EBONY Weekend Playlist: New Music From Andre 3000, Drake, Ari Lennox, and More!

It’s the weekend already and we’re back with the EBONY Weekend Playlist, featuring the hottest Friday releases that have everyone buzzing. From car rides to conversations, this is the music that sets the tone for an unforgettable weekend.

This week’s playlist is here to get you ready for the weekend!  Whether you’re chilling with friends, spending time with family, or going on a date night, we’ve got you covered. Chris Brown has always been a trailblazer in the R&B and pop music scene, and his 11th studio album 11:11 is no exception. Lola Brooke, the rising rapper from New York, is finally dropping her highly anticipated debut album, bringing that signature New York flavor straight to your ears. You can also expect some amazing features on her album, including Coi Leray, Bryson Tiller, Latto and more. Although Queen Naija isn’t quite ready to bless us with her sophomore album yet, she released her new EP After The Butterflies which includes features from Monica, Ella Mai and more.

Drake, For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition

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Drake continues to surprise his fans with new music releases this year. Despite already dropping “For All My Dogs,” he has made it clear that he is not finished yet. Now, he has dropped the third installment of Scary Hours but the For All The Dogs edition.

Lola Brooke, Dennis Daughter

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Dominating not only social media but the airways with “Don’t play With It,” Lola Brooke drops her highly anticipated debut album with features from Latto, Coi Leray, Bryson Tiller and other top artists.

André 3000, New Blue Sun

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One-half of the Grammy-Winning rap duo OutKast, André 3000 is here with his debut album. Fans have been waiting for a while on this moment but don’t expect any rapping. This is all instrumental music led by André playing the flute.

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne, Welcome 2 Collegrove

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Get ready to celebrate because two rap powerhouses are reuniting once again! 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne are back with “Welcome 2 Collegrove,” a follow-up to their previous collaboration, ColleGrove, released back in 2016. Leading the way with their single “Presha,” this album is set to blow you away. The project features 21 Savage, Usher, Fabolous and more.

Chris Brown, 11:11

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Chris Brown, a true icon in the music industry, has captivated us not only with his mesmerizing dance moves but also with his consistent flow of incredible music. Now, he’s back with a bang, releasing 11th solo studio album, titled 11:11. So, get ready to groove, sing along, and be thoroughly entertained by the musical genius.

Queen Naija,After the Butterflies

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Queen Naija gave everyone her debut album Misunderstood back in 2020 and since then has been dropping singles along with a mixtape. Her EP titled After The Butterflies, will serve as a preview of what’s to come in her sophomore album. This EP features collaborations from Monica, NBA Young Boy, Ella Mai, and more.

Ari Lennox, “Get Close

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Ari Lennox, following the success of a sold-out tour and the release of her sophomore album age/sex/location, is making a return with her latest single titled “Get Close.” This new track showcases Ari Lennox’s continued growth as an artist with her unique style and soulful vocals.

Meek Mill & Rick Ross, Too Good To Be True

Rick-Ross Meek-Mill
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The wait is finally over! This dynamic duo has come together to deliver the joint project that fans have been anticipating for a while. With features from Wale, Future, Teyana Taylor, and more.

BJ The Chicago Kid, Gravy

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BJ The Chicago Kid has been blessing us with his music for years, and now he’s back with even more music. After recently signing with RCA Records, he has dropped his highly anticipated album, “Gravy.” It’s packed with his signature soulful vibes and undeniable talent. 

Asake Feat. H.E.R., “Lonely At The Top(Remix)

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Asake, following the news of his first-ever Grammy nomination, has collaborated with Grammy-winning artist H.E.R. for the remix of his hit track “Lonely At The Top.” The remix promises to bring a fresh vibe to the original song and further solidify Asake’s presence in the music scene.

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Updated: November 17, 2023 — 6:01 pm