18 New Rap and R&B Songs Out This Week

Written by on May 22, 2020

This week in hip hop, we got the new Kota the Friend album which I highly recommend (and wrote about in Notable Releases), and we also got new songs from Blu & Exile, MIKE, Medhane, Kamaiyah, Young M.A, Cambatta, Brockhampton, Migos, Rod Wave, BbyMutha, Mulatto, and more. Read on for all the rap and R&B we posted this week…

BLU & EXILE – “TRUE & LIVIN’,” “MILES DAVIS” & “SPREAD SUNSHINE”

Underground rap duo Blu & Exile have announced their first collaborative album in eight years, Miles: From An Interlude Called Life, due July 17 via Dirty Science Records. Guests include Miguel, The Last Artful Dodgr, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, and more, and three great, jazzy, throwback-style songs are streaming now.

MIKE – “NOTHIN’ 2 SAY (NEVER FORGET)”

The great, prolific, underground New York rapper MIKE has announced his new album Weight of the World and shared this song from it, which you can read more about here.

MEDHANE – “I’M DEADASS”

Brooklyn rapper Medhane will release his second album of 2020 next week, and you can read more about new single “I’m Deadass” here.

KAMAIYAH – “GO CRAZY”

Kamaiyah doesn’t deviate too much from her usual throwback West Coast sound, but as long as she keeps making super fun songs like this, who needs change?

CAMBATTA – “NXGGXR CHRXST”

Psychedelic rapper Cambatta is releasing his new album LSD: Lunar Solar Duality on July 21 via Mello Music Group, and here’s the promising first single.

BROCKHAMPTON – “M.O.B.” & “TWISTED”

Brockhampton have a new album on the way, but first they’re releasing two non-album songs a week, and here are the two latest.

MIGOS – “NEED IT” (ft. YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN)

Migos continue their recent string of singles with “Need It” with this YoungBoy Never Broke Again collab, which is the most fun, bouncy one they’ve dropped this year yet.

DEADMAU5 & THE NEPTUNES – “POMEGRANATE”

Deadmau5 and The Neptunes have teamed up for a summery, rubbery dose of electro-funk.

BLOCBOY JB & TAY KEITH – “NO CHORUS PT. 12”

BlocBoy JB and Tay Keith teamed up for this booming, subwoofer-rattling new song.

TYLER, THE CREATOR – “BOYFRIEND” (ft. CHARLIE WILSON & SANTIGOLD)

Tyler, the Creator had previously released “Boyfriend” as a bonus track on the physical editions of his great 2019 album IGOR and now you can stream it online too.

ROD WAVE – “AND I STILL”

Rapper/singer Rod Wave follows his great recent album Pray 4 Love with the soulful, gritty-yet-smooth “And I Still.”

MULATTO – “HE SAY SHE SAY”

Mulatto returns with the brash, explosive “He Say She Say.”

BBYMUTHA – “PI$$ED OFF”

BbyMutha returns with a murky, psychedelic new song.

SECH – 1 OF 1

Panamanian R&B singer Sech has been on a roll. After following his great 2019 album Sueños with an appearance on Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG, he put out the new single “Relación,” and today he dropped the new album 1 of 1 featuring “Relación” and 20 other songs. Guests include Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Farruko, Zion & Lennox, Arcangel, Myke Towers, and more.

YOUNG M.A – RED FLU EP

It took Young M.A longer than planned to release her debut album Herstory In The Making, but it was worth the wait and now she’s back less than a year later with a new EP that finds her hard-hitting New York rap in fine form.

For even more new songs, browse our daily ‘New Songs’ lists. For more hip hop news, browse our ‘Hip Hop News’ category.

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