This week had a lot of amazing new hip-hop to cover, no matter what styles of the genre you’re a fan of. Moreover, our Fire Emoji playlist update is here to represent the best of the best, and it’s surprising just how much variety this week held. Starting us off is the final album from Nas and Hit-Boy, Magic 3, which is quite varied and versatile in its own right. We chose to point out “Never Die” featuring the legendary Lil Wayne, which is far from the only excellent lyrical display on this playlist. “The Caliphate” from Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, and The Alchemist is a woozy, dense, and perfectly paced cut of slow but hypnotizing abstract hip-hop with great bar work.
In addition, Doja Cat released yet another single ahead of her highly anticipated album Scarlet dropping very soon. With “Balut,” she had fans clamoring for her to join Griselda based on her flows and the grimy instrumental of choice (which is funny because Westside Gunn already shot his shot with her). This Fire Emoji update also features the latest offering from Sexyy Red, one of the most in-demand rappers today. Lil Durk cooked up an emphatic verse on “Hellcats SRTs 2,” which further roots the original in a drill aesthetic.
HNHH Fire Emoji Playlist
What ended up being the most slept-on track on Fire Emoji that you shouldn’t miss out on is from Gucci Mane’s newest signee. Brezden released “BRRR B” featuring Guwop, and in addition to a couple of sharp bars and fast-moving beats, it might be the start of an interesting career to watch considering his origin. Gucci’s got an album on the way, and so does Offset, who dropped his dramatic and sonically progressive single “FAN” this week, too. It swaps between auto-tuned melodies and aggressive flows, which is a relatively unexplored area for the Georgia native.
Finally, closing out our playlist update are two trunk-knockers: “ACT UP” by Killer Mike and Young Nudy and “SKED” by Denzel Curry and Kenny Mason. They’re both energetic trap cuts, whether it’s because of the horns on the first or the buzzing bass on the second. One thing’s for sure: they all bring the bars and amazing lyrical performances. With all this heat in mind, go check out our Fire Emoji playlist above and stay up to date on HNHH for more great releases each week.