Weekend Playlist: New Music From Adele and Kaytranada

Also, Snoop Dogg releases his 19th studio album and Freddie Gibbs teams up with Jadakiss on a new single
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It’s our favorite time of the week and that’s not just because it’s time to relax after the work week. It’s also the time of the week that most artists release brand new music.

We’ve selected a handful of newly released songs that are worth a play to get you ready for the weekend.


Adele, 30 

If you’re on social media, it’s more than likely that your timeline has been filled with excitement from fans about Adele’s new album, 30—and rightfully so. The British superstar shared the highly anticipated project on Friday, which is her first project since 2015. The album features 12 songs including her single “Easy On Me,” which is approaching six million streams, CNN reports, citing Spotify Charts.

Although, 30 has been dubbed the divorce album following her separation from Simon Konecki, Adele offers several moments of hope and joy throughout the project like on the song “My Little Love,” which features a vulnerable conversation between her and her 9-year-old son, Angelo. Overall, it’s just a beautiful journey listening to Adele process her “big feelings” on this album. [artist info]

Kaytranada, Intimidated

Just a few weeks after hosting two Halloween weekend shows at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, the Montreal-based DJ-producer has released a new EP titled Intimidated. The three-track project features guest appearances from California natives Thundercat and H.E.R, as well as Mach-Hommy, a Haitian-American rapper from New Jersey. [artist info]

Isaiah Rashad, The House Is Burning [homies begged]

After wrapping up his sold out North American tour, Isaiah Rashad has blessed his fans with the deluxe version of his album The House Is Burning.

The updated record, titled The House Is Burning [homies begged], features four new tracks with guest appearances from Juicy J and Project Pat on the remix of “RIP Young,” Young Nudy on “Deep Blue,” Deante’ Hitchcock on “Geordan Favors,” and UMI on “Donuts.” [artist info]

Rico Nasty ft. Flo Milli, “Money”

Rico Nasty and Flo Milli, two of the most exciting acts in rap right now, shared a video for their single “Money,” which is produced by Boys Noize and samples 2 Live Crew’s “We Want Some P**sy.” In the playful video, the rappers can be seen frolicking down a yellow brick road with some familiar characters in homage to The Wizard of Oz. [artist info]

Snoop Dogg, Algorithm

Long Beach legend Snoop Dogg has released his 19th solo studio album, Algorithm. The 25-track project is loaded with guest appearances from fellow California-based artists including Ice Cube, E-40, Blxst, Ty Dolla $ign, AUGUST 08, Larry June, Bino Rideaux, and D Smoke. Other featured artists include Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Redman, Method Man, Malaya, and many more. Snoop Dogg also shared a visual for the single “Go To War” with rising artist Blxst. [artist info]

Freddie Gibbs ft. Jadakiss, “Black Illuminati” 

Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs teamed up with New York’s Jadakiss on a new single titled “Black Illuminati,” which arrives with a visual as well. This isn’t the first time the Grammy nominated artists have collaborated, in fact, they connected on “Krazy” back in 2012 and on “Own Thing (Remix).” [artist info]

Other Worthy Mentions

Kanye West—now known simply as Ye—has officially shared the single “Life Of The Party,” featuring André 3000, which is featured on the deluxe version of his latest album Donda. A version of the track was leaked by Drake ahead Donda‘s release date amid the rappers’ beef, but Ye has since updated his verse. Also, East London singer Jvck James dropped a vibey, 90s RnB track called “Love In The Club,” that I haven’t been able to get out of my head since I heard it. The visual is also a fun watch.


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