Week in and week out, there are plenty of brand new rap songs, no matter the time of year. It can be really difficult to stay aware of what's out and also what's hot, so XXL decided to make things much easier for you. Instead of sorting out nearly everything that released this week, we've narrowed it down to strictly the best of the week, saving you plenty of time.

Expect to see selections from the established stars, the next wave of new talent, the up-and-comers and everyone else in between. If your song is fire enough to beat the competition, it'll take one of the weekly spots. You can trust us on this one; follow our lead and you'll never get laughed off of the aux cord again. Your friends will finally trust you with playlists; it'll be wonderful. In addition to that, you can check back every week for the latest and greatest tracks. You'll always have somewhere to turn to each week, being sure to find some songs you'll dig.

Enjoy this week's list, featuring new songs from Lil Durk ("Backdoor"), Playboi Carti ("M3tamorphosis" featuring Kid Cudi), Toosii ("What Go Around") and more. See you next week!

  • "Backdoor"

    Lil Durk
  • “M3tamorphosis”

    Playboi Carti featuring Kid Cudi
  • "Dreamland"

  • "What Go Around"

  • "Started Wit Nothin'"

    J Stone featuring Nipsey Hussle and T.I.
  • "December 24th"

    Nyck Caution featuring Elbee Thrie
  • "Lifetime Income"

    Larry June
  • "For the Night"

  • "Protect"

    NLE Choppa
  • "Yaee"

  • "Whole Lotta Liquor"

    Rubi Rose featuring Future and PartyNextDoor
  • "Where Were You"

  • "Typing"

    Jay Critch

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