The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar Release New Song ‘Pray For Me’

Two of music’s biggest names The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar join forces for a powerful new track called “Pray For Me.”

“Who gon’ pray for me? / Take my pain for me? / Save my soul for me? / ‘Cause I’m alone, you see / If I’m gon’ die for you / If I’m gon’ kill for you / Then I’ll spill this blood for you,” The Weeknd sings on the chorus.

Kendrick delivers a masterful verse, “Life a livin’ hell, puddles of blood in the streets / Shooters on top of the building, government ain’t relief / Earthquake, the body drop, the ground breaks / The poor one with smoke lungs and Scarface.”

“Pray For Me” is lifted from Marvel’s Black Panther soundtrack, which arrives on February 9 via Interscope Records. The album, curated by Top Dawn Entertainment, will also include contributions from R&B stars SZA, Khalid, Anderson.Paak and Jorja Smith.

This is The Weeknd and Kendrick’s second time collaborating on a song. They first worked together on The Weeknd’s “Sidewalks” off his Grammy-winning album, Starboy

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16.

Listen to “Pray For Me” below.

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

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Khalid Shares New Song ‘OTW’ Featuring 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign

Khalid teams up with his R&B colleagues 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign for his new single titled “OTW.” On the slow banger — produced by Nineteen85, Idan Kalai and Brian Alexander Morgan — the R&B gents sing about how they will always be there for their love interest.

“Put it in drive, I’ll be outside, I’ll be on the way / I’ll be on the way / You can meet me in five, I’ll be all night, I’ll be all day,” Khalid sings on the chorus.

Dolla $ign adds, “Come with me on this mission (ooh yeah, ooh yeah) / Riding down the coast (ooh yeah).”

6LACK comes in on the third verse. “You tryna make a move / Tonight I got the time, tell me what you wanna do,” he sings.

“OTW” follows Khalid’s duet with Normani, “Love Lies,” which has over 171 million streams on Spotify. It is also his first solo single since 2017’s “Young Dumb & Broke” from his debut album, American Teen.

Listen to “OTW” below.

Traci, Toni, Towanda and Trina Braxton Unite on New Song ‘Broken Things’

Traci Braxton enlists her sisters Toni Braxton, Towanda Braxton and Trina Braxton for her new song titled “Broken Things.”

On the heartfelt tune, which was originally teased on Braxton Family Values in 2016, the sisters sing about putting their pride aside to end the “cold war” that’s going on between them. “Who can fix these broken things? / Who can put us back together now that we’re undone?” they sing.

Last month, Toni released her first album in eight years, Sex & Cigarettes, which included her hit single “Long As I Live.” Meanwhile, Traci is gearing up to release her sophomore album later this year, which will feature “Broken Things.” The album will follow her 2014 project Crash and Burn. 

Listen to “Broken Things” below.

Stream Mýa’s’ New Album ‘T.K.O. (The Knock Out)’

Just one-day shy of her self-titled debut album’s 20th anniversary, Mýa releases her eighth album T.K.O (The Knock Out).

The album includes 12 tracks with guest appearances from rappers and musicians GoldLink, AGuyNamedCliff and MyGuyMars. Mýa T.K.O. also includes her previously released tracks “Damage,” “Ready for Whatever,” “Ready, Pt. II” and “You Got Me.”

T.K.O (The Knock Out) will follow Mya’s 2016 album, Smoove Jones, which was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 59th Grammy Awards.

Tomorrow (April 21) marks the 20th anniversary of Mya’s self-titled debut album. The platinum-selling LP featured two top 10 singles: “Movin’ On” featuring Silkk The Shocker and “It’s All About Me” featuring Sisqo.

Stream T.K.O (The Knock Out) below.

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