The weekend is upon us once again, which means it’s finally time for another Fire Emoji update. Last weekend it was Nicki Minaj who earned her flowers thanks to “Red Ruby Da Sleeze.” This time around, we’ve got an impressive roster of mostly male artists who are showing what they have in store for the year with their latest releases.
At the top of our list today (March 11) is T.I. and Kevin Gates’ first-ever joint single. “Active” chiefly finds both artists show off seriously impressive lyricism. It’s likely to appear on the former’s upcoming Kill The King album. This will end his long-running reign as the self-proclaimed “King Of The South,” which he’s been proudly carrying for most of his career.
Following that is another collaborative effort, this one coming from Hunxho and Tee Grizzley. “Uh Huh,” has already made a strong impression on hip-hop heads. Future is another name we’re excited to have on our latest Fire Emoji round-up. The Atlanta native joined Eladio Carrion for the remix of his “Mbappe” song, which landed on DSPs earlier this week.
Our sole female selection comes from Lola Brooke, who’s feeling “So DISRESPECTFUL” on her hot new release. “It’s Gator Season, bitch, go and wait for the next seat / I hate it when a n*gga act overly obsessed with me,” the quickly rising star rhymes on her first drop of 2023. “These hunnids make me feel good / Baby come caress me,” her confident bars continue.
Next up is yet another posthumous release from YSL artist Lil Keed. His “Self Employed” single is nothing short of Fire Emoji worthy. The song is due to appear on the late rapper’s forthcoming album, following last month’s “Long Way To Go.” Artists who will appear on the project include Young Thug, and Big Sean.
Our final two picks of the week are Swizz Beatz’s link up with SAINt JHN, Fivio Foreign, and BIA on “Street Opera,” as well as Rae Sremmurd’s “Tanisha (Pump That).” The former is a part of the Godfather of Harlem soundtrack, while the latter will appear on the dup’s long-awaited SremmLife 4 project. Check it all out exclusively on Spotify below, and share your favourite new release from this weekend in the comments.