As the new year kicks off, it’s only right that some of your favorite artists drop new music. With the feeling of uncertainty still on the horizon, one thing that is for certain is ESSENCE’s weekly roundup of fresh releases.

In our first new music roundup of 2022, we have the first release from the enigmatic The Weeknd in almost two years, YoungBoy Never Broke Again dropped the single and music video for “Fish Scale,” the promotional single from his upcoming mixtape dropping later this month, and Gunna delivers his highly anticipated Drip Season 4. Today’s list also includes music from 2 Chainz and 42 Dugg, Juice WRLD, Cordae, Drakeo The Ruler and more.

Check out some of this week’s new releases below.


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