New Friday, new music. The weekend is rife with new joints for us to skim through, so check ’em out below.
DJ Khaled – Major Key
After a year’s worth of Snapchat hype and enough charisma to get a who’s who of hip-hop/R&B/pop stars onto one record, DJ Khaled’s Major Key is finally here. The 14-track project is as colorful and varied as its front cover and features from Future, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, and more all but ensure that there’s a lot for fans of the self-titled King of the Anthems to chew on here.
Fantasia – The Definition Of…
Fantasia Barrino earned her keep in popular music after winning season three of American Idol and never stopped churning out that soul. Her fifth studio project just dropped today and her blend of gospel/R&B shows no signs of slowing down.
Nao – For All We Know
British singer/songwriter Nao has been building up to her debut studio album since 2014’s So Good EP. Her electronic-laced R&B sound is a powerhouse on the 18 tracks that make up For All We Know.
Noname – Telefone (July 31)
The Chicago native has built up an insane amount of buzz with singles and guest appearances over the last three years, but the wait for her debut full-length is almost over. Give the three singles a listen below and fall in love with her cadence all over again
The Game – Block Wars
The Game’s mobile app Block Wars got an accompanying soundtrack today featuring production from Bongo, Jelly Roll, Sap, and more.
Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey – Whole Food
Mello Music Group has brought super producer Gensu Dean and emcee extraordinaire Denmark Vessey together for some delicious music roughage. Whole Food bangs its head on the corner between kooky and serious, just a little something to help pass through the bullshit.
DJ Skizz – Cruise Control
Boston’s own DJ Skizz is on the 1’s and 2’s like no one else, so it’s safe to say that Cruise Control is no exception. Crazy turns from Roc Marciano, Conway, Your Old Droog, and Planet Asia sound fantastic over the smooth grooves.
The Land – The Land (Music from the motion picture)
The Land is an unflinching look into the lives of teens in Cleveland bolstered by an excellent soundtrack. That soundtrack, featuring Fashawn, Pusha T, Dave East, Kanye West, and executive producers Erykah Badu and Nas just dropped yesterday and it’s a ball of emotion, just like the movie.