Dua Lipa has been providing banger after banger lately, with the pop singer cementing her reputation as one of 2018’s most exciting talents with each release, three of which just so happen to be charting on the Hot 100 currently.
Saweetie, a fast-rising rapper from the Bay Area, found herself inspired by the London-born singer, giving her track “IDGAF” the official remix treatment.
For the remake, the “ICY GRL” rapper adds several verses, further adding to the celebratory unbothered vibe the track proudly encompasses.
“How it feel, how it feel, how it feel? / Sign off on our connection / And I sign onto a deal,” the fresh Warner Bros signee spits. “Shoulda kept a hundred / Man, you shoulda kept it real / Cause I realize you fake / And you lost all your appeal / It don't hurt when I see you with her / You was always insecure / And believed what you heard.”
Fans can catch Saweetie at the 2018 Miami installment of Rolling Loud, set to take place next weekend (May 11-13) and be livestreamed exclusively by REVOLT TV.
Take a listen to the spirited remix above.
Moneybagg Yo and Jeezy are keeping things cool, calm and collected.
While it may be interesting timing for the pair to drop a track named “February” given that we've arrived at the top of the summer, neither rapper has forged their reputations by keeping things predictable.
The new collab features the Atlanta veteran and the Memphis newcomer trading verses, with each paying homage to what motivates them to keep hustling.
Check it out above.
Zilo remains one of the UK's most exciting prospects as she returns with her third single "Don't Waste My Time." In the soulful R&B cut, Zilo voices her contentment in doing things completely her way, being independent and removing herself from disappointment.
Manu Crooks shares a latin-tinged track featuring fellow Sydney-based recording artist. On "Fuego," Manu reaffirms his commitment to his lady who has been down for him since day one: "I know what I did eventually drove you crazy/ No lie, you are number one my lady/ You was way back before the navy Mercedes."
The coveted season of summer releases is now upon us.
After announcing he’s joined the G.O.O.D Music roster earlier this year and shortly following up the news with his debut project GOOD Job, You Found Me, Chicago artist Valee is back with his latest.
The new song, “Womp Womp,” recruits beloved crooner Jeremih, with the two complimenting each other in a rather curious way over a Cássio-produced instrumental. While the track doesn’t quite qualify as a summer anthem, it does hold the potential to be a sleeper hit, scoring points for its minimalistic experimentation.
Check out Valee and Jeremih’s latest, “Womp Womp,” above.
After lending his talents to Jean Grae and Quelle Chris’ new album, Everything’s Fine, which dropped at the tail end of March, Your Old Droog has returned with a new off-the-top offering, titled “Live from NYC.”
During the four-minute freestyle, Droog goes in over an instrumental provided by Mono En Stereo, with both complimenting each other’s affinity for Golden Era aesthetic and authenticity. Over a boom-bap beat, the New York rapper smoothly raps his piece, casually drifting between calm self-assurance and melodic braggadocio.
“Me? I won’t be shocked when my work is in the MoMA,” he spits. “Plus I never cared much for certification / Word to my G.E.D and Kindergarten diplomas / Since then the poems as sick as lymphoma.”
Elsewhere in the track, Your Old Droog also shares gems about his place as a fixture in the independent hip-hop scene, spits game about the music industry and further reminds fans how he truly is a diamond in the rough (especially when it comes to today’s era of mumble rap).
Check out Your Old Droog’s latest, above.
After garnering the attention of many new ears with the release of her debut single “The Real Thing Don’t Change,” which broke the Top 40 on the Urban AC chart this past fall, singer Porcelan returns with new music.
Her sophomore single, “Lois Lane,” is a beautiful offering, exploring the emotional space and vulnerability that new love brings.
Of the track, Porcelan says, “Every woman wants a strong man in their lives that makes her feel secure. The ideal fantasy is to be swept off your feet and protected by a strong man who will rescue you from anything that can bring you harm, and Superman’s love for Lois Lane symbolizes that.”
Check it out above.
Last year, Harlem rapper Ro Ransom emerged to the forefront of the music industry’s “must watch” lists, with his Momentum EP since garnering over 22 million streams on Spotify, impressively since its October 2017 release.
Since the project dropped, the self-proclaimed Mystery Boy has been keeping busy in the studio, this weekend sharing his latest single, “Floetry.” The track, which features vocalist Kensei Abbot, shouts out Kelis and Lady Gaga, telling a tale of success, lust and, at the end of the day, just being human.
Of the song, Ro says, “I love this record. The bounce is crazy, my voice is irresistible and Kensei is just so much fun. Enjoy yourself a little! Mystery Boy has spoken."
Check it out above.
"Don't" is the first single off Tiffany Fred's upcoming album Thirty, written by her and produced with Marcos “Kosine” Palacios from Da Internz.
"When I was working on my album, it was around the time I was turning 30. It was such a liberating year for me. I figured out at 30 that I wanted the exact opposite of what I chased most of my 20s. So, instead of focusing on my love life, I decided to really focus on myself, my happiness, and my music for a change. Also, around that time I met a guy who introduced me to what it was really like to just have fun without it being that serious and our moment is what inspired “Don’t.” Neither of us wanted a relationship from each other, we knew it wouldn’t work, so the rule was, 'don’t fuck me too good or I’ll fall in love.' I thought that was such a real perspective women have that’s rarely written about, so I had to write it."
In celebration of Record Store Day, Ohio-based funk/soul label Colemine Records and Brooklyn-based indie hip-hop label Coalmine Records have joined forces to release a limited edition 7-inch 45 titled, “Head Above Water.”
The collaborative label release features a new track from The Rugged Nuggets on Side A, with Small Professor flipping the track on Side B. The latter features verses from Smoke DZA, Fly Anakin and Blu, with DJ Revolution handling the cuts. Joe Buck also handled artwork for what is sure to become a collector’s item for fans of independent hip-hip and Record Store Day alike.
Get all the details about how to purchase the limited edition vinyl here and check out the music above.