Today sees three new (and vastly different) Hip-Hop releases from Freebandz’ Future, Wondaland’s Jidenna and Terror Squad alum-turned-duo Fat Joe and Remy Ma, all of which can be streamed below:
Future – FUTURE
Here was one hell of a Valentine’s Day present: earlier this week, Future literally announced his new, self-titled album from out of nowhere. Somewhat keeping with last year’s release (EVOL), FUTURE sees the Atlanta veteran keeping the ball to himself, with no features (EVOL only had The Weeknd) and production from the usual suspects — TM88, Southside, DJ Spinz and more contribute to the 17-track effort (surprisingly, there’s no appearance from Metro Boomin). Upon first listen (and aside from the usual Future fare), many are already noticing some interesting topics mentioned throughout the album — most notably, his ex Ciara (and, by association, Russell Wilson) and Scottie and Larsa Pippen, the latter of which he was rumored to be having an affair. Even Donald Trump gets a nod in what’s sure to be Future’s most controversial line to date.
Jidenna – The Chief
The self-proclaimed “Classic Man” of Nigerian ancestry finally reveals his new album to the masses. Ever since the release of that single (and “Yoga”), everyone has been watching Wonderland’s new artist (and Janelle Monáe‘s frequent collaborator) Jidenna, just to see when he’d cook up what is now The Chief, which sees 14 tracks and appearances from lesser-known (yet equally-important) talent — this includes Ghanian-American songwriter-producer Nana Kwabena Tuffuor and labelmate Roman GianArthur. Of course, Monáe contributes to the project as well, which is about an genre-bending as you’d imagine (while still very much within the Hip-Hop spectrum).
Fat Joe & Remy Ma – Plata O Plomo
After you’ve enjoyed some Atlanta Trap followed by a more worldly combination of melodies, here’s come some hard-hitting New York Rap: Fat Joe and Remy Ma have released their long-awaited album Plata O Plomo (“silver or lead”, or if you’d prefer the artists’ interpretation over Pablo Escobar’s, “money or bullets”). Expect to hear these bangers throughout the Summer — in addition to the already proven cuts “All The Way Up” with French Montana and the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Money Showers”, Plata O Plomo sees additional heat alongside the likes of Kent Jones, BJ The Chicago Kid, Sevyn Streeter and Kat Dahlia. With all of the R&B assistance, you already know what to expect from Joe and Remy: pure, unadulterated bars. The only thing missing on this is Papoose.
Featured image: James Farrell (via Billboard)