Best New Tracks: Stormzy, Diddy, Lil Baby and More

10 music projects to dive into this weekend.

Music 
2,330 Hypes 0 Comments

As the week in music comes to a close, HYPEBEAST has rounded up the best projects for the latest installment of Best New Tracks.

This week’s lineup is led by a long-lost track from Queen featuring vocals from late frontman Freddie Mercury. American pianist and producer Robert Glasper tapped Mac Miller for a posthumous collaboration, appearing on the forthcoming deluxe edition of his new LP Black Radio III. Elsewhere in music, Lil Baby dropped his highly-anticipated third studio album It’s Only Me with features from Young Thug, Future and more, while Stormzy shared the first single from his first project in three years. Additional new offerings come from $NOT, Diddy, Tee Grizzley, Russ, Kembe X and Marshmello with Juice WRLD.

Stormzy – “Hide & Seek”

Stormzy slows it down for “Hide & Seek,” a pre-release from his third album This Is What I Mean. Produced by PRGRSHN, P2J and Owen Cutts, R&B instrumentals provide the basis for Stormzy’s evenly-paced rapping, while Nigerian singer Oxlade provides guest vocals.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

$NOT – “Simple”

Following his role in the 40-city “Grey Day” tour, where he performed alongside $uicideboy$, Ski Mask The Slump God and JPEGMAFIA, $NOT reminds fans that he keeps it “Simple.” The rapper smoothly drops bars about having few worries other than “getting paid,” inviting listeners to take a glimpse into his laidback mindset.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Marshmello x Juice WRLD – “Bye Bye”

“Bye Bye” marks Marshmello’s third collaboration with Juice WRLD, following “Come & Go” and “Hate The Other Side,” which included on the late rapper’s first posthumous album, Legends Never Die. “I made this song the first night that I met Juice,” Marshmello shared. “I was already such a big fan of his and being able to work with him and make music with him was an absolute honor. With this song, I intended to keep it exactly the way we made it that night. I hope everybody enjoys.”

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Queen – “Face It Alone”

The first Queen release to feature Freddie Mercury’s vocals in over eight years, “Face It Alone” is an especially emotional ballad, where the late singer’s soaring voice truly shines. Remaining band members Brian May and Roger Taylor discovered the long-lost recording while working on assembling a reissued version of Queens 13th studio album, 1989’s The Miracle.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Diddy – “Gotta Move On Queens Remix”

Diddy has assembled a standout trio of guest artists for the “Gotta Move On” remix. The latest evolution of the song is produced by Ron Browz and features appearances from Ashanti, Yung Miami and Bryson Tiller. Diddy opens the remix singing a Phil Collins sample of “In the Air Tonight” before Yung Miami jumps in with a hard-hitting verse, followed by powerful vocals from Ashanti.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Robert Glasper x Mac Miller – “Therapy Pt. 2”

Glasper incorporates his cool jazz and hip-hop sound with poetic bars from the late Miller. The track not only builds upon Glasper’s Black Radio III for its forthcoming deluxe edition, but doubles as a sequel to Miller’s emotionally raw 2014 single, “Therapy.”

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Lil Baby – It’s Only Me

Two years after My Turn, the highly-anticipated third studio LP from Lil Baby has finally arrived. It’s Only Me is an extensive endeavor, spanning 23 tracks and clocking in at just over an hour. It also packs in a star-studded lineup of hip-hop mainstays, including Young Thug, Nardo Wick, Future, Jeremih, Pooh Shiesty and more.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Russ – “BET”

As he prepares to embark on the next leg of his worldwide tour — hitting stops in Egypt, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and South America — Russ debuted the motivating single “BET.” The punchy anthem hears the rapper reflect on putting himself first and learning to balance his mental health and his career.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Tee Grizzley – Chapters of the Trenches

Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley took a unique route for his newest musical venture. Out now, Chapters of the Trenches is billed as a “visual album,” consisting of 13 tracks alongside a full narrative short film told throughout a series of dynamic music videos. Grizzly held sold-out screenings of Chapters of the Trenches in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston and Detroit over the past month leading up to the project’s release.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Kembe X – “Always Loud”

Produced by Wolf, “Always Loud” is an empowering meditation on standing up for one’s self in the face of obstacles. The song arrived in conjunction with the news of Kembe X’s EP, FLATFOOTED, which he will be self-releasing in December ahead of his full-length solo LP.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Best New Tracks: Stormzy, NBA YoungBoy, Lil Baby x Nardo Wick and More
Music 

Best New Tracks: Stormzy, NBA YoungBoy, Lil Baby x Nardo Wick and More

Enjoy the long weekend with these music projects.

Best New Tracks: Rihanna, Stormzy, Nas x Hit-Boy and More
Music 

Best New Tracks: Rihanna, Stormzy, Nas x Hit-Boy and More

10 music projects to dive into this weekend.

Best New Tracks: Rosalía x Cardi B, Ab-Soul and More
Music 

Best New Tracks: Rosalía x Cardi B, Ab-Soul and More

Dive into the weekend with these 10 music projects.


Best New Tracks: Lil Yachty, Rich Brian, Daniel Caesar and More
Music 

Best New Tracks: Lil Yachty, Rich Brian, Daniel Caesar and More

10 music projects to dive into this weekend.

Total Luxury Spa Features Cauleen Smith for its Latest Artist Series
Art

Total Luxury Spa Features Cauleen Smith for its Latest Artist Series

Smith discusses the conceptual framework for her new textile banners.

JSP Links With Padmore & Barnes for Vibrant Split-Colored P404s
Footwear

JSP Links With Padmore & Barnes for Vibrant Split-Colored P404s

Remixing the familiar silhouette with a duo of bold color schemes inspired by Ghostface Killah’s classic “Ironman” album.

Robbie Coltrane, Actor Who Portrayed Hagrid in 'Harry Potter', Dies at 72
Entertainment

Robbie Coltrane, Actor Who Portrayed Hagrid in 'Harry Potter', Dies at 72

Coltrane’s passing was confirmed by his managers, though a cause of death has not been announced.

Reebok Expands its 'Street Fighter' Collection With the Instapump Fury "Zangief"
Footwear

Reebok Expands its 'Street Fighter' Collection With the Instapump Fury "Zangief"

The grappler joins Reebok’s celebration of the beloved franchise.

Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair Returns After Three-Year Hiatus
Art

Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair Returns After Three-Year Hiatus

Now at its new location in Chelsea.


Facebook Gaming Asks Childish Major to Choose Five Things He Can’t Live Without
Gaming

Facebook Gaming Asks Childish Major to Choose Five Things He Can’t Live Without

Presented by Facebook Gaming
The musician, producer, and gamer discusses his gaming setup as well as his five essential items and how they each portray a different side of his personality and craft.

HUF Embraces Winter With Holiday 2022 Collection
Fashion

HUF Embraces Winter With Holiday 2022 Collection

Wrapping up its 20-year anniversary celebration.

Inside Louis Vuitton's "200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries" NYC Exhibition
Fashion

Inside Louis Vuitton's "200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries" NYC Exhibition

Located within the landmark Barneys New York Building. 

FIFA Collaborates With Global Artists for 2022 World Cup "Spotlight: Your Dreams" Campaign
Art 

FIFA Collaborates With Global Artists for 2022 World Cup "Spotlight: Your Dreams" Campaign

Presented by FIFA
Fans can also submit their artwork for a chance to win a trip to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this year.

Tyrrell Winston Debuts His Paper-Based Studies at Louis Buhl & Co.
Art

Tyrrell Winston Debuts His Paper-Based Studies at Louis Buhl & Co.

On view from October 15 to November 30.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.