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5 New R&B/Hip-Hop Hits by Black Artists

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With Black History Month coming to a close, We are appreciating African American culture by presenting to you with 5 Hip Hop/R&B Songs from 2023 with Black songwriters.

 

  1. Snooze – SZA

 

Listen to Snooze by SZA in See me playlist online for free on SoundCloud

“Snooze” by SZA is the #1 R&B Song of 2023. SZA’s song Snooze is  the Number 1 Single on the R & B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart! This song showcased SZA’s versatility and openness as a songwriter, exploring new topics in her music such as love, identity, and who she is as a person.

  1. When it comes to you- Friday

 

Fridayy - When It Comes To You - YouTube

When it comes to you” by Friday unfolds like a heartfelt confession. It begins with a delicate guitar riff, setting a serene backdrop for Fridayy’s soulful voice. He sings of a love story where he’s smitten by a girl who, despite her internal struggles, captivates him. The lyrics reveal a narrative of missed chances, with Fridayy admitting his oblivion to her pain in the past. But as the song progresses, it’s clear he’s ready to make amends, promising not to waste any more time and to prioritize their love.

 

  1. Free Mind-Tems

Free Mind - song and lyrics by Tems | Spotify

 

“The Key” by Tems seems to convey a message of empowerment and resilience despite facing challenges and negativity. The song’s lyrics highlight the singer’s ability to rise above others’ expectations and maintain her own unique path. Tems discusses her drive and determination to succeed, mentioning that she doesn’t like turning her back on her goals.

  1. Made for Me- Muni Long

Stream Made For Me by Muni Long | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

 

Muni Long’s “Made For Me” is a story, a moment, and a feeling all rolled into one. Released on September 15, 2023, this track quickly found its way into the hearts and playlists of many, marking yet another high note in Long’s already impressive career. With its soulful melody and heartfelt lyrics, Made For Me captures an irresistible experience.

 

5. To Summer- J. Cole and Summer Walker

To Summer, From Cole - Audio Hug - song and lyrics by Summer Walker, J. Cole | Spotify

The song “To Summer, From Cole (Audio Hug)” by Summer Walker featuring J.Cole is a heartfelt message from J.Cole to Summer Walker. He expresses his appreciation for her and congratulates her on her new baby. He acknowledges the many responsibilities that come with fame, being a mother, and maintaining a career in the music industry.

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