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New Music Friday: Fresh Releases From Nas, Torae & Marco Polo, Dillon & Diamond D, Killer Mike, Diddy

New Music Friday: Fresh Releases From Diddy, Nas, Torae & Marco Polo, Diddy Killer Mike

Published Fri, September 15, 2023 at 9:30 AM EDT

Torae and Marco Polo, "More Dainja"

Torae and Marco Polo have returned with the second release from their anticipated forthcoming album, Midnight Run. On “More Dainja" Torae gets right to it, presenting a solid case for why he's respected as a gifted, perceptive lyricist, rhyming: "“None of these rappers are my homies, most are two-faced and phony..." before offering, “Gon’ be a cold day in hell to find another this real / Ask them if they bars up, they’ll probably gon’ check on their cell / If I write it, I recite it or I got it for sale, that’ll cover the house note, fuck the XXL / My vibe’s so Quincy, I ain’t come here to fail / Guess The Source material is too real / Used to dream of five mics until I seen it required price / Y’all don’t hear me though, y’all out DM’ing buying likes…” The track follows the lead single "The Return."

"It’s been 14 years since I’ve released an album with Marco Polo," Torae previously told Rock The Bells. "The people have been asking nonstop and it just feels like now is a perfect time. This lead record “The Return” is a great representation of what to expect from the full project. The track knocks, the bars and delivery go hard and I can’t wait to get back on stage with this energy."

Midnight Run arrives on September 22. Listen here.

Nas, Magic 3

Nas and Hit-Boy have dropped what may be their last joint album for a while, Magic 3. The third installment of the Magic trilogy checks in at 15-tracks, and includes “Superhero Status," “No Tears," “Pretty Young Girl," “Sitting With My Thoughts," “Jodeci Member," “Japanese Soul Bar," and more, with Lil Wayne showing up as the lone feature on the song, "Never Die."

Missy Elliott and Flyna, "You Wish"

Missy Elliott and Flyna have linked for the remix to "You Wish" also featuring rapper Kaliii, as pointed out by Global Grind. The song opens with a new verse from Kaliii, before Missy jumps on the track to remind everyone she's a legend. “I’m in the rock and roll hall of fame. Ooo, pressure,” Missy boasts on the track.  “I got many hits. It’ll take you 10 years to catch up.” Listen below.

Dillon & Diamond D, "Turn the Heat Up”

Dillon and Diamond D are back with another release from their joint project, Uncut Gems. On "Turn The Heat Up," Dillon's lyrical dexterity is on full display, are as his stellar DJ skills, as he provides the scratches on the song. The song is accompanied by a creative lyric video that's conceived, directed, and edited by Willie Evans Jr., and pays homage to the late Paten Locke. Check it out below.


Killer Mike dropped the deluxe edition of his latest album, MICHAEL, and earlier this week, dropped off a new single featuring T.I., JID, and Jacquees, "Maynard Vignette." In addition to the track, the deluxe edition of MICHAEL features new songs “YES,” “GET SOME MONEY” and “ACT UP." Listen here.

Diddy, The Love Album: Off The Grid

Diddy is back with his fifth album, The Love Album: Off The Grid. the 24-track project features The-Dream, Busta Rhymes, H.E.R., Fabolous, Summer Walker, Jacquees, Justin Bieber, Jazmine Sullivan, Burna Boy, Ty Dolla $ign, Teyana Taylor, Coco Jones, K-Ci, Dawn Richard, Jeremih, Kalan.FrFr, and many more. It's the first release on his new label LOVE Records. Listen here.

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