What is the Purpose of New Songs in Rap Music?
If you are an avid listener of rap music or any other type of popular music, you have probably heard a variation of the words “New Song” used before in rap songs by rappers. New songs, as they are often called, are created by dissolving existing songs into one, more positive song. Usually this new song is created after a song was recorded and mixed with another song to produce a new composition that leaves listeners wishing they had the original song when it was recorded.
There are many reasons why artists create new songs. Sometimes it is to expand their catalog and attract more fans, other times it can be because of an upcoming album that has been delayed or scrapped, or it could be because a couple of artists are taking a break from making a music together. In many cases, the artist may decide that their favorite past song will best suit the new song that is being created and use elements from it to help shape the new song that will be released. Regardless of the reason, the creation of new songs by rap artists seems to be more prevalent during certain months throughout the year.
During April, artists such as Kanye West, Usher, J. Cole, Pharrell Williams, and other artists who were recently in the hot seat will likely release new single music. This is often at the tail-end of an album or mope period (the last period of a album that is given a year to sell) when radio stations want to fill their airwaves with a new song. For example, in early April, the singles off of J. Cole’s new album called ” Cole World” will be hitting the radio airwaves. It would not be surprising to hear several new songs from Usher during this period of time as well.