We’ve got the best new Hip Hop/R&B songs, handpicked just for you! Rappers Future and Jack Harlow released albums this month – and there are definitely a few bangers on the new projects respectively.
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As for our R&B picks, Daniel Caesar dropped a catchy sentimental record; Mahalia sampled a classic 50 Cent song, Jvck James delivered a smooth serenade, and so much more! It looks like May is delivering the pre-Summer energy we need.
Check out the 7 Hip Hop/R&B songs you need to hear right now!
1. Please Do Not Lean - Daniel Caesar
Daniel Caesar teamed up with instrumental jazz band BADBADNOTGOOD on “Please Do Not Lean.” “This is an introduction to the sound and tone of the next chapter in my career,” he told Complex Canada. “Please Do Not Lean” is Caesar’s first release since his 2019 duet with Brandy “Love Again.” Aside from his “Peaches” collaboration with Justin Bieber and Giveon.
2. In The Club - Mahalia
Mahalia flips 50 Cent’s 2003 crossover hit “In Da Club” on her version of the same name. The British singer-songwriter boldly sings about distancing herself from fake supporters. It’s all about getting rid of s*** friends. Cutting out the bad to welcome the new,” she wrote in a recent Instagram post.
3. Hennessy Tears - Jvck James
R&B artist Jvck James takes listeners on a journey through different emotions. From his latest body of work ON THE ROCKS, “Hennessy Tears” is a soulful track about being overwhelmed by falling in love. The song additionally serves as the project’s lead single.
Persuasive - Doechii
Top Dawg Entertainment’s new signee Doechii is gaining momentum with the electrifying banger “Persuasive” Rolling Stone describes the song as an “ode to late night and partying just a little too hard.”
5. On God - Tiana Major 9
Off her latest EP Fool Me Once, “On God” is a fluttery contemporary R&B love song. In an interview with HypeBae, Tiana Major 9 mentioned that Brandy, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Yolanda Adams and Amy Winehouse are her musical influences.
Puffin On Zooties - Future
Standout hit “Puffin on Zootiez” from Future’s new album I Never Liked You has reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has the perfect Hip Hop formula–catchy, upbeat, and high-quality production.
7. Churchill Downs ft. Drake - Jack Harlow
“Churchill Downs” is hands down one of the best songs on Jack Harlow’s Come Home the Kids Miss You. The Drake collaboration is a bar-for-bar record. “I got my realtor out here playin' Monopoly. How can I address you when you don't own property? They only finesse you when you don't move properly. Destined for the win, but you don't get a prize out of me,” Drake raps.