Young Thug, Summer Walker & Adele Lead This Week’s “R&B Season” Playlist

Plus, the latest from Pink $weats and Lauren Jauregui.

BYAron A.
Young Thug, Summer Walker & Adele Lead This Week’s “R&B Season” Playlist

The final quarter of 2021 is looking strong. The pandemic undoubtedly caused plenty of rappers and artists to put the release of new music on hold until the world was opened up. Things have opened up and there's been an influx of incredible music, both in hip-hop and R&B, that emerged in recent times. This past Friday was no exception. With the abundance of new music that dropped, we've highlighted the best of the best for this week's R&B Season playlist.

Young Thug might not be your typical "R&B artist" but his ability to transcend genres is what makes him so special. This week, he dominated the playlist with three new cuts off of his latest opus including "Die Slow" ft. Strick, Recognize Real ft. Gunna, and "Livin It Up" ft. A$AP Rocky and Post Malone.

Summer Walker is also preparing for the release of her sophomore album, Still Over It. Fans have been longing for this one ever since she dropped her major-label debut. On Friday, she gave fans a taste of what's to come with the release of "Ex For A Reason" ft. JT of the City Girls.

A new album from Adele is officially on the way. The UK singer dropped off her first single in five years with "Easy On Me" off of her forthcoming album, 30. It was only right that we included it on this week's playlist.

Other inclusions for this week's playlist are Pink $weats' "I Feel Good" and Lauren Jauregui's "Scattered" ft. Vic Mensa.

Check out this week's R&B Season playlist below. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.