2022 has already proved to be an exceptional year for Hip Hop and R&B, with fans still gushing over projects and singles from The Weeknd, Gunna and Earl Sweatshirt.
As the final week of January commences, there are no signs of a shortage of new singles from the best artists in the industry. On this week’s edition of New Music Friday, DX runs through fantastic new singles from Internet Money and NBA YoungBoy, 2 Chainz featuring Moneybagg Yo, Big K.R.I.T. and more.
Also included in this round-up is “Proud” from Key Glock and Paper Route Empire and new singles from Stunna 4 Vegas and BlocBoy JB.
Internet Money & NBA YoungBoy – “Flossin'”
The reign of Nick Mira and Taz Taylor’s Internet Money continues as they collaborate with the King of Baton Rouge, NBA YoungBoy.
Their latest single “Flossin'” arrives simultaneously with the release of Colors, a massive playlist-style album from the “Make No Sense” rapper. The track features the wild antics YoungBoy has become known for paired with Internet Money’s upbeat and vibrant production.
Yung Bleu f. Ne-Yo – “Walk Through The Fire”
2 Chainz f. Moneybagg Yo & Beatking – “Pop Music”
In 2022 Atlanta rap titan 2 Chainz has already released his Million Dollars Worth Of Game EP as well as “Motorola Era” featuring AZ, but the T.R.U. boss is still hungry for more.
His latest single “Pop Music” is a club-ready banger which also feature one of last year’s hottest rappers in Moneybagg Yo.
Big K.R.I.T. – “So Cool”
Over the years, Big K.R.I.T. has developed a cult following of loyal fans drawn to his soulful blend of gospel and Hip Hop.
Last year the Mississippi rapper dropped Return of 4Eva and now he’s following the project up with “So Cool.” Over a decade has passed since K.R.I.T. dropped breakout tape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, and while his lengthy career has taken many twists and turns, he’s always managed to sound fresh.
Key Glock & Paper Route Empire – “Proud”
Tragedy struck in November of 2021 when news broke that legendary Memphis rapper Young Dolph was murdered. The Hip Hop industry is still reeling from this monumental loss, but none more so than Dolph’s cousin Key Glock and their Paper Route Empire team.
“Proud,” the newest single from Key Glock and PRE, arrives ahead of the Young Dolph tribute album and finds Glock mourning his fallen family member while acknowledging the need to keep moving to make Dolph proud.
Shenseea & Megan Thee Stallion – “Lick”
Jamaican singer and rapper Shenseea linked with Houston’s Megan Thee Stallion for her sensual new single “Lick.”
As producer Murda Beatz flips a Reggae-influenced sample, the two artists rap about their needs in the background in salacious detail.
BlocBoy JB & Tay Keith – “Home Alone”
Memphis, Tennessee rapper BlocBoy JB first gained notoriety through songs such as “Look Alive” featuring Drake and the 21 Savage-assisted “Rover 2.0.” Now the FatBoy rapper is back with “Home Alone.”
Over a tinny Tay Keith beat, BlockBoy raps about his growth from a trapper to a star of the music industry.
Tom The Mail Man – “Brown Eyes and Backwoods”
DaBaby & NBA YoungBoy – “HIT”
DaBaby and NBA YoungBoy combined forces for “HIT,” a high-intensity track backed by the drone of synths and rugged drums.
From the moment the track begins, listeners can expect just over two minutes of pure adrenaline with DaBaby spitting viciously about sending threats and shutting down his opps while YoungBoy delivers a belligerent but excellent hook.
This Week’s Honorable Mentions deservedly go to Stunna 4 Vegas’s “Suspect” and Russ’s “Remember (Remix)” featuring Hailey Knox.