When you see a New Album Friday post, you know that there was more than enough music delivered to your favorite streaming platform this weekend. So, without further adieu, here’s what arrived this week:
Popcaan – Forever
Popcaan! A true Reggae/Dancehall favorite, Vybz Kartel‘s protege has certainly made a name for himself — enough where major artists like Drake decided to mine Popcaan’s unique sound to create hits of their own. This week, Popcaan delivers his sophomore album Forever, a 17-track offering that sees a single feature from Davido. Check it out below.
Jay Park – Ask About Me (EP)
Newly-minted Roc Nation artist Jay Park — a bonified superstar long before he hit our radar — delivers his first official release under the label that Jay-Z built. Titled Ask About Me, Park’s 7-track offering also sees assistance from Rich The Kid (“FSU”), 2 Chainz (“Soju”), Vic Mensa (“Yacht”) and more. In addition to the streams, you can also check out his latest visual for “Yacht” below.
Buddy – Harlan & Alondra
One must be completely honest: I’ve seen Buddy creating music for some time now (mainly thanks to Pharrell Williams, as far as him being on my radar). Even with such a major co-sign, the Compton artist’s releases kind of came and went — this includes collaborations with other notable artists. For me, it wasn’t until he aligned himself with Nipsey Hussle (I don’t know the magnitude of this bond); since then, I’ve found myself diving head first into Buddy’s incredible catalog of genre-bending tunes. The kid is talented, somehow separating his sound from the already crowded Compton scene.
Enough of that: I need you to take a listen to Buddy’s debut album, titled Harlan & Alondra, which sees 12 tracks and appearances from A$AP Ferg, Khalid, Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign (I’m pretty much laughing at this man’s superhuman productivity at this point) and more.
In addition to the new project, I’ve also included Buddy’s new visual for “Trouble On Central.”
The Internet – Hive Mind
Your artists’ favorite group has returned. Following the eventual classic Ego Death (which is GRAMMY nominated, by the way) and solo offerings from each member, The Internet returns with their fourth album Hive Mind. The project sees thirteen tracks, led by the singles “Roll (Burbank Funk),” “La Di Da” and “Come Over.” Catch these audio vibes — and visuals — below.
Hoodrich Pablo Juan & Danny Wolf – Hoodwolf 2
Atlanta’s Hoodrich Pablo Juan is definitely one of the hottest rappers from his city (and region) right now, and he’s making sure that his ever-growing fanbase is well-fed with plenty of new music. Following Hood Rich, Pablo reconnects with producer Danny Wolf for the second installment of their Hoodwolf mixtape series, which sees 13 tracks and additional appearances from Lil Skies, Lil Duke, BlocBoy JB and Rich The Kid.
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