Best New Tracks: Post Malone, The Weeknd x Future, Swizz Beatz and More

As the week in music comes to a close, HYPEBEAST has rounded up the best projects for the latest installment of Best New Tracks.

This week’s lineup is led by Post Malone, The Weeknd x Future and Swizz Beatz, who each released the compilation project The Diamond Collection, the single “Double Fantasy” and the EP Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2, respectively. Also joining this selection are offerings from Arlo Parks, Killer Mike x El-P x thankugoodsir, NBA YoungBoy, redveil, Deante’ Hitchcock, Wande Coal and Olamide with Ckay.

Post Malone – The Diamond Collection

Post Malone celebrates his newest RIAA record as the holder of the most diamond-certified singles with The Diamond Collection, a compilation project that features all eight of his diamond singles along with his latest single “Chemical.”

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The Weeknd x Future – “Double Fantasy”

The Weeknd and Future reunite for their latest joint effort “Double Fantasy,” which features production from Mike Dean, Metro Boomin and The Weeknd himself. The track is set to appear on The Weeknd and Sam Levinson’s upcoming HBO series The Idol, which stars the XO Records founder and Lily-Rose Depp and premieres this June.

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Swizz Beatz – Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2

Mass Appeal continues its celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary with Hip Hop 50: Vol. 2, an EP entirely produced by Swizz Beatz and is billed as an ode to New York hip-hop. The seven-track project features heavyweights Nas, Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, Jadakiss, Benny The Butcher, Scar Lip, Fivio Foreign, Bandmanrill, Lil Durk, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Jay Electronica.

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NBA YoungBoy – Don’t Try This At Home

YoungBoy Never Broke Again delivers his second studio effort of 2023 Don’t Try This At Home, which features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Mariah the Scientist, Post Malone and The Kid LAROI. The record marks his sixth studio album overall and second album of 2023, following January’s I Rest My Case.

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Arlo Parks – “Blades”

Arlo Parks preps the release of her forthcoming album My Soft Machine with “Blades.” Produced by Paul Epworth, she says, “Paul is just a wizard; he has this childlike spirit that I’ve always really loved and he brought that to ‘Blades.’ I wanted to make something that I can dance to, finally, because I feel like my songs don’t really have that quality in general. So, I took inspiration from bands like ESG, artists like Kaytranada, and a lot of the kind of ’70s Zambian psychedelic rock that I love.”

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Wande Coal – “Let Them Know”

Wande Coal follows up his Olamide-enlisted cut “Kpe Paso” with “Let Them Know,” a slick offering that hears the Afrobeats star tell his partner to keep their relationship on the DL. Coal also announced the release date of his forthcoming album Legend Or No Legend, due out May 18.

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redveil – playing w/fire

Rising star redveil celebrates his 19th birthday with his newest EP playing w/fire, which also coincidentally arrives on the one-year anniversary of his acclaimed 2022 project learn 2 swim. The six-track project is produced almost entirely by redveil himself with the exception of Monte Booker’s contribution on “stuck,” and features guest verses from JPEGMAFIA and Mekdelawit.

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Killer Mike x El-P x thankugoodsir – “Don’t Let The Devil”

Killer Mike enlists his Run The Jewels partner El-P and thankugoodsir for “Don’t Let The Devil,” which serves as an introduction to his upcoming album MICHAEL, dropping June 16. The record will mark his first solo project since 2012’s R.A.P. Music and is billed as “an introduction to the totality of Michael Render, a lifelong rap fiend whose consciousness is seeped in the sounds of community that raised him – multiple eras of southern rap flows, Sunday church service, and barbershop discourse.”

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Deante’ Hitchcock – “Woah!”

Deante Hitchcock announces his sophomore studio effort Once Upon A Time, out May 10, with his newest single “Woah!,” which arrives with an accompanying music video helmed by Caleb Seales and pays homage to Flavor Flav’s Flavor Of Love and other iconic reality dating shows. “At what was shaping up to be a turning point in my life, the world as we know it seemed to stop turning altogether. I watched our world change, and in the midst of it all, I had a son, became a father, and watched my world change as well,” he said in a statement. “The word ‘son’ feels hella ironic to read, like the sun up in the sky that I used to stare at until it became an almost blinding blue bouncing ball of light, my son came into the world and brought a brightness into my life that could rival that of its homophone. His mother and I are forever in awe, and forever thankful for our angel, our Saint. The story of how we got here is no fairytale, but I’ll try my best to tell you all about the best way I know how.”

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Olamide x Ckay – “Trumpet”

Omalide tags Ckay for his brand new single “Trumpet.” The cut arrives with a colorful visual that matches the energy of mid-tempo song, and sees the two enjoying a life in luxury with their love interests.

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