Music Review | Future, Lil Kee, Eric Billinger, BONES, and TiaCorine

New Music

Here’s this weeks’ rundown of new music from some of your favorite artists in the game.


Elliott Wilson was right: “Future is the best rapper alive.” Today, the hip-hop tycoon returns with his highly-anticipated ninth studio album, I NEVER LIKED YOU. To celebrate the project’s arrival, the Grammy-award winning, diamond-certified megastar unveils the music video for “KEEP IT BURNIN” featuring Kanye West. INLY is Future’s first body of work since 2020’s High Off Life, which earned the prolific rapper his sixth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200. His latest effort arrives fully-formed, penning featured verses from the likes of Gunna, Young Thug, Drake, Tems, EST Gee, Kanye West, and Kodak Black.

Lil Kee – Letter 2 My Brother

Lil Kee has 4 Pockets Full of tears in new single, “Letter 2 My Brother.” The Alabama-bred rapper is an instrumental part of Lil Baby’s 4PF imprint, quietly becoming a superstar in his own right. “Letter 2 My Brother” is an emotionally driven deep dive into Lil Kee’s remembrance of Lamar – his late brother. His vulnerability on wax gives new meaning to “pain music,” marked by a palpable sense of transparency that hits close to home. 

Eric Billinger – New Light: The Remixes

Eric Billinger shines a New Light on the next chapter of his sonics. With New Light: The Remixes, the father of two recruits some of the most sought after crooners in R&B to lend a pen, which includes Ambré, Phabo, Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), Leon Thomas, and RILEY – in addition to California’s very own The Game and Dom Kennedy. The remix EP comes on the heels of a standout year in music for Eric Billinger’s decorated career, garnering 30M+ streams for the original project, released in 2021. Closely following the conclusion of his 30-city “Vibes on Vibes” tour, Eric continues to push the boundaries of conventional R&B one track at a time.


BONES and TeamSESH producer grayera release their joint album, WITHERED. This new project is a culmination of that ambiguous, eclectic style of rap BONES is notoriously known for. Through ethereal production and lovelorn lyricism, WITHERED feels like regret: a sonic display of preconceived despair. Still, despite the ongoing feeling of pessimism, BONES continues to prove that originality outshines hype – even in darkness.

TiaCorine – Gas Station

TiaCorine makes being a bully look cool as hell. The North Carolina-bred rapper is a hybrid artist that intertwines sex appeal and hard-knock lyricism in a fun, carefree manner. With “Gas Station,” Tia delivers a controlled flow over thunderous 808’s, supported by pop culture references and whimsical one-liners. She’s a one of a kind, anime-inspired type of artist with an insatiable appetite for going against the grain.

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Derrius Edwards
Derrius is a music industry professional with experience in content strategy and editorial writing, sharing relevant and resonating stories as a conduit for hip-hop culture advancement.

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