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Journalist Bae | New Music Friday

Hey Baes! Monday is my favorite day of the week, but Friday follows right behind! Obviously, because TGIF, but also because we get a ton of new music weekly. Here are new songs and/or albums released the week of May 24th, 2024.

#1 Coi Leray x Lemon Cars

The young star releases a 6 track EP in the wee hours of May 24th. This project features Mike WILL Made-It and Skilla Baby. Personally, not my vibe but the 5th track stands out for me. Let me know your favorite!

#2 Shenseea x Never Gets Late Here

Jamaican star, Shenseea releases a 14 track album featuring Wizkid, Anitta, Coi Leray, etc. According to her in an interview with Apple Music, this album is giving timeless music. “Die For You” seems to be a crowd favorite, but I’m a little partial to “Work Me Out”. Just in time for Summer!

#3 Sexyy Red x In Sexxy We Trust

Controversial rapper, Sexyy Red has released a 14 track mixtape with features from the likes of Drake (U My Everything) and Lil Baby (Lick Me). The project is only about 30 minutes long which may be a blessing (or a curse) for some. The internet is already going crazy over the Drake feature. As for my personal recommendation, most of them were skips for me, but if I had to choose one – it would “Outside”.

#4 Payroll Giovanni x Have Money Have Heart

Another EP from the Detroit rapper. Detroit music has a certain sound and Gio nailed it. This project is only 6 tracks long, but if you’re a part of the hustle hard, grind time culture this will be perfect for you. In my opinion, vibes only get better with each track ending with crowd favorite “Cashout”. I’m not sure who produced this body of work but go ahead and give the man his flowers because the production is what makes it what it is for me.

#5 Please Don’t Cry x Rapsody

This album was released last week, but it’s soooo good I feel as if it is worth mentioning. It’s real rap, real vibes, from a real female rapper. Everybody from Lil’ Wayne to Erykah Badu to Alex Isley and more appear on this project. I won’t even be bias to any particular track. All I will say, LISTEN TO THE WHOLE THING! It’s 22 tracks, but all 65 minutes of it are worth it!

What did I miss? Let’s talk about it! I can’t wait for next week!

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Phenom Elan Suave Collabs with Former American Idol Finalist Olivia Ximines for “Teen Romance Remix”

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Phenom Elan Suave Collabs with Former American Idol Finalist Olivia Ximines for “Teen Romance Remix

17-year old rap phenom Elan Suave teams up with former American Idol  Top 20 finalist Olivia Ximines for the “Teen Romance Remix.” The track is a follow up duet to the smash single released in August. The hit single has already garnered significant support across major streaming platforms and media outlets.


Elan and Olivia channel relatable emotions and harmonic vibes of the original version impeccably as they exchange authentic, engaging verses throughout the course of the song. The sincerity of their vocal performances projects an appealing authenticity that makes it sound like they’re just having a back and forth romantic conversation. It’s this type of chemistry that makes the song a hit!

Elan Suave (Photo Cred: Elan Suave Bandcamp Page)

Olivia brings a fresh perspective to the track from a woman’s point of view, singing gracefully over the track produced by Jose “Clutch” Martinez. She displays her wide-ranging vocal ability on the duet which is a perfect complement to Elan’s signature blend of Hip-Hop style flows and melodic R&B vocals. As fans of both genres, this track is a win-win for us all!

Olivia Ximines (Photo Cred:


The two artists are more than just a creative duo. Suave & Ximines are also attending college! The dynamic duo are both freshmen at Howard University.

They have collaborated to create a superb hip-hop/R&B ballad similar to “You’re All I Need” by Method Man & Mary J. Blige or “Always On Time” by Ja Rule & Ashanti. This track should resonate with music listeners across the globe!!

“Teen Romance Remix” is available on all streaming platforms (Spotify link below). Make sure to stream it, playlist it and save it to your Favorites Library!


You can follow Elan Suave on Twitter at @theofficialela2, on Facebook at elansuave and on Instagram at @theofficial.elan. You can follow Olivia Ximines on Instagram at @oliviaximines.

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