New Music January

New Years Eve

Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign 

Kanye West is back at it in collaboration with Ty Dolla Sign with their joint project, “Vultures.” The pair have been promoting their project with pop-up “rave” listening parties with appearances by Chris Brown, Kodak Black and Lil Durk, who are all featured on the album. West’s 10-year-old daughter, North, was also present and excitedly shared the song she is featured on that comes with the catchy hook, “It’s Your Bestie, Ms. Westie,” that’s been going viral all over social media.

 

The album spans beyond the traditional sounds that West has produced in the past, feeling experimental while still keeping roots in hip-hop and rap.

 

Jan. 12 

Kali Uchis 

Singer Kali Uchis is releasing an album that will be fully in Spanish. With hit songs such as “After the Storm,” featuring rapper Tyler the Creator and “telepatia,” the Virginia native will grace our ears with a project that is a tribute to her Colombian culture. 

 

With Uchi’s beautiful voice, I think she has the power to entice fans who don’t speak Spanish to still blast her songs from her upcoming album, :Orquideas,” this January. 

 

Jan. 19

Green Day 

Greenday is giving us a new album titled, “Saviors.”

 

Having already made their mark on the music world (and Broadway), the band is not finished yet releasing fresh new tunes and touring the U.S. and Europe. The band decided to spoil us even more with the U.S. leg of the tour featuring the Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid and the Linda Lindas beginning in August 2024.

 

Jan. 26

Benny the Butcher 

“Everybody Can’t Go” is the latest album by rapper Benny Butcher and his first with Def Jam Records. Originally slated for release in August, Benny admitted on Twitter he wasn’t as ready but reassured fans, “Just know when you hear my [work], it’s gonna be better than all this other [stuff] you’ve been hearing all year.” 

 

With a gritty sound that pays homage to the sounds from the ’90s, it transports you directly into his realm of storytelling. With producer credits from The Alchemist and Hit-Boy, I predict that this album will be a hit-classic. 

 

Quarters of Change 

Through my discovery of the New York City band through a random TikTok a year ago, I have been obsessed with the rock quartet ever since. Producing a sound that feels like a riff off of classic rock and pop, Quarters of Change have been a game changer to my playlists in 2023. 

 

The band releases their second studio album titled, “Portraits,” but you can catch a preview with “Blue Cooper” and/or “Kiwi” to get a taste of the talent before it drops.

 

Lyrical Lemonade 

This project comes from the mind of director Cole Bennett aka Lyrical Lemonade. Bennett is best known for producing music videos for various rap stars but is now taking on the task of curating an album that features a slew of rappers such as Kid Cudi, Jack Harlow, Lil Tecca, the late Juice WRLD and many other household names. 

 

Each song is accompanied by a music video directed by Bennett. This project has been in the works for months with the first song and music video being released last June. 

 

TBD

Playboi Carti

While rumors swirl of the rapper Playboi Carti coming out with a new project Jan. 5, it has not been officially confirmed by Carti himself. Best known for his alternative spin on rap and has a massive fan base. The artist has shared hints of a new album with him posting the phrase, “I AM MUSIC,” accompanied with a logo and changing his profile picture to such. 

 

Carti has also released some new music with “Different Day” and “2024.” 

 

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