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Best New Music: Mariah Carey, Pop Smoke, Lecrae, Busta Rhymes, Chief Keef & More


Best New Music: Mariah Carey, Pop Smoke, Lecrae, Busta Rhymes, Chief Keef & More

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Best new music returns today, Friday, Aug. 21 with new songs and projects from Mariah Carey, Lecrae, Busta Rhymes, Iggy Azalea, Pop Smoke, Cassper Nyovest, Chief Keef and more. Because we can’t always get them all, here are some of the best new music we missed. All in one place for your listening pleasure- We care!

Mariah Carey Feat. Lauryn Hill “Save The Day”
Mariah Carey teams up with the elusive Lauryn Hill for a new uplifting duet titled “Save   The Day.” Produced by Jermaine Dupri, Save The Day is the first single from Mariah’s upcoming “The Rarities,” dropping October 2.

Pop Smoke Feat. Lil Tjay “Mood Swings”
Pop Smoke’s label released a sensual music video for his track “Mood Swings” featuring Lil Tjay. The video itself doesn’t show either artist at all, but instead features Dylan and Dakota Gonzalez and Jordyn Woods traveling across several colorful venues and locations.

“Mood Swings” is taken off Pop Smoke’s posthumous project Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon which recently became certified platinum after amassing 1.5 billion streams.

Album: Lecrae “Restoration”
Lecrae returns with his ninth solo album Restoration.

Loaded with 14-tracks, the album features guest appearances by Kirk Franklin, John Legend, YK Osiris, BJ The Chicago Kid, Danileigh and more.

B.o.B “Slizzy Sity.”
Bobby Ray gets raunchy in his new single “Slizzy Sity.”

42 Dugg “Free Merey”
42 Dugg holds it down for his incarcerated homie in his new offering Free Merey. Dugg reflects on their good times together in the TayDayMadeIt-produced track.

Chief Keef x Mike Will Made-It “Bang Bang Bang” 
Shortly after celebrating his 25th birthday, Chief Keef teams up with Mike Will Madde-It for “Bang Bang.” This is the first single off the pair’s upcoming collaborative album.

Kid Ink “45”
Kid Ink makes his long-awaited return with a new reflective single titled “45.”

Rouge Feat. Amanda Black “Sebenzi Na”
In celebration of women’s month in South Africa, Rouge teams up with Amanda Black for a new feminist single titled Sebenzi Na. The introspective song touches on the plight of South African women, mostly in the hands of men. Prior to the song’s release Rouge shared a message to South African men.

“The next single that I will be releasing, is directed more to the men of South Africa. Have you changed your behaviour? Have you held one of your boys accountable when they were out of line? Or does your support for women issues stop at the point where it gets a bit inconvenient for you? When you have had a listen, I will need you to reflect and answer me this, #SenzeniNa?”

Busta Rhymes Feat. Vybz Kartel “The Don & The Boss”
Busta Rhymes teams up with Vybz Kartel for a new dancehall inspired single “The Don & The Boss.”

Vic Mensa “V-Tape” EP
Vic Mensa returns with V Tape, his first project since 2019’s 93Punx. The effort spans seven tracks with guest appearances by Eryn Allen Kane, SAINt JHN, BJ the Chicago Kid, Snoh Aalegra, and Peter Cottontale.

Iggy Azalea Feat. Tinashe “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching”
Iggy Azalea reconnects with Tinashe on new track “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.” The two previously connected on the remix to All Hands On Deck.

“Dance Like Nobody’s Watching” marks Iggy’s first release since 2019’s Wicked Lips EP.”

Cassper Nyovest Feat. Zola 7 “Bongikosi”
Cassper Nyovest and Zola 7 count their blessings in their first ever link up “Bongikosi.” The track is the first offering from Cassper’s upcoming album Any Moment Now, arriving soon.

Blaqbonez “Big Brother”
‪Following the success of Haba, Nigerian rapper Blaqbonez comes through with a new loosie titled “Big Brother.”

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