HipHopDX – The grand finale of New Music Friday coverage in February is the month’s biggest flex yet.
Countless stars have aligned to deliver blockbuster collaborations, such as 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Yung Bleu and Coi Leray’s latest link up, as well as the audio dope-yielding connection between YG and Big Sean and a bewildering offering from DMX and Mr. Green. Elsewhere, highlights including new a posthumous offering from Pop Smoke, a piping hot release from Shelley FKA DRAM and new heat from DX 2021 Rising Star DDG featuring 42 Dugg.
Check out all the singles from the week ending Friday (February 6).
Pop Smoke — “AP”
Following appearances on Kid Cudi’s Billboard hit Man On The Moon III and again on Fredo’s Money Can’t Buy Happiness album, New York drill rap icon Pop Smoke adds to the growing collection of posthumous releases with his icy Boogie film single “AP.”
YG f. Big Sean — “Go Big”
With well over 200 million Spotify streams, YG’s 2018 banger “Big Bank” featuring Big Sean is a certified hit — and it appears the 4Real4Real rapper and the Detroit 2 architect have plans to gift fans with another heater to vibe out to as the pair link up on the Coming 2 America soundtrack song “Go Big.”
Yung Bleu f. Coi Leray — “Thieves In Atlanta”
Behind the surging Billboard chart hype of 2021 HipHipDX Rising Star Yung Bleu’s Drake-assisted hit and Coi Leray’s rebooted trending TikTok bop “No More Parties” featuring Lil Durk, the duo join forces for their hellish “Thieves In Atlanta” collaboration.
DDG & OG Parker f. 42 Dugg — “Money Long”
“Moonwalking In Calabasas” lyricist DDG recently began teasing an upcoming collaboration with producer OG Parker, and has made good on his word alongside his fellow DX Rising Star 42 Dugg, for their anthemic record “Money Long.”
Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats – “‘Cosmic’.4a [The Alchemist Version Feat. Joey Bada$$]/“So.Incredible.pkg – Robert Glasper Version”
DMX & Mr. Green — “Supreme Ninja Training Montage”
As if securing a Gucci Man feature for his 1980s movie montage-inspired Ultimate Supreme Ninja Champion series project track “Gucci Ninja Assassins 2: In the Metal Garden of Fire” Fat Beat Record’s producer Mr. Green has secured combative guest verses from DMX for his “Supreme Ninja Training Montage” record.
Shelley FKA DRAM — “Exposure”
Re-emerging under a new musical alias, visibly slimmed-down, Shelley FKA DRAM flexes his fresh Love Renaissance (LVRN) label-backed material yeas-in-the-making on his moody R&B tinged “Exposure” ballad.
2KBABY & Marshmello — “Like This”
Just last month, Warner Records signee 2KBABY delivered his energizing double-single The 2K Stimulus and it appears the Kentucky-bred rapper has plans to continue applying pressure behind the hype of his explosive “Like This” single with Marshmello.
Several other undeniable vibes land within this week’s Honorable Mentions list, also. Tap into Kova’s Toosii-featuring banger “Say Ah” or HS87 representer B Carr’s new “Slide” single, in addition to District 21’s “July” release.