We’ve made it to the end of the week and with the week’s end comes new music.
We’ve been blessed today with new releases from Missy Elliott and Rapsody, remixes from Saweetie and Lizzo, and we throw it back to rising talents that have held steady on our playlist this week.
Ahead of the MTV Video Music Awards, where she will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Missy Elliott has dropped a new five-track EP, Iconology.
Elliott also shared a video for one of the EP’s singles, “Throw It Back,” which is as weird and fun as you’d imagine. It’s Missy at her best, still showing us all how it’s done.
This is the album we’ve been waiting for! On Friday, Rapsody released Eve, which the rapper calls an “ode to the women in my life who have made me who I am.”
She’s also released a video for “Nina,” one of the tracks on the new album. With spoken word by Reyna Biddy, the track is a tribute to Nina Simone and the many Black women inspired by her.
Saweetie – “My Type” feat. Jhené Aiko and City Girls
With the help of City Girls rapper Yung Miami and Jhené Aiko, Saweetie delivers a must-listen remix of “My Type.” Produced by London on da Track, the single sample’s Petey Pablo’s “Freek-A-Leek” to create a fun, rambunctious ode to a certain type.
Lizzo – “Truth Hurts” (DaBaby Remix)
Lizzo recruits DaBaby for a remix of her viral hit “Truth Hurts.” Dababy pops up with his own take on “I just took a DNA test..,” before joining Lizzo on the chorus.
The singer is set to perform at the MTV VMAs on Monday, we wonder if DaBaby will be joining her on stage.
KVNG – Broken
We’ve been listening to rising UK R&B artist KVNG’s Broken since its release earlier this month and now that we’ve given it a few spins, we’re dropping this throwback here for you to check out.
Not sure where to start? We suggest “Teardrops,” “Broken,” and “Wrong One” as the perfect starting points and introduction to the rising star.
Jermaine Elliott – “Monster”
Jermaine Elliott is another artist we’ve been getting to know.
The video for the singer’s single “Monster,” gets off to a creepy start before leading to come fun choreography. The video also features clips of fans trying their hand at the dance moves.