New Music Friday: Doja Cat, Jorja Smith, Rod Wave Start Your Week With A Fresh Batch Of New Tunes

Tune in every Friday to catch songs you need to add to your rotation.

We're changing things up around here at and have decided to move our ever-popular New Music Monday feature post to Fridays. That way, you get all of our top selections from the past week on the final weekday in order to get you ready for the weekend.

We know that keeping up with all the new music released each week is challenging. But don't you worry – we've got you covered. Our new New Music Friday posts will keep you updated with all of the best music from the hip-hop, R&B, Afrobeats and alternative realms, among others. It's the best way to get put onto what everyone else is listening to, while discovering a few new up-and-coming artists in the process.

So, without further ado, here are ten new records to kick your weekend off with, led by Doja Cat, Jorja Smith, and Rod Wave.

  • Doja Cat: "Demons"

    On Friday, Doja Cat released her latest single and video for "Demons."

  • Jorja Smith: "Falling or flying"

    On Friday, Jorja Smith released the title track of her upcoming album "Falling or flying."

  • Rod Wave: "Come See Me"

    Rod Wave released his latest single and video on Friday with "Come See Me."

  • Teezo Touchdown (feat. Janelle Monáe): "You Thought"

    This week, Teezo Touchdown released his latest single, the Janelle Monáe-featured "You Thought."

  • Sleepy Hallow (feat. TaTa): "For You"

    Sleepy Hallow and TaTa came together this week for "For You."

  • Maxo Kream (feat. Key Glock): "BoneCrusher"

    On Thursday, Maxo Kream dropped his latest Memphis-inspired single and video for "BoneCrusher," featuring M-Town's own Key Glock.

  • That Mexican OT (feat. Sploosh God): "15 Missed Calls"

    On Wednesday, Houston rising artist That Mexican OT released his latest song/video "15 Missed Calls"

  • MIZ: "1942"

    This week, MIZ dropped a smooth 80s-inspired track titled "1942."

  • LAYA: "I Ain't Playing"

    On Friday, R&B artist LAYA released her EP BET THAT, featuring the standout "I Ain't Playing."

  • Teni: "Lanke"

    On Thursday, Afropop star, Teni released the video to her feel good anthem "Lanke."

  • Bonus Heat #UpAndComing: Check out Hopout Shawn's brand new song/video “Pose,” featuring YTB Fatt

    It’s one of our new favorites!

    Also check out BET’s Pulse of the Culture playlist for more tunes.

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