6LACK's "Talkback" Single Sets The Tone On Our "R&B Season" Playlist

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6lack performs during the ACL Music festival 2022 at Zilker Park on October 09, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/FilmMagic)

Which new R&B arrivals have you had in rotation this weekend?

The first weekend of March brought with it a taste of spring, not to mention several must-hear new releases. A handful of them landed on our R&B Season playlist, including Kali Uchis and Don Toliver's sensual "Fantasy" collaboration. Elsewhere, we suggested tracks from both Masego and 6LACK, who happens to make another appearance today (March 12).

The Baltimore native is presently preparing to drop his Since I Have A Lover album later this month. He finally kicked it off with last week's titular single. On Friday (March 10), he shared "Talkback," only generating more buzz for his long-awaited follow-up to East Atlanta Love Letter. Over production by Yakob and Scribz Riley, 6LACK brags about some of big biggest accomplishments.

"Got so many diamonds, they like, 'Oh, Lord' / Big business plans in my Goyard / Young and still humble, tryna hold on / Heard 'em talkin' down, that shit just roll off," his first verse begins. On the chorus, he sings about having a conversation with God on the phone. "I said, 'What's up?' He talked back / Don't let your enemies throw you off track."

Blxst set the R&B Season mood with his Before You Go project in 2022. From the sounds of things, he's planning to deliver big things this year as well. His New Music Friday contribution came in the form of a four-track Just For Clarity 2 EP, on which he teamed up with a host of noteworthy collaborators. Among them is Roddy Ricch, who joined his fellow Californian for a "Passionate" song.

According to the 30-year-old, this is "bigger" than just another track to him. "I like to look at it more as a mindset, especially working with Roddy on this record. It’s dope to see somebody’s success go from zero to a hundred, especially somebody from the hometown," Blxst explained. Before they blew up, he and the "paid my dues" hitmaker frequently saw each other at the studio putting in work.

Our final R&B Season pick of the week is another joint effort – this one from Musiq Souldchild and Hit-Boy. It landed on Victims & Villains, and is titled "white rice déjà vu." Stream it all exclusively on Spotify below, and let us know which new arrivals you've had in rotation this weekend in the comments.

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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.