The primary new music Friday of the month is right here, and it’s crammed with music by Nicki Minaj, Morgan Wallen, a collaboration between BTS rapper J-Hope and J. Cole, and extra.
Following a profitable 2022 that noticed Minaj nab her first solo No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 with “Super Freaky Girl” (which notably interpolated Rick James’ 1981 hit “Super Freak”), the rapper revived Lumidee’s “Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)” on new single “Red Ruby Da Sleeze.” As a substitute of utilizing the music as a straight pattern, Minaj makes use of the observe as a percussion instrument, rapping over it with lyrics about her wannabes and imitators, even sneaking in cheeky references to Christopher Reeve and Karl Malone.
Nation star Wallen’s new album, One Factor at a Time, sees him increasing his catalogue much more with a triple LP consisting of 36 songs, one-upping his earlier double album launch, Harmful. On the brand new expansive challenge, he grapples along with his fame, and even faces among the divisive moments throughout his meteoric ascent to the highest. “I was a bad reputation, with an attitude to match,” Wallen sings on “Dying Man,” the album’s closing observe. “Hell, man, I’m goin’ nowhere/ And gettin’ there lightnin’ fast.”
J-Hope continues his momentum from 2022 with one other “J” rapper — J. Cole. The pair groups up for “On the Street,” wherein the BTS rapper expresses gratitude for his blessings and the devoted followers who’ve helped make it occur. Cole effortlessly slides on the beat, charismatic and assured alongside the Okay-pop star as he speaks of his personal distinctive come-up story.
Kali Uchis, Marshmello with Manuel Turizo, and Portugal. The Man additionally return this week. With so many nice new choices, we need to know what you’ve gotten on repeat. Vote in our new music launch ballot beneath.