New music for your almost-Christmas weekend.
21 Savage – I Am > I Was
Arguably the biggest album to drop this latter half of the year, 21 Savage delivers his sophomore album I Am > I Was (I Am Greater Than I Was). The project sees 15 tracks and additional appearances from ScHoolboy Q, Offset, J. Cole, Post Malone, Young Nudy, Lil Baby, Gunna, Project Pat and Childish Gambino. Simply put, the Atlanta native has definitely solidified his top spot in the game with this release.
The-Dream – Ménage à Trois: Sextape
Here’s a surprise: The-Dream, an artist who’s been a part of your favorite hits for more than decade, has decided to return with a 40-track, 3-part offering titled Ménage à Trois: Sextape. He explained the release to Billboard:
“Everyone that knows me knows I don’t save records. I try and build in that moment and be inspired by the moment… This is all new s***. I didn’t cut any corners of edginess. I just stuck to what my root was, because that’s what happens. You can be an architect of a certain thing and what’s new is always ‘better’ than what’s old. I can’t compete with what’s new, people expect certain things from me, whether they wanna admit it or not, but nobody can ever say I’ve made a s***ty record or ever made an album with fillers. That’s not ever anything that I want to do, that’s me letting my core down and the core of R&B down. I just got bored for awhile and I wanted to dive more into things with people like Nas and Jay-Z and create a culture for The-Dream that wasn’t like, ‘Oh, the king of R&B!’ I want to be the king of music.”
You (and your significant other) can press play on the music — and accompanying visual — to set the mood below.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Realer
Peep this: YoungBoy Never Broke Again has already delivered four EPs (or one project in four parts) and an album, all critically-acclaimed. Even with his current set of releases, the Louisiana emcee still has a whole mixtape for fans to enjoy pre-2019. Titled Realer, the project sees 12 tracks and appearances from Plies and Lil Baby (on the track “Cross Me”).
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Hoodie SZN
New York’s A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie follows up his International Artist EP (and last year’s debut album, The Bigger Artist) with a new release titled Hoodie SZN. The project sees 20 tracks and appearances from Offset, Tyga, 6ix9ine, Don Q, Juice WRLD, Young Thug, Lil Durk, PnB Rock and more.
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