Release Radar Is A Weekly Roundup Of Artists Who Topped The Charts, Dropped New Music, Or Finally Released That Much Anticipated Album, Just In Case You Missed It.

Soulja Boy: “Cut Dat Check,” Single recently saw Soulja Boy take the stage with A$AP Mob at Yams Day in Brooklyn. Following a few decidedly low-key years, the rapper is slowly re-emerging on the scene. He became a rap phenomenon a decade ago for his song, “Crank Dat,” which influenced a viral dance and earned him a Grammy nomination. His new song, “Cut Dat Check,” won’t go down as having the best flow and bars in hip-hop history, but it sure is catchy and shows Soulja Boy’s dedication to getting back to the top of the charts in 2019. He’s been making his rounds on radio shows, such as “The Breakfast Club,” where he teased about touring with Nicki Minaj in the near future.

Vampire Weekend: “Harmony Hall / 2021,” Album

Vampire Weekend’s first release in nearly six years, “Harmony Hall / 2021” comes as a dual surprise for fans; the rock band also announced a North American tour in 2019. The tour will promote the group’s fourth studio LP, “Father Of The Bride,” tentatively set to release this spring. The two latest releases for Vampire Weekend preview what’s to come on their new album. “Harmony Hall” is an upbeat song with prominent guitar tones giving it a nostalgic sound. The song, coming in at just over five minutes, is a constant stream of happiness that gets you in the mood to groove. Close your eyes and you can almost see a film montage of scenes from a bright, sunny day accompanied by this song . Stay tuned at for concert tickets going on sale February 8.

J. Cole: “Middle Child,” Single

The Dreamville Records CEO has certainly amassed high anticipation among fans after teasing new music on social media over the past few weeks. J.Cole has finally released “Middle Child,” which is his message to the hip-hop industry about the constant fights between rappers and staying focused while in the game. This is a rare solo for J. Cole; usually he only releases solo songs on his own albums. The song features the familiar fast spit bars with fiery emotion over rhythmic beats,  and the lyrics quickly became the subject of much debate on Twitter.. J. Cole . recognizes fellow rapper Drake — “This watch came from Drizzy, he gave me a gift” — but may have called out Kanye West —the two have a long history of beef. Let’s hope this solo song is preview to much more music from the rapper in 2019.

Silvestre Dangond, Maluma: “Vivir Bailando,” Single

“Vivir Bailando” is brought to our ears by a first-ever career collaboration between Colombian singer Silvestre Dangond and Colombian reggaeton singer Maluma. Maluma recently made’s Release Radar for the remix of his song “Mala Mia.” Maluma brings his high energy dance and reggaeton beats to Silvestre Dangond’s smooth singing and emotional lyrics. The duo also released a video when they released the song. The video tells the story of an interracial couple from their childhoods through adulthood. It’s a song about learning and growing from past mistakes,, and about falling in love. “Vivir Bailando” is Silvestre Dangond’s first song in 2019 , and fans are wondering if this is a preview for a new album later this year.

Cage The Elephant: “Ready To Let Go,” Single

It seems as if every new song release these days comes with an announcement or accompanying video. Cage The Elephant did both. The alternative indie rock band released “Ready To Let Go” and a video for the song. This is the first new song released by Cage The Elephant since their 2015 album, “Tell Me I’m Pretty,” which earned the band a Grammy. Fans got more surprises from Cage The Elephant when they announced their fifth studio album, “Social Cues,” will drop on April 19 and the band will be going on tour. The Kentucky rockers will be headlining Shaky Knees Music Festival on May 4th in Atlanta.

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