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BIA has joined forces with Grammy-winning rapper J. Cole on her new single ‘London’. ‘London’ is BIA’s first new material of 2022 following her February remix of Tommy Genesis’ ‘a woman is a god’, and sees her link with J. Cole on the AzizTheShake-produced single. The new single also features co-production from Jon Glass and Tim Nihan, and lands with a Daps-directed video starring both artists as well as Unknown T and model Leomie Anderson. [via the Line of Best Fit]

Artist, producer, multi-instrumentalist Becca Starr releases ‘Tides’ into the world. This track is about an underlying suspicion of authority and religion, surrounding a concern close to Becca’s heart – Climate change. Exploring themes of guilt, anger and activism. Packed with groove-laden beats, in-voking a Trible battle cry that could be used by climate activists, that then leads into melancholic vo-cals haunting the chorus, with Becca bringing her rapping skills to the forefront in explosive fashion.

In her latest video, ‘PBC’ rapper Flo Milli channels her inner supermodel, rocking various fashions and delivering confident walks on floating runways. Directed by Amber Park, ‘PBC,’ which stands for “pretty, Black, cute,” is a next-level visual showcasing Milli’s ability to deliver fire bars while looking spectacular in a variety of clothes. Some of her looks include a black and white one-piece garment with long leather gloves and matching pumps, a red pearl snap shirt with matching pants and a long wig, and a cut green leather suit with a tight hood encasing her head. [via UPROXX]

Maliibu Miitch releases her first track of 2022 today, and ‘Letter To My Ex’ is a highly personal song for the Bronx rapper. It lays out what happens when a relationship sours beyond repair. Maliibu says, “Relationships have many facets.  I’ve written about the good ones, and here is the other side of that.” [via Hip Hop Magz]

Queen Millz has offloaded her new drill banger, ‘Real One’. Millz easily slides through on the jumpy drill instrumental, rapping about wanting romance and a man to treat her right with a rememberable hook. ‘Real One’ comes complete with a loved-up music video showcasing Queen Millz cosy with her lover. [via GRM Daily]

Trina really deserves more. The Miami icon has been so good for so long, that it seems as though her consistency gets her overlooked. She’s also well-known for extending her platform to younger female rappers, blessing them with both her encouragement and her cosign. Rappers whose careers she’s helped include City Girls, LightSkinKeisha and Tokyo Jetz. Fortunately, it seems at least some of the popular ladies she’s assisted remember her help and are willing to return the favor. On her latest single, ‘Clap,’ Trina reunites with Latto for a frenzied strip club anthem that finds the two rappers playing femme fatale, stressing both their beauty and their danger. I guess you could say that the song’s a warning that looks kill. In her verse, Latto goes from demanding a check for her attention to threatening, “If I reach inside this Birkin, bitch, you better duck.” On the energetic hook, the two encourage their strip club counterparts to make their backsides clap to make that money. [via UPROXX]

Young M.A has shared a new track and video titled ‘Aye Day Pay Day’ alongside the release of an NFT capsule that celebrates her career. The new song finds the Brooklyn rapper riding an aqueous beat by Amadeus, Buda & Grandz, and MadeByMarz with characteristic confidence. Watch its Marc Diamond-directed visual treatment below. [via The FADER]

Buzzworl’s Madame Molly is back with an all-new single dubbed ‘Henny No Chase’. On this new drop from Madame Molly we get a taste of her versatility as she delivers a melodic chorus, as well as slick bar-heavy verses. The flexing we hear on the song is extended to the accompanying visuals where Molly gets glammed up for a quick photoshoot. [via GRM Daily]

Atlanta force Mercury has shared her new project tabula rasa in full. Arriving in a blaze of hype, Mercury released a string of singles, gaining some high profile co-signs in the process. With Drake shouting her out, Mercury then took a step back, opting to find focus over following the headlines. New 10 track project tabula rasa is more considered as a result, matching the raucous Southern hip-hop she grew up with alongside what she terms “swag music…” A project that embodies personal evolution, tabula rasa is marked by a search for truth. Mercury comments… “To me, tabula rasa feels like the beginning of change. This project just shows different aspects of me and I really feel like I’ve grown with this project and found myself with it. I’m excited for everyone to experience it in their own way.” Alongside this, Mercury has shared the video for tabula rasa track ‘RASTA PASTA’ – produced by the Frank Ocean co-signed 454, it exemplifies her creativity. [via Clash]

Rico Nasty released her excellent album Nightmare Vacation at the end of 2020, and since then, she’s been steadily cranking out one-off singles: ‘Magic,’ ‘Buss,’ the Flo Milli collab ‘Money.’ Rico, who performed with Doja Cat at Coachella this past weekend, is reportedly gearing up to release a new mixtape. Now, she’s dropped another new single, a collaboration with ascendant Atanta rapper Bktherula. Rico has a bunch of different styles, and the new track ‘Vaderz’ returns her to the frantic, punk-influenced SoundCloud rap that helped make her famous in the first place. The song jams a whole lot of jagged energy into two minutes, and Rico and Bktherula have great on-record chemistry. The two of them trade off lines, matching each other’s energy and lining up with each other’s punchlines. Bktherula: “That ho bananers if she thought I was green and insane like Invader Zim.” Rico: “No Hannah Montaner/ This ain’t no double life, bitch, it’s really the way that I live.” Check out the hectic lo-fi ‘Vaderz’ video below. [via Stereogum]

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