On Saturday (July 1), we proudly introduced you all the most effective hip-hop has to supply on our weekly Fireplace Emoji replace. Many of the new arrivals unsurprisingly got here from Lil Uzi Vert’s long-awaited Pink Tape, together with “Aye” with Travis Scott and “Infinite Vogue” that includes Nicki Minaj. After all, different artists acquired some love too. At this time, it’s time for our R&B Season playlist to shine. Whereas we have now fewer titles to speak about, they’re nonetheless thrilling and price a hear in case you’re hoping to clean up your playlist this summer season.
The primary decide of the weekend comes from The Idol soundtrack, which has been delivering constant bangers regardless of the present’s disappointing content material. For episode 5, Abel Tesfaye joined forces with Lil Baby for “False Idols.” The genre-bending observe additionally contains haunting vocals from Suzanna Son and was accompanied by a solo effort from The Weeknd known as “Like A God.” After weeks of controversy and on-line discourse, it was introduced just lately that the NSFW HBO collection will likely be ending one episode early. Presently, it’s unclear if the Canadian vocalist plans to share the present’s closing songs.
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HNHH R&B Season Playlist
Our second (and closing) R&B Season-worthy observe of the week comes from extremely favoured however extremely lowkey British singer Sampha. “Spirit 2.0” marks the frequent Drake collaborator’s first track since 2022’s “Backwards” with Lil Silva. Previous to that, we heard him again in 2020 on “Strolling Flames” alongside Actress and as a function on Headie One and Fred once more…’s “SOLDIERS.” Final week, our closing June round-up was full of warmth from Chris Brown, Muni Lengthy, Usher, and Keyshia Cole, the latter of whom shared “Without end Is A Factor” to accompany her emotional new biopic.
Discover all of our favorite R&B Season arrivals solely on our Spotify playlist above. Which of this weekend’s New Music Friday drops have you ever had in fixed rotation? Tell us within the feedback, and discover extra HNHH launch suggestions on our Fireplace Emoji replace on the hyperlink beneath.
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