The Best New Music This Week: Latto, Lil Durk, Central Cee, and More

Complex's picks for best new music this week include long-awaited songs from artists like Latto, Lil Durk, Future, Central Cee, Ab-Soul, and more.

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The year is coming to an end, but there are still a few more music releases to get us to the finish line. This week, Latto is back with her highly anticipated track, “Another Nasty Song,” that samples a classic Y2K track. Central Cee is also sampling an early 2010s record on his sentimental single “Let Go.” Lil Durk and Future joined forces on their hard-hitting track, “Mad Max.” This week’s list also includes new music from Juice WRLD, Ab-Soul, and more. 

Check out the best new music below. You can also follow our playlist on Spotify here.


Latto, “Another Nasty Song”

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The wait is over. Latto finally dropped her highly-anticipated single, which she first teased last month. “Another Nasty Song” is a raunchy and playful single that samples Lil Ju’s 2009 single “The Nasty Song.” On Latto’s new track, she flexes her singing vocals as she floats over the pulsating beat. The lyrics are a little too explicit for a formal setting, but in the comfort of your own car or in the club, Latto’s energy and sex appeal on wax are irresistible. Latto demonstrates how to successfully take a song from the Y2K era and make it her own on “Another Nasty Song.” 

Lil Durk & Future, “Mad Max” 

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Lil Durk and Future join forces on their latest collaboration, “Mad Max.” The track is a gritty trap record that finds the duo spitting over HitmanAudio production. On the track, Future kicks off, delivering dizzying flows and thoughtful bars with metaphors and wordplay. Future’s repetitive “Mad Max” chant on the chorus is also addictive. Lil Durk then ramps things up a little on the second verse, as he raps, “I’m The Voice, I got choice to let you live or get you slimed.” “Mad Max” appears on Lil Durk’s album, Only the Family – Lil Durk Presents: Loyal Bros 2

Central Cee, “Let Go” 

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“Let Go” is a sentimental record that finds London’s Central Cee singing over a sample of Passenger’s 2012 hit “Let Her Go.” On Central Cee’s track, he interpolates much of the original song on the chorus. But once the UK drill beat kicks in (courtesy of Nastylgia) the rapper spits hard-hitting bars that reminisce on his past relationship that caused him so much grief and pain. “This girl make me feel like less of a man ‘cause I’m feelin’ depressed and stuff,” he spits. “Let Go” follows a string of releases Central Cee dropped earlier this year including “One Up,” “Doja,” and his LA Leakers Freestyle. 

Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$, “Moonshooter”

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Ab-Soul is back and he brought some company with him. On “Moonshooter,” The TDE artist joins forces with Joey Bada$$ over a hard-hitting and haunting beat, courtesy of poptart and Jamal Smith. On the track, Ab-Soul asks, “what happened to hip-hop?” He also takes light jabs at other rappers while discussing the rapid pace of the music industry. Joey matches Ab-Soul’s electric energy, spitting slick bars throughout his verse. “Moonshooter” is a standout collaboration from Ab-Soul’s latest album, Herbert

Juice WRLD, “Face 2 Face” 

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“Face 2 Face” is a sentimental and melodic track that was released on Juice WRLD’s posthumous album The Party Never Ends. The track, anchored in guitar strings, feels familiar to Juice’s other music. In this case, we hear him sing about fighting demons and being detached from reality. The track’s message is quite sad, but there’s something uplifting about his vocals. 

The Alchemist f/ ScHoolboy Q, “Clip In A Tray” 

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The Alchemist tapped TDE’s ScHoolboy Q for a new collaboration. “Clip In A Tray” is a stripped down and classic-sounding rap song that finds ScHoolboy delivering punchy lyrics over a slowed down beat anchored in a symphonic instrumentals. “The color of love, if Tooky was Dugg, I already was/If Remy was cuz, I never could bleed that body enough/Uh, I’m Gotti or what?,” ScHoolboy raps on first and only verse. “Clip In A Tray” appears on The Alchemist’s new album The Alchemist Sandwich

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