After a much public legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, Kesha is back with her third studio album; her first in nearly five years.

Rainbow sees Kesha returning to her Nashville routes, incorporating a country-rock style on each of the album’s 14 tracks. It is her most personal, cathartic project to date, and a gift to the fans of Kesha who had been listening to her music before she signed a contract.

Tracks like “Bastards” and “Praying” are beautiful results of seriousness, anger, and confusion, while “Boots” and “Let ‘Em Talk” show she still likes to party and own her sexuality without giving a fuck about what anyone thinks.

Rainbow sounds almost nothing like Animal  or Warrior, but who cares? Kesha is back, better than ever, and not slowing down anytime soon.

Any material released by Wiz Khalifa after 2011 has been either a hit or a miss, however, a chorus plus a verse from Ty Dolla $ign can prove to be just what the doctor ordered.

Wiz & Ty’s new track, “Something New,” is a sexy, alternative R&B jam which heavily samples Zapp’s 1986 track “Computer Love. It is smooth, raunchy, and explicit, reminiscent to R&B tracks of the late 80s and early 90s.

Both Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign are expected to release their respective new albums Rolling Papers II and Beach House 3 this fall. While you wait for both highly anticipated projects, check out “Something New” below!

Promotion for Fifth Harmony’s upcoming self-titled third album has been rather minimal. It seems Epic Records has shifted their focus to former 5H member Camila Cabello, whose good-yet-underperforming solo singles have received extravagant promotional campaigns over the course of the summer.

While Cabello rolls out her solo career, one musn’t overlook Fifth Harmony’s post-Camila work.

Although the quartet has only released two new songs since Cabello’s departure, they have proven that they are able to create quality pop songs without her.

On their latest track, “Angel,” all four girls get an equal amount of airtime. Each of their vocals are distinct and audible and they all have writing credits on the song (although it sounds like a PartyNextDoor ghostwrite.)

Their self-titled third album will be available on August 25. In the meantime, check out “Angel” below and decide if you’re digging their post-Camila sound.

One of hip-hop’s promising newcomers is Compton rapper, Buddy, who is set to release a new EP, Magnolia, this fall.

His most recent single, “That Much,” is a trippy, early 2000s style rap track which samples Ludacris’s “Roll Out.” On “That Much,” Buddy calls out other rappers for exaggerating their riches and how involved they are in illegal activities.

While still on the come-up, Buddy’s past projects have demonstrated his versatility as an artist. His most recent project is an EP called Ocean & Montana, which is entirely produced by KAYTRANADA.

While Magnolia has yet to be assigned an official release date, the lead single “That Much” is currently available on all digital music platforms.

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