New Friday, new music. This week, we’ve got shots at redemption, a few debuts, some returns to form, and plenty of vibes to go around. Walk with us on New Music Friday.
Meek Mill – DC4
It’s finally here. After all the snippets, teases, and mountains of Drake memes, Meek Mill is finally ready for his redemption. Meek’s (re)shot at the brass ring on DC4 is a noble effort that most fans will see as a return to form and that just about everyone should probably give a listen to. He’s earned it.
Chicago rap has had an incredible 2016, with Chance The Rapper, Noname, Mick Jenkins, Vic Spencer, and more dropping stellar projects. Next up to bat is Saba, who’s been crafting his debut for a minute. And from the sound of it, this is definitely a bucket list album.
2 Chainz – Hibachi for Lunch
Another day, another Tity Boi mixtape. Following Daniel Son; Necklace Don from two months ago, 2 Chainz is feeling generous with his bars and guest features from Quavo, Future, Ty Dolla $ign, and Gucci Mane.
Jeezy – Trap Or Die 3
Snow is back in season with the long awaited closing of Jeezy’s Trap or Die trilogy. After the more reserved Church In These Streets, he’s not playing any more games.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – TBA
As if Artist from earlier this year wasn’t enough, fans of A Boogie have a new EP to chew on this weekend.
Mickey Factz – The Achievement: circa ’82
From having $4.14 to his name to an album featuring Blu, Phonte, Mela Machinko, and production from the almighty Nottz, Mickey Factz is ready to take over the world all over again. Check out our Verse Behavior with him here.
D.I.T.C. – Sessions
Big L, Lord Finesse, Diamond D, O.C., Fat Joe, Buckwild, Showbiz and A.G.‘s latest album is proof positive that these living legends are still keeping busy, even if Joe and Remy Ma never followed “All The Way Up” with a proper album.
Sammus – Pieces in Space
Nerdcore rap has been dragged through the mud over the last couple weeks thanks to comments from Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, but emcees like Sammus are proof of why the subgenre is worth fighting for. Pieces in Space is an album formed around retro games, Facebook comments, and Black womanhood that’s absolutely worth your time.
Topaz Jones – Arcade
Topaz Jones impressed with his debut project The Honeymoon Suite back in 2014, but the Montclair, NJ native straight dazzles on his commercial debut. Arcade is a kaleidoscope of sound and genre that you need in your ears ASAP.
K Camp – Rare
Georgia’s own K Camp isn’t being shy after his Lyric Ave EP from last month. Don’t sleep on Rare.