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New music from Tommy Richman, Barkaa, Normani, MAMMOTH and more!

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Welcome to Acclaim Magazine’s Heat of the Week for June 14, 2024. Here are our favourite new releases from Australia and around the world this week — Follow our playlist here for updates of the best new music every single Friday.

01. Barkaa - Preach

Barkaa is back with her new song ‘Preach’ a powerful anthem celebrating her journey and triumphs. Overcoming trials and tribulations, she’s here to remind us why she’s one of the most consistent spitters in the Australian rap scene. With a blend of personal anecdotes and positive affirmations atop feel-good production, Barkaa is creating a legacy and showing us why she’s so damn good.

02. Tommy Richman - DEVIL IS A LIE

The Tommy Richman hype train rightfully continues with ‘The Devil Is A Lie’. The production is lo-fi and lush, like something you’d hear on Juvenile’s 400 Degreez. Tommy oozes swagger through his sweet falsetto, creating atmosphere akin to Justified era JT, but with the muffled vocal processing of 90s Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. It’s a song warm enough to slice through this Winter weather,

03. Nxworries, Anderson .Paak, Knxwledge, Earl Sweatshirt, Rae Khalil - WalkOnBy

Ooowee! This new Nxworries song has us floating. Knxwledge’s production is hypnotising with soothing soul samples and gentle drum patterns. Anderson .Paak switches from sentimental raps to shining melodies alongside songstress Rae Khalil. Earl Sweatshirt brings his laid-back bars to the table, adding his consciousness to this cruisy jam. It appears on Nxworries latest album Why Lawd?, which you can stream now.

04. Normani - All Yours

The production on this new Normani song is truly atmospheric. Whirlwinds of reverb spiral throughout, making every synth soar. The singer’s voice cuts through, creating a sense of euphoria with whisper-like passages. It appears on her new album DOPAMINE, which you can stream now.

05. Sollyy, Isaac Puerile - RIDDLE ME THIS

“RIDDLE ME THIS” is straightforward and designed for subwoofers. Thumping kicks loop throughout, propelling bubbly synths. Sollyy and Isaac Puerile string together flex-heavy bars and playful flows that perfectly complement the bounce. It’s a fun one that keeps the energy high and the vibes right.

06. Byron Messia - Choppa ft. Lil Baby, Rvssian

Even with the cold ass weather right now, this Byron Messia song manages to heat things up. The syrupy autotune of his melodies glide Rvssian’s afrobeat production, creating a slithering earworm that’s bound to get stuck in your head. Lil Baby drops by for a verse aswell, showcasing the versatility of his reflective rap-sung style.

07. MAMMOTH., Eric Spice - Stale Taste

‘Stale Taste’ straight-up sounds like the soundtrack from some film noir thriller. The eerie keys and dusty drums of Eric Spice’s production create the gloomy atmosphere of a dimly lit crime scene. MAMMOTH. is the detective on the case here, cutting through the mystery with some slick bars and a raspy delivery. It appears on the duo’s new album, The Westside Junkie, which you can stream now.

08. Timbaland, N3WYRKLA - CH3RRY

‘CH3RRY’ contains the essence of both a throwback and the future. You’ve got Timbaland on the production, creating a smorgasbord of sounds that harken back to the blockbuster pop he created in the 2000s, You’ve got N3WYRKLA’s sleek melodies commanding a sense of catchiness throughout. The result is something that is unique, and undeniably cool.

09. Oshua, Destin Laurel - postcodes

Perth’s Oshua and Atlanta artist Destin Laurel stand out on ‘postcodes’ with passionate performances, their emotions growing alongside the production’s elegant strings. The result is a song that, while familiar in structure, stands out with its sincerity and heartfelt delivery.

010. 9lives, Luci4, Lazer Dim 700 - NUK3

NUK3′ is pandemonium in posse cut form. The 808s are distorted and drop like mortars. 9lives and Luci4’s unphased flows create the sense that these prospects are comfortable in this explosive chaos, commanding the bounce like it was a battlefield. LAZER DIM 700 takes his place on the frontlines, ferociously cycling through machine gun-like triplet flows. It’s wild, and it works.