Best New Tracks: Drake, Tyler, the Creator, Stormzy and More
As the week in music involves an in depth , HYPEBEAST has rounded up the ten best projects for the newest installment of Best New Tracks.
This week’s list includes Drake‘s three-track EP Scary Hours 2, Tyler, the Creator‘s Coca-Cola commercial cut “Tell Me How” and a remix of Yaw Tog’s “Sore” with Stormzy and Kwesi Arthur. We even have the debut single of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars‘ newest side project Silk Sonic, a remix of “Best Friend” with Saweetie, Doja Cat and Stefflon Don, JAHMED‘s new EP ARMANI and singles from Mndsgn, AJ Tracey, Japanese Breakfast, Rostam and Jonathan Richetts.
Ahead of the discharge of his delayed Certified Lover Boy album, Drake dropped a replacement EP entitled Scary Hours 2. The three-track project features guest verses from Rick Ross and Lil Baby, and can hopefully tide some fans over until the upcoming album’s release — which DJ Akademiks reported to be before April 2021.
Tyler, the Creator officially released “Tell Me How” on streaming services. The track was created for a Coca-Cola commercial that debuted in late February 2021, with the artist previously sharing he played the flute for the song’s intro.
Yaw Tog has enlisted Stormzy and Kwesi Arthur for a remix of his 2020 hit, “Sore.” The four-and-a-half-minute track arrives with an accompanying visual that sees the three surrounded by friends and high energy in Ghana, and is about to seem on the 19-year-old rapper’s upcoming album TIME.
Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars have debuted the very first single of their newest duo, Silk Sonic. The track, entitled “Leave the Door Open,” takes inspiration from ’70s soul and can appear on the pair’s 2021 album.
Saweetie and Doja Cat enlisted Jamaican-British rapper Stefflon Don for an additional verse on their January 2021 collab, “Best Friend.” The cut serves a prelude to Saweetie’s upcoming studio album Pretty B*tch Music, which can also see production from Timbaland, Murda Beatz and more.
JAHMED has dropped off his sophomore EP, ARMANI. The nine-track project hears sharp lyricism and high-energy beats from the West Coast rapper, who describes the EP as a shining light during dark times. “ARMANI may be a world. ARMANI is love. ARMANI is betrayal. ARMANI is resentment,” he said during a statement. “ARMANI is that the current state of the planet , how it made me feel, and the way I overcame it. ARMANI is defeating self doubt. ARMANI may be a process towards gaining clarity. ARMANI is family. ARMANI is finding yourself. ARMANI is redemption.”