20 Songs, Albums & Remixes To Love In May 2019 - LISTEN

1 May 2019, 14:51

Skepta is set to release 'Ignorance Is Bliss', the follow-up to 2016's 'Konnichiwa', in May.
Skepta is set to release 'Ignorance Is Bliss', the follow-up to 2016's 'Konnichiwa', in May. Picture: Getty Images

It's finally the warm-up to summer, and your favourite artists are gearing up to drop some of the hottest releases of the year so far.

May is set to be a huge month in Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B. Skepta is readying his new album - his first since 2016's Mercury Prize-winning 'Konnichiwa' - and is set to release it on 31st of the month.

Meanwhile, fellow British MC Stormzy returns to the scene with a bang. Big Mike dropped his new single 'Vossi Bop' to mass acclaim from fans - who, by the way, are all eagerly awaiting the rapper's sophomore album.

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Beyoncé unveiled her surprise new song 'Before I Let Go' during the end credits of her hit Netflix documentary 'Homecoming,' based on her 2018 Coachella headline set.

Check out the biggest tracks to listen to in May 2019 below.

  1. Stormzy - 'Vossi Bop'

    In the run-up to the release of his upcoming album - the follow-up to his award-winning debut 'Gang Signs & Prayer' - Stormzy unleashes the infectious 'Vossi Bop'.

  2. Skepta - 'Ignorance Is Bliss' (Album)

    Skepta is ready to unleash a brand new fire set of tracks at the end of the month. You ready?

  3. Not3s - ‘Wanting’

    Not3s is back and he's bringing in the sounds of the summer with this wavy bop.

  4. Beyoncé - 'Before I Go’

    Produced by Tay Keith, 'Before I Let Go' features during the end credits of Bey's 'Homecoming' documentary and fans can't get enough.

  5. Marshmello Feat. Tyga & Chris Brown - 'Light It Up'

    T-Raww and Breezy link up once again, this time for their new one with EDM hitmaker Marshmello - the latter of whom faced criticism from their collaborators Chvrches, who felt "disappointed" in the producer for working with them.

  6. Mist x Lotto Ash - 'Different Strokes' (Lotto Boyzz)

    Mist and Lotto Ash link up for a new one that's going to be bubbling all through summer.

  7. Geko x French Montana x Ay Em - 'New Money'

    A collaboration! Melody king Geko forms a dream team with French Montana and Ay Em on their fresh new one.

  8. Digga D - 'No Diet'

    Digga D is killing the game, and his new banger proves it. (Plus, he got a surprise co-sign from Hollywood actor Zac Efron, who featured the new track in a video about his latest trip to London.)

  9. SZA, The Weeknd & Travis Scott - ‘Power Is Power’

    Game Of Thrones fever is hitting the charts as well as your TV screens. Queen SZA, Abel and Cactus Jack link up for a 'fire and ice'-themed track.

  10. SL - 'Homage'

    At just 17 years old, SL is proving himself as one of the brightest young British rappers in the game.

  11. Stefflon Don & Rymez - 'Don Walk'

    Jheez! A summer banger is served courtesy of Steff and Rhymez, with a cheeky sample from TLC.

  12. Mahalia - 'Grateful'

    British songbird Mahalia graces out playlists once again with her elegant new song.

  13. Lil Dicky - ‘Earth'

    Lil Dicky enlists the help of his celebrity friends for this environmentally conscious new tune.

  14. DJ Snake Feat. Offset, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane and Sheck Wes - ‘Enzo’

    What a team. DJ Snake comes through with another banger, with a little help from some of Hip-Hop's finest.

  15. A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$ - 'Too Many Gods'

    Another GOT banger, Rocky and Joey take on the Iron Throne themselves with 'Too Many Gods'.

  16. Taze - 'Head Shoulders'

    Don't get it twisted - Taze's new one isn't a playground song. 'Head Shoulders' is a cold one from the rising MC.

  17. Koomz - 'Pretty One'

    Rising UK rapper Koomz comes through with a summery hit in time for the warmer months.

  18. Chris Brown Feat. Nicki Minaj & G-Eazy - 'Wobble Up'

    Breezy and Nicki reunite ahead of their upcoming joint summer tour on the new 'Wobble Up.

  19. Ghetts - 'Jess Song'

    Ghetts never fails to disappoint, proving his GOAT status once again with the new 'Jess Song'.

  20. YG - 'Stop Snitchin'

    YG fires shots at incarcerated rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine in his new diss track.