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 Jack Harlow, Labrinth and Deb Never, who released the projects Jackman., Ends & Begins and Thank You For Attending, respectively. Also joining this selection are offerings from Slum Village with Larry June, Stonebwoy, THE BLSSM, Conway The Machine with Jae Skeese, Teezo Touchdown, Baby Rose and Victony with Omah Lay.
Jack Harlow - Jackman.
After mixed reviews for his sophomore studio effort Come Home the Kids Miss You, Jack Harlow returns with a vengeance on the followup record Jackman., named after the rapper’s legal first name.
Labrinth - Ends & Begins
Less than a week after surprising fans at his Coachella set with a special appearance from Zendaya, Labrinth delivers his third full-length effort Ends & Begins. The 10-track record hears the artist explore the cycle of life, and arrives with a Zendaya-featured track entitled “The Feels.”
Deb Never - Thank You For Attending
Deb Never is entering a new phase with her newest EP, Thank You For Attending.“THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING is my final act and close out statement to EPs as I move onto an album,” she revealed in a statement. “I’ve made so many fans and had such great support, I thank you for sticking with me on this journey. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved working on it.”
Slum Village x Larry June – “Just Like You”
Slum Village announces their first album in seven years with the release of the Larry June-assisted single, “Just Like You.” The track is produced by Young RJ and hears him, T3 and June deliver bars of a sample of The Dramatics.
Teezo Touchdown – “5 O’clock”
Teezo Touchdown takes his fans along for a day in his life with his newest single, “5 O’clock.” He details getting up in the morning and his daily routine, which includes dental hygiene, running errands at Home Depot and getting stuck in the dreaded Los Angeles traffic.
Stonebwoy - 5th Dimension
Afro-Dancehall pioneer Stonebwoy returns with his fifth studio album 5th Dimension, enlisting the likes of Stormzy, Shaggy, Mereba, Davido, Angelique Kidjo, Tiwa Savage and more.
Conway The Machine x Jae Skeese – “The Chosen”
Conway The Machine preps for the release of his upcoming album Won’t He Do It with the newest single “The Chosen,” which hears him enlist his emerging Drumwork Music Group artist Jae Skeese. Won’t He Do It drops May 5.
Baby Rose - Through and Through
Baby Rose, who Hypebeast recently named one of Spring 2023’s Best Rising Artists, drops off her latest studio album Through and Through. The 11-track record features guest appearances from Georgia Anne Muldrow and Smino, and arrives just before the artist is set to hit the road with fellow Best Rising Artist Q for a co-headlining US tour.
THE BLSSM – “Merry Go Round”
THE BLSSM announces the release date of her upcoming EP INFINITY H(OURS) with her latest single, “MERRY GO ROUND,” a song that she describes “is for when you’re feeling melodramatic and emotional at the club.” INFINITY H(OURS) drops June 30.
Victony x Omah Lay – “Soweto”
Victony delivers a new version of his recently-released single “Soweto,” replacing the original guests Rema and Don Toliver with Omah Lay. The original version was released in late March and also features diamond certified producer Tempoe.