It’s been a long time coming, but OMB Peezy’s sophomore album is here. Loyalty Over Love continues to bring the authenticity that makes his music so alluring. His lighthearted voice makes his heavy-handed street rap feel that much more alluring with their uniqueness. There’s a lot to love about it that manifests as it goes on. It may be too soon to say, but Loyalty Over Love looks to be a classic, and surely one of the best projects of 2018.
One of the album’s enduring themes is that loyalty matters over relationships. This manifests itself within the twelve track run time in a multitude of styles and influences, with the commonality being Peezy’s flow that carries the proceedings with gripping intent. Many of the beats managed to effectively mix somber with energetic in ways that only the Bay Area’s best can accomplish. Peezy delivers on multiple occasions throughout and makes for a thoroughly entertaining listen.
With twelve tracks of run time and features from Mozzy, TK Kravitz, and OMB Iceberg, it looks to be sparse on features and heavy with the intent of impressing by himself. This shows the kind of hunger and tenacity that escapes many of his peers who go for star-studded affairs.
Listen to Loyalty Over Love below.
Peace drops “Honey”
Recently stepping on the scene, Peace is a Philly resident that was born in Florida. After spending time in Jersey, his move to Philly solidified his music journey. His brothers Mike & Wes inspired him to make music by bringing him to the studio.
After his junior year, Peace had begun singing full time. Now, Peace or Jeff Francois is poised to be a star in the game. He hopes to one-day lock-in a collaboration with Cole, Kendrick, and even Lecrae. His ear is masterful and his new song “Honey” proves that.
Peep the single here.
@blakexbanks drops “Can’t Stop The Rain”
“Can’t Stop The Rain” is a grungy, melodic, rap-rock love ballad perfect for 2020. Guaranteed to get stuck in your head, you’ll want to add it to your playlist right after listening to it.
Blake Banks has carved out a groove of his own by blending and bending genres to create his own unique sound. His utilization of rap, pop, country, and blues conventions caught the attention of a broader audience, almost doubling streams of previous releases in 2020. Be on the lookout for video visuals to backup this instant hit classic.
Check out “Can’t Stop The Rain” below.
@keepupwithxay drops ‘Forever With Me.’
Xay’s debut project, Forever With Me., is now out. The new release, which features his self-titled smash, “Xay.,” is the perfect entry point into his infectious style, bringing you into his world for a one-of-a-kind listen that you’ll be hard-pressed to forget. If you want to hear a distinct take on rap, one that references both its past and its future, make sure to check this out, below.