer race is heating up. Despite this, many established artists focus on making great music instead of running one song this summer.

As while Kehlani will release her anticipated new album on Friday, other artists have been releasing hot new music all week long. From Memphis Bleek’s return to Ne-Yo’s “Confessions” moment to Scarlip building buzz for her debut, here’s a complete list of all the new music you might have missed this week.

LL Cool J, Rick Ross, & Fat Joe Take Us Back To The 90s On “Saturday Night Special”

Uncle LL prepares his anticipated return to rap with a black-and-white visual reminiscent of “Flavor In Your Ear.” The Bawse and Joey Crack add validity to the once King of Rap’s return with star-studded verses that will have Rick James smokin’ again. Welcome back, James Todd Smith. 

Memphis Bleek Brings Back “Durag Bleek”

The original Jay-Z protege returns to the mic like he never left to remind the new generation of the durag-wearing 90s rap star from Marcy Project. The mature Bleek is sharp, wise, and thriving. Cheers to the bad guy who didn’t die in this movie. 

Ne-Yo Unveils His “2 Million Secrets”

One of the greatest songwriters ever dives deeper into his personal life on the new visual set behind a rogue agent story. And with his constant infidelities exposed, the award-winning entertainer turns his gossip into melodies and creates one of the best songs of his career. A sequel is coming.

Shaq Digs Up Biggie-Featured “You Can’t Stop The Reign”

A digital age is the new frontier for Shaq’s rap career. Now available on streaming platforms, this classic cut introduces the new generation to the man behind the basketball analysis and remembers a time when he was Shaq-Fuing the booth. Rest in peace, Notorious B.I.G. 

Let Khalid “Adore” You

El Paso’s award-winning heartthrob ventures into more mature content on the new single. Enjoying the blossoming new love, he focuses on finding the words to make the relationship become everlasting. The upcoming album is off to a great start with this lead. 

Scarlip Shows “She’s Hot”

As the DMX comparisons settle, the rising star flexes her versatility on the new dance track. Mixing her rough, rugged raps with a bouncy fight anthem creates a soon-to-be chart-topping hit. A song of the summer candidate joins the argument.  

Jim Jones Is “Too Turnt”

Capo revs up as the summer arrives with a wavy new visual. Partying in Miami, Jimmy hits the pool, the club, the boat, and more with a posse of new beauties. The latest release is another great recommendation if you are familiar with Jones South Beach escapades.  

JasonMartin & DJ Quik Want You To “Meet The Whoops”

The Compton legends stamp the new crew promised to turn up the new generation of West Coast rap. Blessing the posse with a classic funky West Coast production to rap about the politics in the CPT, here is the perfect time for newfound fans to hop on the bandwagon. 

Hey Toosii, “Where You Been”

After “Favorite Song,” the chart-topping recording artist returns with the cruiser. Remember that old fling. He hunts for one more chance to rekindle the love. Will he get his girl back? Check out the visual and find out. 

Don Toliver & Kodak Black  Are “Brother Stone”

And with a new attitude, the Houston screwed meets Pompano Beach tough guy for a turn-up track. Unique swag, trending lyrics, and more, the collaboration desires more from the two soon. Stay tuned.

Fivio Foreign Takes Us To “Suvy Theaters”

The demon drops a new hood horror flick to kick up hot drill summer. Backed by a crew of demons ready to crash out, Fivi raps about making out of the trenches with no plans of going back. He is more malicious and meticulous than ever in his movement and music.  

Zoe Osama “Stomp” Through The West Coast With New Dance Track

With his album budget on the line, L.A.’s newest star drops a dance battle track just in time for the summer. DJ Hed, a radio DJ personality, and prominent West Coast gatekeeper, prepares us for the stomp-out as Osama raps about busting a move over the heavy drum production. The track is expected to slide into social media’s viral charts ASAP. West Coast.

Latrell De’Sean Is “Hanging On By A Thread

After accumulating two million streams, the Dallas star ascends as he hangs on for dear life in the new track. The new single displays more of his mixed melodic street storytelling that has been captivating fans since “45.” The latest tale is a mental struggle following tragedy that leaves the rap star faced with making a life-changing decision. 

Olumide Flashes “New Keys”

Taking a break from his more conscious content, the East Coast rapper catches an expressway vibe. The summer single is infectious and will catch everyone by surprise. “This that feel good, bass-heavy, braggadocious track,” he said in a press release. “Whether you got something to be proud of or just want to stunt, this is that record.”

Stacc Styles Wants You To “Live Your Best Life”

New deal and new album secured, the SoCal native enjoys everything the new lifestyle purchased through countless nights in the booth, including beautiful women, fast cars, and miles of stunning coastline. “Signing with Suburban Noize Records is really a dream come true. Everything has come full circle from being a fan of the label, to being out there on the road as roadie for Mower, and then to become an artist for this legendary label is just amazing,” commented Stacc Styles. “To think that my album is coming out under the same label that dropped iconic records from Swollen Members, Kottonmouth Kings, Kingspade, Big B, and (HED) P.E is pretty surreal.”