Janelle Monáe Brings Her “Lipstick Lover” To Our Weekly “R&B Season” Playlist

The girls are running things on today’s round-up, with new titles from Jorja Smith, Keke Palmer, and Ciara.

BYHayley Hynes
Janelle Monáe Brings Her “Lipstick Lover” To Our Weekly “R&B Season” Playlist

Janelle Monáe has been a favourite on the internet this past week, largely thanks to her sexually liberated antics. While announcing their highly anticipated follow-up to Dirty Computer, the Kansas City native shared an NSFW wet t-shirt clip on Twitter to promote her upcoming album's second single, "Lipstick Lover." Fans thought they couldn't possibly top that, but Monáe ultimately proved them wrong by flashing her bare breasts during a recent performance, causing yet another viral moment. While we don't have an update on the singer's wild adventures, we are happy to report her appearance on our weekly R&B Season playlist today, along with some other new favourites.

Jorja Smith made a triumphant return a few days ago with "Little Things," marking her second single of 2023. The first, "Try Me," landed in mid-April, also to positive reviews. Following that on our R&B Season round-up comes Remi Wolf's "Prescription," as well as an upbeat remix from Ciara. The mother of three opted to slow down her controversial "Da Girls" track with the help of Derrick Milano, creating more of a slow jam feeling for listeners tuning in.

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HNHH R&B Season Playlist

Collaborations that caught our attention this New Music Friday include Tyla and Arya Starr's "Girl Next Door," as well as a joint effort from KayCyy and Gesaffelstein. The latter duo came together on "ROLL THE DICE," with K handling lyrics while G took care of production. Closing things out comes a title from Keke Palmer's first project in a decade, Big Boss. We absolutely suggest streaming the mother of one's work entirety when you have time, but if you're looking for a simple sample, we suggest you begin with "FR FR" over anything else on the tracklist.

Stream today's R&B Season roundup exclusively on Spotify above. Do you think there are any new arrivals we could've added? Let us know in the comments, and tap into our Fire Emoji playlist here for more HNHH release recommendations.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.