EBONY Weekend Playlist: New Music from Mariah The Scientist, Brent Faiyaz, Baby Tate and more!

We’re back for another musical journey 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.

Following tours and festivals, Mariah The Scientist is here with a new highly anticipated album entitled To Be Eaten Alive.

Brent Faiyaz is fresh off his F*ck The World It’s A Wasteland Tour but that hasn’t stopped him from being in the studio. He’s back with a new project entitled Larger Than Life with features from Missy Elliott, Coco Jones, and more!

Baby Tate is bringing you those unapologetic bars, while Ace Hood is letting you know he’s back with a new album.

Check out this week’s picks:

Brent Faiyaz, Larger Than Life

Brent Faiyaz
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Brent Faiyaz, representing Baltimore, Maryland first gained recognition as a member of the group Sonder before embarking on a successful solo career. His breakout moment came with the release of his critically acclaimed single “Crew” in 2016 with Goldlink and Shy Glizzy, which showcased his smooth vocals and storytelling ability. Following the success of his sold out tour, his second album, Wasteland is now certified platinum for selling one million equivalent units. It marks Brent’s first platinum-selling album to date. Brent’s latest project, Larger Than Life, features heavy hitters ranging from A$AP Rocky, Missy Elliott, Coco Jones, and more.

Baby Tate, Sexploration: The Musical EP

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Baby Tate, released her debut project ROYGBIV in 2015 and grew up in a musical household with her mother/singer Dionne Farris and father David Ryan Harris. Initially known as “Yung Baby Tate,” she later decided to drop the “yung” from her name as she felt it no longer aligned with her age and maturity. Baby Tate is recognized for her fearless and unapologetic freestyles, and she wants to inform you that she has grown both personally and artistically, recently identifying as pansexual. Today she release her new EP with legendary Pop producer Justin Tranter known for projects like Grease, Frozen, Wicked.

Ace Hood, B.O.D.Y.

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Ace Hood, hailing from Florida has solidified his place in the hip-hop industry. Known for his energetic and dynamic performances, he has garnered a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim throughout his career. From his early mixtapes to his chart-topping hits like Bugatti, Hustle Hard, Body 2 Body, and more! Ace Hood has consistently delivered powerful music that resonates with listeners and he’s back today with a new studio album entitled B.O.D.Y.

Mariah The Scientist, To Be Eaten Alive

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Mariah The Scientist, has been making waves in the music industry for quite some time, bringing that unique Atlanta R&B energy. She released her last project RY RY World in 2021. Mariah is letting you know that Scorpio Season is in full effect with her album To Be Eaten Alive out now on her birthday. 

Money Man, Croptober

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Money Man, has shown consistency over the years with dropping new music often. He’s recently dropped his highly anticipated album, Catch Me If You Can  Money Man isn’t just an artist; he’s a financial guru, a crypto genius, and an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with. He’s here to let you know that it’s harvest season with his new album Croptober.

Sampha, Lahai

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Sampha, has captivated audiences with his soulful voice blending genres such as R&B, electronic, and soul to create a unique sound, representing London. His debut album, Process garnered everyone’s attention and earned him the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2017. Sampha’s journey to success has been marked by collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Drake, Kanye West, and Solange. His collaborations have not only showcased his vocal range but also his ability to give you emotion into every note he sings. After six years, he finally released his sophomore album Lahai— it’s a must listen.

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Updated: October 27, 2023 — 6:02 pm