Gather around the campfire for a quick breakdown of this week’s hottest hip-hop albums, many coming as a surprise because that’s the thing to do now. Tune in below:
Squidtastic by SahBabii
SahBabii had one of the hottest songs of the summer with “Watery.” He carries this smooth smile into all of his music – past releases “Purple Ape” and “Pull Up With A Stick'” also channel an almost eerie level of calm into their proceedings. Now, to follow up with the success of “Watery,” SahBabii has released a new project called Squidtastic. Well worth a download, even if you’re only a fan of traditional rap.
Fxck Everybody 2 by Blac Youngsta
Blac Youngsta went viral just recently with a dream-like recording of him performing in his house while dozens of beautiful women clad in lingerie danced in the background. Now that the world has renewed its interest in his mesmerizing aesthetic and one-of-a-kind raps, now marks the perfect time to release a new project. It’s now available and looks to be one of the year’s best.
Return of the Trill by Bun B
It’s always good to hear from Bun. Five long years have passed since his last project Trill OG: The Epilogue and he’s been sparsely available. It looks like that’s changed with the release of his new project Return of the Trill. Bun is 45 years old and still pushing out new music. That’s a feat that many can’t replicate.
Fire In The Clouds by Currensy
Aside from Lil B, Currensy is perhaps the most hard-working rapper in the music business. He’s nearly seventy projects of quality stoner raps that have made him one of rap’s unsung heroes. To add to that collection is Fire In The Clouds, the latest that looks to establish himself during the changing of rap’s guard as well as offer a blueprint to what he can do in the future.
Kamikaze by Eminem
Oh yay, new Eminem. Aside from the homophobia and cheap shots, most of the reception for Kamikaze has been positive. Also, if you want to hear a weird choice for a Tay Keith beat, check out this album.
@Parkway703 gets darker than ever before in “I Can’t Feel My Face”
This is one of the darkest, most beautifully shot visuals that we’ve ever aired. Parkway, hailing from Virginia, is back with a cinematic feast of a video in “I Can’t Feel My Face.” Over some ominous production, Parkway raps with a mysterious kind of angst that’s both inviting and repulsive. He knows how to straddle this invisible line that makes “I Can’t Feel My Face” a worthy video to watch this Tuesday afternoon.
Watch the video below.
Music To Look Forward To Next Week
Thus far, there are only two huge releases to prep for this week. You never know in the age of the surprise album, but here’s what is on track to come out thus far.
Iridescence by Brockhampton – September 21
Brockhampton’s went through some shit lately because of Ameer Vann and the domestic abuse allegations placed against him. But besides the negative energy brought to them because of the debacle, the group’s been on the backburner for quite a while. Iridescence looks to change that, bringing the world something new since last year’s Saturation 3.
Tha Carter 5 by Lil Wayne – September 21
Yes, you read that headline right. Lil Wayne’s fifth installment of Tha Carter series finally comes out this Friday. The legal situation with Birdman has finally been wrapped up. Wayne can focus on the music that he’s been stowing away for years. If Swizz Beatz’s “P.O.M.S. (Pistol On My Side)” is any indicator, it looks like Wayne hasn’t missed a step either.
Music To Look Forward To This Week
This upcoming week for music looks to be pretty barren, save for any suprises. Remember how, in August, and, to some degree, June as well, it felt like everyone was releasing on top of each other? This made for exciting times, seeming as if the listener never knew what to expect. But now, the summer’s winded down. And, with it, the surplus of fresh tunes. Here’s what’s coming out this week, thus far.
East Atlanta Love Letter by 6lack – Sept 14
6lack just unveiled the second wave of promotion for his upcoming album via customized postcards; lucky fans will get them and will be asked to answer a simple question – “what is your definition of love?” This level of detail and creativity shows that East Atlanta Love Letter will be something legendary. 6lack’s been pretty quiet, now we’re going to see just what he’s been working on. The 25-year-old musician’s mesmerizing vocals are some of R & B’s best.
Harverd Dropout by Lil Pump – Sept 14
From bullshitting on SoundCloud, to being Kanye West’s creative anchor for his new single. Lil Pump has come such a long way in a short period of time. It looks like this week will finally yield Harverd Dropout, the highly anticipated follow-up to his self-titled debut. Lets hope that its more of what he gave Kanye and less of the earwormy rap boilerplate found in “Gucci Gang” and “Esketit.”