Given the tragic and unfortunate passing of one of Hip-Hop’s brightest, it’s almost easy to overlook all of the great music that’s arrived this weekend. With that said, please don’t forget to check out the below tunes:
Russ – Zoo
One of the most polarizing artists in Hip-Hop has returned with an official follow-up to his debut, There’s Really A Wolf. Below lies Russ‘ sophomore album Zoo, which contains 12 tracks and additional appearances from Scott Storch, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg and Mahalia.
G Perico – Guess What?
One of the West Coast’s most authentic artists is back with some fire for the Summer’s end. G Perico delivers Guess What?, a 7-track cruise with few additional appearances (only Kalin.FrFr and Garren make the cut).
Stream below, alongside a new visual for “All Nighter.” It’s also a precursor to more from the L.A. emcee, which I hope will come sooner than later.
Estelle – Lovers Rock
Estelle is back with a new album titled Lovers Rock, and — as the title may suggest — the British singer has decided to incorporate Reggae, Dancehall and more for a conceptual work of art that tells a beautiful story of her parent’s cinema-worthy relationship. She doesn’t tell it alone, either: Kranium, Maleek Berry, Luke James, Konshens, Chronixx, Alicai Harley and more provide assistance on the 14-track offering.
Joey Purp – QUARTERTHING
All talent aside, the fact that Joey Purp has RZA and GZA two separate tracks makes this a surefire listen alone. With that said, the Chicago emcee keeps the SAVEMONEY train moving with his new album QUARTERTHING, which — in addition to the Wu-Tang assists — sees appearances from Ravyn Lenae, Cdot Honcho and more.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again – 4Loyalty
This year, YoungBoy Never Broke Again has certainly come into his own as one of the most talented (and transparent) artists of Hip-Hop’s new generation. For the past couple of weeks, the Louisiana artist has delivered two quality EPs: 4Freedom and, alongside Kevin Gates, 4Respect. Now, he keeps the momentum going with 4Loyalty, four new tracks that see appearances from Quando Rondo and Young Thug. Vibe to it below.
Mila J – August 2018
A bit late with this one, but worth it nonetheless: Mila J is another artist who has been quietly creating dope music on a monthly basis. For his latest, she drops August 2018, which comes with 5 tracks and a single assist from MIGH-X. Enjoy below.
Berner – RICO
Berner is back with a new album titled RICO, his second offering this year following The Big Pescado. As with its predecessor, RICO contains a slew of artists and friends: (Taylor Gang affiliates) Wix Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign, Curren$y, DJ Quik, Kevin Gates, Young Buck (who is not having his best week ever), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Styles P, DJ Paul, Cam’ron and loads more. Light one up and press play below.
Masego – Lady Lady
Virginia-based artist Masego (finally!) delivers his debut album, Lady Lady. The 14-track release was led by singles “Tadow,” “Old Age” and “Queen Tings”; additional appearances include SiR, FKJ, Sounwave, Ari Lennox and more.
YBN Nahmir, YBN Almighty Jay & YBN Cordae – YBN: The Mixtape
The Young Boss N***as movement continues to build, the next big moment being the below mixtape, led by current YBN frontrunners Nahmir, Almighty Jay and Cordae. Add in additional features from Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Machine Gun Kelly, Cuban Doll and Asian Doll, and you have a solid compilation-style offering that should get plenty of play during cooler months. Check it out below.
LD – The Masked One
67‘s LD (arguably the group’s most popular member) has decided to step out on his own, dropping a new project titled The Masked One. The 8-track offering also sees additional appearances from Tiggs Da Author, Dizzy Rascal (!), Young Adz and more.
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