New Music Friday: Baby Tate, Mary J. Blige, Brent Faiyaz and more

From smooth-sounding R&B collections to surprise albums and fresh collabs, check out this week’s New Music Friday for the culture’s latest and greatest in music.

Brent FaiyazLarger than Life — After surprising fans with the new album one day before its release on October 27, Brent dropped off the 14-track project with features from Missy ElliottCoco JonesBabyface Ray and more.

Baby TateBaby Tate Presents: Sexploration: The Musical — The rising rap star filed her latest EP, a collection of six songs full of the sex-positive lyrics she’s known for rapping. 

Mariah the ScientistTo Be Eaten Alive — The Atlanta singer/songwriter gives up vulnerable and relatable lyrics on the 10 songs that make up her third studio album. It’s mostly a solo effort, but she does tap Vory21 Savage and Young Thug for song features.  

Mary J. Blige ft. Vado, “Still Believe in Love” — After teasing the track on social media, the queen of hip-hop soul delivers her latest love ballad and accompanying music video featuring the New York rapper. 

Leslie Odom Jr., “Holding on to Us” — The multihyphenate, award-winning star dropped off one of 10 tracks from his upcoming album, When a Crooner Dies. It follows the previously released song “Show Me.”

Hot New Hip-Hop:

Lola Brooke ft. French Montana — “Pit Stop

Offset ft. Travis Scott — “Say My Grace

Rick Ross Meek Mill — “Lyrical Eazy

Ken Carson — “Fighting My Demons

Jekalyn Carr — “I Believe God

–Offset — “Worth It

Lil Wayne Chainz — “Presha

J. Brown — “My Whole Heart

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