It's the weekend already and we're back with the EBONY Weekend Playlist, featuring the hottest New Music Friday releases that have everyone buzzing. From car rides to conversations, these are the songs that set the tone for an unforgettable weekend. As we embark upon a new month, you definitely should be catching these vibes.

Get ready to take a trip into Gag City as Nicki Minaj releases her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Pink Friday 2. A decade after the groundbreaking debut of "Pink Friday" in 2010, Nicki is back with the long-awaited sequel to showcase her evolution as an artist. With a trailblazing career that has redefined the rap landscape, this album promises to be a testament to Nicki's enduring influence and her commitment to pushing artistic boundaries. Kalan.frfr unleashes his latest EP, Not Hard 2 Understand. With tracks finely crafted by industry heavyweights Mustard and Hitmaka. Kalan.frfr is making a bold statement, declaring 2024 as his year to shine. This EP will prove just that and you will hear a sample from a Hip-Hop legend on “She So.” Having consistently dropped singles since her 2021 EP If Orange Was A Place, Tems graces us with yet another single. The burning question remains: Could we expect an album from Tems next year? While we wait here's another soulful track from Tems to set the vibe.

Whether you're on vacation, off work, or even working this weekend, be sure to add these new tracks to your rotation:

Tems “Not An Angel

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While we await a full project from Tems, she gifts us with a fresh single blending Afrobeat and R&B vibes. In this track, Tems gracefully moves on from a love that's now in the past.

Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday 2

Nicki Minaj. Image: Charlotte Rutherford.

It's officially Pink Friday, marking the highly anticipated release of Nicki Minaj's latest album since "Queen" dropped in 2018. Featuring a whopping 22 tracks and collaborations with the likes of Drake, J. Cole and more, this album promises to take you on a flight you will not forget.

Kalan.FrFr, Not Hard 2 Understand 

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Step into the California vibe with Kalan.frfr's latest 6-track EP. Each beat and lyric serves as a sonic passport transporting you to the West Coast.

Charlie Wilson "Superman"

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Charlie Wilson makes a solo return with his latest single, "Superman," reflecting on his life journey and the profound impact of love and support. While he's been featured on other artists' tracks, this release brings Charlie's narrative to the forefront, showcasing his experiences.

K Camp Feat. SleazyWorld Go "Spend That Bag"

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Fresh from vocal surgery, K Camp marks his return with the announcement of his new album, "Float to London," set to drop on December 22nd. Teasing fans with a taste of what's to come, he also released a new single titled "Spend That Bag." Get ready for K Camp's comeback as he navigates the music scene with his latest project.

Sarz Feat. Asaka & Gunna "Happiness"

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Discover the perfect blend of Afrobeats and hip-hop you didn't know you needed, courtesy of Sarz, Asake, and Gunna. In this collaboration, they deliver a musical fusion that emphasizes the essence of happiness.

Layton Greene "Cinderella Story"

Layton Greene. Image: Jamie Crawford-Walker.

Earlier this year Layton Greene released two singles and is back with her latest track, singing about being swept off her feet. Penned four years ago fans have been requesting this record to drop, and Layton Greene has delivered. Brace yourselves for an upcoming album set to drop next year, promising more of her distinctive sound and storytelling.

French Montana Feat. Lil Baby “Okay

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French Montana continues his legacy of notable features and this time he's teamed up with Lil Baby on his latest record.

Fireboy DML Feat. Blaqbonez  “Outside” and “Obaa Sima

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Fireboy DML surprised fans by dropping a 2-pack release instead of a single track.

NLE Choppa “Shotta Flow 7

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NLE Choppa surprises fans with yet another installment of his "Shotta Flow" series. Get ready for a fresh wave of Choppa's signature style as he continues to deliver with the latest addition to this popular series.

Usher & H.E.R. "Risk It All"

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Experience an unexpected duo on this record with Usher & H.E.R. as they join forces for the highly anticipated remake of "The Color Purple." Brace yourself for a collaboration that brings together talents you never saw coming with that R&B vibe.

James Fauntleroy, The Warmest Winter Ever

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James Fauntleroy's pen game has been crazy over the years writing for some of your favorites. Today he's treating fans to a debut album infused with the Christmas spirit. Spanning from 2014 until now, these songs promise to be a festive journey through Fauntleroy's musical evolution.