Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
Three years and 13 days after the drop of his breakthrough mixtape Acid Rap, Chi-Town’s finest Chance The Rapper stole the whole game last night with his third project Coloring Book. Chano’s had an angelic trajectory post-Acid, and the gospel influence always present in his music is pushed to the forefront here. It’s a star-studded affair with guests the likes of 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Jay Electronica, Jamila Woods, Young Thug, Future, D.R.A.M., Saba, Noname, and more adding color to an already saturated career on the rise.
Oddisee – The Odd Tape
Music permeates every aspect of our lives, whether it be getting to work or shaping up for a night out. Oddisee’s latest instrumental project The Odd Tape plays directly to that experience, a 12-track soundscape to live life by. It’s one of his most eclectic offerings yet that’s sure to follow you across moods and preferences.
Chief Keef x Zaytoven – Camp GloTiggy
Last year’s oft-delayed Bang 3 had Chief Keef on radars again, and now this new Zaytoven collab is a nice 44-minute treat for fans waiting for more. The two hit hard enough on their own, so get ready for the storm when they’re together.
Jonwayne – Wonka
Jonwayne tided fans over last year with the underappreciated Here You Go beat tape series, but he’s not done churning out the grooves just yet. The sultry single “Wonka” just fell out of the sky earlier this morning; you know the beat’s gonna be crack, but the bars cut deep: “My haters can fuck off, eat shit, and subscribe to Tidal.” Buy this.
Masta Ace – The Falling Season
Concept albums have been Masta Ace’s bread and butter since he signed up for The Institute of Disposable Arts back in 2001. The seasoned hip-hop vet is heading back to the school yard with The Falling Season, a dead-center view of upper crust high school while young, Black, and intelligent. Produced entirely by Kic Beats and featuring wordsmiths the likes of Your Old Droog, A.G., Torae, Cormega, and a World Famous Supreme Team reunion, hardcore hip-hop fans will have a lot to chew on here.