T.I. – Us Or Else
The Atlanta legend has been vocal about his involvement in the BLM movement for a good part of the last year, and now he’s dropped an EP to show solidarity. Featuring Killer Mike, Meek Mill, and Big K.R.I.T., Us Or Else beats around no bushes. It’s a Tidal exclusive, but you can actually stream it without a subscription here. Watch T.I.’s video for “Black Man” featuring Meek Mill, Quavo, & RaRa above.
Ty Dolla $ign – Campaign
Just under a year after releasing the acclaimed Free TC, Ty Dolla $ign’s back at it again with Campaign. He’s rolled out the red carpet for Wix Khalifa, Meek Mill, Future, Trey Songz, Travis Scott, Migos, and for production from Hit-Boy, Tish Hyman(!!!), D.R.U.G.S., & more.
Mick Jenkins – The Healing Component
Chicagoan Mick Jenkins offered up some cleansing rhymes on his breakout project The Water[s] and the EP follow up Wave[s], but now it’s time for the real process to begin. Mick’s “debut” album The Healing Component is finally here and ready to give your weekend some perspective. theMIND, Noname, BadBadNotGood, Xavier Omar, Ravyn Lenae, & more are featured across the project’s 15 tracks. If the cover didn’t give it away, love is really all we need in this life.
Audio Push – 90951
After a handful of EPs and mixtapes and their tenure under Hit-Boy’s HS87, the California duo Audio Push finally has a debut album on their hands. There’s 12 tracks, including all the singles they’ve released so far, and the positive vibes and features from BJ The Chicago Kid, Musiq Soulchild, and Hit-Boy himself are sure to make this joint a wild ride.
Robert Glasper Experiment – ArtScience
This is a joint we missed from last week, but jazz man Robert Glasper and his bandwent and made a work of ArtScience with this one.
Slaine – Slaine Is Dead
La Cok Nostrsa founder Slaine is dead, or at least the old Slaine isn’t with us anymore. Amid a bout of drug addiction, he managed to find a new version of himself in the ashes and put together this EP, which you can listen to below.
Kaytranada – 0.001%
Kaytranada might still have one of my favorite albums of the year at this point. The follow up to this year’s Polaris Prize winning debut 99.9% is an 87-minute DJ mix featuring beats old and new. Either way, more Kaytra is a must in this life.
William Haynes – Tunnel Vision
William Haynes spent the entire summer recording his debut mixtape for the fall. That’s some *real* tunnel vision. Give this a look.
Willie Green – Doc Savage
Brooklyn’s own Willie Green crafted a hip-hop/sci-fi epic with words from some of the best in the underground. He handpicked Open Mike Eagle, Denmark Vessey, Elucid, billy woods, Curly Castro, and more to help bring it all to life. Float on and listen.
Daye Jack – Surf The Web
Spend a lot of time on your phone? It’s okay to admit it, we all do. Atlanta’s own Daye Jack has you covered with a new 6-track EP to help you untangle the web.
Scotty ATL – Daily Bread
Between running a record label, a line of custom grills, and providing housing for the poor, Scotty ATL managed to find time to make a new album. Daily Bread features 11 new tracks with a little help from Ty Dolla $ign, Kissie Lee, and Jay Dot Rain.