The best new hip-hop this week contains albums, movies, and songs from J. Cole, Latto, and Tyga & YG, and extra.
This week, Latto dropped the Waka Flocka Flame-inspired “Issa Party” with Child Drill:
Jack Harlow dipped his toe into Okay-pop with Jung Kook on “3D.”
And Lil Durk and Child Cudi made for an unlikely combo on “Guitar In My Room.”
Right here is the perfect of hip-hop this week ending September 29, 2023.
CMG The Label — Gangsta Artwork 2
The Collective Music Group clique reunites for his or her second label compilation, persevering with to spotlight the skills of Yo Gotti signees EST Gee, GloRilla, Moneybagg Yo, Mozzy, and the incarcerated 42 Dugg. The group additionally makes room to ask a number of the hottest road rappers to the social gathering, together with Sexyy Purple, Big30, Fivio Overseas, and Glo’s ratchet-ass mates, Gloss Up, Slimeroni, and Okay Carbon. The venture constitutes a strong sufficient intro till GloRilla’s solo debut and a good placeholder whereas followers wait out 42 Dugg’s return.
Lil Wayne — Tha Repair Earlier than Tha VI
For these of you who grew up lengthy after colleges stopped educating Roman numerals, Lil Wayne’s sixth version of his signature album sequence, Tha Carter, is due someday within the close to future. However, being Lil Wayne, the incorrigible studio rat that he’s, he couldn’t simply throw away his throwaways. And being Lil Wayne, the perfect rapper alive since the perfect rapper retired (does this nonetheless stand? Jay got here again and has remained semi out of the sport since then), the standard of even the enhancing room clippings is up there.
Maxo — Debbie’s Son
You gotta love a superb mother dedication file. Maxo is a enjoyable hear for followers of heady, esoteric rappers like Earl Sweatshirt, MIKE, and their ilk, however just a little grounded relatability all the time balances their dense wordplay and makes all of them extra accessible for individuals who aren’t essentially accustomed to dusty crate digging.
Rome Streetz — Noise Kandy 5
On the flip facet of that equation is the rugged, street-bred, Mobb Deep-influenced model of underground rap being stored alive by Rome Streetz and his compatriots within the Griselda household tree. When you like stone-faced narratives of shoot outs at cube video games and shady drug plugs, give this a spin.
Tyga & YG — Hit Me When U Depart The Klub
My most anticipated venture of the week for apparent causes, Hit Me When U Depart The Klub presents 14 tracks of all killer no filler. My fellow Hub Metropolis natives have remained impressively constant for what is actually a canine’s age in rap years, however what’s much more superior is how a lot sharper every rapper’s pen recreation has develop into lately (since they each truly, y’know… began writing down their raps). Not too deep, and never significantly thought-provoking, but it surely doesn’t promise something it doesn’t ship and it by no means outstays its welcome. Actually, an expert rap album from a pair of vets who deserve much more credit score for his or her longevity.
Benji. — “Phrases & Circumstances” Feat. Will Jurgens & Cam Chambers
TBH, I had no concept the Spillage Village affiliate even had new music on the way in which (blame the sheer quantity of recent stuff dropping each week). Luckily, Tidal’s algorithms are well-attuned to precisely the lane of soulful, middlebrow hip-hop that will get my consideration. This performed proper after “FMF” and I knew I needed to embrace it.
Diamond Pistols — “FMF” Feat. GoldLink & Audrey Mika
GOLDLINK IS BACK. It was in all probability solely a matter of time earlier than the Maryland rapper shook off no matter maudlin temper had him dissing Mac Miller and making really depressing tunes underneath the guise of artwork rap, but it surely certain is a aid to listen to him truly sounding unfastened and carefree once more. Credit score digital producer Diamond Pistols, who presents up a dancefloor burner excellent for GoldLink’s slickest flows, which return simply because the zeitgeist has gotten actually into hip-house once more.
Woman London & Dreezy — “Yea Yea”
When you had been to ask who my favourite rapper was seven years in the past, I’d have informed you Dreezy. When you ask me at this time, relying on my temper, the time of day, and the alignment of the planets and stars (joking), I’d in all probability nonetheless say “Dreezy.” She by no means misses, even when her beat choice over the previous few years hasn’t completed her many favors. Right here, she and one other nice rap author, Woman London, cut up the distinction between lyrical wizardry and the relatable relationship raps of their friends. I hope this resonates with a variety of listeners and eventually brings each the eye they deserve.
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