Author: Sean Sickler
Late May, Chris Brown announced the release date for his newest album, "Indigo" which is set to be released on June 28. Earlier this month, C Breezy posted who was going to be featured on the album itself, and to no avail, there is a huge feature-list that is going to be accompanying this album with the likes of: Drake, Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, and many more.
Most recently releasing the song, "No Guidance" with Drake, Chris Brown's album has hit the hype that is was expected after this track with the king of the charts. Most likely releasing a single before the album, Chris Brown's last discography was not an upset with the deluxe version reaching 56 songs that were all registered bangers. Being a double LP that went double platinum, technically speaking, means that it had gone 4 times platinum!
Expect some more summer bangers from the hit seeking, Chris Brown, at the end of this month when his newest studio project, "Indigo" hits streaming services on June 28.
Author: Sean Sickler
In his most recent interview with QC magazine, Juice WRLD has confirmed a joint project with Young Thug coming in the future. The interview released earlier today (March 23) and it was chop full of juicy questions that Juice's fans have been waiting to hear answers to. In the midst of the interview, Juice brought up how him and Thugger have collaborated before on the song "ON GOD" which was featured on Juice's most recent album "Death Race for Love" and how he wants to work with him more. Stating that:
"It is going to happen, just whenever we put it out, I don't know" (QC Magainze).
The confirmation of this project brings together both Thugger's die hard fans and Juice's racers for a heater of a project. With no release date on the horizon, fans can only wait and anticipate more news from the artists.
Author: Sean Sickler
On June 3, "Old Town Road" artist, Lil Nas X, released the tracklist for his debut album. Announcing that the project will be 7 songs long and there are a few tracks on here that he has not previously previewed on Instagram or Twitter. The tracks are listed as:
1: Old Town Road (Remix)
4: Kick It
6: Bring U Down
Tracks like "Panini", "Rodeo", and "Bring U Down" have been previously previewed by Lil Nas X on his Instagram live and Twitter. But never-less, these tracks have been building up a huge hype for their release and the album. Feeling as though it is a perfect marketing strategy, he has been milking the fame of Old Town Road, and even admits to that he has been doing it. But, in all honesty, who wouldn't? Globally charting and recently hitting 7 times platinum, Lil Nas X is pulling in big bucks with his country-esque track and even had Billy Ray Cyrus hop onto the remix to make sure it stayed and fit on the country music charts as well.
With no release date yet ahead other than that the project will be releasing in June, fans will continue to check out all the snippets that he has released and prepare themselves for the hits that are yet to come.
Author: Eugene Robinson
Post Malone is back with the heat as usual with two leaked tracks. The first is called “Take my Heart.” For all the Posty fans, this track brings us back to the song “Spoil My Night” on his last album, “Beerbongs and Bentleys” with Swae Lee as the feature as well. Swae’s part is not nearly as long as their last collaboration, but he finishes the song off with a beautiful outro. These two artists sound really well with each other and I will always be looking forward to seeing what is next from them.
Post also leaked a second song called “Writing on the Wall”, but was later taken down today. This song features another artist named Zuse. This Jamaican based singer could have been added to the track to give it a more hip and tropical flow. We shall see what they cooked up when they officially release this song.
Author: Eugene Robinson
Some unfortunate news again hits the hip-hop community as we learn that DMV rapper, Tre’ Da Kidd, passed away following a shooting and car crash on June 7. Police responded to a call around 9:20 pm for a shooting in the Forest Drive and Cherry Grove Avenue area. When police arrived to the scene, he was inside the vehicle was the 32-year old rapper, Edward Montre Seay, dead from gunshot wounds. Seay was pronounced dead on the scene
The rapper who was based out of Chester, Maryland gained national spotlight when he won Verizon’s #Freestyle50 rap contest in 2016. He received $10,000 cash prize and a recording contract with 300 Entertainment. In 2017, he released his popular single "Run It" featuring TK Kravitz with the production of London On Da Track. Seay was making a name for himself and building reputation in the DMV area for a few years before the contest exposure with his projects “Royalty Album” and his “Prince of the City” mixtapes series. This March, he released a 13 track solo project named “Tdk: Titles Define Kings.”
Tre was known to be quite the giver to his community and had a huge impact as well. One person says that Tre’s success brought “light on the city” while a close friend, Comacell Brown, called him an “inspiration.” Brown also said “Any time there was any doubt, he was the one to make us a believer” according to the Annapolis’ Capital Gazette. Because of his strong impact, there is a movement to rename a street in Tre’s honor.
According to a Washington Post, Seay died from injuries due to the car collision. An investigation is currently underway. The police have not yet named any suspects connected to his murder as of Sunday morning. He is one of the many rappers to be involved in gun violence this year. Unfortunely for Tre’ Da Kidd, it turned out to be fatal.
Rest in Power Tre’ Da Kidd
Author: Eugene Robinson
Following the success of his hit singles, “Taste,” “Dip,” and “Swish,” Tyga will release his seventh studio album on Friday, June 7. He took to social media earlier this week and revealed the cover art with the release date. You can find the Last Kings founder standing in front of a white Rolls-Royce Cullinan with two inadequately clothed women.
This album will include songs like “Goddamn” and “Girls Have Fun.” This album will have feature collaborations such as Chris Brown and J Balvin in the song “Haute.” “Legendary” marks T-Raww’s first album since “Kyoto” dropped in early 2018 and this will be the follow-up album as well.
Tyga soared up to Number 8 on the Hot 100 with the song with “Taste” featuring Offset that became his first single to hit the chart in three years. His singles “Dip” featuring Nicki Minaj and “Swish” allowed the 29-year-old artist to maintain a consistent spot on the Hot 100 in 2018.
Now, Tyga will look to lead the charts this summer with his “Legendary” album, but before let his album smoothly release to the public leaks have already been published multiple times. The June 7th album has already been heard by millions and social media giving their opinions of the pre-released leak.
As the time approaches for Tyga’s album to drop, there seems to be a leak of T-Raww’s “Legendary” album. He is set to release it at 12 am on June 7th. Who could have leaked it? Did Tyga? Did his label? Was it someone who was not supposed to have it? Who knows, but all we do know is that this project is another classic Tyga album.
Author: Eugene Robinson
Following his last album “Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD”, Future took to Instagram today and posted some pictures letting fans know that he will be dropping his next project called “Save Me” this Friday, June 7. He has also been teasing new music as well.
Fans of Future were expecting perhaps something new from Hendrix when he wiped his Instagram clean, but not many knew what was coming. The rapper based out of Atlanta shared on his page earlier today the cover art with the geotag “Oh Fuck, I Have Made A Huge Mistake.” Also earlier this year, fans had the idea of a “What a Time to be Alive” sequel but rather Future will come with a solo effort.
Announcing that the project will hold 7 songs to it's name with the tracks listed as:
What about WATTBA 2? Future also teased new music with Drake in the month of April letting fans know that possibly this could possibly be in the works as well. But wherever there is smoke, there’s a fire.
Author: Sean Sickler
Cleveland artist, Da Baby, has given news to his fans that he has a unreleased track with J Cole. The blow up artist, Da Baby, has become a name that everyone knows as of lately. After his track "Suge" released, it gained him a large amount of traction in the game; but what solidified it for him was the release of his most recent album, "Baby On Baby" which was loaded with tracks that took the charts by storm like "Baby Sitter" and "Goin Baby".
Another name that we have been seeing in the spotlight lately is J Cole. While his fans patiently wait for "Revenge of the Dreamers III" he has been hopping on a load of features lately. This is definitely going to be a cool mix to see on a track, but it might be reminiscent of Moneybagg Yo's track "Say Na" featuring J Cole where Cole puts on a trappy verse to switch it up. Either way, this track is going to be a banger and definitely something to look forward to.
Author: Justin Grome
Amassing a large scale of followers across the board and millions of streams across all major distribution platforms, Skaa finally decided to release his long anticipated debut project titled "Just An EP". His album title might not seem very complex, but the lyrics and thought behind it surely are. Skaa's first ever project consists of individual perfections included in one big masterpiece. With this EP, he's trying to give the world a little taste of what he can bring to the game. The project is introspective, telling a story of experiences being a new rapper and coming up in the industry. He wants each and every listener to be inspired and chase every dream and aspiration they have.
Skaa gave many sneak peeks at some singles on the project throughout the months coming up to today's release to tease fans and they went nuts! The studio recordings hyped just about every single one of his followers and led him to bring us this great work of art.
Check out Skaa's "Just An EP" below:
Author: Sean Sickler
Zone 3 artist from Florida, Denzel Curry, is back with another heavy hitting album filled with harsh delivery and deadly flows. Coming into the game strong with collaborations with widely known artists such as: Rick Ross, Joey Bada$$, and XXXTentacion; Denzel wanted to make his own mark in the game. Between his speaker knocking beats, to his machine gun flow, he has carved out his out lane in the game and will continue to do so. Curry has been known to switch up his style from album to album, and even took to Twitter to say:
"All my albums aren't mean tot sound the same. You like Imperial go listen to Imperial, you like taboo go listen to Taboo, you like N64 go listen to N64, Different albums Different state of mind"
The album starts off with the introduction and self titled track, "ZUU". Leading off with an ominous beat with Denzel melodically singing before the bass kicks. The whole beat and vibe of the track switches up as he delivers a cutthroat flow, rhyming about the city he is from while portraying himself as the overseer of it all. This track is definitely one of the standout hits no the project. The next track "RICKY" was previously released as a single before the album was to drop; but this track does not let down either. Rapping about his father and pays tribute to the knowledge he has given him overtime. Following the common theme of staying true to yourself and the ones around you, Denzel stays to the idea that one should:
"Never trust no man but your brothers, and never leave your day ones in the gutter"
The third track "WISH" is a complete switch up from what the first two tracks were. Starting off with an old R&B sample and melodic bells chiming in the background as Curry rhymes about the times that he wishes things could go back to as they were. Understanding that he has lost a lot through the days, he has changed as an artist and a person and must continue to do so for the ones he has lost. This track features Kiddo Marv who comes in on the last verse to rap things up and pay homage to those who are gone; a truly beautiful and deep track. Following up this track is "BIRDZ", which is the perfect track to describe Denzel Curry's discography. Featuring Rick Ross, this track is yet another ominous and dark beat with hard knocking bass with some devilish synths altering in the background as Curry changes multiple flows. Nodding to his city and the drugs that have affected his life and those who sell drugs, I found myself nodding my head the whole time to this track.
The fifth track, produced by none other than Tay Kieth, is an absolute slap. "AUTOMATIC" is definitely my favorite track of the album due to the sheer lyricism and the beat. Tay Kieth is a producer that once you hear his tag in the beginning of the song, you already know it is going to be a certified banger. Head banging and a catchy chorus, this track is going to be the perfect one for a mosh pit at his concerts. The following track, "SPEEDBOAT" was also released as a single before the release of the album, and this was the most recent one. Accompanied with a music video, this track did not due to much for me honestly. I felt like this sounded like a lot of his other songs and similarly sketched out with a melodic singing mixed with rapping.
The interlude track of the album, "BUSY B INTERLUDE" is a very short, yet beautiful track. I can hear myself playing this one on a late night car ride at the beach or just riding around with friends. I wish that this track was longer, yet I do understand that this is an interlude. "YOO" is not a track either, this is just a little funny sketch of Denzel's friend speaking to each other about what they need for a party and every time whoever is speaking on the phone, they answer with "YOO". Paying homage to a common slang that goes on around where he is from.
After these two interlude tracks, "CAROLMART" follows up featuring Ice Billion Berg. This track is a song that is supposed to be embodying the style of Florida art and the 305 area. Rhyming and scheming with many gun bars, this track is a banger for sure and is a song I can see adding to a hype up playlist of some sort. Heavy bass and dark bars mixed together makes this yet another perfect track for Denzel Curry. The 10th track, "SHAKE 88" featuring Sam Sneak,is another track that I did not really enjoy either. The beat is not one that I could see enjoying even after listening to it multiple times. It seems to be more of a club song and that is not my style, but I can see some people liking this song. In my opinion, this is the weakest song on the album.
The second to last track, "BLACKLAND 66.6" is supposed to be a radio station sort of interlude. Supposed to be moving into the last track which is "P.A.T". Produced by Ronny J and featuring PlayThatBoiZay, this track has Curry rapping many gun bars with a distorted voice. This track is also one of my favorites because it reminds me of Denzel's album "N64" and that was when I had first discovered Denzel. PlayThatBoiZay definitely held his own on this track, through his yelling and delivery, he made sure he gets what he wants.
Overall, "ZUU" was a pretty good album. With 3 of the 12 tracks being interludes, and feeling iffy about 3 of the tracks, I ended up liking about half of this album. The tracks that I did enjoy though, will definitely be on repeat and will grow even more on me. I plan on giving this album a few more listens to see the story that Denzel is trying to portray. I definitely do recommend checking this album out for yourself. Let us know what you think and give your opinions on this album by Denzel Curry.