It’s been a summer filled with hot new music! Beyoncé released her highly anticipated LP Renaissance, and remixed the album’s lead single “Break My Soul.” Bey also teamed up with Drake on the Afrobeat-inspired hit “Heated.”
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What’s more, Chris Brown and Steve Lacy dropped chart-topping projects, which include the sultry track “Pitch Black” and the catchy single “Bad Habits” respectively. Kaytranada collaborated with Anderson .Paak on the groovy upbeat song “Twin Flame.” Tems covered Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry” and newcomer Armani White has a smash with “Billie Ellish.”
Check out the 7 Hip Hop/R&B songs you need to hear right now!
1. Break My Soul (The Queens Remix) - Beyonce & Madonna
Get ready to vogue! Beyoncé’s No.1 single “Break My Soul” and Madonna’s 1990 hit “Vogue” are the perfect mashup. The Queens Remix pays homage to influential women in music like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Aaliyah, Rihanna, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and many more.
2. No Woman, No Cry (Wakanda Forever) - Tems
Tems flawlessly covers Bob Marley and the Wailers’ timeless 1974 classic “No Woman No Cry.” The new rendition appears on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. In the upcoming film's trailer, the cover smoothly fades into a sample of Kendrick Lamar's "Alright."
3. Chris Brown - Pitch Black
Produced by Ye Ali, “Pitch Black” is one of several tracks from Brown’s latest album Breezy to debut on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. “Ice on with the lights off. Alligator with the python. Fell in love in the pitch black, lovin' my baby,” Brown sings.
4. Kaytranada & Anderson Paak - Twin Flame
Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak have a brand new jam for your house music playlist! The pair teamed up on the groovy upbeat song “Twin Flame.” Previously, Kaytranada and .Paak collaborated in 2016 on “Glowed Up.”
5. Beyoncé - Heated
“Ten, ten, ten across the board!” With writing credits from Drake, “Heated” is an absolute bop. Beyoncé also showcases her lyrical talents on the outro, which transports listeners to a ‘90s ballroom.
6. Steve Lacy - Bad Habits
“Bad Habits'' marks Steve Lacy’s first-ever Billboard Hot 100 entry. The crossover hit is the lead single from his sophomore album Gemini Rights. “I bite my tongue, it's a bad habit. Kinda mad that I didn't take a stab at it,” Lacy sings.
7. Armani White - Billie Ellish
Def Jam’s new signee Armani White amassed over 80 billion views with his video “Billie Eilish.” The summer anthem, which samples Norega’s “Nothin, is all about Billie Eilish’s laid back oversized t-shirt style."