Another Friday, another drop of new albums and EP for the fans to enjoy:
Big K.R.I.T. – 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time
Big K.R.I.T. isn’t letting the end of his chapter with Def Jam slow him down — in fact, the Mississippi emcee-producer is back with a double album titled 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time, a collection of 22 soulful Rap tunes with appearances from T.I., Cee-Lo Green, Sleepy Brown, Jill Scott, Lloyd, Bilal and more. The project was preceded by the tracks “Confetti,” “Keep The Devil Off” and “Aux Cord.” I expect a lot to unpack from this piece of art.
Ty Dolla $ign – Beach House 3
Ty Dolla $ign‘s consistency with quality, soulful (and beautifully ratchet) music might be unmatched in both R&B and — to a broad degree — Hip-Hop right now. Following the classic Free TC and solid Campaign, the West Coast crooner returns to his highly-coveted Beach House series for a third installment. This go ’round, Beach House 3 sees a hefty 20 tracks and features from Lil Wayne, The-Dream, Jeremih, Future, YG, DJ Mustard, Pharrell Williams, Wiz Khalifa, Future, Tory Lanez and more. Fans also saw a slew of singles from this project (ex. “Love U Better,” “Dawsin’s Breek,” “Ex”). Get your swimsuit on and press play below.
Snoop Dogg – Make America Crip Again
Snoop Dogg is eternal. Following May’s Neva Left (which in turn followed last year’s Coolaid), the Long Beach legend returns with a new EP titled Make America Crip Again, which was led by the title track and see appearances from Chris Brown, O.T. Genasis, comedian Ha Ha Davis and more over eight tracks. Snoop also recently explained the meaning behind the new release to Rolling Stone:
It’s not a statement or a political act: it’s just good music. Certain people feel like we should make America ‘great again,’ but that time they’re referring to always takes me back to separation and segregation so I’d rather Make America Crip Again. In my lifetime, that’s when young black men in impoverished areas organized to help their communities and to take care of their own because society basically left them for dead. A lot of people glorify the gang-banging and violence but forget that in the beginning, the Crips’ main and sole purpose was to be the reflection of the Black Panthers. They looked after kids, provided after-school activities, fed them and stepped in as role models and father figures.
Yo Gotti – I Still Am
Memphis Rap icon Yo Gotti reaches back to 2013’s I Am to remind everyone where he stands with his latest. His ninth studio album — I Still Am — saw the Roc Nation artist partnering up with TIDAL to promote its release (put a pin on that). Fans get to enjoy 13 new tracks with appearances from Nicki Minaj (“Rake It Up”), Chris Brown, Meek Mill, YFN Lucci, French Montana and 21 Savage. Added to the new album: an accompanying documentary (via TIDAL of course), which takes the viewers into Gotti’s world — the streets, the studio, the stage and more. All of that can be found below.
Yelawolf – Trial By Fire
Shady Records’ Yelawolf delivers his third album Trial By Fire, which follows 2015’s critically-acclaimed Love Story and sees appearances from Kid Rock, Travis Barker, Wynonna Judd (!) and more. This one’s been cooking for a minute — at least since last year’s single “Daylight” (the most recent official drop was “Punk”). Rock out with one of Alabama’s finest below.
Majid Jordan – The Space Between
It’s only right that OVO Sound would definitely fresh tunes in the month of October. Following PARTYNEXTDOOR and dvsn‘s new drops (Seven Days and Morning After, respectively) comes Majid Jordan with their second studio album, The Space Between. The project sees 13 tracks and previously-released singles “Body Talk,” “My Imagination,” “One I Want” and “Phases.” Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman‘s aforementioned labelmates also make appearances.