Your Weekend Playlist: New Music from City Girls, Wale, Arin Ray and More

Embark on a 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 the success of their studio album Folarin II, Wale returns with a highly anticipated new single, “Max Julien.”

Arin Ray brings the smooth R&B vibes, while City Girls turn up the heat with their sizzling album, delivering that signature 305 flavor.

Check out this week’s picks:

Wale, “Max Julien”

Image: courtesy of Def Jam Recordings.

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum hip-hop superstar Wale, known for his introspective lyricism and unique go-go sound, returns with a highly-anticipated track, “Max Julien.” The song, produced by D Woo, pays homage to the legendary actor and features a sample of Lil Mo in the intro. Throughout his career, Wale has released notable albums like Ambition, The Gifted and The Album About Nothing, cementing his status as one of hip-hop’s most revered artists.

Arin Ray, Phases III

Arin Ray. Image: Macy Bryant.

Arin Ray, the talented R&B artist who captivated audiences with his release of “Hello Poison” last year, is back with a new EP titled Phases III. This project is set to reignite the R&B scene, delivering the soulful vibes that fans have longed for. With his smooth vocals and heartfelt lyrics, Ray effortlessly transports listeners into a world of emotions, showcasing his artistic growth. Prepare to be immersed in the captivating sounds of Phases III as Arin Ray once again proves his prowess in the realm of R&B music.

City Girls, RAW (Real A** Wh*res)

Image: courtesy of Quality Control Music.

City Girls, the dynamic duo known for their unapologetic lyrics and 305 energy, are back with their highly anticipated new album, Raw. This latest offering from the talented rap duo showcases their evolution as artists, pushing boundaries and delivering hard-hitting tracks that resonate with their devoted fanbase. With their signature boldness and undeniable charisma, Caresha and JT continue to dominate the hip-hop scene, proving once again why they are a force to be reckoned with. Get ready to immerse yourself in the raw and unfiltered world of City Girls as they unleash their latest new album.

Joony, Memento

Image: courtesy of Red Bull Records/Evgle.

Joony, a rising artist from DMV, is making waves in the music scene. Recently, he made headlines by joining forces with Red Bull Records and Blxst’s Evgle imprint. Now, he has dropped his highly anticipated EP, Memento, which showcases his talent and storytelling ability. The EP features thought-provoking interludes where Joony opens up about his personal experiences before transitioning into mesmerizing songs. Keep an eye on Joony as he continues to impact the industry.

Mike WiLL Made-It (feat. Swae Lee & Latto), Different Breed

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ESPN has enlisted producer Mike WiLL Made-It as the lead producer for its custom NBA music strategy. Mike WiLL Made-It has a track record of producing popular songs for artists like Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert and many more. His newest single, “Different Breed,” featuring Swae Lee and Latto, has also gained significant attention.

Rick Ross and Meek Mill, Lyrical Eazy

When Meek Mill and Rick Ross collaborate, their chemistry is like no other. Their joint tracks are filled with hard-hitting beats and powerful messages. Whether they’re reflecting on their come-up, addressing social issues or celebrating their success, Meek Mill and Rick Ross consistently deliver impactful music that resonates with fans across the globe. Following the announcement of their highly anticipated joint project, “Too Good To Be True,” set to release on November 10, 2023, they have released the second single, “Lyrical Eazy,” from their upcoming album.

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Updated: October 20, 2023 — 6:02 pm