NAV's "Lately" Single Kicks Off This Weekend's "Fire Emoji" Update

New tracks from Kevin Gates, Centra Cee, Shy Glizzy, and more made the playlist too.

BYHayley Hynes
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We've made it roughly halfway through the coldest season of the year. This is obviously thanks in part to the hot new songs on our Fire Emoji playlist every week. For the first update of February, we paid tribute to Lil Keed with his posthumous "Long Way To Go" single. This weekend, we've got something from NAV for your consideration.

The Canadian singer is preparing for the arrival of his NAV 2 project, a follow-up to his 2017 release that solely featured The Weeknd. Along with Friday's arrival, "Lately," the 33-year-old is gearing up to head out on tour alongside SoFaygo and RealestK. Additionally, Bryson Tiller will join him for the final concert in Toronto this spring.

Next up on our Fire Emoji radar is Kevin Gates' surprise "Breakfast" single. The father of two tapped his wife, Dreka Gates to star alongside him in the visual. This caused eyebrows to immediately raise. As you may recall, the lovers seemingly called it quits last summer. However, many are questioning if the split was simply a PR stunt.

Following that is a collaboration between XXL Freshman Babyface Ray and 42 Dugg. The song is called "Ron Artest," and finds the two lyricists chiefly paying tribute to the Los Angeles Lakers legend throughout their bars. Afterward, we hear from another duo – Young Scooter and EST Gee – on "Come Eat Wit Us."

The Fire Emoji-worthy releases don't stop there. Shy Glizzy finally shared his Flowers project on Friday, and several titles from that are already sticking out as fan favourites. For our playlist, we've selected "Another Thug Song" and "The Real Is Back," though we suggest listening to the entire effort when you have the time.

HNHH's last recommendation of the day comes from across the pond, where Central Cee dropped his "Me & You" single. It comes in at just over three minutes and marks the perfect bop for celebrating Valentine's Day with your boo, among other things.

Stream our weekly Fire Emoji update exclusively on Spotify below. Afterward, tell us which of the playlist's new additions are your favourite in the comments. Finally, make sure to check back on Sunday (February 12) to hear more music on R&B Season.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.