Here’s a big album release day for Hip-Hop if I’ve ever seen one:
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V
In the year 2018, fans are finally able to listen to Lil Wayne‘s long, long-awaited album Tha Carter V, an album that was 1.) supposed to be his last (is it still?) and 2.) was supposed to drop years ago, setting off what ended up being one of the biggest Hip-Hop “family” feuds in history. Now free to do as he wishes, we get to press play on the whopping 23-track project, which sees appearances from XXXTentacion, Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Ashanti and more. What a time to be alive.
Cypress Hill – Elephants On Acid
Cypress Hill is back with a new album, their ninth: the 21-track offering Elephants On Acid. With DJ Muggs back behind the boards exclusively, fellow members B-Real, Sen Dog and Bobo are having funs as the legends they are, alongside minimal features like Sadat, Brevi and Sick Jacken. Light up to a fat one and press play below.
SOB x RBE – Gangin II
So, is Yhung T.O. leaving the group or not? Regardless, the group is still whole on their new project Gangin II, a 15-track tour de force that sees additional appearances from YoungBoy Never Broke Again and (another collective on fire right now) Shoreline Mafia. Hopefully, this won’t be the latest SOB x RBE project we hear.
Kevin Gates – Luca Brasi 3
Following his well-received Chained To The City EP (as well as his collaborations with YoungBoy Never Broke Again), Louisiana prodigy Kevin Gates is back with a new project — the third installment of his highly-touted Luca Brasi series. 18 tracks of pure savagery to vibe to below.
Logic – YSIV
Maryland’s Logic continues to disprove his haters release-after-release, and will probably end up as one of the frontrunners of his heavily-loaded release weekend. This go ’round, he drops the fourth installment of his Young Sinatra series — 14-tracks of mostly nostalgic Hip-Hop vibes with appearances from Lucy Rose, his RattPack collective, Wale, Hailee Steinfeld, Jaden Smith, the entire Wu-Tang Clan and more.
Reason – There You Have It
The newly-minted TDE signee Reason makes his official introduction to the big leagues by re-releasing his well-received project There You Have It, a project that — according to the artist — was how he ended up getting picked up by Top Dawg in the first place (source):
“This is what Top discovered me off of… When we first sat down with Top we were playing records from There You Have It. Top lived with [TYHI] for about a week, and that’s when he decided to sign me. The plan was to put out a new project under TDE. But instead, Top felt like he wanted to show the world why they signed me. So we went back in and remixed, remastered, and added a couple things—but not much. Top wanted to keep it very, very raw.”
So, there you have it. If you’re not hip, press play below.
Kojo Funds – Golden Boy
London star Kojo Funds delivers his long-awaited debut release titled Golden Boy, which sees 16 tracks and plenty of his past hits (ex. “Who Am I?,” “Check” and “Warning”). Additional appearances include Giggs (visual for that collaboration added below), Bugzy Malone, Abra Cadabra, Kranium and more.
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