On last weekend’s Fire Emoji update, we chiefly heard new arrivals from artists like EST Gee, Lil Keed, 03 Greedo, and Skillibeng, among others. Today’s roster is arguably equally as impressive, kicking off with yet another must-hear from frequent studio teammates, Hit-Boy and Nas, called “The Tide.” The two artists trade bars on the already beloved new track, which is a part of the former’s new Surf Or Drown project.
Across the 11-song tracklist, Hit-Boy expertly connects with names like Dom Kennedy, Curren$y, Jay 305, and Devi Morrison. He also offers up two solo titles, “Big Hit Intro,” and “Composure Pt. 2,” proving that his skills take him much further than just producing. Following that on Fire Emoji comes another long-awaited collaboration – “Palisades, CA”from Larry June, The Alchemist, and Big Sean.
As fate would have it, today (March 25), is the latter rapper’s 35th birthday. It’s been some time since we’ve heard the father of one release anything on his own, so this new joint effort is being greatly appreciated by fans. As for solo titles on our playlist, Juice WRLD is holding it down with another posthumous single, “The Light,” reminding his fanbase of the joy he brought to their lives during his tragically short time on Earth.
More collaborative singles that caught our ear for this week’s Fire Emoji update include Internet Money’s “I Remember” featuring Roddy Ricch and Kodak Black as well as NLE Choppa and Lil Wayne’s new heat, “AIN’T GONNA ANSWER.” For female rap lovers, BIA came through with an incredible Timbaland single on New Music Friday, called “I’M THAT BITCH.”
Finally, JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown’s SCARING THE HOES project earned two spots on our playlist. So far, both “Fentanyl Tester” and “God Loves You” have surfaced as fan favourites, though more are sure to come as the album’s streams increase.
Stream it all exclusively on our Fire EmojiSpotify playlist below. Afterward, tell us which tracks you’ve had in constant rotation in the comments. For more release recommendations, make sure to check back on Sunday to catch our weekly R&B Season update.