Pusha T, Joey Bada$$, Dave, A Boogie, more

This week in hip hop, we had King Von’s posthumous album, plus new albums from Your Old Droog, Kojey Radical, The Cool Kids, RZA & DJ Scratch, and more. We also received new singles from The Alchemist, Joey Bada$$, Dave, Tinashe, Pusha T, Popcaan, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Bktherula, Joey Fatts, and more. Read on for all the rap and R&B we’ve released this week…

THE ALCHEMIST – “DIESEL” (ft. KOOL G RAP)

The hugely prolific and still excellent producer The Alchemist has just released a new single featuring legendary New York rapper Kool G Rap, and it’s no surprise these two sound great together.

JOEY BADA$$ – “HEADS UP”

“It’s one of the best, purest, most realistic tracks I’ve ever created and I’m thrilled to finally be able to share it with the world,” Joey Bada$$ said of his new single “Head High”, produced by Statik. Selektah. “This one is for Nip, X, Pop and every young black man whose life was taken way too soon. This is for anyone who has to navigate everyday life with their head on a swivel.”

DEFCEE & BOATHOUSE – “RAGNAROK” (ft. KIPP STONE)

Chicago underground rapper Defcee has announced a sequel to Messiah Musk produced last year hatch. It’s called For all public and private debts, scheduled for April 19 via Closed Sessions, and this one was produced entirely by another Chicagoan BoatHouse. It has appearances from Armand Hammer, SolarFive, greenSLLLIME, Mother Nature and Kipp Stone, the latter appearing on the big single “Ragnarok”.

YOUR OLD DROOG – “PURPLE RAIN FREESTYLE”

The incredibly prolific Your Old Droog is already gearing up for his second project of 2022, YOD wave, due this Friday (3/4). The first single is this Prince-inspired freestyle.

MARCY CHIN – “GIVE ME MORE”

Jamaican rapper/singer Marcy Chin blurs the lines between hip hop and dancehall on this catchy new single.

DAVE – “STAR LIGHT”

After releasing one of the best albums of 2021 with We’re all alone togetherBritish rapper Dave has released a soulful new single, “Starlight.”

PENDANT – “STATIC DREAM”

Here’s another track from Pendant’s upcoming Saddle Creek debut Harpand like the previous single “Thorn”, it’s a very 90s fusion of electronica, hip hop and loud rock.

TINASHE – “HMU FOR A GOOD TIME” FT. VERY CHANNEL

Tinashe just released the deluxe edition of last year’s great album 333including an impressive collaboration with Channel Tres which finds both artists producing house-tinged R&B.

CADENCE ARME – “ON ME” (LORAINE JAMES REMIX)

“Loraine James is one of my favorite artists,” Cadence Weapon’s Rollie Pemberton says of this new remix, “so I was thrilled when she said she wanted to do a remix for me. one of the UK’s most innovative electronic musicians, Loraine’s rendition of ‘On Me’ brings out the warped paranoia of targeted surveillance in a more trippy way than on the original.

KING VON – “WAR”

King Von’s posthumous album What it means to be king drops this Friday, and here’s a new single that reminds us that Von was both hard-hitting and incisive.

PUSHA T & NIGO – “HEAR ME CLEARLY” (PROD: KANYE WEST)

Nigo shared his Pusha T “Hear Me Clearly” collaboration from his upcoming album I Know Nigo which also features A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi and more. The track was produced by Kanye West along with ThaMyind, Luca Starz and BoogzDaBeast

THEY HATE CHANGE – “FROM THE FLOOR” (ft. DJ GAY-Z)

Tampa experimental/production rap duo They Hate Change to release new album Finally, New on May 13 via Jagjaguwar, and you can hear more about the new single “From the Floor” here.

PAUL WALL & TERMANOLOGY – “RECOGNIZING MY CAR”

Houston rapper Paul Wall is back with an old-school ode to driving slow and being seen. The great Pete Rock produces. Their collaborative album, Start 2 Endout April 8

POPCAAN – “CARTIER SKELETON”

Jamaican dancehall great Popcaan has released the first single from his new album Big is it, which will also feature in Drake’s Nike x NOCTA shoe launch campaign. “This song is about how I felt after ordering myself a Skeleton Cartier watch for my birthday,” he says. “It was possible because I worked. The goal is always to be richer – in more ways than one!”

A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE – “HIT DIFFERENT (FT. B-LOVEE)”

A Boogie teams up with B-Lovee again for this new track which features a video inspired by Guy Ritchie’s film To tear out.

BKTHERULA – “KEEP DA K” & “CUT”

Rising Atlanta rapper Bktherula has released two new tracks, “Keep Da K” and “Coupe.” “These songs are memories of being young and carefree,” she said. REVOLT. “I wanted the visuals to be really raw and vulnerable and reminiscent of being a kid.”

JOEY FATTS – “BRIGHT LIGHTS” (ft. ALLYN)

Long Beach rapper Joey Fatts has announced a new album, QUICCSANDscheduled for March 18. It features songs featuring Blxst and Allyn, the latter singing the hovering hook on the new single “Bright Lights”.

SOUL GLO – “DRIPONOMICS” FT. MOTHER MARY ROSE

The new single “Driponomics” from genre-defying Philadelphia hardcore band Soul Glo is a straightforward rap song, which you can read more about here. This is from their long awaited new album Diaspora issues (pre-order on limited edition blue and red splatter vinyl).

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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