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New Music Roundup: Jidenna, Tink & Juhovah

Songs to inspire your hustle (and one about love, too)

Jayohh // REVOLT

Jidenna, "Chief Don't Run"

When Jidenna shared his debut album at a listening party last week, I remember this song being a stand-out. It was Track 2, and I thought it showcased his wordplay and sense of humor so well ("Paid my dues, but they still tryna 'Wesley Snipe' us"). But now that it's not being shrouded in screams, I can really hear and enjoy its nuances: the dramatic organ-style opening, the African-inspired chants and dialect, the knock and echoes of hollowed percussion, and that rumbly beat that backs him all throughout and sounds a bit like scratchy feedback. Plus, it's catchy and cocky AF: "Ya dealing with a king, not a kong out here/ You a pawn, but we can get along out here/ You in my house actin' too free though/ We know you foul, ni—a; two free throws." Ha! I'm glad this proves he's more than just "Classic Man." —Danielle Cheesman

Tink, "Count Up"

"I hope this motivates you," Chicago-bred artist Tink tweeted with the release of her new song, "Count It Up." Tink is a Timabaland protégé, and though the beat is produced by Jahlil Beats, it certainly has some of that nostalgic R&B-with-heavy-808s flavor that made Aaliyah famous. You loved it when Bryson Tiller rap/sang about his "502 Come Up"; this is the ladies' version. "Long days, long nights / 30 days, 30 flights / Count it up," Tink sings on the hook, while seamlessly blending rap and going on to describe the grind she's been on in her career. Now is the time to get familiar. —Driadonna Roland

Juhovah, "No More Temporary"

REVOLT came across the South Carolina artist Juhovah awhile back. However, we definitely want to show support for his latest single "No More Temporary." The 19-year-old rapper tells a real tale of the emotional convictions that come with the back-and-forths of love. Recalling the feelings that he once shared for someone, Juhovah raps, "This is exactly what I was scared of." We all know that loving someone can be the greatest and hardest thing ever, but isn't that why it's so special? —Erin Ashley Simon

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