Welcome to the weekend! We're here with the latest EBONY Weekend Playlist, highlighting the freshest releases from New Music Friday that are causing a buzz across the board. Whether you're cruising in the car or engaged in conversations, these tracks are sure to set the stage for an unforgettable weekend. As we step into a new month, make sure to tune in and soak in these vibes.

Exciting times in the music world! With Usher releasing his ninth studio album just before his Super Bowl performance, fans can't wait for new tunes. Latto has been teasing her upcoming single with intriguing cover art featuring other female rappers' faces, adding to the anticipation. The return of GloRilla with fresh music means we'll be hearing that distinct Memphis sound once again. Happy Friday! New music always adds an extra spark to the weekend. Enjoy and make some unforgettable memories!

Latto “Sunday Service

Latto's latest single cover art has ignited intense conversations across the internet, as it features faces of other prominent female rappers crossed out. This provocative imagery has sparked speculation among fans, with many questioning whether the song is a diss track or not. The anticipation further intensified with the release of the visuals for "Sunday Service." The striking visuals, combined with the controversial cover art, have undoubtedly stirred curiosity and intrigue within the music community, leaving fans eager to decipher the underlying message behind Latto's latest artistic expression.

Usher, Coming Home

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Usher's versatility and ability to experiment with different sounds keep fans eager for his new releases. Mixing Afrobeats into his repertoire shows his willingness to explore and innovate within the music industry. It sounds like this album will be another exciting chapter in his career!

GloRilla “Yeah Glo!

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GloRilla's ability to craft anthems suitable for both the car ride and the club scene speaks volumes about her versatility and appeal to a wide audience. Bringing the Memphis sound back adds a unique flavor to her music, keeping things fresh and exciting for her fans. It sounds like she's ready to make a big impact with her latest release!

Nardio Wick Feat. Sexyy Red “SOMETHIN

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Nardo's collaboration with Lil Baby on "Hot Boy" was a hit, so teaming up with Sexyy Red from St. Louis for something new is sure to grab attention. It's always exciting to see artists expand their network and bring fresh voices into their music. Fans will be eager to hear what they've cooked up together!

Rhymefest “Creator”

Exploring black life in America is a profound and important theme, especially during Black History Month. Rhymfest's decision to delve into this conversation with his album's first single shows a commitment to addressing significant social and cultural issues through his music. It's an opportunity to spark meaningful dialogue and reflection within his audience.

NLE Choppa “City Lights”

NLE Choppa's new single sounds like a heartfelt tribute to his friend Tae Grape and offers listeners a glimpse into the Memphis lifestyle. It's commendable how he honors his friend through his music. Additionally, joining A Boogie on tour this Spring is a great opportunity for him to connect with fans and showcase his talent on a larger stage. It seems like he's gearing up for an impactful year ahead!

Ye Ali, Ye Ali & Chill 3

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Ye Ali returns with a new EP filled with R&B vibes that will surely excite fans who appreciate his talent for songwriting and producing. While he's no stranger to crafting hits for other artists, it's always a special moment when he steps back into the spotlight with his music. His ability to create immersive R&B experiences makes this EP a must-listen for anyone craving soulful melodies and smooth grooves. It sounds like he's ready to captivate audiences once again with his signature sound and undeniable artistry.

Chief Keef Feat. Mike WiLL-Made-It “Dirty Nachos

Chief Keef and Mike WiLL Made-It. Image: John Canon.

A collaboration with Drake is a big moment for any artist, and it's great to hear that Chief Keef is continuing to release new music this year. It sounds like he's on a roll, building momentum with high-profile collaborations and new releases. Fans will be eagerly awaiting what he has in store for them next!

Cam’ron Feat. Swiss Beatz “Last Stop

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Cam'ron's collaboration with Kith for the release of their first-ever music is a significant milestone, innovatively merging fashion and music. Introducing Kith Records alongside the soundtrack for the Spring 2024 collection adds an extra layer of excitement and anticipation for fans of both the brand and Cam'ron's music. It's a unique opportunity to experience the intersection of fashion and music culture.

Kaliii “Bozo

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Kaliii's ability to blend different sounds and samples into her music keeps her artistry fresh and exciting. Sampling Keyshia Cole's hit song "Love" adds a nostalgic touch while also showcasing her creativity in reinterpreting a classic. It sounds like her new single will offer fans a fresh perspective while paying homage to a beloved track.