Vince Staples & Sexyy Red Bring The Heat On Our New "Fire Emoji" Playlist Update: Stream

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 26: Vince Staples performs at 2023 AfroPunk Brooklyn at Greenpoint Terminal on August 26, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Joy Malone/Getty Images)
Other great "Fire Emoji" releases for the summer this week came from YG, Cash Cobain, Central Cee, Big Hit, Sango, and many more.

The summer is right around the corner, so don't forget our new Fire Emoji playlist update to catch you up with the best hip-hop releases of the week before June rolls around. One album we'll surely be playing all season is the new Vince Staples album Dark Times, on which "Étouffée" is an easy and bouncy highlight amid a lot of lyrical depth and blunt storytelling. Speaking of projects, Sexyy Red also came through with a collection of tracks, In Sexyy We Trust, and you've probably already heard of the "BBL Drizzy"-assisted cut "U My Everything" with Drake. Lastly on the LP side of things, "Ice Storm" featuring Smino is definitely a highlight on the new Sango album, North Vol. 2.

Elsewhere on Fire Emoji, we have some killer singles to go over, whether it's from rising stars or established commercial titans. For a mix of the two, we'd look no further this week than "Grippy," the new Cash Cobain cut with a solid albeit divisive J. Cole feature. On the other hand, Quavo came through with another 2024 cut with "Clear The Smoke," which is as confident and boisterous as the title suggests. Along a similar vein, YG's newest single "Weird" sees him rapping with a lot of assurance and charisma about the weirdness of the rap game.

HNHH Fire Emoji Playlist: Stream

Rolling further along, we have yet another Cash Cobain appearance on Fire Emoji this week thanks to his feature alongside Charlie Wilson on Don Toliver's "Attitude." It follows a similar drill and Jersey-influenced woozy sonic pallet that Cobain's been so consistent and prolific with over the past couple of years. But this new playlist update also leaves room for family matters (no, not that one... that was a few weeks ago), such as Big Hit, Hit-Boy, The Alchemist and Hitgirl LENA's "Gank Move." It's a nice contrast between gritty drum timbres and watery backing chords, and is likely one of the week's best lyrical offerings.

Meanwhile, we're rounding this update out with Central Cee's "BAND4BAND" featuring Lil Baby, yet another U.K./U.S. crossover from Cench this year. Finally, Key Glock sounds as tough and unwaveringly cool as ever on his new track, "Q-Dogz." Let us know what your favorite Fire Emoji pick was this week, as well as what else we missed, down in the comments below. Check out the playlist above and, as always, come back to HNHH for more great music drops around the clock.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.