Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday 2
Nicki Minaj returns with her fifth studio album, Pink Friday 2. At 22-tracks, the album features appearances from Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Drake, and more. This is her first solo release since 2018's Queen. Listen here.
Pharrell Williams, Swae Lee, Rauw Alejandro, “Airplane Tickets”
Pharrell has linked with Swae Lee and Rauw Alejandro for "Airplane Tickets," which is focused on overseas love.
“Fun time, I want you and I under the sun / I think strongly about that special someone,” sings Swae Lee on the Pharrell-produced track. “Fun time, I want you and I under the sun / I think strongly about that special someone.”
Benny The Butcher featuring Stove God Cooks, "One Foot In"
Benny has released the first single from his forthcoming Def Jam debut, "One Foot In" featuring Stove God Cooks. “Everybody can’t go, and you probably won’t make it," he laments on the track. Everybody Can't Go will arrive on Jan. 26, 2024.
Markee Steele, "Stop"
The lead single from his forthcoming project, Sophomore Slump, North Carolina MC and 9th Wonder mentee Markee Steele has dropped off "Stop."
"Life, depression, and distractions clouded my mind more than creating, which has been my calling since I was a young teenager... The past three years I've just been ignoring the calls," he explained in a press release. "The phone booth represents my purpose actually calling me, and the moment I answer the phone, I'll be released from the extended slump I fell into... Pursuing something that is further than your reach is always associated with challenges difficult enough to give you a valid excuse to discontinue. The catch is that when you're just as disciplined and dedicated as you are talented, the only thing that can stop you is you."
Sophomore Slump arrives on Jan. 5. Check out "Stop" below.
Dave East x Jadakiss, "Weirdos"
Dave East and Jadakiss have linked up to deliver the video for their collab, "Weirdos." On the track, they're all about "dodging weird n-ggas" while they kick it in the city with shots of them hanging out in a parking lot drinking and smoking interspersed with glittery clips of a Maybach.