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New Music: Future returns with first solo release of the year, “I.C.W.N.T.” Future

After being featured on the Black Panther soundtrack earlier this year for the star-studded collaborative “King’s Dead” with Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock, Future has returned with his first solo offering of the year.

The new track, “I.C.W.N.T.,” appears to be an acronym for “I Can’t Wife No Thot,” with the Atlanta mainstay sharing some of his less-gentlemanly truths when it comes to approaching love and his time in the bedroom over an 808 Mafia-produced beat.

Future previously sparked rumors about having new music on the way when he cleared his Instagram account of all posts earlier this year. However, it is not yet clear if this track is a one-off gift for fans or if it will be included in a larger project.

New Music: “Floetry” by Ro Ransom Ro Ransom

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.

New Music: “Live from NYC (freestyle)” by Your Old Droog your old droog

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.

New Music: G.O.O.D Music’s latest signee Valee links with Jeremih on “Womp Womp” Valee

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.