Because the summer season is starting to wind down, hip-hop continues to pile on the warmth with one other week of sizzling new music releases. This week, a former XXL Freshman drops off his fourth studio album, a Compton, Calif. rapper lastly unleashes a long-awaited LP, a Houston rapper unpacks her sophomore album and extra.
Hoping to comply with in his personal footsteps with the success of his final album, SoulFly, Rod Wave returns to the sport together with his new LP, Stunning Thoughts. The member of the 2020 XXL Freshman Class was already nicely on his approach to reaching his purpose earlier than the album even dropped.
Led by the licensed platinum single, “By Your Aspect,” and “Chilly December,” which has already been licensed gold, the 24-track LP primarily options manufacturing from TnTXD but additionally sees beats from producers like Will A Idiot and ThatBossEvan. Stunning Thoughts additionally contains two different beforehand launched singles, “Stone Rolling” and “Alone.”
Whereas his fourth studio album delivers the identical somber-yet-soulful sounds the Florida rap-crooner has develop into revered for, Rod Wave lately promised that Stunning Thoughts shall be his final venture on the melancholy tip. After a lot concern from followers following the discharge of his December 2021 monitor, “Nirvana,” which many seen as a doable suicide observe, Rod hit up Twitter to let his 1.3 million followers know that it is time to swap up his lyrical content material.
“On my child’s dis my final unhappy album,” tweeted the “Tombstone” artist. “I am off dat. Simply wanna reside completely happy, journey [and] get dis cash.”
Following a prolonged delay and a press run for the ages, The Sport has lastly dropped his extremely anticipated album, Drillmatic: Thoughts vs. Coronary heart. Confidently boasting that the 31-song providing has “no skips” and can absolutely be in competition for “album of the yr,” the Compton OG enlisted the abilities of Hit-Boy to function the Govt Producer for his tenth full-length LP.
Tracks on Drillmatic: Thoughts vs. Coronary heart embody the Kanye West-assisted “Eazy,” which dropped again in January, and “The Black Slim Shady,” a tune that, in accordance with Sport’s supervisor, Wack 100, is geared toward Eminem in an try to have interaction the elite lyricist in battle.
Previous to unveiling the monitor listing earlier this week, the sport hit up social media with a message to followers, explaining what they’ll anticipate and providing up some perception as to why the album’s launch was pushed again from its authentic date in June.
“My apologies for the delay however followers typically don’t perceive how arduous it’s behind the scenes making an attempt to clear samples on over 30 information & to get publishing splits, agreements, mixes authorised, featured artists agreements & 1,000,000 different issues performed to be able to have a clear, flawless album put collectively & launched,” The Sport wrote in a since-deleted Instagram put up. “What I can assure you is that I personally put my coronary heart & soul into this album from starting to the tip & anybody who’s come by my studio or heard this album will let you know that it’s every thing you anticipated it to be.”
Megan Thee Stallion has bottled the final two making an attempt years of her life into her new sophomore album Traumazine. After steadily releasing new music over the previous few months, Scorching Lady Meg first teased the album title every week in the past, defining the LP’s title for followers on Instagram. “The chemical launched within the mind when it’s compelled to take care of painful feelings attributable to traumatic occasions and experiences,” the put up reads.
Megan has previewed the album with the singles “Plan B,” “Sweetest Pie” with Dua Lipa and “Pressurelicious” that includes Future. Additionally making appearances on the providing are Pooh Shiesty, Latto, Rico Nasty, Sauce Walka and extra.
The discharge of the album appears to be a second of aid for the Houston rapper, who has mentioned this shall be her closing venture on the label 1501 Licensed Leisure, the imprint she’s been embattled with for the previous few years.
Promising that his new venture is only a pre-cursor to an upcoming album, Younger Nudy comes by with EA Monster, an 11-track mixtape that drops on the heels of the 2 albums Nudy dropped in 2021, DR. EV4L and Wealthy Shooter.
Led by the beforehand launched single, “Duntsane” that includes BabyDrill, EA Monster contains three hearth beats from frequent collaborator and famend producer, Pi’erre Bourne, who laid the groundwork on “Lunch Meat,” “KitKat” and “Undertaking X.” Different songs embody manufacturing from Coupe, Mojo Krazy, Nash, Whatitdoflip and Rio Leyva.
In preparation for the mixtape’s launch, the Atlanta spitter reached out to followers through social media to assist make the ultimate determination on which model of canopy artwork ought to be featured on the venture.
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