The songs came in thick and fast in the first week of Black History Month. Nicki Minaj returned to music with her first full solo drop since 2018, Queen Naija dropped a love song and Saweetie lent weight to a rising R&B star.
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Nicki Minaj And Lil Baby Drop Do We Have A Problem
Nicki Minaj reminded everyone she can adapt to the musical climate. The rap queen solidified her dominance while toning down the explicit lyrics and turning up the peace talks.
Her newest song, Do We Have A Problem, is catchy and melodic and features one of the hottest rappers out right now, Atlanta’s Lil Baby. The song’s video was cinematic, with a plot and cameos from actors Joseph Sikora and Cory Hardrict.
Nicki included a teaser for her next single, Bussin’, at the tail end of the video, promising to drop it this week.
Queen Naija Releases Hate Our Love
Queen Naija returned to music with a new single Hate Our Love, featuring fellow Detroit native Big Sean. Naija’s new song features a sample of Bobby Glenn’s 1970s song Sounds Like A Love Song.
The two also hopped on Instagram Live before the song dropped to talk about their collab, personal lives, and upcoming projects.
Tai’Aysha Drops One Night Ting Featuring Saweetie
Upcoming artist and Atlantic Records signee Tai’Aysha has released a new song and video that has all the island vibes. Saweetie also made an appearance, dropping bars boasting of her sex game. Quavo’s ex has been a bit low-key since fans called out a subpar performance, spending more time doing product pitching and new marketing deals. Saweetie even managed to include a bag of Hot Cheetos in the video.
One Night Ting was produced by the Jamaican producer Di Genius and features a Shabba Ranks sample.
Drops From Ravyn Lenae, Koffee, And Junglepussy
R&B crooner Ravyn Lenae built a following off the success of her first EP Crush, but she has been relatively quiet since then. She returned to music with a soothing new song and futuristic video, Skin Tight.
Skin Tight was produced by her longtime collaborator Steve Lacy whose vocals are also included in the song.
Jamaican reggae superstar Koffee dropped a new song called Pull Up. The Grammy winner also announced that her debut album Gifted will be dropping on March 25.
New York rapper Junglepussy has returned with a new album JP5000. It has production credits from Nick Hakim, Suzi Analogue, Bohemia Lynch, and Doof. The first single from the project is “Critiquia.”