Best New Tracks: Dreamville x DJ Drama, Freddie Gibbs x Rick Ross and More

An exciting week for music.

Music 
2,584 Hypes 0 Comments

You are reading your free article for this month.
Members-only

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 list is led by releases from Dreamville x DJ Drama and Freddie Gibbs x Rick Ross, who dropped the surprise D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape project and the new collab “Ice Cream.” Also joining this selection are New Gen honorees Doechii and ENNY with Mychelle, Japanese Breakfast, Toro Y Moi, Bakar, Lil Tjay and joints from Ibeyi x Jorja Smith and Hit-Boy x Pacman Da Gunman.

Dreamville x DJ Drama - D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape

J. Cole’s Dreamville collective and DJ Drama join forces the surprise project D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape. The record features the entire Dreamville roster along with guest appearances from A$AP Ferg, 2 Chainz, Sheck Wes, G Perico, Young Nudy, Kenny Mason and REASON, and arrives just before the label’s annual Dreamville Festival.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Freddie Gibbs x Rick Ross – “Ice Cream”

Freddie Gibbs enlists Rick Ross for his latest single “Ice Cream,” which hears producer Kenny Beats flip fragments of the sample RZA utilized in the original Raekwon cut from Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… The collab is expected to appear on Gibbs’ upcoming album Soul Sold Separately (SSS), which he told HYPEBEAST will feature the biggest names in music including Pusha T, Lil Baby, Rick Ross, Pharrell, the Neptunes, Puff Daddy and Hit-Boy.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Doechii – “Persuasive”

New Gen: Fall 2021 honoree Doechii celebrates her signing to Capitol Records and Top Dawg Entertainment with the brand new single “Persuasive.” The Kal Banx-produced cut arrives with a music video directed by Omar Jones, which the artist describes as “so full of life it can fill a space… like paintings.” She added that Jones was “perfect” for the job as she “had a very specific vision with the color pallet and aesthetic of this video,” continuing, “I envision my fans playing this video on their at home projectors during a kick back,”

Watch: YouTube

Ibeyi x Jorja Smith – “Lavender  & Red Roses”

Twin sister duo Ibeyi links with Jorja Smith for their brand new Spell 31 single, “Lavender & Red Roses.” Described as a song about a troubled and lost loved one, Lisa-Kaindé explains, “We knew we wanted to create something with Jorja that would be different from what we’ve done previously that would allow us to connect with the true meaning of the song. When we came across the three sisters of fate from the Greek mythology that personify fate we knew immediately that it would be the right idea. Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos are sisters, one of them creates the thread of fate, the other analyses it and the third one cuts it. “Lavender and Red Roses” is a song about the feeling we all experience when we love someone troubled. It could be a partner, a sibling, a parent, a friend. We wanted to talk about the pain of witnessing a loved one hurting, repeating patterns and getting lost. And how it triggers in us the desire to reach them, hold them tight and wash their troubles away with lavender and red roses. But the truth is you can’t save them, if they pull you into their darkness, you will have to protect yourself, and allow them to find their own strength and light, their own way.”

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Japanese Breakfast – “Be Sweet/Skinny Love”

Japanese Breakfast reunites with Spotify for a new entry in its Spotify Singles series — a collaboration between the streaming services and nominees of the Best New Artist category at the GRAMMYs. Michelle Zauner and company reimagine their original song “Be Sweet” and shared a cover of bon iver’s “Skinny Love.” “We decided to record Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love’ because it felt like a very surprising cover for Japanese Breakfast. It’s so moving and sparse. We felt we could add some interesting instrumentation to the track and celebrate our fellow label mate Bon Iver,” the band shared.

Listen: Spotify

Mychelle x ENNY – “Forbidden Fruit”

ENNY, another New Gen honoree from the Spring 2021 list, helps rising artist and fellow FAMM labelmate Mychelle for her new single “Forbidden Fruit.” The cut features an accompanying music video helmed by Portia Barnett-Herrin, which sees Mychelle following a strange light that leads her to an alternate universe. “Such a pleasure to be part of this tune,” ENNY said. “Mychelle made something beautiful and it’s an honour to grace her art.”

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Bakar – “N3W”

Fresh off the release of his debut album Nobody’s Home, Bakar delivers an accompanying music video for the album track “N3W.” Helmed by Machine Operated, the visual utilizes candid shots of the North Londoner’s life in London as a way to portray his experience in the city. ” “I’ve always been here to be an alternative for the Black kids that don’t fit in,” he said in a statement.

Watch: YouTube

Toro Y Moi – “Déjà Vu”

Toro y Moi a.k.a Chaz Bear prepares for the release of his upcoming MAHAL, which drops April 29, with the new single “Déjà Vu.” The cut follows previously-released singles “The Loop” and “Postman,” and includes a music video helmed by Justin Morris that sees a montage of the artist traveling across America. “I hope you enjoy this small slice of American pie that I have prepared for you,” he said in a statement.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Hit-Boy x Pacman Da Gunman - Bulletproof Soul

The energy of Nipsey Hussle lives through Pacman Da Gunman forever. The late artist’s protege links with Hit-Boy for the collaborative project Bulletproof Soul, named after one of Pacman’s favorite Sade songs and a reference to Nip’s Victory Lap lyric, “Hunnit proof flow, run and shoot pro, 458 drop, playing Bullet Proof Soul.” The record features the cut “Till We Meet Again,” which gives fans Pacman’s perspective on the day Nip was killed on March 31, 2019.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Lil Tjay – “In My Head”

Lil Tjay is officially back with his newest single “In My Head.” Utilizing a sample from Iyaz’s 2009 hit song “Replay,” the cut shows a more vulnerable side of the F.N rapper as he opens up about more personal topics like love and relationships.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

PROTOTYP Reveals Racing Themed "Crews & Prototype" Creations
Fashion

PROTOTYP Reveals Racing Themed "Crews & Prototype" Creations

Building on its SS21 “Circuit” collection.

AC Milan Recruits NemeN for Fourth Kit Capsule
Fashion

AC Milan Recruits NemeN for Fourth Kit Capsule

Featuring an on-pitch jersey and off-pitch collection.

Telfar's Latest Shopping Bags Arrive in "Olive"
Fashion

Telfar's Latest Shopping Bags Arrive in "Olive"

Along with its signature Logo Embossed Hat and Logo Belt.

Disney+ Is Looking to Enter the Anime Market
Entertainment

Disney+ Is Looking to Enter the Anime Market

‘Star Wars’ has already got its own anime series on the streaming platform.

Six Wheels on This Classic Range Rover by Carmichael Is No Joke
Automotive

Six Wheels on This Classic Range Rover by Carmichael Is No Joke

It could be yours thanks to Aguttes’ upcoming auction.


The North Face Urban Exploration Delivers SS22 "Urban Oasis" Capsule
Fashion

The North Face Urban Exploration Delivers SS22 "Urban Oasis" Capsule

Experimenting with tie-dye and paisley patterns.

A. Lange & Söhne's Odysseus Now Comes in Titanium
Watches

A. Lange & Söhne's Odysseus Now Comes in Titanium

Limited to 250 examples.

Episode 1 of 'Halo' Live-Action Series Is Now Free to Watch on YouTube
Entertainment

Episode 1 of 'Halo' Live-Action Series Is Now Free to Watch on YouTube

Just in time for episode 2 to hit Paramount+.

Take a First Look at the Bryant Giles x New Balance 2002R
Footwear

Take a First Look at the Bryant Giles x New Balance 2002R

Appearing in all-over embroidery of various facial features.

Vandy The Pink's Readies 5th-Anniversary Capsule Collection
Fashion

Vandy The Pink's Readies 5th-Anniversary Capsule Collection

Centered around “Burger & Flowers.”

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

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