This week comes a lot of dope music from all wavelengths. Without further adieu:
Wretch 32 – FR32
Wretch 32 is back with another project of solid Hip-Hop tracks and genre-bending, catchy cuts. Wretch’s fourth studio album — titled FR32 — sees 12 tracks and appearances from Loick Essien, Kojo Funds, J Warner, Avelino, Kojey Radical, Donae’O and more. Lead singles include “Whistle” & “Tell Me.” As always, the Tottenham veteran continues to craft quality music for the streets and the charts…hopefully, he’ll get the commercial respect he truly deserves.
dvsn – Morning After
It seems like, while the rest of his peers look to make gains in progressive Hip-Hop, Toronto’s king Drake continues to make strides in blending genres altogether (or, you know, just straight-up R&B) via his OVO Sound imprint. In addition to big music moves by PARTYNEXTDOOR, Roy Wood$ and Majid Jordan, dvsn — made up of Daniel Daley and Nineteen85 — are looking to put a dent in modern Soul with their new album Morning After. Nothing much else to say here — you’re pressing play on unadulterated love-making vibes. You’ve already check out covers of Marvin Gaye and Maxwell-inspired cuts (as well as the Majid Jordan connection “My Imagination“)…the album is now here for you to rock out to.
Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis
We don’t need to tell you about Gucci Mane‘s work ethic — even prison hasn’t stopped the Atlanta veteran and tastemaker from creating addictive tunes for his base or introducing and helping to make stars out of the new generation. Following May’s Drop Top Wop comes a new project titled Mr. Davis, which sees 17 tracks and appearances from Slim Jxmmi, Young Dolph (who’s rebounding from a shooting with a new album of his own), Migos, Ty Dolla $ign, The Weeknd, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Chris Brown, ScHoolboy Q and more. You already know the style of Country-Rap tunes that Guwop offers…press play and vibe out.
Also added: Gucci’s new visual for “Members Only.”
IDK – IWASVERYBAD
2017: Washington, D.C. and the surrounding Metro area continues to blossom musically. Case in point: IDK (formerly Jay IDK) delivers his new project IWASVERYBAD, a collaboration with Adult Swim that sees 12 tracks and appearances from Swizz Beats, DOOM (yes, that DOOM), Chief Keef, Del The Funky Homosapien and Mother Marygold. If you missed it, you can check out the visual for “Pizza Shop” here.
Wu-Tang Clan – The Saga Continues
The Wu returns. New York gods The Wu-Tang Clan deliver a new project titled The Saga Continues, their latest since 2013’s A Better Tomorrow, which is headed production wise by Mathematics and sees appearances from affiliated artists Streetlife and Killah Priest alongside Redman, Sean Price (RIP), Chris Rivers and R-Mean. Interestingly enough, it seems as if GZA and U-God isn’t a part of this project…
Said Mathematics (source):
For this album, the inspiration comes from listening to a lot of oldies and classics… Before I started this album, I listened to two albums from beginning to end. One was 36 Chambers and the other one was The Chronic: 2001.
Check out The Saga Continues below and — if you missed it — the visual for “People Say” here.
Young Spray – Invisible Tears
One of the original Road Rap gods is back with a new project. London’s Young Spray delivers Invisible Tears, a 15-track project that’s heavy on top tiers features — Skepta, Wretch 32, Giggs, Chip, Sneakbo, Prez T, Blade Brown and more make appearances. If you really want to get into what’s real in England’s capital, press play here.
Lotto Boyzz – Afrobeann
Birmingham’s Lotto Boyzz look to build off their latest track and visual for their “Anthem” (featuring Jaykae)…this week, they deliver a new EP titled Afrobbean (which is a great title for their sound/style as well). In addition to the aforementioned single, Chip and Not3s also join the duo on the remix to “No Don.”
Stream Afrobeann below, along with a new visual for “Facetime Me.”