Stream SZA’s Debut Album, ‘Ctrl’

The TDE songstress SZA is back with her long-awaited debut album, Ctrl. Initially titled A to follow in the vein of her previous projects and Z, the 14-track journey showcases SZA at her finest and most vulnerable. Her ability to shed light on insecurity and inadequacy that many of us face on a daily basis marks another leap forward in her sound laced with brutal honesty. Building upon the success of “Drew Barrymore” and “Love Galore” with Travis Scott, SZA cements her spot as one of most talented artists to pay attention to in the near future.

Stream Ctrl below.

New York’s Squidnice Teases Upcoming EP

Since announcing himself with his huge debut track “Trap By My Lonely,” Squidnice has seen his presence in the New York and national music scene blow up. Following features on Blonded Radio and Noisey Radio, the rapper is gearing up to release his debut project later this month. In preparation, Squidnice laced his fans with a set of loosies, “OMG,” “Lit Now,” and “Still.” The 20-year-old’s latest drop shows just why he caught the attention of so many last year, building on and branching off the foundation he created with “Trap By My Lonely.”

“Still” leads the trio as a calling card for Squidnice. The rapper hops on top of an A. Lau and Tony Seltzer joint that joins the woodwind wave that has been sweeping producers everywhere. The airy flute winds in with the trap production to bring the best out of Squidnice and Gloss Gang. Squidnice pushes the track with his drowsy vocals and stylish inflections that have made him one of the most vibrant talents to come out of New York in recent months. Squidnice described the tracks as “something for [his fans] to hold on to” until his EP drops. Listeners will hope that the EP can replicate the quality of the tracks that precede it.

Stay tuned to Squidnice and catch his debut EP soon. Check out “Still” and the rest of Squidnice’s collection on soundcloud below.

KYLE Soars With “Nothing 2 Lose”

On the heels of being named one of this year’s XXL Freshman class and his freshly platinum “iSpy” hit with Lil YachtyKYLE shows no signs of slowing with “Nothing 2 Lose.” The Dez Wright-produced track is perfect for driving with the windows down and wyling out with squad as he details his focus on continuing to grow. Catchy and refreshing, KYLE’s latest track is another stand-out single in his discography you don’t want to miss.

Stream “Nothing 2 Lose” below.

Watch Gus Dapperton Explore Love In “I’m Just Snacking”

Gus Dapperton is back with another golden tune titled “I’m Just Snacking.” The self-produced cut pairs ethereal synths with his heavenly vocals that blend to form a thoroughly refreshing experience. Gus continues to evolve his sound with each release, with his latest placing the listener at the beachside.

Gus’ new track also arrives with a set of fitting visuals directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen. The video follows Gus as he searches to reclaim a lost love in-between roaming the streets with his headphones on and CD player in-hand.

Check out the video for “I’m Just Snacking” below.

Aminé & Kehlani Tag Team For “Heebiejeebies”

Portland’s own Aminé erupted into the scene when his bouncy breakout single “Caroline” just shy of a year ago. Since then, Aminé has kept the heat coming with tracks like “Baba” and “REDMERCEDES,” transitioning nicely into his latest single titled “Heebiejeebies.” His duet with Kehlani is a breath of fresh air reminiscent of what Ja Rule and Ashanti have conjured in the past, featuring sensual, synth-led production from Jahaan Sweet. With his debut album on the way, Aminé continues to impress with his clever raps.

Stream “Heebiejeebies” below.

Sylvan LaCue Announces New Album, Unveils “Grateful” Video

The multitalented Sylvan LaCue has been steady plotting all year on his next release. Alongside touring with the likes of SabaElujay, and Khary, the blossoming artist has built momentum with golden tracks like “Best Me” and “Televised” with Rayana Jay, segueing nicely into another soulful trip, “Grateful.”

Sylvan returns to our pages today with the visuals for his latest offering. Reuniting with director Jonathan Benavente, the video follows Sylvan on the rooftops as he recalls everything he has to be thankful for. Topped off with a clip from “Crosswinds,” the track stands as a reminder for listeners to appreciate the little things in life when times get tough.

Sylvan has also announced that his forthcoming album will be titled Apologies In Advance. This will be Sylvan’s second project under his current moniker, building upon last year’s Far From Familiar.

Stay tuned for more info on the album and check out the video for “Grateful” below.

Kali Uchis Taps Jorja Smith For Bouncy “Tyrant”

It’s been a few years since Por Vida hit speakers, but following the success of “Only Girl” with Steve Lacy and Vince Staples, as well as the alluring “Get You” with Daniel CaesarKali Uchis‘ debut album is steadily approaching. The sultry singer recently unveiled the first single titled “Tyrant” featuring fellow vocalist Jorja Smith. Their confidence and chemistry blends to form a warm track that’s sure to have hips swaying all over the dancefloor, leaving us anxious to hear the full project when it arrives later this year.

Vibe out to “Tyrant” below.

Khary Shares Video For “Quitting” Featuring Latrell James

In celebration of the one-year anniversary of intern aquarium., W&V favorite Khary is back with the latest set of visuals from the project. “Quitting” follows the Rhode Island rapper as he lists the downsides of desk jobs over champagne-topped cereal, puzzles, and card games with stuffed animals. Latrell James wraps up the visuals by spilling his bars over a video call at the table.

Stay tuned for more info on his forthcoming joint project with producer Lege KaleTidal Graves.

Paper Boy Fabe Taps Brent Faiyaz For “Language”

When it comes to relationships, it’s not always easy to see eye to eye. Titled “Language,” Paper Boy Fabe‘s latest outing explores this idea of discontinuity with another. The Los Angeles artist recruits Brent Faiyaz, who’s been building his own fanbase with his sultry trio Sonder, to guide listeners on the emotional rollercoaster of love. Brent’s heavenly vocals sit seamlessly with Paperboy’s steady rhythms to carry the track forward, culminating in a smooth collab to vibe out to.

Stream “Language” below.

Stream 1-O.A.K.’s New Album ‘Riding In Cars With Girls’

Adding to his repertoire of top-notch work with Kamaiyah and Rayana Jay, Oakland’s multitalented artist 1-O.A.K. is back with his latest album, Riding In Cars With Girls. The 15-track outing explores his experiences with a past relationship, painting the scene with a balance of upbeat slaps like “Lit” featuring IAMSU! and slower jams “Success.” Topped off with talent from fellow Bay Area icons Drew BangaDUCKWRTH, and Kuya Beats, 1-O.A.K. crafts one of the smoothest projects to drop this year as he reminisces and reflects on single life moving forward.

Stream Riding In Cars With Girls after the jump.