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Best New Tracks: Popcaan x Drake, Quavo and More

As the first week of 2023 in music comes to a close, HYPEBEAST has rounded up the best projects for the latest installment of Best New Tracks.

This week’s lineup is led by Drake x Popcaan and Quavo, who released the collab “We Caa Done” and the heartfelt single “Without You.” Also joining this selection are offerings from DJ Drama and French Montana, Logic, Erica Banks, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Fantastic Negrito, Skrillex with Fred again.. and Flowdan and Ty Dolla $ign.

Popcaan x Drake – “We Caa Done”

OVO Sound signee and founder Popcaan and Drake reunite for the former’s new single, “We Caa Done.” This marks the pair’s third collaborative effort following “ALL I NEED” and “TWIST & TURN” with PARTYNEXTDOOR, and is expected to appear on the dancehall star’s upcoming album, Great Is He.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Quavo – “Without You”

Quavo pays homage to his nephew Takeoff in the emotional new track, “Without You.” The rapper is evidently still grieving over the loss of his family and fellow Migos/Unc & Phew member, narrating the pain that comes with Takeoff’s sudden death in November 2022.

Listen: YouTube

YoungBoy Never Broke Again – I Rest My Case

NBA YoungBoy drops off his first project of 2023, I Rest My Case. The 19-track record features no guest appearances and includes the previously-released singles “Top Girls,” “Black” and “Groovy,” snd is released just two weeks after Lost Files, his 21-track mixtape and final release of 2022.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

French Montana x DJ Drama – Coke Boys 6: Money Heist Edition

French Montana delivers the brand new Coke Boys mixtape Coke Boys 6: Money Heist Edition. The extensive 29-track project is billed as a Gangsta Grillz tape alongside DJ Drama and features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Benny The Butcher, Kodak Black, Jeremih, Max B, Vory, King Combs, NAV, EST Gee, Stove God Cook$, the late Chinx and more.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Logic – “Insipio”

Logic rings in his 2023 with the new track, “Inspio.” Clocking in at just under two minutes, the cut’s visual sees several Logics in his home studio, working and making beats while enjoying his downtime.

Listen: YouTube

Fantastic Negrito – “Highest Bidder (Reimagined Acoustic Version)”

Fantastic Negrito shares a new version of his previously-released track “Highest Bidder.” The “reimagined acoustic version” arrives alongside the announcement of his upcoming album Grandfather Courage, which is set to drop on February 3. “If you want to take your mind, body and soul on a trip check out the reimagined recording of Highest Bidder through the lenses of my touring band,” he says of the song. “At the time, I was listening to a lot of African drum patterns, and that definitely influenced this song. I’m trying to convey what I see when I walk down the street here in Oakland.”

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Skrillex x Fred again.. x Flowdan – “Rumble”

Skrillex enlists the help of Fred again.. and Flowdan for his new single, “Rumble.” The track is expected to appear on Skrillex’s upcoming double album, which will mark his first solo full-length release since his 2014 debut effort Recess.

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music

Erica Banks – “It’s Goin Down (Freestyle)”

Erica Banks delivers her own take on Yung Joc’s “It’s Goin Down” with a brand new freestyle. 2022 saw the Texas artist share her 1501 Certified Entertainment project Diary Of The Flow Queen, which featured guest verses from Bankroll Freddie, DreamDoll and Beat King.

Listen: YouTube

Ty Dolla $ign – “2022”

Ty Dolla $ign tries his hand at ballads with “2022.” The reflective cut hears him touch on a relationship he will unfortunately be leaving behind in 2022, sadly talking about how things got so bad between them, it even ruined their friendship.

Listen: YouTube
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