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.
.@uknowflyboi hits the forest in “Lowkey”
Flyboi Rich is back with a hard-hitting new banger, “Lowkey.” If you’re familiar with Rich’s trademark brand of punching raps, you’ll love this one. It’s an endearing look at how punchline rap continues to evolve.
In the video for the visual, Flyboi hits the forest and raps to nature. If he raps too hard, he’ll start a brush fire.
Check out “Lowkey” below.
.@uknowflyboi tries on a funkier sound with “I Neva”
Fly Boi Rich’s “I Neva” is a little zestier and more argumentative than his previous works. The track brings some of the Bay Area’s bounce into Detroit’s atmosphere, creating a tenacious track that begs to be danced to. You’ll be enamored with its simplicity and the rapper’s commitment to powerful verbiage.
Listen to “I Neva” below.
@uknowflyboi raps on a dark instrumental on “Adidas”
Fly Boi Rich’s latest is “Adidas,” a darker than usual tune with an elegant backdrop. The beat is simple and clean, with Rich’s powerful vocals setting the scene for a lyrical masterclass. On the track, he raps about women, power, and money; rap’s holy trinity. But the way that he does it creates an astonishing new element of pizazz that lets the world know that he’s truly up next.
Listen to “Adidas” below.