Heat Check: Lived-In R&B, Rap And Ragga

New music from Lil Baby, duendita, Ayoni and FKJ gives this Heat Check playlist a homey vibe.
With rich, cascading runs, Ayoni's "September" is a stand-out on this week's Heat Check. Source: Caleb Griffin

This week's Heat Check picks stand out not for sounding different, but for already feeling oddly familiar. Though all of these tracks are new releases, there's something lived-in about each one. Sometimes close to home is the best jumping off point.

Newcomers like Barbados-born Ayoni and L.A.-based Remi Wolf take cues

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