New Music Friday: Future takes centre stage with hip-hop release [listen]

New Music Friday: Future takes centre stage with hip-hop release [listen]

Another week means more fresh music from all your favourite artists! American rapper Future is turning the heat up with his first solo album since 2020. The 16-track album features only the best in hip-hop including Drake and Kanye West. On the local scene, Cape Town-based rapper Kashcpt has released Cape Town Radio 2, a sequel to his 2020 debut mixtape.

Take a look at some New Music Friday releases here.

Future is back on the hip-hop scene with a star-studded album. On his 16-track album, I Never Liked You, the star rapper tackles all things love. Future also features Nigerian songstress Tems on his track Wait For U.

LISTEN TO ‘WAIT FOR U’ HERE 

KEHLANI – ‘BLUE WATER ROAD’

Speaking to Apple Music, Kehlani said her album, Blue Water Road, is more than just about relationships. “There are three or four songs on this album that are just about me or about spirituality,” she added.

The R&B star features the likes of Justin Bieber, The Internet’s Syd and Jessie Reyez on the 13-track album.

WATCH THE ‘LITTLE STORY’ MUSIC VIDEO HERE 

KASHCPT – ‘CAPE TOWN RADIO 2’

Following the success of his debut mixtape, Kashcpt is stunning fans with his new album, Cape Town Radio 2. The young rapper has also added some R&B-inspired sounds to the album. Kashcpt features the likes of Blxckie, J Molley and YoungstaCPT on the album.

LISTEN TO ‘WHEN IM GONE’ HERE 

NDLOVU YOUTH CHOIR – ‘GRATEFUL’

The Ndlovu Youth Choir teamed up with some of Mzansi’s top musos for their new album, Grateful. The album features rapper 25K, producer and DJ, Sun-El Musician and amapiano producer, Tyler ICU.

LISTEN TO ‘GRATEFUL’ HERE 

HOLLY REY – ‘UNCONDITIONAL (STRIPPED)’

Local muso Holly Rey is taking a different direction in her music. Taking to Instagram on Friday 29 April, Rey said: “So much love was poured into this project and I hope you love it as much as I do”.

LISTEN TO ‘ANOTHER EXISTENCE’ HERE

RETHABILE KHUMALO – ‘THE LEGACY’

The Legacy comes after Rethabile Khumalo’s powerful 2020 debut, Like Mother Like Daughter. This eight-track album is packed with afropop-amapiano-infused hits as Khumalo shows off her incredible vocal range.

LISTEN TO ‘ANGISAKHONI’ HERE 

SAM SMITH – ‘LOVE ME MORE’

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Sam Smith returns to the music scene with their new single Love Me More. This pop single comes after Smith’s 2020 album, Love Goes.

WATCH THE ‘LOVE ME MORE’ MUSIC VIDEO HERE 

KHALID – ‘SKYLINE’

American singer Khalid has released an upbeat pop single titled, Skyline. The single is Khalid’s first music release since his 2021 project, Scenic Drive.

LISTEN TO ‘SKYLINE’ HERE

JUSTIN BIEBER FEATURING DON TOLIVER – ‘HONEST’

Even though he’s on tour, he’s not slowing down! Canadian star Justin Bieber teams up with American rapper Don Toilver for his hip-hop-pop single, Honest.

WATCH THE ‘HONEST’ MUSIC VIDEO HERE 

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